Emergency Outreach Midwife

Employer: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 03 Apr 2017

Job Overview/Summary:

This program seeks a qualified midwife who will work directly with IRCs Emergency Health Coordinator and Libyan health staff to ensure quality services within targeted healthcare facilties.


Carry out clinical activities and patient care alongside and in collaboration with local personnel including:

examining and monitoring pregnant women
assessing care requirements and writing care plans
undertaking antenatal care
carrying out screening tests
taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures
caring for and assisting women in labour
monitoring and administering medication, injections and intravenous infusions during labour
monitoring the foetus during labour
advising about and supporting parents in the daily care of their newborn babies and providing information, emotional support and reassurance to women and their partners
helping parents to cope with miscarriage, termination, stillbirth and neonatal death
writing records

Provide technical support and oversight to IRC's mobile health team in patient care and service delivery

Referral of patients to and between hospitals/healthcare facilities

Collaborate with the team leader and health coordinator in sending orders for periodic re-stocking
Work with M&E team to ensure accuracy and quality of data collected from all hospital/healthcare facilities on a monthly basis
Conduct monthly data analysis and take action as appropriate
Provide training to partnering Libyan healthcare facility personnel for specific needs of the facility
Works as a member of the team, taking in consideration the non-medical problems encountered by the patients (i.e. feeding and psychosocial)
Develop and foster professional working relationship with community members and technical counterparts ofhealthcare facilities

Completion of post-graduate midwifery training
2-3 years clinical experience in a hospital settings, with low-resource settings preferable
Experience in primary health care and mobile clinic setting preferable
Technical expertise in infection, prevention and control
Demonstrated experience in implementing IPC practices and systems improvement
Demonstrated experience working with multiple partners and stakeholders
Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
Experience in training and mentoring
Previous experience of working in North Africa preferable
Fluent Arabic speaker