Location: Ethiopia
Closing date: 31 May 2008
Job Description

Somali Region - Kebri Dehar

MDM is present in Ethiopia since 1988 and has implemented different programmes (long term and emergency) in different regions. Currently, two programmes are in progress in the northern part of the country (Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Training in emergency obstetrics and surgery).

Job Description:

The Midwife will work on the programme: “Support to Kebri Dehar Hospital and Primary Health Care in Korahe Zone – Somali Regional State – Ethiopia.” The general objective of the programme is to improve the health status of Korahe Zone population. Assessments have shown a very poor health services' offer, and the region is regularly affected by droughts. The program aims at strengthening Primary Health Care in 6 Health Posts of Kebri Dehar District and in 1 Health Centre and 5 Health Posts from Shilabo neighbouring district, strengthening the activities of Kebri Dehar referral hospital with a special focus on obstetrical activities, and implementing an Early Warning System concerning epidemics and malnutrition in the zone.

At both Health Posts and Kebri Dehar Hospitals levels, the activities of the programme are to:
- assess infrastructure needs
- rehabilitate accordingly and equip according to standard list
- assess needs for trainings and carry out trainings
- revise/update protocols and ensure their implementation
- support drug supply
- implement vaccination outreach programmes, to monitor obstetrical activities
- monitor under-5 nutritional status
- monitor and improve the epidemiological surveillance
- sensitise communities
- carry out health and nutrition assessments.

The midwife will have to supervise, organise and coordinate the mission’s obstetrical and antenatal care part in order to guarantee the obstetrical and antenatal care activity’s pertinence and the contract of objectives’ respect.

Duties include:
- Assessment
- Training
- Supervision and monitoring
- Relations with donors
- Budgetary follow-up
- Relations with medical authorities

Duration: 6 months
Status: volunteer
Monthly Allowance: 800 Euros + Daily subsistence
Profile :
- Midwife
- Public Health education is a plus
- Experience in an international NGO in a similar position
- Communications skills, with sense of diplomacy
- Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and health environment and work with the communities and local authorities
- Ability to work under pressure in a harsh and isolated environment
- Computer skills – Microsoft Office, Internet and data management
- English, very well spoken and written.
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