Midwifery Nurses – Care Ethiopia, December 30 2022
Organization: Care Ethiopia
Position: Midwifery Nurses
Location: Meyu Mulikie – East Hararghe, Oromia
Employment Type: Contract
Deadline: Jan 9, 2023
CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality, and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation and delivery of high quality maternal and child health services and working with the mobile health and Nutrition team in the assigned woreda to improve services accessibility for inaccessible sites and the mobile community. She/ He will mainly be responsible for the daily implementation of the antenatal, postnatal care services, support pregnant mothers to deliver at health facility and arranged referral services. Consulting and providing family planning services based on informed decision of mothers, providing immunization service for children and women, health education, sanitation, safe motherhood and child health as per the nationally approved mobile health service guideline. She/he supports people’s empowerment, collective action and solidarity, social cohesion and inclusion as well as gender equity. Facilitates and encourages active participation and networking between individuals and communities in recognizing problems, identifying solutions, and implementing project activities related to the identified solutions. Establishes and maintains close working relationship with communities and community organizations in her/his working area and ensure the maternity care services are going on to the acceptable standard.
II. RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Job Responsibility #1 Technical Support and facilitate community action planning and targeting
- Support Health Extension workers (HEWs) in the targeting and identification pregnant women and facilitate enrolment of pregnant mothers to antenatal care (ANC) services.
- Facilitates community meetings and community action plan (CAP) preparation by working with HEWs and organized community structures and ensure that the participation of each community groups in problem identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of maternal health services
- Ensures CARE’s key program principles of accountability, empowerment, nondiscrimination are followed in community analysis and action plans;
- Support HEWs on the targeting of children less than two for growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) and Facilitates enrolment of children less than two to GMP sessions.
- Assesses maternity service-related problems and initiate appropriate responses at community and primary health care unit level;
- Prepare maternity service plan together with the partners and representatives of the community and ensure implementation;
% of Time: 30%
Job Responsibility #2: Facilitate implementation of project activities and monitoring
- Provide basic maternal and child health services such as antenatal, postnatal, Family planning, immunization for children, pregnant and non-pregnant mothers, encourage institutional delivery, facilitate referral service for pregnant mothers and providing health education.
- Facilitate training, closely work with Ministry of Health staffs at Health posts, Health center and hospital and district level.
- Organize daily, weekly and monthly over view and reports of antenatal, postnatal, expanded program of immunization (EPI), family planning services and health education
- Facilitate the referral of maternal cases across the service delivery centers and ensure improved continuum of care.
- Adherence to and implementation of safe motherhood protocols and procedures for better maternal health service.
- Participate in capacity building training including, onsite training to HEW and nurses, health education sessions and other SBCC activities.
- Follow up absentees/defaulters from antenatal services and facilitate their return to maternity services.
- Supports the program integration with nutrition services for children and PLW through proper referral linkage while they are malnourished.
- Ensure Job aids are available at Health posts (HEW quick reference, Look up table, report format, tally sheet and supply stock control balance form and others as appropriate)
- Supports community mobilization along with Health extension workers and women development armies;
- Facilities, organizes, and builds skill and knowledge of pregnant and lactating mothers on appropriate child feeding practices, basic hygiene and sanitation
- Ensures that activity implementation is informed by CARE’s core rights-based approaches and principles, gender equity, and community level advocacy in particular.
- Builds capacity of women development armies and committees, undertakes participatory monitoring of project implementation works, and records lessons learned and reports to her/his supervisor;
% of Time: 35%
Job Responsibility #3: Strengthen partnership, institutional linkages and working relationship
- Strengthen community platforms such as the Health Development Armies (HDAs) together with relevant government stake holders/partners such as the HEWs and facilitate maternal health services at community level;
- Represents CARE at kebele (s) level as a member of the health task force;
- Work with government stake holders and ensure that the work plan of the project to be part of the work plan of the kebele;
- Closely works with health institutions, Health Development Armies (HDAs) and communities at kebele and village level to ensure adequate linkages are established and maintained;
% of Time: 15%
Job Responsibility #4: Reporting and Learning
- Support quality recording and documentation of the maternal and child health services
- Prepares weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and submit it to her/his supervisor
- Supports and facilitates community involvement in annual innovation and knowledge fairs
- Collects basic information, best practices, case studies, and lessons and report to her/his supervisor
- Use maternal and child health service data for local decisions or actions making in consultation with Her/His supervisor;
- Undertakes personal professional development initiatives identified with his/her supervisor;
% of Time: 15%
Job Responsibility #6
- Perform other duties as assigned.
% of Time: 5%
III GENDER EQUALITY
- Be observant of any misbehavior regarding gender and report it to the responsible person.
- Produce sex disaggregated data at HH, community, project, program and organizational level as appropriate. Uphold gender and diversity values of CARE whenever dealing with staff, communities and partners.
IV. PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)
- The level of problem solving this position will face is level number two. What has to be done and how to do it are clearly defined, and the incumbent will face identical or similar problems on a regular basis.
V. QUALIFICATIONS (KNOW HOW)
- BSc. in Midwifery Nursing or clinical nursing with experience on midwifery services.
- At least two years maternity related work experience.
- Experience on community based mobile health and nutrition (MHN) services.
- Knowledge and practical experience of the primary health care level maternal and child health services;
- Skill in facilitating on job hands on training for health workers, HEWs, and Health Development Armies (HDAs);
- Field experience of community mobilization.
- Previous experience in pastoralist communities.
- Knowledge of local language-
- NGO experience
C) TECHNICAL SKILLS
- Communication skill, good human relations, willingness to reside in rural areas;
- Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, conceptual understanding of participatory approach and sustainable development.
- Knowledge of local language
- Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, stress tolerance, information monitoring, developing teams, interpersonal skills, coaching, problem solving, planning and organizing.
VI. CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS
- The Midwifery Nurse is expected to establish open relationship with the community, government counterparts and other community based organizations in order to facilitate and encourage active participation in overall development activities and internally, with Health officers, Supervisors, Project Managers, and other concerned staff.
VII. LIVING CONDITIONS:
- The Midwifery Nurse based in the project woreda and lives among the community. She/ He can travels on foot long distances (50%) and stand about 30% during training sessions.
How to Apply
If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 pages) and cover letter (not more than one page) through Ethiojobs.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women!
CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.
CARE Ethiopia is committed to preventing all unwanted behavior at work. This includes sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. We expect everyone who works for us to share this commitment by understanding and working within the CARE Safeguarding Policy and related framework. CARE Ethiopia has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives, or partners.
CARE Ethiopia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ current and/or previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.
By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Ethiopia requesting the information specified above. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks.