Registered Midwife (ECHO)

at International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Location Arua, Uganda
Date Posted May 22, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
NGO
Job Type Contract
Currency UGX

Description

Job Description

BACKGROUND:   

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies. 

The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kit gum Moroto, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming

SCOPE OF WORK:

The registered midwife; will provide quality Maternal, neonatal and child health care services to persons of concerns in Arua district.

Under the guidance of Reproductive Health Officer, the Registered mid-wife shall be responsible for provision of maternal and neonatal health services at the PHC facility and supporting the Reproductive health services in the community within the catchment population. Maternal and neonatal health services include: Antenatal care, deliveries, neonatal health care to prevent infection and promote health (infection prevention, exclusive breastfeeding, immunization, growth monitoring and check-up for common neonatal infections), postpartum care, and encouragement of breastfeeding/young child weaning & feeding, family planning, and managing obstetric emergencies including referrals as appropriate, & STIs management according to MoH guidelines. Among others, she will be providing counseling on FP and provision of modern methods. She will provide HIV/AIDS services including but not limited to counseling, eMTCT, EID and HAART services. She will directly supervise the enrolled mid wives.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Management roles:

  •  Conduct and report maternal, prenatal death audit surveillance and response in the health facility.
  •   Conduct monthly requisitions and inventory in maternity and submit reports
  •  Ensure referrals to CemONC facility are accompanied and referral information at health facility kept in file for future use.
  •  Compile daily, weekly and monthly reproductive health report and submit to M&E team Participate in the on-job training of other staff especially midwives, MCHW and also in organizing for sensitization in the health facility.
  •  Supervise and conduct appraisal for midwives and MCHWs.
  •  Conduct weekly/monthly maternity staff meetings to review activities.
  •  Participate in any other activity as directed by supervisor.

Technical roles:

  •  Provision of quality maternal, neonatal and child health services at the PHC facility that include: Antenatal care, deliveries, neonatal health care to prevent infection and promote health, exclusive breastfeeding, immunization, growth monitoring and check-up for common neonatal infections, postpartum care, and encouragement of breastfeeding/young child weaning & feeding.
  •  Implement family planning counseling and provision of modern methods to clients.
  •  Manage obstetric emergencies including referrals as appropriate & STIs management according to MoH guidelines.
  •  Participate in EPI activities, vaccinations and EPI campaigns request of vaccines as well as making of reports.
  • Participate in conducting health education at the health facility and community based health care activities including planned outreaches, and school health programs.
  •  Manage patients with confidentiality and adherence to professional code of conduct, policies and procedures and best practices in health care.
  •  Ensure infection prevention and control is implemented according to MoH guideline.
  •   Strengthen sexual gender based violence prevention and response in health facility.
  •  Strengthen provision of adolescent sexual Reproductive Health services and information to adolescents at health facility.
  •  Implement elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV (eMTCT).
  •  Participate in clinician ward rounds and provide bedside nursing care for admitted mothers. 

Communication/Reporting

  •   Provide regular feedback to the Medical Officer on activity implementation in RH department.
  •  Assist in preparation of donor reports;
  •  Participate in the development and implementation of program work plans.

Key working relationships:

INTERNAL:

Direct supervisor:        Reproductive Health Officer.

 Technical support: Reproductive Health Officer, Health facility In-charge.

EXTERNAL:

 Govt. of Uganda: District Health Team and other district officials

 Consortium Members:

Other: NGOs, INGOs and UN agencies working in the project region.

 

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. 

 

Qualifications

Education

  • Must be a trained Midwife at registered level or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Must be registered with Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council

Experience

  • At least two years of midwifery experience.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, customer service, interpersonal skills and respect for and receptivity to other cultures.

Skills and Abilities

  • Having concern for quality and standards, and ethics and integrity;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Ability to enhance good interpersonal relationship;
  • Good report writing skills;

 

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