ARC, Midwife Jobs vacancy

ARC is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join its Mahama Field office and program, in Kirehe District - in the position of Midwife, based FULL TIME in Mahama – Kirehe district.
  • Interview patients and provide physical examination to guide diagnosis
  • Promote and organize ANC (Ante-Natal Care) and PNC (Post Natal Care)
  • Carry out deliveries according to MoH and international health standards
  • Understand and use all maternity equipment and tools (extractor, MVA, delivery bed, partogram, resuscitation machine)
  • Perform postpartum examinations and treatments to ensure that patients and infants are responding normally.
  • Administer medications (e.g. ergometrine injection) after delivery under supervision of Head Nurse / Medical Doctor
  • Discuss cases with Medical Doctor to ensure they are appropriately and holistically managed.
  • Educate patients in different health and nutrition topics including diet in pregnancy and lactation and basic prenatal and post-natal health practices including hygiene
  • Maintain Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) standards in the maternity ward
  • Manage referrals for complicated pregnancies, to be referred to District Hospital with Senior Health Coordinator and/or Medical Doctor approval
  • Provide projection of gamma globulin that will be needed based on tests and in case of rhesus incompatibility, request gamma-globulin within 48 hours, and make sure it is administered promptly
  • Daily maintain and manage records for pregnant women, deliveries, and postpartum mothers
  • Provide obstetrics data and statistics to the Head Nurse and Data officer on a routine and ongoing basis for reporting purposes
  • Provide family planning services to clients, including counseling, sensitization on family planning methods, dispensing contraceptives, and follow-up
  • Conduct informal and formal training for Community health workers in charge of maternal health
  • Conduct training for nurses on Obstetric/Gynecological practices and standards
  • Coordinate with other health staff on self-assessments of obstetrical skills and challenges
  • Coordinate with other health staff on referral of obstetrics patients to other needed health services
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Expected qualifications:
  • A1 degree in midwifery, preferably a background in nursing
  • 3 years minimum experience in midwifery in Rwanda
  • Registration with the National Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Knowledge of newborn vital signs, family planning methods
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Health standards and protocols for maternal/child health and obstetric health
  • Ability to provide Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (EmONC) training to health staff and CHWs
  • Knowledge of the regional political and social conditions
  • Kinyarwanda, English, and French oral/writing skills, Kiswahili oral skills also preferred
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and management skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Experience working in protracted refugee situation and/or previous experience in Rwanda health system a plus
  • Experience in managing and working with a multicultural staff
  • Strong participatory leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate and counsel staff working in a refugee camp environment
Please submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor - via email to: with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is February 28, 2018 at 16:00hrs. Only applications received through the above stated email address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.