Human Development Concern (HDC) was established in 2005 as a local humanitarian organization dedicated to providing interventions through humanitarian and development initiatives in Somalia.
HDC is going to support integrated health and WASH activities in Buurdhubo District Gedo region, the project will focus and give more attention to static facilities around IDPs settlements and Mobile sites and also support the WASH facilities in the district. The health services will include routine and campaign immunization to under 5 children and Women of childbearing age (WCBA); Provision of antenatal and post-natal care to pregnant and lactating mothers; safe delivery services for the pregnant mothers; Treatment and control of communicable diseases targeting community members, Provision of basic lifesaving medical services to sick patients including AWD/Cholera patients; Identify and refer patients with severe medical cases that requires admission at secondary health facilities after providing first aid services; Promote the adoption of good hygiene and sanitation practices to the affected communities; Identify and assist in the training of community volunteers on health promotion and education; Organize community sensitization and mobilization sessions at facility and outreach level of the affected areas; Support distribution of hygiene kits, provision of adapted sanitation infrastructures and related hygiene promotion; Install twin latrines and handwashing facilities for all the latrines to improve on sanitation facilities and conduct hygiene promotion campaigns focusing on handwashing.
Duties and responsibilities
- Providing appropriate healthcare service, including immunization, ante-natal care, delivery, and referring patients appropriately;
- Providing health education and counselling on identified health needs to patients;
- Planning, implementing interventions and preparing periodic reports;
- Maintaining records on patient’s personal and health condition/care;
- Ensuring a tidy and safe clinical environment
- Conducting home visits of patients and providing referrals;
- Track and maintain medical supply inventory along with other staff members;
- Planning and implementing nursing care interventions based on patients’ health needs;
- Monitoring and administering medication and intravenous infusions to prescribed patients;
- Examining and monitoring pregnant women
- Assessing care requirements and writing care plans
- Undertaking antenatal care in hospitals, homes and GP practices
- Carrying out screening tests
- Providing information, emotional support, and reassurance to women and their partners
- 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 new-born babies
- Helping parents to cope with miscarriage, termination, stillbirth and neonatal death
- Writing records
- Identifying high-risk pregnancies
- Midwives may work on a rota and be on call to provide care on a 24-hour basis
- Key skills for midwives
- Ability to deal with emotionally charged situations
- Excellent team working skills
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong observational skills
- An interest in the process of pregnancy and birth
- Flexible and adaptable
- Able to work with people from different backgrounds
- Able to follow instructions and procedures
- Caring and patient
- Any duty as may be assigned from time to time.
· Qualified Nurse /Midwife in degree/diploma
· Relevant certifications midwifery trainings.
At least two years of professional work experience.