RH Midwife (Gwoza) at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: RH MidwifeRequisition ID: req4479Location: Gwoza, BornoSector: HealthEmployment Category: Fixed TermEmployment Type: Full-TimeBackgroundThe IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi stateIn February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri, Monguno and Gwoza of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe StateCurrently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods. In response to the new IDP influx displaced from Kukawa local government, the IRC will be providing emergency reproductive health package according to the MISP for the new IDP influx and host communities.Job Overview/SummaryThe Midwife is a member of the health team, and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Emergency Reproductive Health activities in Maiduguri including the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package for RH in Crisis Situations) according to the IRC and donor work plansShe will work to ensure the improved quality of the project clinical activities e.g. family planning, maternal and neonatal care, case management of sexually transmitted diseases and the clinical management of sexual assault survivors in the IRC supported health facilitiesThe Midwife will ensure the well-being of girls and women in Maiduguri and Monguno both through the IRC supported health facility and through RH Services at community level.The Midwife is responsible for the oversight and implementation of Maternal and Neonatal Care, in particular: Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC), Antenatal Care and Postnatal Care, Counselling and provision of Family Planning (including Long term methods) are offered according to MoH Guidelines at the IRC supported health facilities is of quality standard, Post Abortion Care.Major ResponsibilitiesIn line with the Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP),Provide the Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors (CCSAS) according to national protocols and guidelines.Provide the clinical care activities in the IRC RH clinical area or at the maternityAdhere to and practice use of Universal Precautions and proper waste management at all IRC supported health facilities.Performs basic and assisted delivery care.Performs any needed neonatal and obstetric resuscitation activity.Ensures timely supported referrals to the nearest Emergency Obstetric Care center.Provide technical support and guidance to other midwives in assisted deliveries (by vacuum, forceps, and breech).Identifies survivors of sexual assault and refers them for registration, counseling and Clinical Care Support the RH and GBV clinic staff with technical advice, and provides services in line with the MoH and/ or international best practice guidelines.Monitor progress against grant work plan; promptly identifying any current or potential delays and recommending solutions to technical issues.Prepare Purchase Request forms for program supplies/activities and undertake field procurement as designated and authorized.Monitor program supply inventory levels; perform monthly spot-checks on program inventoryWork with and provide timely technical support to IRC’s implementing partners; maintain respectful and constructive relations with partner staff, services providers and patients.Fully comply with IRC safety and security procedures and provide input to security monitoring and assessments to enable and promote a safe and secure environment for program implementationKey Working Relationships:Position Reports to:  Emergency response lead/RH ManagerPosition Directly Supervises: Clinic supportIndirect Reporting: RH Doctor, RH OfficerOther Internal and/or external contacts:Internal: Health team, WPE teamExternal:  Other SRH partners

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