Midwife

Medecins du Monde

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Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other healthcare providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016.

Line Manager: 

  • Sexual Reproductive Health Supervisor

Job Tasks

Under the supervision of the Sexual Reproductive Health Supervisor, the Midwife will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:

  • Provision of free of charge reproductive health consultations
  • Implementation of health education sessions
  • The collection, computerization, and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Reporting and attendance at different meetings

Tasks Description

  • Provision of free of charge reproductive health consultations
  • Prepare all the material and equipment and ensure that everything is ready before starting the activities
  • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene when performing reproductive health consultations
  • Participate actively in triage activities before to start reproductive health consultations
  • Perform antenatal consultations according to the protocols, detect and mention all the risk factors
  • Perform postnatal consultations during the 6 weeks following the delivery, give appropriate treatment and refers to the female medical doctor when needed.
  • Perform family planning consultations and counseling according to protocol
  • Give systematic prophylactic treatments to pregnant women
  • Refer to the female medical doctor all pregnant women with a pathology associated to the pregnancy
  • Verify the tetanus vaccination of each pregnant woman
  • Explain in details the treatment to the patient
  • Manage RH emergency cases with the assistance of the medical doctor according to MDM protocols and regulation
  • Fill in the reproductive health form for each patient
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity
  • Implementation of health education sessions
  • Give health education sessions to the patients in the different waiting areas
  • Spread main messages about health education for the following topics: immunization, antenatal care, post-natal care, assisted delivery, family planning, at-risk pregnancies, breastfeeding and weaning
  • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Perform the daily data collection regarding reproductive health consultations
  • Participate to the weekly computerization  and analysis of the reproductive health data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings
  • Prepare a weekly activities report to submit to the team leader
  • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security)
  • Participate to all the  trainings organized by MDM

Job Requirements

  • Certified Midwife
  • Experience in similar position for at least 2 years
  • Strong sense of responsibilities and organization skills
  • Strong work ethic and rigor
  • Languages (spoken and written): English
  • Flexibility
  • Team player

Note:

  • Interested and qualified candidates should submit a two-page Curriculum Vitae, three work-related references, and one-page cover letter, in One Document (MS Word or PDF) explaining how your skills and experience match the job requirements stated above.
  • Please write the "Job Title and your Name" in the subject line.
  • Only applications by email will be considered
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • We are unable to accept phone calls.
  • We’ll pay attention only to the complete files in English.
  • Our process of selection includes some written tests and oral interviews.
  • Please notice that if you have not heard from MdM within 2 weeks, you should presume you were not shortlisted for this position. However, MdM thanks you for your interest and encourages you to apply for other openings where your skills and experience match.
  • MDM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

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Summary

Company

Medecins du Monde

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Borno

Specialization

Healthcare / Pharmaceutical

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years