Bidibidi - Yumbe District
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) 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, the IRC offers lifesaving and life changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals, refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community based organizations, civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender based violence, economic recovery, agribusiness, children and youth. http://www.rescue.org/country/Uganda. IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in Kitgum, Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Moroto. Given the recent conflict outbreak in South Sudan, IRC re-opened the Yumbe Field site office to support refugees being settled in Bidibidi refugee settlement in Yumbe District, Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua District. As more refugees continued to arrive Imvepi got filled up, the government opened up Omugo - Rhino extension in Rhino Settlement with an estimated population of 43,000 to be settled across six sections of the settlement.
Scope of work
The SGBV Midwife shall provide case management and psychosocial support to refugee and host community women and girls in Yumbe District, specifically in BidiBidi settlement. He/She will provide women and girls access to information, services, and build informal support networks with other women at the Women Center and via mobile services. The SGBV Midwife will provide case management services to survivors of GBV, as well as psychosocial support and counseling to clients and support with non-GBV cases. The SGBV Midwife will employ a survivor-centered approach to ensure that the client’s wishes are respected, and her safety and confidentiality are always preserved through the case management process.
Duties and responsibilities
- Work with Social worker to develop and oversee activities for Youth Friendly space in refugee and host- communities.
- Identify and implement timely, survivor-centered and age-appropriate case management services and psychosocial support to all clients reached by the Health team and in the youth Center ensuring strict adherence to the GBV guiding principles (Safety and Security, Confidentiality, Respect and No Discrimination).
- Identify available services and coordinate referrals based on the wishes and consent of the survivor.
- Advocate with partner organizations supporting GBV survivorsto provide additional confidential services to clients, in accordance with their wishes and GBV guiding principles.
- Utilize GBV data management tools (GBVIMS) and systems to record information about clients accessing services, in line with the principle of confidentiality, and utilize aggregate information to improve service delivery.
- Support the development and utilization of a zone-specific referral pathway for GBV cases.
- Create and maintain a welcoming and safe environment through the IRC mobile teams and at the Youth friendly Centers.
- Support capacity building and coordination activities in the zone settings, including delivering training sessions to local partner organizations on case management principles, GBV core concepts, GBV guiding principles, etc.
- Maintain a positive relationship with adolescents, health volunteers and other community-based groups to ensure they are involved in the activities of the health mobile team and they play an active role in the referral pathway.
- Maintain a collaborative relationship with all organizations working in the context to facilitate referrals and joint activities, while upholding IRC’s standard in GBV programming.
- Conduct regular follow-ups, compile daily & weekly reports, and attend weekly case review meetings.
- Develop and maintain work plans to achieve target indicators.
- Collect data through GBV and non-GBV management tools and systems.
- Assess for reproductive health needs of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age group
- Provide counseling and health education before and after screening.
- Provide the full antenatal care package including screening tests at the facility and during community outreaches.
- identifying high risk pregnancies and organizing appropriate referrals.
- Provide basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care, adolescent sexual and reproductive services including prevention and treatment of HIV and other STIs.
- Work closely with the other Midwives to ensure comprehensive service delivery and appropriate referral system within the Health facility.
- Provide clinical care for survivors of Sexual and Gender based violence
- Prepare daily, monthly activity reports and audits for the different reproductive health service
- Adhere to the professional code of conduct and ethics
- Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Key working relationships
Position Reports to:The Registered Midwife
Position directly supervises:None
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: WPE, community health, Protection, Supply chain and HR
External: MoH, UNHCR, UNFPA, District Health office, TPO.
Standards for Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.