MCH NURSE - Mogadishu (2 National Positions)
The MCH Nurse is responsible for assessing, admitting, treating and following up the individual children(BOTH UNDER AND OVER 5yrs) and women assisted in assigned MCH centre(s) within Concern’s nutrition programme in Mogadishu and the communities that are served by those centres. The MCH Nurse will run and manage one MCH centre, including counselling, defaulter tracing, home visits, SC follow ups etc, and collect weekly and monthly reports and tally sheets. S/he will be responsible for keeping account of all the medicines and other supplies in the centre and keeping up to date records, requesting more when needed, ahead of time. The MCH Nurse is responsible for thoroughly and carefully assessing the children and women presenting at the centre, completing OPD/ANC/PNC cards fully and accurately, and clearly recording all information relevant to that person on the cards. S/he will also refer families to IYCF counsellors or support groups when needed, and refer children to SC or hospital immediately when required. The MCH Nurse will participate in any exercises organised together data at household, community/camp and district level, and work closely with others in the team at all times. This position will be based in the Mogadishu office and will visits in other programme locations if deemed necessarily
Main duties & Responsibilities:
Programme implementation and Development
- Support the management and running of MCH as per agreed protocol
- Become familiar with and adhere to all admission, home visit, referral and discharge protocols for OPD, ANC and PNC and other services offered at health facility
- Carefully and thoroughly assess each child and women at check-ups, and record all information clearly and accurately on the OPD/ANC/PNC cards.
- Administer drugs to under and over 5yrs children and women in line with agreed protocols, and keep records of all supplies used.
- Immediately refer any complicated child/women who need hospitalization to hospital and fill out the referral forms correctly. Either accompany the child/women to hospital personally, or ensure that another staff or CHWs/CHP member accompanies them.
- Refer absent and defaulting children/women to the CHWs/CHPs for follow up (home visit) and record details of the home visit and outcomes on the OPD, ANC/PNC cards accordingly.
- Support and guide the Community Health Promoters(s) in allocated centres with all outreach, follow-up, counselling and data collection responsibilities in collaborations with Community Mobilization Officer.
- Carry out OPD, EPI and other training for CHWs/CHPs, and participate in recruitment of new CHWs/CHPs if/as necessary.
- With support from the IYCF Officer(s), carry out IYCF counselling through one-to-one and support group sessions, and support CHWs/CHPs to do the same.
- Alert the MCH supervisor to any increase in incidence of communicable diseases such as measles, polio, AWD/cholera or others either in the centre or in the communities.
- Participate in any campaigns such as de-worming, hygiene promotion, etc as required.
- Produce and agree weekly, monthly and quarterly work plans with the MCH Supervisor and Programme Coordinator.
- Work closely with the Community Mobilization Officer in the preparation of work plans for the CHWs/CHPs
- Participate in team meetings and other meetings/trainings as requested.
- Carry out other activities as agreed with the MCH Supervisor and PC.
- Assist as required within the OTP service and carry out all required duties there.
Monitoring and Reporting
- Compile and submit weekly and monthly tally sheets (admission/discharge numbers, stock usage, case finding, counselling, and others) to the MCH Supervisor in the required formats and in a timely manner.
- Keep and submit stock records for medicines and other supplies in a timely manner.
- Participate in nutrition assessments, surveys, surveillance, program reviews and other monitoring activities as required.
- Contribute to the preparation and collection of case studies to demonstrate programme impact, if requested.
- Undertake regular visits to the communities to support & work with CHWs/CHPs, monitor very sick children who refuse transfer to hospital, and report back with findings/recommendations
- Support in the OTP/TSFP programme within the health facility as required
- Work closely with the Education, WASH and FIM teams as needed to expand the reach of the programme.
- If the situation permits and Concern decides to open MCHs in other parts of Somalia, travel to these locations may also be required.
- Provide cover in other CWW health facilities as necessary
- Other tasks as may reasonably be requested by the Programme Coordinator.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Qualified Nurse or midwifery from recognized institution.
- Additional training on treatment of severe acute malnutrition, health/hygiene promotion, IYCF and/or communicable disease management is desirable.
- Training on EPHS guideline/protocals
Experience and Skills
- At least three years experience of health & nutrition-related humanitarian/development programme implementation
- Experience of implementing emergency nutrition approaches including CMAM, and familiarity with protocols
- Knowledge of and/or interest in IYCF/behavior change/education interventions and counselling
- Experience of working in complex, insecure environments
- Fluent spoken and written Somali
- High level of spoken and written English
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability and willingness to interact successfully and respectfully with people at all levels and from all backgrounds
- Ability to work under pressure and without constant supervision.
- Flexibility and ability to carry out additional duties and tasks as required and adapt to a changing operational environment
- Innovative and pro-active with a positive attitude**
How to apply
Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements should submit their applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title "Application for MCH Nurse ” by Saturday Thursday 30th April 2020
ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test and interview.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.**
This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.
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