Midwife Supervisor Job Vacancy at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Midwife Supervisor

Reference No: 12_DY17
Location: Pulka, Borno

Main Objective Of The Position

  • She/he will be working on roster.
  • His/her main objective will be to ensure that standard medical and MCH care is properly delivered by the medical staff (Midwifes and Nurses) to the patients and to daily follow the evolution of the patients at Obstetrical department.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Midwife Activities Management:

  • Develop midwives roster in monthly in Delivery, OPD, with consultation of your line supervisor.
  • To supervise the work of the midwives involved in the activity with close consultation of your line supervisor.
  • Participates on job trainings of all midwives and nursing related staff
  • Defines the training needs of the midwife and nursery related staff according to project objectives and potential.
  • Organises with your line supervisor and implements trainings of midwife and maternity staff.
  • Ensures relevant transfer of information from one duty team to another.
  • Ensures that all midwife and maternity staff promotes and maintains confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records.
  • Ensure with your supervisor in responsibilities for the surveillance of all maternity patients delivery, ANCs, PNC.
  • Is responsible for hygiene and universal precautions in health facilities according to protocols and in cooperation with logistics department and your line manager, Knows and implements accidental exposure policy.
  • Supervises dressing, sterilization and injection services related to delivery, ANC, PNC patients in the health facilities.
  • Ensures that basic delivery plans are adhered by delivery, ANC, PNC including BEMOC that prescriptions and protocols are respected.
  • Ensures that all pregnant women and new born children are referred to the Extended Program on Immunization (EPI). Consider making this post primary responsible for all EPI.
  • Supervises daily routine activities in the delivery ward, ANC, PNC and support with midwives any overload of the work.
  • To ensure all the administration procedures and document are used correctly, as well as existed data management tools.
  • To ensure and identify the needs of the logistic in the ANC, PNC, Delivery and report in your line manager.
  • Flexibility of roster in night and day if needed

Pharmacy:

  • Ensures proper distribution and distribution of drugs according to protocols.
  • Monitors and supervises weekly and monthly consumption of drugs as well as inventories in cooperation with pharmacist ensuring that drug consumptions match number of patients and prescriptions.
  • Trains and supervises maternity staff regarding the proper use of drugs, needs and consumptions.
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI):

  • Supervises and ensures good quality of Prevention Parent To Child Transmission (PPTCT) and Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) activities for all pregnant women.
  • Supervises and ensures that counselling services are done appropriately following protocols.
  • Works in collaboration with the Information, Education ad Communication (IEC) for all IEC activities.
  • Ensure that transmission by HIV or other STIs is avoided with the help of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and the use of condoms while trying to respect local traditions.

Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV):

  • Knows SGBV protocol and ensure that it is implemented.
  • Identifies possible victims of SGBV and refers them to medical team for treatment according to protocols.

Emergencies:

  • Participates in emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the project area if needed.

Recording:

  • Ensures that recording in individual patient’s card and registration books of all nursing activities are performed correctly.
  • Ensures that all data management tools, i.e. Fuchia, EpiInfo, etc., are used and are updated properly.
  • Ensures that all administrative procedures and documents used correctly (discharge paper, transfer paper)

Equipment:

  • Look after all equipment provided.
  • Ensure that no material is taken out of midwife area and maternity rooms without prior authorisation.
  • Ensure that inventories of all material and equipment used exist and are updated.

Maintenance:

  • Ensure cleanliness of midwife areas, maternity and delivery rooms.

Reporting:

  • Preparation of weekly data collection as well as monthly data.
  • Participates in the monthly reports according to guidelines (SitReps, medical statistics, etc.) being responsible for this for all SRH activities – collection and analysis of med stats)
  • Participates in the epidemiological reports related to health facilities in the project area.
  • Informs other medical/midwife managers or doctors about any possible serious problem medical complicated or ex. worsening of state of patients, problems in medicines, etc.
  • Informs line manager of any problems that might be linked to work of midwife or maternity staff as well as problematic equipment or material (ex. broken, missing).

Meetings:

  • Participate in meetings with other supervisors in order to ensure smooth collaboration of all departments in terms of activities running.
  • Participate in meetings in health facility with MSF staff and collaborators.
  • Participate in team meetings and possible trainings. etc.
  • Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV)
  • Knows SGBV protocol and ensure that it is implemented.
  • Identifies possible victims of SGBV and refers them to medical team for treatment according to protocols
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Reporting:

  • Participates in the monthly reports according to guidelines, i.e. Situation Reports (SitReps), medical statistical reports, etc.
  • Participates in definition of annual planning and its updates with their relevant budgets for the project.
  • Participates in the epidemiological reports related to health facilities in the area of work of MSF.
  • Informs other medical managers or doctors about any possible serious problem or complication, ex. worsening of state of patients, problems in medicines, etc.

Others:

  • Prepares any document related to work of all midwife or maternity staff.
  • Participates in meetings in health facility with MSF staff and collaborators.
  • Note: The responsibilities mentioned above are not exhaustive and other work can be required according to the needs of the mission.
  • Mobility is requested from MSF staff, including short term assignments from their usual place of work

Requirements

  • Education: Recognized midwifery qualification, or related Degree.
  • Experience: At least 1 years working experience with MSF as Midwife or 3 years with other NGO’s
  • Languages: Local languages essential, mission language desirable.
  • Competencies: Sensitive and respectful of religious and cultural differences.

Others:

  • Responsible and respectful with rules
  • Genuine interest and commitment with MSF activities
  • Due to the nature of MSF operations’, flexibility is indispensable and unavoidable
  • Capacity to work as part of a team
  • Trust ability, motivation and ability to learn fast
  • Ability to work and live in remote, rural environment
  • Willingness to live in communal environment with colleagues
  • Pleasant polite attitude at all time
  • Ability to act as part of multi- cultural multi- disciplinary team
  • Motivation to represent MSF to other actors

Salary
As per the MSF salary scale (national contract)

Application Closing Date
5th May, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s, motivation letter and credentials to: msfe-pulka-admin-emerg@barcelona.msf.org
Or
In person to:
MSF Pulka Office,
Alhaji Gajaga House,
Near Mbaza Mountain,
Pulka,
Gwoza LGA,
Borno State.

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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