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Midwife

CARE AFGHANISTAN
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Position Title: Midwife

2024-07-13        Kandahar       Full Time        196

Job Location: Kandahar
Nationality: National
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Based on Organization Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: CARE-AF-0951
No. Of Jobs: 2
City: Kandahar (Shorabak & Khakrez Districts)
Organization: CARE AFGHANISTAN
Years of Experience: The Candidate must have at least two-years’ work experience in BPHS related health facilities.
Contract Duration: 20 Months
Gender: Female
Education: Graduated from a registered and recognized midwifery institute or Community Midwifery Education Program.
Close date: 2024-07-13

About CARE AFGHANISTAN:

CARE is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian humanitarian organization, extending its relief and development assistance to those in need. CARE, as an International Confederation of 13 member organizations is one of the world's largest private humanitarian organizations working in more than 90 plus, countries committed to helping communities in the developing world achieve lasting victories over poverty.

Job Descriptions:

  1. Summary of Key Functions

 

  • Provide counselling of pregnant women on dangerous signs of pregnancy, mother nutrition, preparedness for delivery, and pregnancy care services including ante-natal care (ANC, treatment of infection and other basic problems during pregnancy
  • To provide institutional delivery services to mothers at the health facility, during her work time.
  • To provide skilled birth attendant services to mothers at their home who cannot attend the health facility during her work time.
  • Perform Postnatal Care (PNC) and Neonatal Care (NNC) services to postpartum women and their newborns as well as advice to mothers on breastfeeding, mother nutrition, and prevention of infection.
  • Provide mother and child nutrition counselling for lactating mothers including exclusive breast-feeding for children 0-5 months and the addition of supplementary food for children ages 5-24 months.
  • Provide counselling of pregnant women on dangerous signs of pregnancy, mother nutrition, preparedness for delivery, and pregnancy care services including ante-natal care (ANC, treatment of infection and other basic problems during pregnancy
  • Perform Postnatal Care (PNC) and Neonatal Care (NNC) services to postpartum women and their newborns as well as advice to mothers on breastfeeding, mother nutrition, and prevention of infection.
  • Provide mother and child nutrition counselling for lactating mothers including exclusive breast-feeding for children 0-5 months and the addition of supplementary food for children ages 5-24 months.
  • Offer family planning counselling and services to preconception women with a specific focus on modern contraceptive methods Work in collaboration with the mobile team members to achieve CARE and MoHP goals.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor,

 

The incumbent of the position is responsible for

 

Key relations 

 

  • Reports to Health Facility In-charge & field supervisor
  • Coordinate with Members of the basic health centre (BHC), and the Provision of Essential Life-Saving Healthcare Services to Underserved Populations in target HFs.
  1. Key Results Expected
    1. Pregnancy and delivery care.
  • To provide skilled birth attendant services to the mothers who cannot attend the health facility, during her worktime.
  • Provide at least four-time ANC services for each pregnant women during the whole period of pregnancy according to national guideline.
  • Teach danger signs of pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum women to each mother during pregnancy and post-partum phases.
  • Provide advice to pregnant women and mother in laws about delivery plan and giving birth at nearby health facility.
    1. Post-Partum Care
  • Provide Postnatal Care (PNC) and Neonatal Care (NNC) services to mother and newborn at least four times after delivery.
  • Advice mothers on breastfeeding and the importance of colostrum
  • Advice mothers on newborn vaccination
  • Provide counseling on personal hygiene for the mother and the newborn.
    1. counseling for lactating mothers on
  • advice to mothers on their own nutrition
  • provision of counseling for infant and young child feeding practices
  • encouraging mothers to child vaccination
    1. Family Planning Counselling and Services
  • Provide counseling on modern contraceptive methods.
  • Provision of the modern contraceptive health items available at BHC

 

Safeguarding Responsibilities:

 

Safety and Security Responsibility:

We all have a responsibility to promote a safe and secure work environment, foster a safety and security culture, and ensure consistent application of, and compliance with, CARE Afghanistan safety and security policies and procedures.

Job Requirements:

Core Competencies:

  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Able to listen well, accurately communicate ideas, and to work well in a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, with a range of individuals and groups.
  • Work enthusiastically and with patient
  • Culturally flexible and respect the multi-cultural environment.

 

Skills and Experience:

Skills: 

  • Excellent skills of problem-solving and decision making
  • Strong communication skills
  • Patient counselling and advice
  • Willingness to work in COVID-19 situation but will be having PPE and IPC measurements provided.
  • Good teamwork spirit
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Experience of ministry of public health/HMIS reporting system/formats

 

Education: 

  • Graduated from a registered and recognized midwifery institute or Community Midwifery Education Program.

Work Experience:

  • The Candidate must have at least two-years’ work experience in BPHS related health facilities.

Languages Skills:

  • Fluency in spoken and written Dari and Pashtu is a requirement. English Language skills is a plus point.

 

Safeguarding

CARE places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse and of vulnerable adults and children, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation, harassment and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel

CARE Afghanistan  participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we hereby request information from candidate’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the candidate left employment. All CARE Afghanistan’s offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. By submitting an application, the applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Please submit your completed CARE Standard Job application form (ACBAR: Application Form) to afg.vacancies@care.org.
  • Applications after the closing date (12:00 AM) and without CARE Application form will not be accepted.
  • Please Indicate the position title, Vacancy Number in the Subject Line (Midwife CARE-AF-0951 Kandahar) otherwise your application will not be considered.
  • Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted with and call for Interview.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Background Check, Bridger check & Reference check and be compliant and sign up to Care Afghanistan’s Code of Conduct, PSHA (Prevention from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse) and other Care Afghanistan policies prior to a final offer being made.
  • People with Physical Disabilities and Women are highly encourage to apply.
  • CARE IS COMMITTED TO SAFEGUARDING POLICY (Available at: Safeguarding)
  • CARE IS COMMITTED TO CODE OF CONDUCT (Available at: CARE Afg Code of Conduct (updated).pdf)

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