Job at SAVE the Children : Nurse (Deadline: 10 April 2017)

Job at SAVE the Children  :  Nurse (Deadline: 10 April 2017)

Job at SAVE the Children  :  Nurse (Deadline: 10 April 2017)



LOCATION: Mahama Camp

GRADE:  4                                           

POST TYPE: 4 months


Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.


The Nurse will work to contribute to an improvement in the overall health of the targeted refugee population of Mahama Camp through the provision of quality primary health care. ( Curative OPD, Promotive and Preventive Health Care)


Reports to clinical Medical lead

Line Management Responsibility: None

Budget responsibility: N/A


•             Responsible for the general running of the OPD in Diagnosis and treatment as per MOH/WHO guidelines.

•             Review all patients  requiring referral to secondary level Health facilities for further management

•             Undertake minor surgical procedures like I&D, Suturing of deep wounds etc

•             To conduct Nursing care of patients as per Doctors guidelines & Instructions

•             Ensure compliance to MoH/WHO guidelines of rational drug use

•             In collaboration with the consulting staff (MD,s Midwife & Fellow  Nurses) provide treatment as per MOH/WHO treatment guidelines and protocols

•             Follow disease surveillance and trends through review of weekly and monthly morbidity data generated from the clinic

•             Work with other Medical Team PHC Nurse to operationalize emergency preparedness to be able to responding to any potential outbreaks

•             Monitor medical consumptions and re-supply based on the data collected at the service delivery to minimize stock rupture.

•             Together with other Medical Team review and analyze all compiled data before submission to Management, MoH& UNHCR

•             In additional to the above listed responsibilities the Nurse will also be responsible for any other duty deemed necessary by the Line Manager.

Capacity Building:

•             Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children health staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.


•             Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.


Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

•             Able to access and analyse key issues in the humanitarian situation and formulate actions around them

•             Actively engages in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation

•             Leads on the development of an organisational response based on an understanding of the contexts

Achieving results effectively:

•             Ensures beneficiary and partner feedback is incorporated into programme design, planning and learning

•             Demonstrates flexibility to adapt plans and make decisions in rapidly changing environments

•             Actively manages risk and takes action to reduce risk

•             Makes changes to improve performance as a result of information received

•             Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

•             Develops strategies for teams to work across traditional boundaries, working in diverse environments

•             Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance

•             Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners

•             Uses negotiation and conflict resolution skills to support positive outcomes

Operating safely and securely:

•             Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms

•             Undertakes effective risk assessments and develops contingency plans

•             Takes appropriate, coordinated and consistent action to handle situations of personal risk and risk for others

•             Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

•             Helps team members to practice stress management through prioritization of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-care

•             Remains focused on the objectives and goals in a rapidly changing environment

•             Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


•             Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

•             Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

•             Creates a managerial environment across the Region to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding


•             Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

•             Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale


•             Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

•             Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.


•             Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions


•             honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence

•             displays consistent excellent judgement



1.            A qualified Registered Nurse with tropical medicine experience, registered / licensed by medical practitioners board

2.            Experience in working in PHCU’s and health center/hospital setting.

3.            Experience working with international NGO.

4.            Excellent liaison abilities and good communication skills (French, Kiswahili and English preferred).

5.            Willingness to work in resource poor environment and be culturally sensitive.

6.            Ability to produce basic reports in English

7.            Ability to work in a remote area and in context of insecurity issues.

8.            Experience managing Referral of patients from Primary Health Care centres to secondary level facilities


•             Language skills in Kinyarwanda, French and Swahili

•             An area of particular expertise within humanitarian health

•             Experience of working on HIV programmes

Specific experience of working in consortia projects.


Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.  This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to [email protected]. The deadline for receiving applications is 10th April 2017.

                                *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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