Casual Midwife At International Medical Corps



COUNTRY PROGRAM BACKGROUND:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance. IMC Worldwide is a global humanitarian alliance that comprises the resources and capabilities of two independent affiliate organizations, IMC US and IMC UK. Together, our mission is to save lives and relieve suffering through the provision of health care and training. With headquarters in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively, we collaborate to maximize resources for the delivery of appropriate relief and development activities.

MIDWIFE (based in Northwest Region)

  • Give the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and the post-partum period.
  • Conduct deliveries on his/her own and care for the newborn infant
  • Manage complications in pregnancy and childbirth in accordance with the principles of basic emergency obstetric care and national guidelines.
  • Provide primary care to women of reproductive age in accordance with the Basic package of health services.
  • Support the provision of primary health care within the community and at the health facility
  • Counsel and educate women, the family, and community in relevant areas of health including preparation for parenthood and childbirth
  • Provide non-surgical methods of family planning and counselling for surgical methods.
  • Participate in routine vaccination activities under the enlarged program of immunization at the health center
  • Maintain clear communication with all other MoH health post staff regarding the status of beneficiaries and collaborating with other IMC health staff with the aim of attaining the organization’s objectives.
  • Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work
  • Provide direct care to patients in the maternity, including administering medication or treatments
  • Ensure effective referrals and counter-referrals of gynaeco-obstetric cases from the health post to the points of higher care, laying emphasis feedback mechanisms that involve the health evolution of the patient, follow-up on hospital bills and transport
  • Carryout other activities as maybe required

Required Qualifications

Requirements:

Education:

Diploma of Midwife or Diplomas from MOH- recognised institutions.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • At least one-year experience in the same position;
  • Experience working with NGO and supporting the health system in Cameroon, is an additional advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and local language, Pidgin English will be a plus)
  • Strong ability to think and plan strategically
  • Computer proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel is a prerequisite.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in Nutrition is an asset;
  • Justify professional experience in the management of malnutrition at least 01 year with an NGO, operating in an environment similar IMC;
  • Have experience with NGOs;
  • Master the office software (Microsoft Office);
  • Good ability to work in a multiethnic environment;
  • Being Cameroonian nationality.

Communication skills: Should be able to speak the local community language + English language would be advantage.

OTHERS

  • Security
  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies;
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with others staffs and community leaders and community volunteers.
  • Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
  • Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
  • Communicates these standards to staff, if applicable, and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
  • Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps

  • Code of Conduct:

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

  • Safeguarding:

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

  • Equal Opportunities:

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website for reporting misconduct: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com*. Please do not submit your CV or application to this website, it will not be considered for review.*

How to apply

Application files including: Cover letter and CV, 3 Professional references and copies of relevant supporting documents. The application file bearing the mention « application for the position of Casual Midwife*»*** should be sent at International Medical Corps to the following address e-mail: [email protected]

NB: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For the Country Director and by delegation the Human Resources Coordinator.