Requisition ID: Â req47666
Job Title:Â Midwife Supervisor Konduga- Internal Only
Sector: Â Health
Employment Category: Â Regular
Employment Type: Â Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Â No
Location: Â Maiduguri, Nigeria
Work Arrangement: In-person
The International Rescue Committee (IRC), founded in 1933, helps people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and regain control of their future. The IRC works across the arc of crisis, from the acute onset of an emergency to long-term programming across five key outcome areasâsafety, health, education, economic wellbeing, and empowerment â supporting affected communities in building resilience. We have worked in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH), State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA) in conflict affected Northeast Nigeria since 2015, and currently support more than half a million people with access to health services across 49 primary health care centers, five hospitals and 26 mobile health clinics.
âPartnering for Resilience to Emergencies through Transformation of SRHR (PRET-SRHR)â is a West Africa regional initiative aiming to strengthen sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. Over three years, the program will strengthen the capacity of sub-national health systems to deliver rights based SRHR services that are resilient to crises, transform harmful gender norms and improve regional commitment to SRHR in humanitarian and fragile settings. The focus countries for this program are Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria.Â
Job Overview/Summary:Based in Maiduguri the Midwife Supervisor (Reproductive Health Officer) will support the implementation of the âPartnering for Resilience to Emergencies through Transformation of SRHR (PRET-SRHR)â project in Konduga. She will be supervising the clinical activities and oversee facility and staff daily performance to ensure quality and timely delivery of rights based SRHR services while maintaining high level of ethical and professional standards. The Midwife supervisor reports to the Medical Doctor â PRET SRHR.
Clinical Supervision and Service delivery:Supervise and supports the provision of ALL clinical services and consultations at maternity sessions of supported MoH facilities and IRCâs comprehensive women centers (CWC). Support implementation of minimum initial service package (MISP) for SRHR in Konduga. Provide ante-natal consultations, delivery and after delivery follow up, post-natal consultations, family planning consultations, post-abortion care, clinical management of rape, syndromic management of STI, new-born vaccinations according to MoH/International protocol and liaising with the Medical Doctor and senior referral officer about patients who need special care and referrals. Serve as focal person for the clinical care for sexual assault survivors (CCSAS) and referral linkage for survivors. Provide counselling on family planning and provide FP commodities according to the clientâs informed choice. Maintain infection prevention and control within and around the facility. Ensure all facilities adhere to instrument processing and sterilization protocols. Keep inventories and supervise the use of medical devices, ensuring they are clean and follow up with logistics for regular maintenance. Ensure the availability of essential drugs and SRH supplies including family planning commodities. Liaise with the pharmacy warehouse to prevent stock out of drugs, other medical supplies while working with the Medical Doctor and RH Manager to procure other consumables required in the facilities. Being responsible for ensuring that all the administrative procedures, patientsâ data and documents are filled in correctly and registered for compiling monthly reports reflecting the activity in the department.
Technical Support and Quality of Care Management:Ensure all SRHR services are in line with national/adopted protocols and RH policies and guidelines are well understood by midwives and other support staff in the facilities. Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained, cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols, reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service. Ensure all the staff follow the established IPC standard and infection prevention protocol. Ensure all facilities adhere to instrument processing and sterilization protocols. Conduct quarterly clinical skills assessment for midwife and follow up on areas that need improvement. Provide on-the-job training to all midwives and support staff, define their training needs, and support the Medical Doctor to implement them according to project objectives. Conduct periodic facility readiness assessment and follow-up on service point improvement action plan.
Staff Management:Routinely monitor, supervise staff performance according to their job description, conduct performance evaluation and provide written feedback in a timely manner. Monitor staff daily attendance to duty posts and ensure time sheets are correctly filled and submitted monthly. Ensure staff leave plan is followed and managed in a way that ensure smooth program continuity. Develop and manage monthly midwives and support staff roster where applicable.
Representation, Project Implementation and Reporting:Focal person for intersectoral integration between Reproductive Health and Women Protection and Empowerment sector. Raises Item forecast and payment request for reproductive health program and provide information that will support BVA update. Ensure teamwork and maintain relationship with different sectors and government agencies. Responsible for validation of program data and timely submission to M&E on weekly basis. Work with M&E team to analyze data on a weekly/monthly basis, feeds information back to the program, and adapts strategies accordingly. Provide weekly/monthly activity reports to the supervisor.
Others:Consistently and proactively monitors and assesses the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and others external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.
Key Working Relationships:Position reports to: Medical Doctor â PRET â SRHR Position directly Supervises: Incentive Midwife and SRH support staff, Community Mobilizers and Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) Indirectly reporting: Reproductive Health Manager Other Internal and/or external contacts: Health program staff and managers, and ALL other IRC sectors External: Other partner NGOâs, MoH, SPHCDA, LGA PHC department
Education:Registered Midwife (bachelorâs degree in nursing and midwifery science an added advantage) Must possess VALID practicing license by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
Work Experience:Minimum of 3 years clinical experience as IRC Midwife. Experience in supervising health staff at the primary health care level. Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Able to work in a location with basic living conditions and with limited communication options. Experienced in report writing (highly recommended) Strong clinical skills on relevant SRHR service delivery; FP, PAC, CCSAS, BEmONC, ANC/PNC and safe delivery. Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, (especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive Ability to independently organize work, prioritize tasks, respect and adheres to deadlines. Fluency in both English and Hausa (Kanuri an added advantage)
Standard of Professional Conduct: IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way â our Code of are Integrity, Service, Accountability and accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
Employment Gaps: We welcome applicants with varied career paths and recognize that a gap in employment does not define a candidate's potential. We value transferrable skills and are committed to investing in the growth and development of our team members. We encourage applicants to highlight any relevant skills or experiences they have acquired, even if they were not gained in a traditional work setting.
Compensation and Benefits: IRC strives to provide externally competitive and internally equitable Compensation and Benefits programs that attracts, motivates, and retains employees that deliver strong performance while demonstrating the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct.
Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity or tribe, gender, age, religion, caste, sexual orientation, differently abled, geographic origin, marital status, veteran status and cultural background (or any other characteristic protected by law). We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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