Mother & Baby Corner Nurse

The Job

Job Title: Mother & Baby Corner Nurse

Country and Base of posting: Al Mokha with field visit

Reports hierarchically to: Health Facility Medical Officer

Contract Duration: 5 months (renewable)
 

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.

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.

Since 2017, PU-AMI continues to concentrate its intervention in 6 districts of Hodeida and 3 districts of Raymah, where a high number of IDPs are stressing the capacity of the health system to cope in an already extreme precarious situation. 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 and outreach activities.

In Hodeidah and Raymah governorates, 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. In Raymah, PU-AMI is supporting a stabilisation centre for severely malnourished children with medical complications.

In Mokha PU-AMI works to contribute to the improvement of the health and nutrition status of most vulnerable populations in the area, through an integrated approach including rehabilitation of health facilities, trainings, capacity building, as well hygiene and health promotion activities.

Job Description

Introduction

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

1- 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.

2- 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

3- 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

  • Under the direct management of:  Health/Nutrition Project Manager
  • Under the technical supervision of:  MHPSS Project Manager
  • 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 05/12/2020. 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: 5 November 2020
  • Deadline: 5 December 2020
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