Qualified Midwife (3 Positions) – Elwak, Gedo, Somalia

Lifeline Gedo (LLG)

Qualified Midwife (3 Positions) – Elwak, Gedo, Somalia

LIFELINE-GEDO

Terms of Reference (TOR)

BACKGROUND

Lifeline Gedo (LLG) is national non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated towards ensuring that local communities in Somalia are resilient and able to cope with perennial shocks that threaten their livelihoods year in year out. LLG engages in long-term development work, responds to emergency situations, and seeks to address the root causes of poverty.

1.      POSITION INFORMATION
Position Title Qualified Midwife (Three Positions)
Duty Station Elwak, Gedo, Somalia
Organizational Unit Program
Reporting Directly To Clinical Officer
Overall Supervision By Health and Nutrition Coordinator.
Remuneration Negotiable
Managerial Responsibility None.
Duration 12 months with possibility of extension.
Directly Reporting Staff : CHW /TBAs
2.       ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE
For increasing access to Health and Nutrition, Lifeline Gedo works in urban and remote villages in Gedo region through the provision of health and Nutrition services that include treatment of SAM, MAM, essential maternal and child health services.
Job Summary: 

 

In collaboration with the Clinical Officer the Qualified Midwife will ensure to address critical needs in maternal and child health care at the assigned locations in Elwak district. The successful candidate will be expected to work full time on every week, spending the whole day at the facility, reviewing cases brought forward by the TBAs/CHWs. The role is mainly to ensure   provision of maternal and child health care services to beneficiaries, adhering to ethics of clinical practice, nursing care, MoH/WHO Somali Treatment Guidelines. (STGs) 

She will  work with the TBAs/CHW and the community at the respective  villages , mentoring them and providing them with On Job training to ensure there is consistent high quality  preventive and curative care for mothers, children and adults.

Main Duties & 

Responsibilities:

 

ü  ANC/PNC consultations following Somali Treatment Guidelines (STGs)ü  Ensure that all required observations, prescribed treatment and procedures are properly carried out and documented on patient’s charts or cards.

ü  Examines patients during pregnancy, utilizing physical findings and Patient’s statements to evaluate condition and ensure patient’s progress is normal.

ü  Provide medical care and treatment to obstetrical patient under supervision of medical doctor, deliver babies and instructs patients in prenatal and post natal health practices.

ü  Stays with the patient during labor to reassure and administer medication. Performs deliveries and postpartum examinations and treatments to ensure that patients and infant are responding normally.

ü  Observes universal safety and hygiene procedures during delivery to ensure adequate patient outcome.

ü  When deviations from standard are encountered during pregnancy or delivery, administers stipulated emergency measures and arranges for immediate contact of the medical doctor.

ü  Participates in and provides training to other staff

ü  Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures rules and regulations.

ü  Arrange and submit weekly work schedule and plan daily duties and responsibilities in collaboration with other nurses and medical officer in charge.

ü  Attend monthly weekly/monthly Health District Health Office meetings

ü  Do any other duties as required by the supervisor.

Qualifications Essential 

 

All applicants should be the resident of Elwak Somalia.ü  Degree or Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery

ü  At least 3 years working experience in a busy health center or hospital setup.

ü  Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions

ü  Sensitive to different cultures and has good interpersonal skills

ü  Competent to work under stress as the situation may dictate.

Be a Somali National

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by submitting their applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to llg.hr@lifelineorganisation.org  with the subject line and vacancy notice number “Application for Qualified Midwife  ” The closing date for application is  30th of November 2021. Applications and CVs submitted after deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Due to the fact this position is urgent, applications will be short listed on a regular basis, and we may offer posts before the closing date.

 

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