Qualified Nurse (8 Positions) – Belethawo, Somalia


Qualified Nurse (8 Positions) – Belethawo, Somalia



Department:        Health and Nutrition (New SHF Project)

Location:               Belethawa

Reports To:           Head Nurse

Positions Title:      Qualified Nurse (8 Positions)

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 & 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 and weekly as requested.
  • Check immunization status of the children.
  • Growth monitoring, weight for age
  • Health education, breast feeding, hygiene promotion and encourage promotion.
  • Refer to the severe complication cases to the highest level and follow up.
  • Participate in meetings and trainings as requested by the supervisor.

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.

Educational Qualifications & Professional Training

Education: Diploma in Nursing or Bachelor with experience in maternal and child health or equivalent qualifications.

Professional Training: Leadership and Management.

Certification/Licensing: Registered Nurse.


Job Competencies & Experience

  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding integrity and 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 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.


Qualified female are encourage to apply.


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