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Midwife Supervisor at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution or natural disaster. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities where it resettles refugees and helps them become self-sufficient. Composed of first responders, humanitarian relief workers, international development experts, health care providers, and educators, the IRC has assisted millions of people around the world since its founding in 1933.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Borno
  • City: Maiduguri
  • Job Field: Medical / Healthcare  , NGO/Non-Profit 

Job Overview/Summary:

  • Based in Monguno the Midwife Supervisor (Reproductive Health Officer) will support the implementation of the “Partnering for Resilience to Emergencies through Transformation of SRHR (PRET-SRHR)” project in Monguno. She will be supervising the clinical activities and oversee facility and staff daily performance to ensure quality and timely delivery of rights based SRHR services while maintaining high level of ethical and professional standards.
  • The Midwife supervisor reports to the Medical Doctor – PRET SRHR.

Specific Responsibilities:

Clinical Supervision and Service delivery:  

  • Supervise and supports the provision of ALL clinical services and consultations at maternity sessions of supported MoH facilities and IRC’s comprehensive women centers (CWC).
  • Support implementation of minimum initial service package (MISP) for SRHR in Monguno.
  • Provide ante-natal consultations, delivery and after delivery follow up, post-natal consultations, family planning consultations, post-abortion care, clinical management of rape, syndromic management of STI, new-born vaccinations according to MoH/International protocol and liaising with the Medical Doctor and senior referral officer about patients who need special care and referrals.
  • Serve as focal person for the clinical care for sexual assault survivors (CCSAS) and referral linkage for survivors.
  • Provide counselling on family planning and provide FP commodities according to the client’s informed choice.
  • Maintain infection prevention and control within and around the facility.
  • Ensure all facilities adhere to instrument processing and sterilization protocols.
  • Keep inventories and supervise the use of medical devices, ensuring they are clean and follow up with logistics for regular maintenance.
  • Ensure the availability of essential drugs and SRH supplies including family planning commodities.
  • Liaise with the pharmacy warehouse to prevent stock out of drugs, other medical supplies while working with the Medical Doctor and RH Manager to procure other consumables required in the facilities.
  • Being responsible for ensuring that all the administrative procedures, patients’ data and documents are filled in correctly and registered for compiling monthly reports reflecting the activity in the department.

Technical Support and Quality of Care Management:

  • Ensure all SRHR services are in line with national/adopted protocols and RH policies and guidelines are well understood by midwives and other support staff in the facilities.
  • Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained, cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols, reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service.
  • Ensure all the staff follow the established IPC standard and infection prevention protocol.
  • Ensure all facilities adhere to instrument processing and sterilization protocols.
  • Conduct quarterly clinical skills assessment for midwife and follow up on areas that need improvement.
  • Provide on-the-job training to all midwives and support staff, define their training needs, and support the Medical Doctor to implement them according to project objectives.
  • Conduct periodic facility readiness assessment and follow-up on service point improvement action plan.

Staff Management:

  • Routinely monitor, supervise staff performance according to their job description, conduct performance evaluation and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
  • Monitor staff daily attendance to duty posts and ensure time sheets are correctly filled and submitted monthly.
  • Ensure staff leave plan is followed and managed in a way that ensure smooth program continuity.
  • Develop and manage monthly midwives and support staff roster where applicable.

Representation, Project Implementation and Reporting:

  • Focal person for intersectoral integration between Reproductive Health and Women Protection and Empowerment sector.
  • Raises Item forecast and payment request for reproductive health program and provide information that will support BVA update.
  • Ensure teamwork and maintain relationship with different sectors and government agencies.
  • Responsible for validation of program data and timely submission to M&E on weekly basis.
  • Work with M&E team to analyze data on a weekly/monthly basis, feeds information back to the program, and adapts strategies accordingly.
  • Provide weekly/monthly activity reports to the supervisor.

Others:

  • Consistently and proactively monitors and assesses the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and others external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position reports to: Medical Doctor – PRET – SRHR
  • Position directly Supervises: Incentive Midwife and SRH support staff, Community Mobilizers and Community Health Volunteers (CHVs)
  • Indirectly reporting: Reproductive Health Manager
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Health program staff and managers, and ALL other IRC sectors
  • External: Other partner NGO’s, MoH, SPHCDA, LGA PHC department

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Registered Midwife (bachelor’s degree in nursing and midwifery science an added advantage)
  • Must possess VALID practicing license by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience as IRC Midwife (experience working in Monguno an added advantage)
  • Experience in supervising health staff at the primary health care level.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 
  • Able to work in a location with basic living conditions and with limited communication options.
  • Experienced in report writing (highly recommended)
  • Strong clinical skills on relevant SRHR service delivery; FP, PAC, CCSAS, BEmONC, ANC/PNC and safe delivery.
  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, (especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive
  • Ability to independently organize work, prioritize tasks, respect and adheres to deadlines.
  • Fluency in both English and Hausa (Kanuri an added advantage)

Method of Application:

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