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Midwifery Position open at Doctors With Africa CUAMM

Midwifery Position open at Doctors With Africa CUAMM, January 27 2022

 

Organization:  Doctors With Africa CUAMM
Employment:  Full Time
Deadline: February 9 2022

 Jan 27, 2022 –  Feb 9, 2022

 

 

Description

Background

Doctors with Africa CUAMM is an international NGO, based in Italy, established in 1950 with the aim of supporting developing countries in their effort to build sustainable and accessible health systems. The organization’s mission is to reduce the needless loss of lives in development and emergency contexts caused by lack of effective health care, and to contribute to improve health outcomes among the most vulnerable group of the population. CUAMM, in collaboration with Regional Health Bureau, South Omo Zone Health Department, Jinka General Hospital, and Turmi Health Center is implementing within the initiative “The first 1000 days” the project entitled “Ensuring access to quality Health services for mothers and children in the South Omo Zone” with the primary aim of improving the accessibility of maternal, perinatal, neonatal and paediatric services provided in the intervention area targeting health facilities and communities.

Specific Responsibilities

Clinical work: Supporting Turmi HC in providing the following services:

  •  FANC, PNC, delivery services, women services
  •  Assisting Senior staff in management, and assistance of cesarean section (pre and post) and management of obstetric, neonatal and paediatric complications
  • OPD U5, EPI and nutritional services for newborns, U5 and PLW

Overseeing of Early Childhood Development (ECD) activities in the health center

  •  Ensure integration of ECD interventions into routine MNCH services at the health facility
  • Coordinate regular ECD sessions at the health facility, including displaying of IEC materials

Support and mentor the health facility staff collaborating in the achievement of expected quality results

  • Ensure and facilitate the practical implementation of knowledge acquired during trainings
  •  Training on the job
  •  Support the establishment/strengthening of quality MNCH services as per agreed standard and national guidelines

Coordination and Supervision of HEWs and Community activities:

  • Collaborate with the facility staff and other stakeholders to elaborate a quarterly plan of outreaches, awareness, IEC sessions
  • Coordinate Outreaches, awareness and IEC sessions as per agreed plan
  • Ensure the integration of Early Childhood Development (ECD) services in routine outreach activities
  •  Ensure implementation of quality service at community level
  • Supervise and mentor, together with the designed facility staff, the HEWs and HDAs
  • Ensure and monitor effective link from the community /HEWs to the Health facility

Provide Monthly Report:

  •  Ensure collaboration with facility staff in order to produce quality and appropriate monthly data collection and HIMS reporting at facility level
  • Ensure monthly internal reports as per NGO reporting System. Compilation of weekly outreach activity reports.

Monitor the referral system providing relevant information and data as per agreed protocol

Participate in meetings and orientation trainings called by South Omo Zone Health Department, Woreda Health Office, Health Center, and Doctors with Africa CUAMM

Participate in Integrated Supportive Supervision whenever requested

Any additional assignment, according to the position, given by the Project Manager or Country Manager

Duty Station: Turmi Health Center (CEmONC Center), South Omo Zone, SNNPR Region, with 70% of the work hours in the field

Type of Employment: seven (7) months (60 days probation period) Salary: as per the organization salary scale

Reports to: Project Manager

Job Requirements

  • Required Education & Experience: The candidate must hold a BSc Degree in Midwifery with a preferable one-year field experience as BSc Midwife at health facility, hospital or community level
  • Overall responsibilities of the Position: The BSC Midwife will be responsible for implementing specific activities related to the MNCH Service Delivery

Required Competencies:

  • Strong clinical experience in midwifery including MDOC management
  • Must have passed COC exam and hold a professional license
  • Fluent in speaking English and Amharic
  • Experience in midwifery and nursin g including paediatric and neonatal services
  • Experience in management of nutritional services for newborn, U5 and PLW
  • Relevant experience in training and mentoring of health professionals
  • Relevant experience in monitoring and supervision of MNCH Services
  • Previous experience in MNCH activities at community level
  • Previous work experience with NGOs will be preferred
  • Previous work experience in South Omo Zone or in one of the woredas in the zone, and knowledge of the culture of the community in the area is highly advantageous
  • Excellent organizational skills and multi-tasking ability
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Strong communication, presentation and public speaking
  • Strong interpersonal, motivational, networking and public relations skills
  • Positive coordination and relationship with local health authorities, partners and other CUAMM staff
  • Creativity, enthusiasm and a strong commitment to succeed

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their application letter along with recent CV not later than 9th February 2022 at ethiopia@cuamm.org. Applications can also be submitted in person to Jinka field office. We only receive applications submitted as follows:

  •  CVs (not more than 3 pages)
  • Cover Letter (not more than 1 page)
  • One-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies.
  •  Scanned copy of COC certificate and professional license

Note: Only short listed applicants will be contacted for a further interview Note that applications received after the deadline shall not be considered. For applications submitted through email, the position must be mentioned in the subject line. Further information is available at Doctors with Africa CUAMM Jinka Office, phone number: 0467751913

 

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