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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Midwife Supervisor at Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an international medical organization, founded in 2009. ALIMA’s aim is to provide a high standard of healthcare in situations of emergency or medical disaster and to improve the practice of humanitarian medicine by developing innovative projects associated with medical research. The specific feature of the association is to base its operating methods mainly on partnership with national medical players. By pooling and capitalizing on their skills, ALIMA and its partners give as many people as possible access to a high standard of treatment.

ALIMA Nigeria is seeking to recruit dynamic and suitably qualified and experienced Nigerians for its Emergency Medical Response Project.

ASKIRA UBA, Borno State

Midwife Supervisor

Main Purpose
  • Ensure the proper functioning of the reproductive health activities under his/her responsibility in Monguno where ALIMA is running medical activities.
  • Defining and implementing universal protocols and procedures; guaranteeing the quality of healthcare in order to improve health conditions of the target population.
Accountabilities

Assessment of activities
Identify the needs and means to improve the reproductive health care (BEmONC and CEmONC) in the ALIMA supported health facility in Monguno.

Implementation and Monitoring of Activities
  •  Provide support to the recruitment procedures if needed (New staffs);
  •  In collaboration with the Medical Referent and the rest of the medical team, and other actors implements and monitors reproductive health activities according to the universal standards procedures and protocols;
  •  Ensuring patients are being informed of their care and treatment plans, and explanations of their conditions;
  •  Ensuring newborn care according to the standard protocols;
  •  Ensure patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected;
  •  Carrying out surveillance of parameters following the protocol in use;
  •  Detecting any neonatal infections, hypoglycemia of the newborn, hyper-hypothermia, any anomalies, etc and informing the doctor in charge of newborn unit;
  •  Ensuring Breastfeeding, and information sharing with mothers;
  •  Ensuring that required newborn vaccination is done;
  •  Ensuring good advices are provided to the mothers on discharge;
  •  Preparing newborns and mothers for referral.
  •  Organizes data collection on medical activities (Reproductive Health Care);
  •  Participates in the collection and analysis of reproductive health activity data;
  •  Organizes feedback on medical activity data to his/her team during the monthly meeting;
  •  On call duties and drawing the Doctor’s attention to all potential complicated deliveries, making referrals without delay.
Skills strengthening
  • Assist the new and/or the existing staff on obstetrical procedures: Like episiotomy, suturing lacerations, uterine revision, manual removal of placenta, breech deliveries;
  • Ensuring Universal precautions and hygiene procedures according to the guidelines;
Administrative tasks
  • Keeping up to date and organizing folders related to the work, particularly protocols;
  • Participation to medical meetings and any other requested field meetings;
  • Filling the registration book and other statistics files in the ward;
  • Guarantee a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders).
Requirements

Education
 Specialty (midwife diploma essential)

Experience
Previous experience of at least two years in humanitarian assistance as midwife supervisor with NGOs or the Ministry of Health.

Languages
English is a pre-requisite, local language

Knowledge
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, stress management
ALIMA is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply.
Note: Only short listed applicants will be contacted


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