Emergency Outreach Midwife

Employer:International Rescue Committee
Location: Libya
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017


Background:


The IRC is currently starting its operations in Libya with emergency and reproductive healthcare programming targeted at the most vulnerable non-displaced, IDPs, refugees and migrants in hard-to-reach areas. According to assessments, healthcare is considered the priority need in Libya, most urgently in terms of quality health staff, medicines and supplies. There are significant gaps in the response, according to Libya's Ministry of Health (MoH), the Libyan Red Crescent, UN agencies, and international NGOs.

IRC's emergency team in Libya has the specific goal of reaching those in the hardest hit areas to beneficiaries of all ages and gender, both Libyans and third-country nationals. The emergency health activities will be foscused on supporting essential primary health care. The reproductive health activities will specifically target women and girls. IRC's emergency team is engaging local communities and empowering them to ensure they have equal access to health services while mobilizing outreach clinics to maintain proximity to the people in need.

Job Overview/Summary:

This program seeks a qualified midwife who will work directly with IRCs Emergency Health Coordinator and Libyan health staff to ensure quality services within targeted healthcare facilties.

Responsibilities


Carry out clinical activities and patient care alongside and in collaboration with local personnel including:


examining and monitoring pregnant women


assessing care requirements and writing care plans


undertaking antenatal care
carrying out screening tests
taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures
caring for and assisting women in labour
monitoring and administering medication, injections and intravenous infusions during labour
monitoring the foetus during labour
advising about and supporting parents in the daily care of their newborn babies and providing information, emotional support and reassurance to women and their partners
helping parents to cope with miscarriage, termination, stillbirth and neonatal death


writing records


Provide technical support and oversight to IRC's mobile health team in patient care and service delivery


Referral of patients to and between hospitals/healthcare facilities


Collaborate with the team leader and health coordinator in sending orders for periodic re-stocking
Work with M&E team to ensure accuracy and quality of data collected from all hospital/healthcare facilities on a monthly basis
Conduct monthly data analysis and take action as appropriate
Provide training to partnering Libyan healthcare facility personnel for specific needs of the facility
Works as a member of the team, taking in consideration the non-medical problems encountered by the patients (i.e. feeding and psychosocial)
Develop and foster professional working relationship with community members and technical counterparts ofhealthcare facilities

Requirements:
Completion of post-graduate midwifery training
2-3 years clinical experience in a hospital settings, with low-resource settings preferable
Experience in primary health care and mobile clinic setting preferable
Technical expertise in infection, prevention and control
Demonstrated experience in implementing IPC practices and systems improvement
Demonstrated experience working with multiple partners and stakeholders
Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
Experience in training and mentoring
Previous experience of working in North Africa preferable
Fluent Arabic speaker