Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala. The IRC will be moving into additional/new locations in refugee settlements in Kiryandongo and Zombo.
The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition program in West Nile and Acholi focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees in their settlements. Similar services will be extended to the new locations starting January 2020.
Job Overview/ Summary:
The enrolled midwife will be based in Kiryandongo and shall be responsible for providing health education talks to women and their partners in the reproductive health facility and in the community. She will provide Antenatal, delivery, post partum, post natal care, family planning services and shall maintained environment friendly working space hence adhering to infection control and prevention practices. She will provide HIV/AIDS services including but not limited to counseling, eMTCT, EID and HAART services.
- Assess for reproductive health needs of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age group.
- Provide counseling and health education to clients 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.
- Provide information and linkage to elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV services.
- Provide care during labour and puerperium with emphasis on prevention of infection and ensuring successful breastfeeding.
- Participate in clinician ward rounds and provide bedside nursing care for admitted mothers.
- Provide post-natal care services for mother and baby including immunization, growth monitoring, support for breast-feeding and family planning.
- Ensure infection prevention and control is implemented according to MoH guideline.
- Provide clinical care for survivors of Sexual and Gender based violence.
- Participate in maternal and perinatal audit surveillance and response in the health facility.
- Participate in conducting community health activities related to Reproductive Health.
- Prepare daily, monthly activity reports and audits for the different reproductive health services
- Adhere to the professional code of conduct and ethics.
- Participate in any other activity as directed by supervisor.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.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.
Deadline for receiving applications is July 19th,2021