Enrolled Midwife NGO Career Jobs – Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title:  Enrolled Midwife   
Organization: Action Against Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
Action
Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO. For over thirty
years it has been implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water,
Sanitation and Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja
regions of Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The Enrolled Midwife will be responsible for
supporting health workers within government health facilities implementing
maternal and child health & nutrition activities aimed at reducing acute
malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency among pregnant and lactating
(P&L) women within the Kiryandongo refugee settlement area.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Technical Support:
  • Support health workers at selected health
    facilities and established outreaches to conduct ANC and Post-natal care
    as per Ministry of Health guidelines for pregnant and lactating women
    admitted in the supplementary feeding programme.
  • Ensure integration of maternal health
    services into supplementary feeding programme activities at health facility
    and community level.
  • Manage the referral and follow up for
    pregnant and lactating women with medical complications admitted in the supplementary
    feeding programme.
2. Assessment and
Capacity Building:
  • Actively participate in rapid nutrition
    assessment and nutrition surveillance conducted within the catchment area.
  • Manage the collection, handling, analysis and
    reporting of data related to MCHN activities at targeted health
    facilities.
  • Build the capacity of health workers in
    prevention, identification and management of acute malnutrition among
    P& L women.
3. Staff Management &
Supervision:
  • Ensure the attendance of the staff under your
    supervision (VHTs for example)
  • Ensure that staff under your supervision are
    effectively engaged in their tasks
  • Coordinate the staff under your supervision
  • Ensure technical and managerial support to
    staff under your supervision
4. Coordination &
Representation:
  • Actively participate in internal and external
    meetings according to the Project Manager’s guidance
  • Actively participate in events organized in
    the refugee and host community setting
  • Coordinate all other stakeholders in the refugee
    response
  • Perform any oher duties as assigned from time
    to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Higher
    Diploma in Nursing/Midwifery.
  • At least two years’ previous experience
    working with an International NGO specifically as a nurse or midwife
  • Three years’ experience in Nursing/ midwifery
  • One year of experience in management of acute
    malnutrition using IMAM guidelines.
  • Prior exposure and experience in undertaking
    MCHN complementary activities i.e. growth monitoring, deworming,
    vaccination, Vitamin A supplementation for children 6-23 months and iron
    supplementation for P&L women.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Computer literacy i.e. Knowledge of word
    processor, spreadsheet and software use like ENA, SPSS plus other programs
    advantageous
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment and
    make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible with the ability to cope
    with stressful situations
  • Diplomatic and culturally sensitive
  • Possession of a valid motorbike riding
    permit.
  • Good written and spoken English language
    skills. Knowledge of the local language (Kiryandongo) is an added
    advantage
How to Apply:  
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to send
their applications which should include ONLY a cover letter, CV (not more than
4 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For
email applications please note that attached documents should not be larger
than 2MBs. All documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than
2MBs will not be considered – Address your email application to:
recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning “ENROLLED MIDWIFE” in the
subject line.
Deadline: Friday, 26th February 2016 by 5:00pm

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