Ended Health Facility Nurse (3)

The Job

Country and Base of posting    HODEIDA, YEMEN 
Reports hierarchically to: HEALTH FACILITY MEDICAL DOCTOR
Creation / Replacement (incl. name)    Creation
Start Date     Immediately
Announcing Date    27/11/2018
Closing Date    08/12/2018
Start Date     Immediately

General information on the mission


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.  
Configuration of the mission

Coordination: Sana’a
Operations: Hodeida
ACTIVITY SECTORS    Nutrition, Health, Food Security, WASH, Emergency Response

Overall objective
The HF Nurse assists HF PU-AMI’s and GHO’s Staff in implementing emergency intervention. He/She assists in providing full scope of primary care services, including but not limited to nursing care, treatment, OTP nutrition, preventive care, coordination of care, follow-up and health maintenance to all patients according to HF Medical Doctor prescriptions and instruction. Under supervision of the HF Doctor, he/she assists in organising medical activities for patients in accordance with the context, PU-AMI protocols and universal hygiene standards, taking into consideration quality and continuity of care. He/She assists in supervision and training of the HF team. In addition, the HF Nurse is a member of PU-AMI H&N team: in that capacity he/she is familiar with the philosophy, polices, goals and objectives of PU-AMI and GHO/DHO and works collaboratively to achieve them. He/she complies with all Health Facility policies and procedures, as well as patient right state and MoPHP regulations.

Tasks and Responsibilities

1.    Support and facilitate primary health care services at the health facility level
2.    Contributes in the reporting of the medical data at the HF level
3.    Achieve a high standard of care for patients at the HF in collaboration with all members of the HF team
4.    Assist HF MD in daily activities 

Specific Goals and Related Activities
1.    Support and facilitate primary health care services at the health facility level
    He/She assesses the needs, plans, implements and evaluates evidence-based nursing care.
    He/She ensures the smooth running of clinics and carries out clinical nursing procedures.
    He/She ensures triage of patients in waiting wards or during emergencies and provides support to the doctor during the triage stage
    He/She facilitates the screening of patients in collaboration with government health workers at the HF.
    He/She detects the priority acute/emergency cases, carries out first aid care when necessary and refers them to the medical doctor.
    He/She follows strictly the order prescribed by the HF medical doctor.
2.    Contributes in the reporting of the medical data at the HF level
    He/She ensures registration of the patients on the registration books.
    He/She fills in all necessary registers and health files and participates in data collection in collaboration with the doctors and supervisors.
    He/She ensures the quality of data collected by OTP nutrition staff and midwife services.
    He/She collaborates with other health staff for reporting on the daily report of the HF about beneficiaries to the HF medical doctor.
    He/She collaborates with other health staff for reporting on the weekly report to the HF medical doctor in time.

3.     Achieve a high standard of care for patients at the HF in collaboration with all members of the HF team
    He/She works closely with the DHO staffs and contributes to their capacity building through trainings and on job training.
    He/She works closely with PU-AMI HF Doctor and Nutrition team, DHO staff in transfer of complicated SAM cases to SC/TFC.
    He/She works closely with PU-AMI health staff and DHO to achieve a high standard of care for patients.
    He/She conducts education sessions for the beneficiaries to increase the awareness of the community.
4.    Assist HF MD in daily activities  
    He/She checks the stock on a regular basis to maintain the inventory level, and places orders if required.
    He/She ensures an efficient referral system according to PU-AMI referral protocols.
    He/She collects daily and weekly reports from all HF team and archives them.
    He/She dispenses the drugs to all patients as prescribed by the HF doctor, in collaboration with the drug dispenser.
    He/She collaborates with HF doctor in indicating the HF needs in medical equipment and drugs.
    He/She participates in the monitoring of the waste management according to PU-AMI waste management procedures.
    He/She report immediately to HF doctor any problem arising in the service, especially the loss/robbery/damage of medical equipment or supplies;
    He/She is aware of the security rules and social and political situation in the field at any time and provide feedback to HF doctor.
 In general, the HF Medical Nurse has to be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services and perform other additional duties on request of the Health Facilities Activity Manager.

Team Management
    Direct management: None
    Directly reports to: Health Facility Medical Doctor
    Indirectly reports to : Health Facilities Activity Manager

Required Profile

Required knowledge and skills







  • Bachelor degree in Nursery
  • IMCI
  • CMAM



professional experience

  • Humanitarian
  • International
  • Technical


  • Minimum 1 year experience in PHC and hospitals in relevent position
  • Minimum 1 year experience in an INGO in relevant position



knowledge and skills



  • Trained Nurse, qualified from recognized Institution.
  • Nurse, with technical competence in dealing with patients
  • Knowledge in CMAM approach
  • Knowledge in FP/ANC/PNC services



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









  • Pack Office

MS Office Programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc…) and email




Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment)
    Able to provide training and supervision to others;
    Proven management ability and inter-personal skills 
    Team player;
    Capacity to organize the work and supervise the team;
    Strong commitment to support/develop capacity of PU-AMI/GHO staff;
    Ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload;
    Willing to work in challenging environment and extra-hours if and when required;        Cross-cultural awareness, flexibility and self-control;
    Analytic thinking, information seeking and Handling;
    Capacity to work under stressful situations;
    Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization
    Problem solving and leadership skills;
    Initiative and proactivity;
    Availability to work in rural areas;
    Good human relations and communication skills.

Due to the nature of the tasks to be performed, confidentiality is a requirement.
This job description may be subject to modifications in the future, depending on the evolution of the activities. These modifications will then be defined and discussed between the employee and PU- AMI.

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, BA and other certificates by email to yem.hod.recruitment@pu-ami.org  no later than 08/12/2018. The subject of the email should be heading * Health Facility Nurse *
Only applications respecting these criteria will be considered. Do not apply unless you meet minimum application requirements or you will not be considered. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

  • Employer: PU-AMI
  • Category: Health Care
  • Location: Al Hodaida
  • Posted on: 27 November 2018
  • Deadline: 8 December 2018