Qualified Nurses – (2 Positions) – Mogadishu, Somalia
Qualified Nurse, Mogadishu, Somalia
YouthLink Somalia is a local humanitarian NGO operation in South and Central Somalia. YouthLink works to enable the poor and vulnerable communities to improve livelihoods and build their resilience through long term development including health and nutrition live saving programs.
1. POSITION INFORMATION
Position Title: 2 Qualified Nurses
Duty Station: Mogadishu, Somalia
Organizational Unit: Program
Reporting Directly To: Health and Nutrition officer
Overall Supervision By: Health and Nutrition Coordinator
Managerial Responsibility: None.
Directly Reporting Staff:: CHWs
2. Organizational Context and Scope
For increasing access to Health and Nutrition, Youth Link works in urban IDPs in Banadir region through the provision of Mobile health and Nutrition services that include treatment of SAM, essential maternal and child health services in Partnership with Concern Worldwide funded by World bank.
Reporting to the Health and Nutrition Officer, the Qualified nurse will ensure quality EPHs services are provided to beneficiaries at the assigned locations in Bardhere, Somalia district. The successful candidate will be expected to work full time on every week, spending the whole day at mobile clinic facilities, reviewing cases brought forward by the CHWs. The role is mainly to ensure provision of essential primary health care services to beneficiaries, adhering to ethics of clinical practice, nursing care, MoH/WHO Somali Treatment Guidelines. (STGs). He/she will work with the CHW and the community at the respective IDP target locations, 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.
He will lead the community to prioritize their health needs and develop joint community action plans that will be tracked over time.
He/she will be responsible for day-to-day implementation of Integrated Community case management (ICCM) at the health posts, facilitating referrals and follow up of complicated cases, working closely with the CHWs empowering them to fully provide Community level services within their respective IPDs as well as providing health education sessions to promote uptake of positive health seeking behaviors.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
ü Take a lead role in providing clinical consultation, treatment, and referral and follow up of cases in line with STGs.
ü Oversee medical consultation services at the site ensuring appropriate case diagnosis and management in an ethically sound manner
ü Ensure high quality care is provided to beneficiaries in line with the standard protocols and informing the relevant patients about their presenting conditions
ü Ensure appropriate patient management procedures; clerking of patients, Vital signs documentation and case management using the standard clinical practices, MoH/WHO case management protocols for Somalia
ü Oversee and review cases seen at the site, providing close follow up to beneficiaries treated, including facilitation on nutrition treatment ,case referrals and follow up of the malnourished beneficiaries
ü Responsible for documentation of observations, changes in a patient’s condition, medical treatment given; reports daily activities, admissions, defaulters, referrals and deaths
ü Updating the relevant reporting tools including registers, facility HMIS tools , the CSR ,weekly updates and drug consumption reports
ü Participate actively in monitoring and reporting, ensuring the documentation and transfer of information as necessary
ü Maintain and promote a culture of hygiene and sanitation awareness and practices at the facilities, ensuring appropriate waste management& infection prevention practices.
ü Facilitate referrals for continued health and nutrition care between the various programs.
ü Appropriately dispense to and educate clients and the CHWs on the correct use of medications
ü Participate in empowering the CHWS and the Village Health Committees to make health, nutrition and general community wellness-oriented action plans, mobilize resources to fulfil the plans prioritized.
ü Keep adequate register and management of all assets, medical supplies, material and equipment and ensure replenishment when necessary.
ü Oversee health education sessions at the facilities, support the CHWs and mentor mothers in health promotion including increased uptake of EPI services, hygiene and IYCF promotion
ü Supervise, appraise and Identify training needs of the CHWs and the VHC
ü Participate in weekly / monthly coordination meetings; attend staff meetings, in-service training and continuing education programs as required.
ü Perform any other duties as assigned by your supervisor
Skills and Qualifications
ü Bachelor of Science in Nursing with at least 3 years working experience. Diploma in Nursing with 3+ years’ experience in a similar setting may be considered
ü Excellent knowledge on Public Health and Nutrition programs
ü Previous MCH/OTP/ TSFP working experience in Somalia in a similar set up an added advantage
ü Good organizational and communication skills
ü Good command of English and Somali, both written and spoken.
ü Good computer skills (Microsoft Office)
ü Strong management, networking and interpersonal skills
ü Problem solving skills and conflict resolution skills
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 email@example.com with the subject line and vacancy notice number “Application for Qualified Nurse ” The closing date for application is on Thursday 8th August 2022. 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, Job applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline
YouthLink Code of Conduct
YouthLink has an organisational Code of Conduct (YLCoC). This has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of YouthLink staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with YouthLink’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with YouthLink will be expected to sign the Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of YouthLink Code of Conduct and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of the policy.
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