Assistant Technical Officer, Midwifery at Family Health International (FHI 360)

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Family Health International (FHI 360) is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer, Midwifery

Job Requisition ID – 2022201193
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job type: Full time

Basic Functions

  • The Assistant Technical Officer, Midwifery will assist female patients in all stages of pregnancy, childbirth and post-delivery. He/she will also provide antenatal and postnatal advice and support to women and their families.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works as part of a multidisciplinary team of staff to provide high quality patient care to an extremely vulnerable population.
  • Provides direct patient care and accompany in the management of pre-natal, antenatal, inpatient and follow-up care for women (including deliveries).
  • Provides comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services including family planning counselling and services to prevent and treat malaria, tetanus, STI, HIV.
  • Provides training and management in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV
  • Provides reproductive health services and counselling to adolescents in the prevention of teen pregnancy, transmission of STI/HIV, and sexual violence related injuries.
  • Adheres to the relevant Code of conduct and ethics
  • Participates in outreach and community health programs (as required)
  • Participates in Continuing Professional Development (i.e. trainings, mentoring)
  • Plans care of the patient in collaboration with the site doctor.
  • Provision of direct nursing care i.e. Administration of IV medications, wound dressings clinical observations etc.
  • Maintains all reusable equipment by cleaning and sterilizing appropriately.
  • Maintain adequate and correct records of patient care including consumables & instruments utilized(if any)
  • Ensure high quality maternal health services at all project sites.
  • Works with technical support and M&E teams to collect appropriate baseline data over the life of the project
  • Compiles and submits periodic reports
  • Ensures adequate infection prevention and control measures are maintained at all times.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • BSc in Nursing, Public Health, or other closely related fields with at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Registered Nurse/Midwife plus additional public health or other closely related field certificates from a government-recognized institution with 4 and more years of relevant experience.
  • Valid Practicing Licence is Mandatory.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.
  • You must have completed the mandatory NYSC or you have an NYSC exemption letter.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Ability and willingness to stay at the LGA is required.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to distribution sites.
  • Excellent spoken and written Local and English languages.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Previous experience working in clinical setting is an asset.
  • Ability to prepare weekly and monthly program reports.
  • Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Successful candidates may be posted to any of our deep-field locations in Bama, Damasak, Banki or Ngala

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