Midwife of RRT local recruitment

Diploma   Parwan, Afghanistan Full Time 446
Date Posted:Nov 27, 2019
Closing Date:Dec 5, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 - 4 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English



Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was created in France in 1979. ACF has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, water and sanitation and Mental Health fields since 1995.

Job Summary:

To support the Integrated Nutrition / Health and MHCP response to reduce child morbidity and mortality in high risk provinces of Afghanistan under RRT program. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Objective 1: Perform RMNCH (reproductive maternal and neonatal child health) services

A)     Anti Natal Care (Pregnancy care & consultation) to ensure:

·     Identifies patient care requirements for patients and ensure that their needs are met equally.  

·     Explains medical procedures to the patients/beneficiaries whilst seeking for relevant services from RRT.

·     Perform history taking & physical examinations of the patients

·     Provide basic treatments to the patient based on needs.

·     Having medicine management and dispensing skills.

·     Assess to referral if needed (Patient with complication referred for advance treatment services to higher treatment services).

·     Provide Iron and folic acid supplements to the patient.

·     Check for Tetanus and if needed refer for vaccination

·     Record all the necessary information on the existing reporting’s tools (registration book and card for each beneficiary and etc..).

·     Provide basic and Key health messages to the patient.

·     Inform Patients for follow up visits. 

B) Post-natal care, consultation to ensure:

·     Define post-partum care, history taking

·     Performing physical exam, checking blood pressure, etc.

·     Provide basic and Key health messages/information to the patient (FP, BF, and care for baby).

·     Provide basic treatments to the patient based on needs.

·     Assess patient for referral if needed (Patient with complication referred for advanced treatment services).

·     Record all the necessary information on the existing reporting’s tools (registration book and card for each beneficiary and etc..).

C) Family planning consultation:

·     Counselling to the clients

·     Prescription and medication on FP.

·     Record all the necessary information on the existing reporting’s tools (registration book and card for each beneficiary and etc..).

Objective 2: Provide Treatment for acute malnourish PLW

·     Perform screening for all PLWs who visit RRT services.

·     Classification of all PLWs in categories of well-nourished and Acute Malnutrition.

·     Provide nutritional treatment to AM- PLWs according to approved treatment protocols.

·     Manage the medical examination at admission stage and validate admission of beneficiaries in AM-PLW in the relevant treatment program.

·     Ensure nutritional follow up of the beneficiaries

·     Identify those beneficiaries who do not respond to the treatment and manage their follow up.

·     Check vaccinations of patients and refer to appropriate health facilities when required.

·     Refer severe acute malnourished beneficiaries with medical complications to higher health centers for advance treatment. 

·     Ensure medical examination at discharge time and validate the discharge upon the status of the beneficiaries;

·     Check if all the procedures are completed before discharge (anthropometric measurements, medical and nutritional treatment, systematic treatment, and health and nutrition educations).

·     Check that the criteria of discharge are met and act according to the approved treatment guidelines.

·     Record all the necessary information on the existing reporting’s tools (registration book and card for each beneficiary and etc..)

·     Provide health and nutrition educations to the caregivers and beneficiaries on (breastfeeding, complementary feeding, and hygiene, care of pregnant and lactating women, prevention of illness).

Objective 3: Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF) services

·     Conduct one to one counselling for pregnant and lactating women on appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices.

·     Organize group sessions on basic/key messages on 1000 days of life to PLWs who are visiting RRT.

·     Organize Food demonstration to clients (especially cooking of super cereals) in RRT services.

·     Refer patients to proper services based on needs (having complication).

·     Conduct regular nutrition and health education sessions to clients who are attending RRT

·     Record all the necessary information on the existing reporting’s tools

Objective 4: Preparation of materials / Reporting and documentation

·     Before leaving the office ensure that all the material are ready and functional (relevant equipment’s, registers, nutritional supplies, medicines…).

·     Ensure equipment in the field is secure and clean at all times and ensure that after the field visit, equipment is cleaned and prepared for use during the following day.

·     Update all reporting tools on daily basis.

·     Keep and maintain a good filing system for all documents

·     Prepared the reports (Daily, Weekly and monthly) according to the standard reporting tools.

·     Assist line supervisor on performing other duties assigned by the organization. 

Job Requirement:

Graduate Midwife from recognized institute

At least 3 years’ experience in the field of midwifery programs 

  • Previous experiences working in midwifery programs

·        Good organization, planning and skills are necessary.

  • Ability to manage working environment according to local culture
  • Fluent in local languages (Dari & Pashto) and if possible English
  • High flexibility in deployment, possible with Mahram
  • Knowledge of intervention area is a plus
  • Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Parwan
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