Public Health Midwives

Doctors With Africa
Yirol and Rumbek, South Sudan
Full time Staff

JOB LOCATION
South Sudan, Eastern Lakes State, Yirol and Rumbek (2 positions)

START DATE
April 2019

DURATION
6 months (renewable)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Registered Midwife with further specialisation, Master or equivalent title in Public Health
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English; knowledge of Arabic will be an asset
  • Previous experience in emergency contexts, better if in South Sudan
  • Knowledge in safe-motherhood, nutrition, EPI, IEC, SBVG
  • Good level in computer skills, especially MS Excel
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a public health midwife within an INGO

KEY DUTIES
The Public Health Midwife will work as a technical assistant to CHDs and HFs staff throughout different counties in the assigned area (Eastern Lakes State), within a multi-tasking qualified team. In particular, she:

  • ensure that deliveries, antenatal and postnatal services are appropriately covered in all supported health facilities according to MoH protocols and standards
  • ensure that midwives and TBAs adequately use the partograms and take proper measures for prevention of complications to mother and baby
  • ensure that mothers receive postnatal care during puerperium, with emphasis on infection prevention and successful breastfeeding
  • conduct on the job training for enrolled midwives, MCHWs and TBAs with focus on identifying high-risk cases, provision of health education, counselling, and appropriate referral during pregnancy
  • ensure that antenatal data are recorded correctly in official register books, patient’s cards etc.
  • ensure proper record keeping of all input and output and conduct inventories on regular basis in antenatal and postnatal services.
  • participate in the project outreach activities, in IEC material conception.
  • collaborate in the analysis and collection of monthly HMIS and weekly surveillance reports.
  • participate in compiling the project monthly activities report
Closing date: 
28th February 2019