31 May 2017

Fresher Midwife NGO Jobs - Save the Children International

Job Title:       Midwife
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Clinical Leader

About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 300 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Job Summary: The Midwife will be responsible for working to contribute to an improvement in reproductive, maternal and neonatal health through the provision of advice, care, support and services for women and their families before, during and after childbirth. The midwife will also be involved in providing healthcare education and building local capacity through training and supervision. The role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Midwife employment opportunity should hold a Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Certified and registered midwife with relevant professional experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of public health, STDs/HIV, family planning and community midwifery.
  • Previous experience of working a role with MoH or NGO desirable.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of broad health issues within community.
  • Strong understanding of community, culture and customs.
  • Good understanding of local humanitarian context.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English.
  • Strong communication skills including clear style of giving instructions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and counselling skills.
  • Ability to effectively engage with the local community, including children.
  • Prior exposure and experience working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a copy of their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org

  • Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications.
  • Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

Deadline: 9th June 2017 by Midnight

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