Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Save the Children,Midwife Jobs in Rwanda



POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda
BACKGROUND:
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to ac
hieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 180 staff.
SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National to fill the following position: 

Position: Midwife
Place of Work:
 Kirehe
Reports to:
Staff directly reporting to this post:
Time frame: 
Tentative start date:                                                                       
Youth Health Coordinator
None
Open Ended
 ASAP
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:
Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Midwife will work to contribute to an improvement in the overall health of the targeted refugee population of Mahama Camp through the provision of quality Reproductive health services.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Objective 1; Provide comprehensive Antenatal care to pregnant women attending ANC services
  • Welcoming all the pregnant women coming for the ANC services into Youth Friendly Space (YFS) & health facilities.
  • Conduct screening for all pregnant women in accordance with the Sudan ANC protocol and other guidelines.
  • Provide all services given in ANC including protocol drugs and screening for all mothers.
  • Identify all Risk factors associated with the pregnancy and refer appropriately and take actions.
  • Provide Iron supplementation, and ensure the mothers are immunized with TT toxoid as per the protocol.
  • Provide Health education and nutrition education for all women attending ANC services.
  • Register all the required information on the ANC Registers and ANC cards as per protocol.
Objective 2; Provide Postnatal care as per the protocols to all women attending PNC clinic and YFS.
  • Conduct screening for all lactating women attending Post- Natal care in accordance with the protocol and other guidelines.
  • Provide Vitamin A, medical supplements and other protocol drugs as per protocol to lactating women.
  • Provide and Reproductive health and Nutrition counselling and health education on importance of lactation.
  • Send the caretaker to EPI department for immunization.
Objective 3; Family planning and STI management.
  • Provide FP service as per protocol to all adolescents and young people attending the YFS
  • Operate Family planning clinic as per protocols and Rwandan guidelines.
  • Explain to the FP clients all the methods available and allow them to make personal choices.
  • Screening all the FP clients for STI and other medical complications.
  • Manage patients with sexually transmitted infections (STI) in line with the Syndromic guidelines and protocols.
Objective 4; Delivery Room and Emergency Obstetric Care.
  • Conduct Normal and complicated deliveries in line with all guidelines.
  • Monitor labour using pantograph and in Line with all guidelines provided to monitor deliveries.
  • Respond to all cases of Obstetric emergencies in line with the protocols in consultation with the doctor and other medical staff.
  • Identify, stabilize and refer all cases of emergency obstetric complications with the help of the doctors and other medical staff.
Objective 5; infection control and universal precautions.
  • Adhere to international standards in infection control and waste management.
  • Ensure aseptic techniques in provision of RH services.
  • Sterilize and disinfect all the instruments used during delivery and other obstetric services.
Objective 5; Health Education.
  • Providing health education at the reproductive health waiting area and at all levels of RH care.
  • Participate in provision of one to one  health education to all patients during consultation and services delivery
Objective 6: Supervision of community outreach activities
  • Conduct field visit at community level to the project volunteers During outreach activities
  • Provide a feedback for better improvement to the volunteers
  • Strengthen youth  clubs to provide health messages
Objective 7; other roles.
  • Provide support and supervision to other staff when called upon to by the PHC supervisor
  • Conduct on-job training to other junior staff during service delivery when requested to do so.
  • Conduct any other role provided by the line manager.
CORE BEHAVIOURS
Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:
  • Able to assess and analyse key issues in the humanitarian situation and formulate actions around them
  • Actively engages in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation
  • Leads on the development of an organisational response based on an understanding of the contexts
Achieving results effectively:
  • Ensures beneficiary and partner feedback is incorporated into programme design, planning and learning
  • Demonstrates flexibility to adapt plans and make decisions in rapidly changing environments
  • Actively manages risk and takes action to reduce risk
  • Makes changes to improve performance as a result of information received
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects
Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:
  • Develops strategies for teams to work across traditional boundaries, working in diverse environments
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners
  • Uses negotiation and conflict resolution skills to support positive outcomes
Operating safely and securely:
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms
  • Undertakes effective risk assessments and develops contingency plans
  • Takes appropriate, coordinated and consistent action to handle situations of personal risk and risk for others
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation
Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:
  • Helps team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-care
  • Remains focused on the objectives and goals in a rapidly changing environment
  • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment across the Region to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Collaboration:
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Integrity:
  • honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • displays consistent excellent judgement
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
Qualifications
  • A qualified Registered Midwife with 2 years’ experience, registered / licensed by medical practitioners board
  • Experience working with international NGO.
  • Excellent liaison abilities and good communication skills (French, Kiswahili and English preferred).
  • Willingness to work in resource poor environment and be culturally sensitive.
  • Ability to produce basic reports in English
  • Ability to work in a remote area and in context of insecurity issues.
  • Ability to work with adolescent youth
  • Experience managing  Referral of patients  from Primary Health Care centers to secondary level facilities
Desirable
  • Language skills in Kinyarwanda,  French, English and Kirundi
  • An area of particular expertise within humanitarian health
  • Experience of working on PMTCT programmes
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding - Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. 
  • This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org. The deadline for receiving applications is 6th February 2017.
             Please mention Midwife as subject of your mail.
                                  *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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