OPD Nurse – Badhan District, Sanag region, Somaliland

SRCS

OPD Nurse – Badhan District, Sanag region, Somaliland

Job Description

SRCS Somaliland is seeking for a qualified candidate for the following position:

Job Title:                                       OPD Nurse. 

Grade :                                           Band 4

Organizational unit:                Health Department.

Reporting to:                               Branch Health Officer

Duty Station:                               Habasha wacle clinic, Badhan District, Sanag region

Posting Date:                               18th June 2022.

Posting Expiry Date:                1st July 2022.

Contract Type            :                Fixed Term (One year of possible renewal)

Purpose: SRCS is currently implementing the integrated health care program in six regions of Somaliland supported by International federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent (IFRC), ICRC and other partners. The aims to develop promote and strengthen community-based health care programmes focusing on preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health services to health and protection promotion and care.

Over all job purpose

Conduct assessment of child health needs for children under 5 and provide quality and comprehensive nursing, treatment and follow-up of patients in designated out-patient clinics. Ensure delivery of high quality nursing interventions covering provision of antenatal services, postnatal care, immunization and reproductive health, nutrition, HIV/Ads, health and hygiene promotion and epidemic response in line with SRCS health policy guidelines and primary healthcare nursing standards

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Team Leadership & Programme Implementation

  • Diagnose common health conditions to identify child health needs for children under 5
  • Deliver an immunization program to ensure all children under 5 are appropriately immunized
  • Assess and monitor patterns of weight gain and growth in children under 5
  • Provide health education to mothers on breastfeeding and hygiene promotion
  • Recommend referral of severe complicated cases for specialized treatment
  • Conduct home visits and follow-up discharged patients and provide continuity of care
  • Evaluate healthcare outcomes on under 5 children and prepare individualized reports
  • Raise requisitions for replenishment of drugs and supplies as needed
  • Compile accurate data on all OPD cases of under 5 children and prepare monthly reports

Operations Management

  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the OPD health programme line with strategic priorities
  • Identify capacity-building needs of the auxiliary and volunteer nursing team and ensure they are properly trained and well supported to implement programme activities
  • Participate in emergency preparedness, rapid assessments and emergency responses

External Relationships

  • Develop and enhance relationships with strategic partners, donors, local authorities and community leaders to maximize support for maternal and child health
  • Represent SRCS in relevant conferences, seminars, workshops and meetings
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the SRSC Senior Management

Skills and Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Nursing with experience in maternal and child health

Required Job Experience and Competencies

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in implementing an integrated health program consisting of maternal and child health, immunization, nutrition, HIV/Aids as well as health and hygiene promotion within a humanitarian context
  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding integrity and ethics
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Team leader with demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate openness to change & ability to manage complexities
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills and ability to manage inter¬group dynamics and mediate conflicting interests
  • Excellent writing skills, analytical capacity to synthesize project outputs and findings for the preparation of quality programme reports
  • Maturity & confidence in dealing with senior and high-ranking officials
  • Remain calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure
  • Respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of views
  • Proficiency in computer office packages word, excel, power point

We offer:

SRCS offers a contract of one year, renewable depending on both funding and performance.

Salary and Benefits are according to SRCS terms of employment for national staff.

How to apply

  • Interested candidates should email their updated CVs with cover letters and relevant qualifications to srcsvac@gmail.com before or on 1st July 2022.

NB:

  • You should have the willingness to work and travel to the villages and towns under the Sanag region
  • Please note SRCS has Zero-Tolerance for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA)
  • Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered, Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.
  • Kindly mention the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line and in the cover letter

 

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