Qualified Mid-wife (4 Positions) – Belethawo, Somalia


Qualified Mid-wife (4 Positions) – Belethawo, Somalia


Department:             Health and Nutrition (New SHF Project)

Location:                     Belethawa

Reports To:                 Head Nurse

Positions Title:          Qualified Mid-wife (4 posts)

Project duration:      One year


Himilo Relief and Development Association, Himilo means ‘vision’ in the Somali language, (HIRDA) is an independent, non-political humanitarian organization that was founded in 1998, a group of Somalis living in the Netherlands came together to discuss how they could contribute to the reconstruction and stabilization of their home country. Two years later- in 1998 (HIRDA) was born with a view to delivering development and humanitarian.

Overall 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 HIRDA health policy guidelines and primary healthcare nursing standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Programme Planning & Implementation

  • Diagnose, examine monitor and assess care requirements for women during labour and prepare a care plan for childbirth including advice on hygiene and nutrition
  • Identify women with greater vulnerability and risks and refer them for specialized care provider
  • Provide information, emotional support and reassurance to women in labour and their partners
  • Monitor and administer medication, injections and intravenous infusions during labour
  • Provide support to women during labour and birth to ensure normal delivery of the new born
  • Manage complications in childbirth, according to the principles of obstetric care
  • Support parents to cope with miscarriage, termination, stillbirth and neonatal death
  • Monitor progress of the mother during postnatal period and advice on infant care
  • Raise requisitions for replenishment of drugs, consumable supplies for childbirth and care
  • Compile accurate data on all childbirth cases and prepare monthly reports
  • Attend deliveries both normal &obstetric emergencies
  • Work day shifts and night shifts as per the Rota.

Operations Management 

  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes for supporting women during pregnancy, labour and early postnatal period
  • 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 

Minimum Requirements for this Position:

  • Degree /Diploma in Nursing/Midwifery with experience in maternal and child health or equivalent qualifications.
  • Minimum 2 years experiences in managing labour and delivery, including monitoring vital signs, assessing progress as well as physically managing deliveries
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Somali and English languages
  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding integrity and ethics
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills
  • Certified/licensed as professional Midwife
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the fundamental principles of the HIRDA

Job Competencies & Experience

  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding integrity and demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the fundamental principles of the HIRDA
  • 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 intergroup 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 humored even under pressure.
  • Respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of views.
  • Proficiency in computer office packages word, excel, power point.
  • Language Requirement: Demonstrate proficiency in Somali and English languages.

Relevant Experience: Minimum 2 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.



Interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CV, cover letter, and copy of their certificates to: hirdaafrica.hr@gmail.com copying aismail@hirdaafrica.orgkeynan10@yahoo.com

Deadline for Applications: 1st May, 2021 and Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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