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 are 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, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth. https://www.rescue.org/country/uganda. IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in Kitgum, 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 and in Arua District; the IRC is one of the first responders to the emergency situation in Imvepi refugee settlement.
Under the guidance of the Reproductive Health Officer, the Registered midwife will be responsible for the provision of maternal and neonatal health services at PHC facility and supporting the Reproductive health services in the community within the catchment population. She will provide midwifery nursing services and public health interventions to patients and the community. MNCH services include: ANC, peri-natal care, safe deliveries, postpartum care, identifying and managing obstetric emergencies including referrals as appropriate, STIs management according to MoH guidelines. Among others, she will be providing counseling on FP and provision of modern FP methods, HIV/AIDS counseling and testing services and linkage to care. She will be based at the PHC facility and directly supervise enrolled midwives and vaccinators
- Quality midwifery service for patients provided.
- High risk cases identified and reported.
- Ward or health unit activities organized and managed.
- Accountability for financial and other resources provided.
- Discipline enforced.
- Staff performance appraisal done.
- Daily reports submitted.
- Provision of maternal and neonatal health services at the PHC facility that include: Antenatal care, deliveries, neonatal health care to prevent infection and promote health, exclusive breastfeeding, immunization, growth monitoring and check-up for common neonatal infections, postpartum care, and encouragement of breastfeeding/young child weaning & feeding
- Implement family planning counseling and provision of modern methods;
- Management of obstetric emergencies including referrals as appropriate & STIs management according to MOH guidelines.
- Provides supportive supervision of Maternal and Child Health Workers (MCHW) to ensure that they carry out their duties as required
- Participate in the on-job training of other staff especially MCHW and also in organizing for sensitization in the health facility and community
- Provides health education to patients coming to the health facility and also plans community based campaigns
- Participates in EPI activities including vaccinations, request of vaccines as well as making of reports
- Participates in conducting of community based health care activities including planned outreaches and school health programs
- Train and mentor the midwives and other reproductive health staffs on quality RH services
- Plan and organize integrated community outreach through identification of capacity gaps and carrying out refresher trainings and on the job trainings.
- Provide counseling to women and their spouses on HIV/AIDS and FP
- Compile and submit Program weekly, biweekly and monthly reports of all the activities implemented
- Take on to some other roles when assigned
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Reproductive Health Officer
Position directly supervises: Enrolled midwives
Standards for Professional Conduct:
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Deadline for receiving applications is June 8th,2021