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MIDWIFE At Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – MAIDUGURI
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. Médecins Sans Frontiéres provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions. www.msf.org
The following vacancy is open to all residents of Nigeria.
Contract Period: Indefinite
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- 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 standardized 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
- Participating the organization 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 intervention, 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. 1 BEmONC = basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care = Administration of antibiotics, oxytocics, anticonvulsants, manual removal of the placenta, removal of retained products following abortion, assisted vaginal delivery, preferably with vacuum extractor and newborn care including neonatal resuscitation. 2 CEmONC = comprehensive obstetric and neonatal care = the full package of BEmONC Plus; surgery (caesarean section, hysterectomy, laparotomy), safe blood transfusion and care to sick and low birth weight newborns
MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities
- Ensuring implementation of the PMTCT protocol in the ANC and PNC consultations (pre counselling, test and post counseling
Referral of pregnant women form the outreach to the OPD/MCH for medical evaluation and/or complicated deliveries Ensure the child has necessary documents during clinic visits i.e. birth certificates, vaccination card.
- Ensuring an effective nutritional care for nutritionally at-risk/underweight infants <6months is essentially focused on how to enable and support mothers/wet nursing mothers to exclusively breastfeed their infant.
- Focusing on how to ensure an infant receives the appropriate nutritional requirements through an equal, appropriate and safe breastmilk substitute (SDTM, BMS i.e infant formula)
- Ensuring nutritionally at-risk infant and their mothers must also receive the mental health and health promotion support (targeted to the infant developmental age) as part of a holistic approach to inpatient nutritional care and treating the infant and mother as one unit.
- Supporting mothers/wet nurse mothers in proper positioning, attachments, duration and frequency of feeding, effective suckling as well as double suckling.
In cases of mothers without possibility of breastmilk production, the midwife is teaching them on the preparation, storage of infant formula at home for the safety of the infant. Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications:
- Education: Bachelor of Midwifery /Diploma or Specialization in Midwifery essential. Additional Diploma in Nursing/Midwifery desirable.
Experience: Minimum 2 years’ experience in Midwifery practice with MSF, other INGO/NGO or Private medical facility essential.
Languages: English essential. Local language (Hausa, Kanuri) desirable.
- Competencies: Results and Quality Orientated, Teamwork and Cooperation, Behavioural Flexibility, Commitment to MSF Principles, Stress Management.
MSF is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit their application, including cover letter, resume and copy of relevant certificates
Only through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: “Application for the Post of Midwife”
Deadline: 10th December 2021
Please note only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interview; MSF Belgium takes this opportunity to thank all potential candidates for their application.