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Activation Date: 09 Jun, 2021   Announced Date: 09 Jun, 2021   Expire Date: 21 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Daikondi
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization scale
Vacancy Number: Medair_NIL_AFG093
No. Of Jobs: 2
City: Based in Project areas of operation
Organization: MEDAIR
Years of Experience: • At least 3 years’ experience in the field of mid
Contract Duration: 30-June 2022
Gender: Female
Education: Graduate Midwifery from recognized institute Diploma/Certificate Midwifery, or equivalent medical tr
Close date: 21 Jun, 2021

About MEDAIR:

Medair is an international humanitarian organization established in 1988. Medair has been operating in Afghanistan since 1996 with programmes mainly in the Health, Water & Sanitation, and Livelihoods sectors with significant reconstruction activities in remote areas. Current projects are Water & Sanitation, Food Security, & Disaster Risk Reduction.

Medair is implementing an integrated IMAM, PHC (IMNCI, ANC, PNC & FP) and IYCF project in Daykundi Province. Medair’s Health and Nutrition project in Daykundi Province is designed to increase access to quality of life saving PHC and nutrition services for underserved communities, through integrated mobile health and nutrition teams (MHNT). This includes treatment of most common coexisting childhood illness, RH (ANC, PNC & FP) and treatment of malnutrition and other causes of morbidity and mortality, management of acute malnutrition in children under 5 years and pregnant and lactating women, increasing access to routine immunisations through referrals to the nearby health facility, treatment of communicable disease for children U5 and PSS. The programme also addresses some key determinants of ill health and malnutrition through promotion of improved Maternal Infant and Child Nutrition (MIYCN) practices and health and hygiene behaviours linked to unnecessary deaths amongst vulnerable populations. The programme also aims to reduce the transmission of COVID19 and reduce the impact of COVID19 on health and nutrition outcomes of women and children. Activities are focussed on addressing the key determinants of malnutrition and transmission of COVID19 through adequate access to Nutrition and psychosocial services, improved IYCF practised, health and psychosocial education and behaviour change activities. The Health and Nutrition Project will be implemented in Sang-e-takht and Miramor Districts in Daykundi province.

Job Description:

Overall purpose

To be a member of a Health & Nutrition team providing integrated health & nutrition services to targeted communities. The Midwife will work towards the implementation of the (MISP) Minimal Initial Service Package. The Midwife will provide RH services:  ANC, PNC, FP counseling, and safe delivery planning to improve access to facility-based skilled birth attendance.  ANC is one of the core interventions for improving maternal outcomes. The Midwife will ensure the provision of ANC services to enable early identification of pregnancy-related risks and complications; including birth preparedness and complication readiness and ensure access to health education, vaccinations, diagnostic tests, and treatments services.  As such the midwife will screen the high-risk cases, prevent, detect, and treat at the earliest any complications, while ensure continued risk assessment and provision of ongoing primary preventive health care. The Midwife will prescribe routine medications to pregnant women according to approved treatment protocols and guidelines and provide syndromic management of STIs where necessary. The Midwife will provide essential PNC services for Mothers and babies during the first four weeks after birth. As such the services will include support to the mothers for an easy transition, early diagnosis, and treatment of any complications, guidance on breastfeeding nutritional guidance and guidance on contraception, and family planning.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical:

ANC Services for Pregnant Women:

·       Registration of all women attending for Antenatal Care Services

·       Perform History taking, general physical and obstetrical antenatal examinations of pregnant women and provide diagnosis and appropriate treatment according to National protocols and guidelines

·       Explains the medical procedures to take place to the clients while taking the relevant services from the MHNT

·       Identifies patient care requirements for patients and ensure their needs are met

·       Perform Laboratory investigations available and refer for further investigations in the nearby health facility

·       Assess referral needs for pregnant women with complication for advance treatment services from higher level of care for further management

·       Conduct health education sessions on basic and key health messages/topics to the clients according to project technical areas

·       Provide routine ANC medications (Iron, Folic Acid supplements and SP Prophylaxis) to the clients and provide necessary treatments and dispensing based on their individual needs

·       Check for routine ANC vaccinations (Tetanus Toxoid) and refer clients for immunization to nearby EPI health facilities for EPI services as per National guidelines

·       Record all the necessary information on the existing reporting’s tools (registration book and card for each client) etc

·       Inform Clients for follow up visits.

PNC Services include:

  • Provide information to Mothers on routine postnatal visits,
  • Perform physical examination including measurement of blood pressure, testing of urine for bacteriuria and proteinuria, blood tests to detect syphilis and severe anaemia and routine weight and height measurement at each visit and perform growth monitoring and promotion for new-borns/U5 children
  • Identification of complications and its managements of mothers and new-borns during postnatal period and provide referral services when necessary
  • Provide education on essential new-born care practice that includes cord care, breast feeding, and thermoregulation, eye care, and immunisation, recognition of danger signs with special emphases on the care of low-birth-weight infants
  • Promotion of exclusive breastfeeding, personal hygiene,
  • Provide education about nutritional supplements, Postnatal vitamin A and iron supplementation for mothers, Ensure immunization of new-borns and family planning counselling and services for both mother and father
  • Assess patient for referral if needed (Patient with complication referred for advanced treatment services).
  • Record all the necessary information on the existing reporting tools (registration book and cards for each client etc.)

Post Natal Family Planning:

  • Provide Family planning (FP) counselling and the available services at the site (both mother and father)
  • Provide preconception counselling and preventive screening and family planning options
  • Provide counselling and give information on the FP commodities such as, birth control methods, devices, and supplies such as birth control pills, injectables, condoms, diaphragms, and IUDs and refer for FP services from a nearby health facility
  • Record all the necessary information on the existing reporting tools (registration book and FP cards)

Quality Management

  • Ensure adherence to the provided internal and external protocols and guidelines
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all health-related activities, filling in forms, cards, registration books and records keeping
  • Compile reports as required and requested by Health and supervisor
  • Conduct on the Job training to Health assistant and NEWs based on needEnsure the functionality of feedback mechanism and AAP

Logistics

  • Ensure safe storage of all supplies, medicines and medical material and equipment
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of stock movements
  • Assist the Health Supervisor in preparing stock requests

MAIN ACTIVITIES

•    Facilitate the referral for complicated patients with official document for advance treatment to higher health centers. 

•     Record all necessary information in the existing reporting tools (registration book, beneficiary register etc.)

•    Provide health and nutrition educations on breastfeeding initiation of BF, (EBF), complementary feeding, and hygiene, care of  

    pregnant and lactating women to prevent illness.

•    Update all reporting tools on daily basis.

•    Keep and maintain a good filing system for all documents

•    Prepare the reports (Daily, Weekly, and monthly) according to the standard reporting tools.

•    Assist line supervisor to perform other duties assigned by the organization.

•     Provide health & nutrition hygiene education and IYCF counselling to pregnant and lactating women

•     Ensure accurate record keeping of all activities according to data collection templates

•     Ensure safe storage and handling of medicines and equipment

•     Perform any other duties not listed in the JD but requested by Line manager and Health supervisor

Job Requirements:

Education

  • Graduate Midwifery from recognized institute
  • Diploma/Certificate Midwifery, or equivalent medical training with relevant post graduate experience

Relevant experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience in the field of midwifery programs
  • BEmONC/CEmONC training and experience or equivalent
  • RMNCH training
  • Family Planning training and counselling experiences
  • Previous experiences working in midwifery programs

Languages

  • Fluent in Dari -oral and written skills
  • Good English -oral and written skills

Computer

  • Working knowledge in MS word and excel

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants should forward their    https://form.123formbuilder.com/4881255/form

by not later than 21st June 2021

For technical questions only, please message [email protected]  

“Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staffs are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices”

Submission Email:

https://form.123formbuilder.com/4881255/form

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