Enrolled Midwife job at Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa

Enrolled Midwife job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 17 September 2022

Hiring Organization: Amref Health Africa

Job Details:

Amref Health Africa is an international African organization founded in Kenya in 1957. Our Headquarters are in Nairobi with major programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two regional hubs in Southern and Western Africa based in South Africa and Senegal Respectively. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities. Our Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa. Amref Health Africa in Uganda is seeking to hire Qualified, Competent, and Vibrant Ugandan

Job Summary:
The midwife is responsible for providing emotional support and guidance before, during and after labor. She/he will identify high-risk pregnancies and educate patients and their families on antenatal care and reproductive health. She/he will attend to women and babies during the postnatal period and refer complication cases to the medical clinical officer. They conduct a clean, safe delivery, give care to the newborn, and manage/refer emergencies effectively to prevent maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity.
• Supervisee and assist mothers during the antenatal period, monitoring the condition of the fetus, and using their knowledge to identify early signs of complications.
• Ensure clients’ records are kept to help in the continuity of care easier and to enable identify problems in an early stage.
• Develop birth plan and promote the concept of birth preparedness and advice on a complicated situation so that it will help mothers to take decisions.
• Provide information about all kinds of family planning methods and help couples to take an informed decision.
• Provide information and counsel pregnant women on prenatal self-care including nutrition, hygiene, breastfeeding, and danger signs in pregnancy and childbirth.
• Provide high quality, culturally sensitive health education to promote healthy, helpful family life, and positive parenting.
• Manage all the circumstances where appropriate, recognize and refer women to obstetricians and other specialists at a time when necessary.
• Provide high quality antenatal and postnatal care to maximize the women’s health during and after pregnancy, detect problems early and manage or refer for any complications.
• Review patient history, diagnostics, and lab data, and report any abnormalities
• Monitoring, reporting, and recording symptoms or changes in patient conditions.
• In-charge of EPI programs in the health facility and participate in child health days.
• Maintain a safe, hygienic working environment
• Any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
The qualified candidate should have a Certificate in midwifery from a recognized institution, a valid practicing license with Uganda National Nursing Council, with at least:
• 2 years’ experience in a health care related field preferably in a refugee setting.
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds
• Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of professionalism while executing his/her duties.
• Strong critical thinking skills and dedicated to provide the best patient care possible.
• Strong observational skills
• Fluency in the local languages such as Kakwa, Madi, Arabic and Lugbara is preferable
• Ability and willingness to live and stay within Ofua trading centre in Rhino Camp for ease of access to the health facility


Application procedure

Please visit our website https://amref.org/vacancies/  to submit your application. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order for you to be able to submit your application. Your application should include an updated CV including three work related referees and a cover letter addressed to the Human Resource
Business Partner, Amref Health Africa in Uganda
The closing date for submitting applications is September 17 2022. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding at the workplace and does not tolerate any form of abuse, discrimination or harassm

Date Posted: 2022-09-09




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