Registered Midwife job at International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

Registered Midwife job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 02 November 2021

Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee

Job Details:

Requisition ID: req20808
Job Title: Registered Midwife
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Yumbe, Uganda

Job Description
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee ( is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development - bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala. The IRC will be moving into additional/new locations in refugee settlements in Kiryandongo and Zombo.
The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition program in West Nile and Acholi focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees in their settlements. Similar services will be extended to the new locations starting January 2020.

Job Overview:
Under the guidance of Reproductive Health Officer, the registered mid-wife shall be responsible for provision of maternal and neonatal health services at the PHC facility and supporting the Reproductive health services in the community within the catchment population. Maternal and neonatal health services include Antenatal care, deliveries, neonatal health care to prevent infection and promote health (infection prevention, exclusive breastfeeding, immunization, growth monitoring and check-up for common neonatal infections), postpartum care, and encouragement of breastfeeding/young child weaning & feeding, family planning, and managing obstetric emergencies including referrals as appropriate, & STIs management according to MoH guidelines. Among others, she will be providing counseling on FP and provision of modern methods. She will provide HIV/AIDS services including but not limited to counseling, eMTCT, EID and HAART services. She will directly supervise the enrolled mid wives.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Provision of quality maternal, neonatal and child health services at the PHC facility that include Antenatal care, deliveries, neonatal health care to prevent infection and promote health, exclusive breastfeeding, immunization, growth monitoring and check-up for common neonatal infections, postpartum care, and encouragement of breastfeeding/young child weaning & feeding.
•Implement family planning counseling and provision of modern methods to clients.
•Manage obstetric emergencies including referrals as appropriate & STIs management according to MoH guidelines.
•Participate in EPI activities, vaccinations and EPI campaigns request of vaccines as well as making of reports.
•Participate in conducting health education at the health facility and community-based health care activities including planned outreaches, and school health programs.
•Manage patients with confidentiality and adherence to professional code of conduct, policies and procedures and best practices in health care.
•Conduct and report maternal, prenatal death audit surveillance and response in the health facility.
•Conduct monthly requisitions and inventory in maternity and submit reports.
•Ensure infection prevention and control is implemented according to MoH guideline.
•Strengthen sexual gender-based violence prevention and response in health facility.
•Strengthen provision of adolescent sexual Reproductive Health services and information to adolescents at health facility.
•Implement elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV (eMTCT).
•Ensure referrals to CemONC facility are accompanied and referral information at health facility kept in file for future use.
•Compile daily, weekly, and monthly reproductive health report and submit to M&E team.
•Participate in clinician ward rounds and provide bedside nursing care for admitted mothers.
•Participate in the on-job training of other staff especially midwives, MCHW and in organizing for sensitization in the health facility.
•Supervise and conduct appraisal for midwives and MCHWs.
•Conduct weekly/monthly maternity staff meetings to review activities.
•Participate in any other activity as directed by supervisor.

•Must be a trained Midwife at registered level or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
•Must be registered with Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council.
•At least two years of midwifery experience.
•Excellent communication, leadership, customer service, interpersonal skills, and respect for and receptivity to other cultures.

Professional Standards:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Deadline for submission is November 02nd, 2021.

Application procedure

Use the link below to apply.

Date Posted: 2021-10-21