Midwife Assistant at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

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Job Title: Midwife Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Start Date: 1st June, 2021
Contract End Date: 31st July, 2021 (renewable based on availability of funding)

General Objective

  • The midwife assistant will work under the direction and supervision of a registered midwife, within the agreed policies/procedures laid down by PUI, the midwife is responsible and accountable for any decision to delegate the assistant midwife based on sound clinical judgment on assigned task /procedure.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Patient Care:

  • Prepare all the material and equipment and ensure that everything is ready before starting the activities.
  • Perform rapid evaluation of sick pregnant women, including vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, respiration); and concurrently finding out the history of present and past illnesses either from her or relatives.
  • Assist Midwife to perform antenatal consultations including screening tests according to the protocols, detect and mention all the risk factors
  • Assist midwife to conduct delivery according to the protocols, precautions, hygiene standards
  • Assist midwife to perform postnatal consultations during the 6 weeks following the delivery.
  • Observe changes in the condition of women in ANC, labor and report promptly to the midwife.
  • Assist midwife to perform family planning consultations and counseling according to protocol.
  • Give systematic prophylactic treatments to pregnant women.
  • Verify the tetanus vaccination of each pregnant woman
  • Inform the midwife about the condition of a pregnant woman who may need quick intervention before referral to a higher level of care.
  • Assist the midwives in clinical areas with obstetric emergencies and referrals according to PUI protocols and regulation.
  • Assist the midwife to resuscitate a pregnant /postpartum women/newborn before transfer
  • Follow initial assessment done by a midwife and continue care plan, undertake routine observation and report any abnormalities to the midwife.
  • Identify Sexually Gender-Based Violence victims and collaborate with the medical team for treatment.
  • Explain clearly the diagnosis and treatment to the patient and make sure that the patients comply with the treatment.
  • Assist midwives with admission and discharge of mothers and babies.
  • Support women with personal hygiene as required.
  • Monitor and measure fluid intake and output and record on the chart.
  • Takes accurate vital signs and document on the chart and report concerns to the midwife.
  • Collect and label specimens as instructed by midwife and send to the laboratory.
  • Decontaminate instruments as per set standards, before sending to the sterilization unit.
  • Provide individual and group health education to patients concerning safe motherhood, care of the new born, IYCF (Infant and Young child feeding), Family Planning and general Sexual Health.
  • Provide malnutrition prevention including MUAC and weight measurements of children.
  • Providing information, emotional support, and reassurance to women and their partners.
  • Actively participate in the good cohesion and coordination of the team.
  • Participate in the follow-up of waste management according to the waste management procedures.
  • Ensure that all patients and their relatives are treated equally, with respect of ethical and confidential issues and according to Première Urgence Internationale chart.

Medical Data Collection and Reporting:

  • Record accurately and on a readable manner, the clinical case management, beneficiary information and intervention on health card (history taking, physical examination, treatment, investigation, etc.) and patient registration book.
  • Ensure an accurate daily use and tracking of epidemiological data.
  • Participate in the daily tracking of consumption of the drugs and materials used from the medical box.
  • Participate in the weekly medical statistic report in collaboration with SRH Supervisor and the deputy program manager.
  • Report to the supervisor any problem especially the gap/loss/robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines or any patient and organizational issue.
  • Ensure a clear verbal and written hand over at every end of the shift, with emphasis on specific events.

Other Duties:

  • Adhere to the supervisor with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking of necessary drugs, consumables and other items.
  • Participate in any other activities such as vaccination, survey according to the needs and as directed
  • Participate actively in meetings when required.
  • Inform the direct supervisor of the various needs.
  • Maintain the working environment in a clean and presentable state.
  • Comply with PUI security procedures at all times.
  • Remain aware of the security situation in office and clinic locations at all times and provide feedback to the health program manager.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required direct supervisor.
  • Be available for any emergency.

The tasks and responsibilities defined in this vacancy announcement are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

Priorities of the Department

  • Assessment on beneficiaries at risk and diagnosed individuals with communicable and non-communicable diseases or other diseases of public health relevant and treat him.
  • Assessment on pregnant and lactating women, reproductive age women to identify risk factor
  • Build the capacity of the community Health workers, nurses on thematic related to sexual and reproductive health
  • Provide frequent feedback on health – illness patterns observed in the phcc that require further assessment
  • Report to line manager periodically regarding context changes that affect the modality of intervention.
  • The Tasks and Responsibilities defined in this vacancy announcement are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

Qualifications and Required Skills
Mandatory Requirements:

Education Degree:

  • Recognized Midwifery Degree or be a Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW) qualified under the Nigerian Health Care Legislation.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in Midwifery or SRH especially in maternity.
  • Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset.

Language Skills:

  • Good Command in English (Speaking, Reading & Writing) and fluent in local languages (Hausa and Kanuri).

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Technical knowledge about use of medical equipment
  • Good ability for team work
  • Good knowledge about Ante Natal Consultation and Post Natal Consultation.


  • Good team spirit
  • Compliance to work under supervision.


  • Interests: Working in Humanitarian relief.

Transversals Skills:

  • Excellent communication, conflict solving and diplomacy skills to manage relationship in potentially tense situations
  • Strong motivation to help people in need
  • Ability to make decisions and to exercise authority when required
  • Understanding of the political situation in the area
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Well organized and hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Able to check validity of information, logical thinking
  • Neutrality
  • Reliability.

Application Closing Date
20th May, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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