Midwife at Rwanda Paediatric Association: (Deadline 5 December 2021)

Midwife at Rwanda Paediatric Association: (Deadline 5 December 2021)

Midwife at Rwandan Paediatric Association: (Deadline 5 December 2021)

 Position for Midwife at Rwanda Paediatric Association

Organization: Rwanda Paediatric Association

ContractOne year term with possibility of extension

Project Sites  : Rwamagana and Kibungo Hospital

Reporting to: Program Manager

 Organization Overview:

Rwanda Paediatric Association (RPA) is a non-profit organization registered by the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) under the law n° 20/2000 of 26/07/2000 of the Government of Rwanda. RPA mission is to gather all pediatricians working in Rwanda and promote quality of care among children in the country.

The Association operates from and for the following priority areas:

  • Promotion of quality child care in Rwanda
  • Enhancing Paediatric Research
  • Building strong management of the Association
  • Ensuring the wellbeing of pediatricians working in Rwanda

 Program description:

Rwanda Paediatric Association received funds from UNICEF Rwanda to implement the Rwanda Neonatal Advanced Care for small and sick newborns Program in the Eastern Province.  This program aims at reducing neonatal mortality by improving and upgrading the quality of care delivered in participating hospitals. This will be done by continuing to support and upgrade the hospitals in advanced newborn care to small and sick newborns through capacity building of the local staff in Neonatology and Maternity through mentoring and on job training mainly focusing at advanced newborn care, preparation of deliveries, in recognition, management and follow up of very low birth weight and very sick newborns who need intensive and specialized care, monitoring and follow up after discharge, and improving safe and effective referrals. For these babies to survive, especially the very low birth weight babies, advanced quality of care in an appropriate setting where they are followed closely in order to gain weight and avoid complications is required compared to the term babies. The program will build on what was achieved during the last years with focus on the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and Maternity/Labor wards and will continue to strengthen the capacity of the hospitals to make them referrals for the very small and sick newborns in the Eastern Province.

Position description

Therefore, the association is looking for an experienced midwife who will support the project in building capacity of the local staff in labor monitoring, skilled birth attendants, birth preparation, complication readiness, accountability, collaboration, and effective communication between the Neonatology units and maternity services, and post-natal care at two hospitals, Rwamagana and Kibungo Hospitals.

Job summary/responsabilities

The midwife’s scope of work include identifying skills and organizational gaps in the hospitals, facilitating the hospitlas to develop Quality Improvement Projects,teaching and mentoring other midwives in the department.

Also in this role, we are expecting a midwife who is patient, compassionate, and able to handle difficult situations to provide teaching and onsite training. Ultimately, be able to gain patients’ trust as well as demonstrate excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Strengthening maternity patient flow
  • Observing and filling the gaps in the training needs of the hospitals
  • Supporting health providers to provide patients and their partners to cope with miscarriages, stillbirths, severe premature, deaths, and terminations.
  • Developing quality improvement plan projects and monitoring the implementation
  • Data collection and reporting

 Required Skills and Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to perform the principal duties.

  • Masters degree in Midwiffery with at least 3 years experience or A0 Midwifery with at least 10 years experience in Maternity.
  • Registered Midwife in Rwanda
  • Strong demonstrated capacity for mentoring and coaching of team members;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including time management
  • Proven capacity to communicate effectively, especially with administrative levels
  • Expertise in data analysis and reporting
  • Expertise in conducting Quality Improvement Projects
  • Evidence of continuous professional and personal development
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda
  • Experience in NGO and working with international partners is an added value

 Important note on reference:

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years of employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number, and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years of employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Application outcome:

Candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Method of Application:

Interested Candidates should send a Motivational letter, curriculum vitae with 3 references, a copy of degrees, and other relevant Certificates as mentioned on the essential requirements to  info@rwandapaeds.rw

Please do indicate the position you are applying for in the email subject. The deadline is Sunday 5th December 2021.

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