Midwife at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)
Première Urgence Internationale is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious international NGO.
Première Urgence Internationale helps civilians who are marginalized or excluded as a result of natural disasters, war, and economic collapse.
Our mission is to defend basic human rights, such as those set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Midwife
Starting Date: 1st September, 2020
- Under the direct supervision of the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) supervisor, the midwife provides Maternal and Newborn Child Health (MNCH)/SRH care services, including Ante Natal Care (ANC), Post Natal Care (PNC), basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care, family planning, etc.
- S/he follows pui obstetrical and sexual reproductive health protocols and universal standards to ensure quality and continuity of care.
Responsibilities and Tasks
- Welcome patients to the MNHC/ SRH services in the PHC.
- Establish personal rapport with potential and actual patients and their relatives.
- Provide Antenatal and Postnatal care services.
- Provide Basic Obstetrical and Neonatal care, including assistance to urgent normal deliveries, manage obstetric emergencies.
- Ensure mothers receive the documents required (birth certificate, vaccination card…).
- Provide Family planning counseling as a routine and on request (where possible to the couple) and provide contraceptives according to the need.
- Treat sick Pregnant and Lactating Women for illnesses selected by PUI, and for which a protocol is provided and adhere to therapeutic standards.
- Manage sexual transmitted infections according to PUI protocols.
- Maintain patient confidentiality.
- Assess urgency and make sure urgent cases are seen first
- Evaluate the pregnant women for high risks pregnancy and ensure a timely referral to secondary health services.
- Identify cases needing referral and refer them in time, assessment and follow-up of new borne.
- Identify Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and collaborate with the medical team for treatment.
- Provide individual and group health education to patients concerning safe motherhood, care of the new born, IYCF (Infant and Young child feeding), Family Planning and general Sexual Health.
- Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with Universal standards, procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Adhere to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
- Document collected information on health cards and other records.
- Support in various data collection.
- Ensure coordination and continuity of care through verbal and written reports and coordination with SRH supervisor and other PHC staff.
- Ensure operation of equipment, and report to SRH supervisor in case of damage or not functioning.
- Participate actively in meetings and trainings when required.
- Perform other relevant duties as requested by supervisors.
- Language skills: Good command in English (speaking, reading & writing)
- Fluent in local languages Hausa, etc.
- Education Degree: Recognized Midwife Degree (at least certificate level) with national legislation
- Work experience: 2 years of experience in Midwifery
- Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Technical knowledge about use of medical equipment
- Good knowledge about Ante Natal Consultation and Post Natal Consultation
- Good practice in conduction of deliveries
- Interests: Working in humanitarian relief
- Excellent communication, conflict solving and diplomacy skills to manage relationship in potentially tense situations
- Strong motivation to help people in need
- Ability to make decisions and to exercise authority when required
- Understanding of the political situation in the area
- Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
- Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
- Team spirit
- Well organized and hard worker
- Able to manage stress and pressure
- Able to check validity of information, logical thinking