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Midwife/Midwife Supervisor Vacancies at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Date Posted: 01/May/2017
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.
 
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
 
Position: Midwife
 
Reference No. 11_PB17
Location: Base in PULKA, Gwoza LGA, Borno 
Slots: 5
 
Responsibilities and Tasks
* Ensure the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (BEmONC 1 and CEmONC 2), neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections and Fistula care in accordance with MSF Reproductive Core Package of Activities and reinforce the implementation of standardised protocols.
* WherePMTCT is implemented, ensure implementation of the PMTCT protocol in the ANC/delivery and PNC consultations (pre counselling, test and post counselling
* Collaborate with the medical doctor and /or nurse in the management of Sexual Violence cases
* Assess the feasibility for referral of pregnant women form the TBAs to the OPD/MCH for medical evaluation and/or complicated deliveries.
* Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria (including universal precautions) are met according to MSF specifications.
* Guarantee a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders.
* Properly follow up all newborn babies from delivery until discharge, informing mothers and relatives about importance of breast feeding, vaccination and possible complications resulting from harmful traditional practices.
* Ensure patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected
* Supervise that administrative procedures of admissions and hospitalizations comply with MSF protocols , as well as verify patients are properly informed and receive the documents required (birth certificate, vaccination card, etc
* Mobility is requested from MSF staff, including short term assignments from their usual place of work
 
Requirements
* Education: Essential midwifery qualification or specialization. Desired Bachelor in Midwifery
* Experience: Essential working experience of at least two years in midwife activities related jobs Essential Desirable.
* Languages: Essential, English, Hausa and Kanuri language would be an asset.
 
Competencies:
* Results
* Teamwork
* Flexibility
* Commitment
* Service
 
Salary
* As per the MSF salary scale (national contract).
 
 
Position: Midwife Supervisor
 
Reference No: 12_DY17
Location: Pulka, Borno
 
Main Objective Of The Position
* She/he will be working on roster.
* His/her main objective will be to ensure that standard medical and MCH care is properly delivered by the medical staff (Midwifes and Nurses) to the patients and to daily follow the evolution of the patients at Obstetrical department.
 
Responsibilities and Tasks
Midwife Activities Management:
* Develop midwives roster in monthly in Delivery, OPD, with consultation of your line supervisor.
* To supervise the work of the midwives involved in the activity with close consultation of your line supervisor.
* Participates on job trainings of all midwives and nursing related staff
* Defines the training needs of the midwife and nursery related staff according to project objectives and potential.
* Organises with your line supervisor and implements trainings of midwife and maternity staff.
* Ensures relevant transfer of information from one duty team to another.
* Ensures that all midwife and maternity staff promotes and maintains confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records.
* Ensure with your supervisor in responsibilities for the surveillance of all maternity patients delivery, ANCs, PNC.
* Is responsible for hygiene and universal precautions in health facilities according to protocols and in cooperation with logistics department and your line manager, Knows and implements accidental exposure policy.
* Supervises dressing, sterilization and injection services related to delivery, ANC, PNC patients in the health facilities.
* Ensures that basic delivery plans are adhered by delivery, ANC, PNC including BEMOC that prescriptions and protocols are respected.
* Ensures that all pregnant women and new born children are referred to the Extended Program on Immunization (EPI). Consider making this post primary responsible for all EPI.
* Supervises daily routine activities in the delivery ward, ANC, PNC and support with midwives any overload of the work.
* To ensure all the administration procedures and document are used correctly, as well as existed data management tools.
* To ensure and identify the needs of the logistic in the ANC, PNC, Delivery and report in your line manager.
* Flexibility of roster in night and day if needed
 
Pharmacy:
* Ensures proper distribution and distribution of drugs according to protocols.
* Monitors and supervises weekly and monthly consumption of drugs as well as inventories in cooperation with pharmacist ensuring that drug consumptions match number of patients and prescriptions.
* Trains and supervises maternity staff regarding the proper use of drugs, needs and consumptions.
* Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI):
* Supervises and ensures good quality of Prevention Parent To Child Transmission (PPTCT) and Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) activities for all pregnant women.
* Supervises and ensures that counselling services are done appropriately following protocols.
* Works in collaboration with the Information, Education ad Communication (IEC) for all IEC activities.
* Ensure that transmission by HIV or other STIs is avoided with the help of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and the use of condoms while trying to respect local traditions.
 
Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV):
* Knows SGBV protocol and ensure that it is implemented.
* Identifies possible victims of SGBV and refers them to medical team for treatment according to protocols.
 
Emergencies:
* Participates in emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the project area if needed.
 
Recording:
* Ensures that recording in individual patient’s card and registration books of all nursing activities are performed correctly.
* Ensures that all data management tools, i.e. Fuchia, EpiInfo, etc., are used and are updated properly.
* Ensures that all administrative procedures and documents used correctly (discharge paper, transfer paper)
 
Equipment:
* Look after all equipment provided.
* Ensure that no material is taken out of midwife area and maternity rooms without prior authorisation.
* Ensure that inventories of all material and equipment used exist and are updated.
 
Maintenance:
* Ensure cleanliness of midwife areas, maternity and delivery rooms.
 
Reporting:
* Preparation of weekly data collection as well as monthly data.
* Participates in the monthly reports according to guidelines (SitReps, medical statistics, etc.) being responsible for this for all SRH activities - collection and analysis of med stats)
* Participates in the epidemiological reports related to health facilities in the project area.
* Informs other medical/midwife managers or doctors about any possible serious problem medical complicated or ex. worsening of state of patients, problems in medicines, etc.
* Informs line manager of any problems that might be linked to work of midwife or maternity staff as well as problematic equipment or material (ex. broken, missing).
 
Meetings:
* Participate in meetings with other supervisors in order to ensure smooth collaboration of all departments in terms of activities running.
* Participate in meetings in health facility with MSF staff and collaborators.
* Participate in team meetings and possible trainings. etc.
* Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV)
* Knows SGBV protocol and ensure that it is implemented.
* Identifies possible victims of SGBV and refers them to medical team for treatment according to protocols
 
Reporting:
* Participates in the monthly reports according to guidelines, i.e. Situation Reports (SitReps), medical statistical reports, etc.
* Participates in definition of annual planning and its updates with their relevant budgets for the project.
* Participates in the epidemiological reports related to health facilities in the area of work of MSF.
* Informs other medical managers or doctors about any possible serious problem or complication, ex. worsening of state of patients, problems in medicines, etc.
 
Others:
* Prepares any document related to work of all midwife or maternity staff.
* Participates in meetings in health facility with MSF staff and collaborators.
* Note: The responsibilities mentioned above are not exhaustive and other work can be required according to the needs of the mission.
* Mobility is requested from MSF staff, including short term assignments from their usual place of work
 
Requirements
* Education: Recognized midwifery qualification, or related Degree.
* Experience: At least 1 years working experience with MSF as Midwife or 3 years with other NGO’s
* Languages: Local languages essential, mission language desirable.
* Competencies: Sensitive and respectful of religious and cultural differences.
 
Others:
* Responsible and respectful with rules
* Genuine interest and commitment with MSF activities
* Due to the nature of MSF operations’, flexibility is indispensable and unavoidable
* Capacity to work as part of a team
* Trust ability, motivation and ability to learn fast
* Ability to work and live in remote, rural environment
* Willingness to live in communal environment with colleagues
* Pleasant polite attitude at all time
* Ability to act as part of multi- cultural multi- disciplinary team
* Motivation to represent MSF to other actors
 
Salary 
* As per the MSF salary scale (national contract)
 
Application Closing Date
5th May, 2017.
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and motivation letter and credentials preferably by email to: msfe-pulka-admin-emerg@barcelona.msf.org Or in person to: 
MSF Pulka Office,
in ALHAJI GAJAGA House, 
Near MBAZA Mountain, Pulka, Gwoza LGA,
Borno State.
 
Note
* Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
* The responsibilities mentioned above are not exhaustive and other work can be required according to the needs of the mission.

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