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International Rescue Committee - IRC

International Rescue Committee - IRC

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Position: MHNT Midwife officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Hawassa - Ethiopia
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Background:

The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities in over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Position Overview

The Midwife officer is a member of the IRC health team and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the IRC MHNTs activities in Karat Zuria woreda of Konso Zone. (S)He will primarily coordinate and implement effective medical logistics for the emergency health and nutrition program, from strategic design to implementation of timely and appropriate medical supplies management, in line with organizational and international standards.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Antenatal care including provision of T.T vaccination.
  • Conduct Post Natal care.
  • Provide Family Planning
  • Ensure delivery plan with all registered pregnant women.
  • Ensure referral of obstetrical emergencies
  • Provide or link Sexual Assault Survivors to Clinical, Psychosocial Care and other SGBV services.
  • Provide health education, particularly on RH/HIV/AIDS including IYCF.
  • Ensure that all specified HIV/AIDs and RH activities are implemented.
  • Liaises and creates strong linkages with other sectors Nutrition, U5 Childhood illness OPD, SGBV, Hygiene & sanitation.
  • Provide social and behavior change communication (SBCC) that promotes demands for RH services.
  • Represent IRC at Health coordination meetings and task force meetings at the Woreda level.
  • Ensures that RH interventions are utilized as per the standard protocols, policies, and guidelines of MoH and WHO.
  • Develop donor reports in collaboration with the senior health officers, Health and Nutrition Manager, field coordinator, and Addis’s health technical units.
  • Participate in the design and delivery of robust M&E plans and design/adapt health information systems including surveillance systems for the IRC HN programs.
  • Ensure that the stated goals and objectives of the projects are met.
  • Provide weekly/ monthly progress and quarterly reports to the concerned and work closely with MEAL Officer and Technical units.
  • Work with MHNT Team leader, MHNT Nurse, Sr. Health officer and Health & nutrition Manager, Admin, Finance, and supply chain based in Hawassa.
  • Work with Woreda Health Offices, Health extension workers and/ or CVs and health staff of the health facilities

Qualifications

Educational Requirements:

  • BSC in Midwifery with at least 2 years of proven experience and NGO experience is highly desirable.

Preferred experience & skills:

  • At least 1 year of clinical experience in directly managing RH, including family planning), antenatal care, delivery, postpartum care, comprehensive abortion care, neonatal care, understanding and familiarity with adolescent-friendly Reproductive health care services.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time.
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to manage and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.
  • Knowledge of culturally sound IEC/SBCC material on RH and HIV/AIDS topics.
  • Experience in organizing and facilitating training.

Language Skills:

  • English language is mandatory and the local language is advantageous.