Overview

Midwife

Work Location: Dagahaley Refugee Camp

Start date: January 2022

Contract: 12 months renewable based on performance (initial 3 months’ probation contract)

The selected candidate will be reporting to the Midwife Supervisor.

 

Main Purpose

Provide obstetrical care to pregnant women and their babies, doing follow up before, during and after delivery, according to MSF obstetrical and reproductive health protocols, universal hygienic and newborn caring standards and under supervision of a specialist doctor, in order to ensure their health conditions and avoid post-delivery complications.

 

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Accountabilities

Ensuring the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (BEmONC 1 and CEmONC 2), neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections and Fistula care in accordance with MSF Reproductive Core Package of Activities and reinforce the implementation of standardised protocols.
Where PMTCT is implemented, ensuring implementation of the PMTCT protocol in the ANC/delivery and PNC consultations (pre counselling, test and post counselling
Collaborating with the medical doctor and /or nurse in the management of Sexual Violence cases
Assessing the feasibility for referral of pregnant women form the TBAs to the OPD/MCH for medical evaluation and/or complicated deliveries.
Ensuring hygiene and sterilization criteria (including universal precautions) are met according to MSF specifications.
Performing cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
Guaranteeing a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders.
Properly following up all newborn babies from delivery until discharge, informing mothers and relatives about importance of breast feeding, vaccination and possible complications resulting from harmful traditional practices.
Ensuring patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected
Supervising that administrative procedures of admissions and hospitalizations comply with MSF protocols , as well as verify patients are properly informed and receive the documents required (birth certificate, vaccination card, etc
Participatingin the organisation of the ward in collaboration with other midwifes and the maternity ward supervisor. Ensure transfer of relevant information to the next shift team (specially identifying risk cases)
According to MSF protocols in force, conduct normal deliveries independently
Manage obstetric emergencies; identify cases needing referral and send them in time, clean up the newborn, executing and registering first neo-natal medical acts (cutting and cleaning the umbilical cord, vaccination, etc.), detecting possible anomalies/infections of the newborn and reporting them to the doctor, in order to ensure successful interventions
Supervises the use of drugs, facilities and obstetric material, in order to ensure, in accordance with number of patients and prescriptions, a rational use as well as pharmacy stock levels are permanently updated, kept under appropriate conditions and above minimum safety point.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

When necessary ensure that patient who lack autonomy, are supported especially feeding, personal hygiene, movements and their comfort.
Ensure sensitization activities and health talks, are carried when necessary a therapeutic education of the patient (and family) using a patient-based approach.
Ensure that routine laboratory tests are performed, interpret the results and adapt the approach if necessary
Participate actively in the monitoring and the reporting of medical activities (Make sure that the department registration, patient files, forms, and HIS reports are updated on time and participate in the analysis of these statistics.
Providing emotional support and information including daily care of newborns, to patients and partners/caretakers.
Triage of patients. (Weight, pulse, blood pressure and temperature)
Helping parents to cope with miscarriage, termination, stillbirth neonatal death and neonatal abnormalities.
Teaching patients with pain management techniques to prepare them for labour.
Participate actively in the hospital platform (meetings, committee) and trainings.

Requirements

Education

Essential Diploma in Kenya registered community health Nursing (KRCHN). Desired Bachelor in Nursing

Experience

Essential working experience of at least two years in midwife activities related jobs. Experience with other NGOs and/or MSF is an asset

Languages

Essential mission language (English); local language an asset (Somali/Kiswahili).

Competencies

Results
Teamwork
Flexibility
Commitment
Service

MODE OF APPLICATION

Click “APPLY FOR JOB” button above to apply for this job.
If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter on or before the 21st December 2021

About Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Médecins sans frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization (NGO) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases. It was founded in France in response to the Biafran War. The organization is known in most of the world by its localized name or simply as MSF; in Canada and the United States the name Doctors Without Borders is commonly used. In 2015 over 30,000, mostly local, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, logistical experts, water and sanitation engineers and administrators provided medical aid in over 70 countries. These doctors and nurses decided to volunteer their time to solve issues of world health. Private donors provide about 90% of the organization's funding, while corporate donations provide the rest, giving MSF an annual budget of approximately US$750 million.