Nursing /Midwife Trainer Gedo Region

Employer: TrĂ³caire
Location: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Feb 2017

Job Purpose / Objective:

Under the direct supervision of the Field Program Coordinator, the midwife will be overall responsible for capacity building /mentoring of MoH Nurse coordinator and DHB national Nurses/Midwives.

Description of the unit/department:
The Health Programme is a project of Trocaire Somalia country office and supports health care programmes in Gedo Region, Somalia. The Nurse/Midwife trainer will be essential in strengthening and ensuring quality of the existing clinical health services delivery in Gedo.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
Program management:
· In coordination with the other staffs, formulate program goals, objectives, intervention strategies and participate in the budgeting process
· Ensure that all hospital activities are implemented as outlined in the project documents
· Review the program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the medical officer on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of Nursing services
· Participate in planning and implementing of health assessments, surveys and campaigns

Human Resource:
· Overall supervision of health workers working at the hospital, health centre and Primary Health Unit (PHU) with support of Matrons.
· Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner
· Compile and submit the call list to the Medical Officer at the end of every month for the beginning of the next month
· Convene and attend monthly meetings with Medical Officer, Hospital staff and other support staff on information sharing and problem solving
· Support in all disciplinary issues as they arise with support of the Medical officers and Coordinators
· Participate in the recruitment process of all nursing positions, including participating in the interview process

Program activities:

· Ensure all hospital activities run smoothly and services are provided timely and efficiently
· Ensure quality of care is given to all patients accessing the hospital and other periphery health facilities
· Ensure universal precautions and infection prevention guidelines are followed in service provision
· Ensure quality of care is maintained through sharing of updated guidelines and protocols in line with MOH and WHO
· Assist the team in ordering of medical supplies on a trimester basis, in line with the projected consumption and available funding; and follow up on delivery of the same through the logistics department
· Ensure all medical items for hospital use in the warehouse are released in a timely manner with proper documentation of the same
· Keep an inventory of all of the hospital assets, and update this on a monthly basis and share the same with the Medical officers in the zones.
· Attend and participate in weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the hospital.
· Co-ordinate referrals of in-patients in a timely manner, through the Medical officers and other Nurses
· Identify and follow up on hospital facility and equipment repairs, with the assistance of the hospital logistician.

Capacity Building

· In collaboration with other medical team organize and conduct regular in-service training and refresher courses for the nursing staff.
· Manage, coordinated and lead implementation of project training and capacity building related activities planned for CHANGE and government partners.
· Provide technical assistance in harmonizing training activities of various partners including RHMTs, DHMTs and health workers to ensure they are conducted in accordance with the Somalia Policy Guidelines, and Standards performance.
· Solicit and share updated materials and information related to national guidelines, policy, SOPs from the MOH and other related government entities and disseminate to DHB staff.
· Perform other relevant program related duties as assigned by the 'supervisor.

Reporting and Coordination:
· Review, authorize and keep accurate records of all requisitions, duty rosters and applications for leave.
· Ensure that all HIS statistical reports are accurate and submitted on a weekly basis.
· Evaluation of services through monitoring morbidity and mortality rates through monthly statistical reports.
· Forward hospital daily categorized patients bed occupancy to the Clinical Services Manager
· Keep the Medical officer informed of major issues at the hospital without fail
· Maintain an updated record and submit regular inventory reports of hospital equipment and furniture.
· Support the ZCs compile monthly programme data for submission to the donors.

· Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor.

Key Result Areas

· Overall supervision and coordination of nursing activities
· Ensuring quality of care is given to all patients accessing the hospital
· Ensuring proper coverage of all the departments through proper staff leave management

Required Experience & Competencies:

· Good clinical knowledge and skills
· Ability to write clear, concise reports and well developed communication skills
· Excellent organizational, communication, inter-personal, writing, and communication skills required
· Good computer skills (Complete MS Office package and any database management and analysis)
· Must be a team player, flexible and culturally sensitive
· Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions with displaced communities

Required Qualifications:

· Professional qualification in Nursing (BSN or KRCHN)
· Registered with the Nursing Council
· At least 3 years professional experience preferably in a supervisory/in-charge position
· Postgraduate training in public health, health services management or any relevant field is an added advantage
· Somali National or Somali speaker is desirable for this position