Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kit gum Moroto, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming
SCOPE OF WORK:
The registered midwife; will provide quality Maternal, neonatal and child health care services to persons of concerns in Arua district.
Under the guidance of Reproductive Health Officer, the Registered mid-wife shall be responsible for provision of maternal and neonatal health services at the PHC facility and supporting the Reproductive health services in the community within the catchment population. Maternal and neonatal health services include: Antenatal care, deliveries, neonatal health care to prevent infection and promote health (infection prevention, exclusive breastfeeding, immunization, growth monitoring and check-up for common neonatal infections), postpartum care, and encouragement of breastfeeding/young child weaning & feeding, family planning, and managing obstetric emergencies including referrals as appropriate, & STIs management according to MoH guidelines. Among others, she will be providing counseling on FP and provision of modern methods. She will provide HIV/AIDS services including but not limited to counseling, eMTCT, EID and HAART services. She will directly supervise the enrolled mid wives.
Participate in any other activity as directed by supervisor
Key working relationships:
Direct supervisor: Reproductive Health Officer.
Technical support: Reproductive Health Officer, Health facility In-charge.
Govt. of Uganda: District Health Team and other district officials
Other: NGOs, INGOs and UN agencies working in the project region
Skills and Abilities
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.