Midwife - PHCC

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

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Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. PUI is implementing humanitarian activities in Nigeria since April 2016, supporting the population with food security, nutrition and health project in Maiduguri and Borno State. PUI is now looking for candidates to fill the position above.

General Objective

  • Under the direct supervision of the SRH supervisor, the Midwife provides MNCH/ SRH care services, including ANC, 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

Consultation:

  • 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 sexually transmitted infections according to PUI protocols.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.

Assessment:

  • 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 a 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.

Health Education:

  • Provide individual and group health education to patients concerning safe motherhood, care of the newborn, 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.

Reporting:

  • 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 training when required.
  • Perform other relevant duties as requested by supervisors

Specific Objective And Linked Activities 

  • Provide essential preventative assistance services and follow up to identified women in reproductive age years, especially pregnant/lactating women.
  • Ensure safe deliveries and provide first care to the newborn.
  • Provide Training on Sexual and Reproductive Health to CHWs, Nurses.
  • Report on collected data.
  • Directly report any difficulties or delays in the implementation of activities.
  • The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

Qualifications

Mandatory requirements:

  • Language skills: Good command in English (speaking, reading & writing)
  • Fluent in local languages – Kanuri, Hausa, etc. 
  • Education degree: Recognized Midwife degree (at least certificate level) with national legislation
  • Work experience: 2-3 years of experience in Midwifery,
  • Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Technical knowledge about the use of medical equipment
  • Good knowledge about Ante Natal Consultation and Post Natal Consultation
  • Good practice in the conduction of deliveries
  • Ability to manage a fair workload including emergencies.
  • Assets

Interests:

  • Working in humanitarian relief, interest for social issues and good team spirit

Transversals skills:

  • Strong motivation to help people in need
  • Conflict resolution and diplomacy experience
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Understanding of the political situation in the area
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Well organized and a hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Understanding of the context of the area
  • Reliability
  • Neutrality
  • Able to check the validity of information, logical thinking

Note: 

  • Applicants who have already applied on previous advertisements; we request that you re-apply. Please accept our sincere apologies for the difficulties and inconvenience you experienced.

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Summary

Company

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Borno

Specialization

Healthcare / Pharmaceutical

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years