Mother & Baby Corner Nurse (Re-Advertised)

The Job

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Job Title: Mother & Baby Corner Nurse

Position Grade: S4

Country and Base of posting: Yemen - Mokha with field visit

Reports hierarchically to: Project Manager

Creation / Replacement (incl. name): Creation

Contract Duration: 6 months (renewable)

Announcing Date: 23/07/2020

Announcement Closing Date: 08/08/2020

Management: no

General information on the mission

Context

Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale (PU-AMI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or those hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects a year in the following sectors of intervention: Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Construction and Rehabilitation of infrastructures, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Economic Recovery. PU-AMI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

Yemen is one of the 30 poorest countries in the world with 54% of the population (2014 est.) living below the poverty line on less than two dollars a day. In parallel, since 2011 and the Yemeni revolution, the State is facing major humanitarian challenges. The transitional process failed to provide sustainable peace in the region. The country is now divided in two, with northern Yemen being under severe stress to provide for its population. In March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition began airstrikes in support of southern based pro-government forces, leading to a very unstable situation and dire humanitarian needs.

The armed conflict has spread rapidly throughout much of Yemen since mid-March 2015, with devastating consequences for civilians. Two years of violence has led one of the world's poorest countries into chaos. Around 70% of the population, or 18.8 million people, now depend on humanitarian aid (OCHA); 2.8 million people are displaced; Dozens of schools and hospitals were the target of attacks; 17 million Yemenis are food insecure and 3 million children and pregnant or lactating women are acutely malnourished. The lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation also affects 14 million people. 14.8 million people have no access to health care. A generation of Yemeni children is at risk, as nearly 2 million children do not have access to education because of conflict, poverty and discrimination. Yemen has turned into the number one humanitarian crisis in absolute numbers of people in need.

PU-AMI’s history in the country and intervention strategy

PU-AMI has been present in Yemen since 2007. From 2007 to 2011, PU-AMI supported the primary health system in Hodeidah Governorate. After a one-year stand-by in 2011 due to security reasons, the mission re-started in July 2012 with a nutrition project focusing both on emergency response and a longer term community-based approach in Hodeidah and extended its activity in Raymah Governorate.

In 2017, PU-AMI continues to concentrate its intervention in 6 districts of Hodeida and 3 districts of Raymah. The number of IDPs in those two Governorates is very large and weight consequently on a population already living in extreme precariousness. The core field of intervention for PU-AMI in these Governorates is an integrated approach on nutrition including community-based activities (OTP/SFP and community mobilization as a strong component of the program, within health facilities, but also within an outreached approach and mobile clinics).

In Hodeidah governorate, PU-AMI works to contribute to reduce the impact and severity of nutritional challenges and to improve health status of most vulnerable populations, through supplementary nutrition integrated response based upon health, hygiene and nutrition education and capacity building (Mobile Health Clinic, support to Health facilities, General Food Distributions, etc.).

In Raymah governorate, PU-AMI is responding to the ongoing nutrition crisis through the same activities as in Hodeidah (primary health care and management of acute malnutrition for children U5 and pregnant and lactating women), as well as running a Stabilization Centre for severely malnourished children with medical complications.

As part of this integrated approach in those two governorates, PU-AMI also implements food security and livelihoods activities, mostly consisting on general food distribution and some Food For Training activities (started in 01/2017). In addition, water, hygiene and sanitation will also be part of PUI intervention in the focused area, with WASH being prioritized in the rehabilitation of health facilities to manage more effectively nutrition activities.

In May 2017, PU-AMI started being a part of the Emergency Cholera Response in Hodeida and Raymah through the set up or Oral Rehydration Points and support of one Cholera Treatment Centre in Raymah.

PU-AMI will also position itself in influencing positions, through effective participation to clusters and sub-clusters (nutrition; food security and livelihoods; WASH) and working closely with relevant government departments (MOPIC; MoPHP).The mission will explore opportunities for geographical expansion through developing and clarifying expansion criteria beyond the current Governorates and District. 

Introduction

Within the Stabilization Center, the Mother and Baby Corner (MBC) is a new component of PU-AMI integrated nutrition approach, which aims to provide support to the mothers and infants admitted in the Nutrition program (SC, OTPs)

The MBC is a safe and private space where caregivers can link, rest, play with their infants/children and learn, in a participative way, how to improve and adapt their care practices skills. Based on the six pillars of international guidance on care practices, the activity planning of the MBC can include: breastfeeding practices activities, mother/infant playing sessions, cooking session, baby cares, baby bath, etc. and is designed to respond to the needs of infants and caregivers as close as possible

With the participation of beneficiaries and strong support of MHPSS Project Manager at coordination level, the MBC Nurse will perform various activities.

Overall objective

Under the technical supervision of the MHPSS Project Manager, the MBC Nurse will run and develop the provision of activities within the Mother and Baby Corner in the SC/HF. This include performing the mother & child activities, to collaborate with health/nutrition staffs in order to integrate MBC activities within the SC and to monitor and report on activities on regular bases to coordination team.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. To perform the activities within the MBC with the mothers and the babies
  2. To contribute to develop MBC activities and its inclusion within the SC/HF with the close support of MHPSS Project manager
  3. To ensure the day-to-day monitoring of the overall activity and provide regular reports to coordination
  4. To attend trainings and supervision sessions

Specific Goals and Related Activities

Implementation of the Mother and Baby Corner’s activities

  • Welcome the beneficiaries and provide systematic individual consultation with new beneficiaries  
  • Provide day-to-day psychosocial activities (including mother & child group activities and identification of severe distress)
  • Participate actively on the design of MBC planning of activities according to beneficiary needs and feasibility  
  • Perform the activities in accordance with international Care Practices standards: Baby bath, baby massage, playing session with mother and infants, etc.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Daily monitoring and data collection on beneficiary participation and satisfaction
  • Regular meetings with MHPSS Project Manager
  • Written reporting on activity progress to coordination in a regular base

Communication

  • Ensure the MBC visibility within the SC/HF
  • Ensure the promotion of MBC activities toward beneficiaries
  • Ensure the promotion of understanding of MBC approach among beneficiaries and stakeholders

Team Management

  1. Under the direct management of:  Health/Nutrition Project Manager
  2. Under the technical supervision of:  MHPSS Project Manager
  3. In supervision of:  None

Required Profile

Required knowledge and skills

 

required

desirable

training

IYCF

CMAM

PFA

 

professional experience

  • Humanitarian
  • International
  • Technical

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X

Education Degree (Diplomas and/or certificates)

  • Trained nurse /  paramedical professional with experience in nutrition and IYCF
  • Psychosocial support training / background

knowledge and skills

  • Knowledges on nutrition and feeding practices, especially IYCF
  • Knowledges on child development and care practices
  • Knowledges on psychosocial support in emergency setting
  • Previous experience in nutrition program is an asset (OTP, SC, TSFP, etc.)
  • Previous experience in the humanitarian sector is an asset

languages

  • Arabic (written & oral)
  • English (written & oral)

 

X

 

X

software

  • Pack Office

 

 

X

Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment)

  • Good human relations and diplomacy
  • Empathy, good listening skills, patience
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ease with babies and infants

Other: Attraction for psychosocial support sector and intervention, desire to learn, creativity

How to Apply

If you believe that you have the qualifications and skills to excel in this position, please send a one page cover letter and a CV in English as well as relevant diploma and other certificates by email to yem.mok.recruitment@pu-ami.org no later than 08/08/2020. The subject of the email should be heading «MOKHA Mother & Baby Corner Nurse ».

Only applications respecting these criteria will be considered. Do not apply unless you meet minimum application requirements or you will not be considered.

We reserve the right to close the recruitment before the date indicated.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

  • Employer: PU-AMI
  • Category: Health Care
  • Location: Mokha
  • Posted on: 23 July 2020
  • Deadline: 8 August 2020

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