MIDWIFE ACTIVITY MANAGER - SOMALIA (Kenya-based)


GENERAL CONTEXT

Doctors Without Borders is an international, independent medical humanitarian action-driven organization created in 1971, providing aid to populations in need, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to the people affected by armed conflicts, without discrimination and regardless of their race, religion, belief or political affiliation (MSF Charter). OCBA stands for Operational Centre Barcelona-Athens and is made up of four Operational Cells (OCs), the Emergency Unit and the Humanitarian Affairs Unit (HAU) and other departments or services supporting Operations. MSF-OCBA is currently present in around 20 countries.

MAIN PURPOSE

Defining, coordinating, monitoring all midwife and maternity related activities in a project area, according to MSF policies, protocols and standards in order to provide a high quality Mother and Child Health (MCH) care to the population.

LOCATION

International position based in Kenya (Nairobi) with frequent field visits to Somalia

ACCOUNTABILITIES


Planning, organizing and ensuring the implementation and supervision, in close collaboration with other medical staff, all Sexual and Reproductive health activities. Participating in the definition and update of annual project planning and budget, and if needed, in any emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the project area.
Informing other medical managers or doctors about any possible serious problem or complication (i.e. worsening of state of patients, problems in medicines, etc.). Coordinating and assessing the feasibility for referral of pregnant women to receive further medical evaluation, in order to manage efficiently the resources needed for delivering MCH care while keeping good quality levels.
Assisting and collaborating with the field doctors and nurses when required (normal or complicated deliveries, SV cases, etc.), to complement the existing human resources and contribute to the resolution of complicated cases. Ensuring the new-born babies are followed up correctly since delivery and until discharge and that all pregnant women and new born children are referred to the Extended Program on Immunization (EPI).
Managing the midwife and maternity staff in the project. Planning and supervising the associated HR processes (recruitment, training, performance evaluation, motivation, internal/external communication, etc.) in order to improve staff capabilities and to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required.
Ensuring and supervising the implementation of protocols by all staff under his/her responsibility in order to improve the quality of the healthcare given to population and to prevent any infection due to staff malpractices.
Supervising the proper distribution of drugs and use of materials, keeping track of consumption patterns and supply orders, and monitoring inventories, together with the project logistician. Training the midwife and maternity staff in order to ensure having minimum levels of stock to carry out the activities of the project and a rational and appropriate use of material resources.
In coordination with the project biomedical service supervising the appropriate use of medical devices and anticipating and communicating future needs.
Supervising administrative procedures and documents, analysing routine data for monitoring purposes, and being responsible for the collection and analysis of medical statistics and reporting of SRH activities (participation in epidemiological reports and monthly reports according to guidelines) in order to have updated and correct information about the day-to-day activity in the project and to provide support in the decision-making.


REQUIREMENTS

Education


Midwifery recognized qualification essential: 3 or 4-year degree in midwifery or nursing degree completed with a 1 or 2-year specialization in midwifery


Experience


Minimum 2-year experience as midwife
Experience as team manager essential
Having worked internationally, with MSF or another NGO will be an asset


Languages**


Excellent English essential
Arabic is an asset


Knowledge**


Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)


Competencies**


People Management
Commitment
Flexibility
Results
Teamwork


CONTRACT CONDITIONS

Eligibility


International candidates only: Somalian residents cannot be accepted as this is an international posting


Duration of the contract


Fixed-term contract of 6 months with renewal option


Salary/Indemnities


Salary defined by the MSF International salary grid
Additional monthly living allowance
Lodging provided at the organization`s guesthouse/or housing allowance
International and local transportation costs covered
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance


How to apply:
HOW TO APPLY


To apply, all applicants should please send their CV and cover motivation letter to: http://cv.msf.es/en/msf-cv-forms/form-001/es
CLOSING DATE: July 31st 2018
Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.
Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates.


Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of "Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)" invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above mentioned position.