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Community Midwife job at Adara Development

About the Organization

Our Strategy We have planned our strategy for the next three years, and have set nine goals to guide our work. Our Vision Our vision is that each and every person has access to quality health, education and other essential services, no matter where they live. Our Mission Our mission is to bridge the worlds of business and the world of people in extreme poverty, and to support vulnerable communities with health, education and other essential services. Our Guiding Principles The core philosophy underpinning Adara's work is that we always, always do everything with humility. Our work is guided by a detailed development philosophy and a culture and values statement that is embedded in all we do. Our Pillars Adara Development has two pillars which are fundamental to our strategy and achieving our goals.

Job Description

Adara Development is on a mission to strengthen Maternal, Newborn and Child Health services in Uganda. They are scaling their evidence-based, high-impact Adara Newborn model across 10 health facilities to halve maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths. The organisation is seeking an exceptional Community Midwife to support the home follow-up component of the Hospital to Home (H2H) programme - providing support, care, and advice to families during the first six months following discharge from the Kiwoko Hospital (KH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Location: Based at Kiwoko Hospital with frequent travel to Nakaseke, Luwero, and Nakasongola Districts

ABOUT THE ROLE
Reporting to the H2H Community Midwife, the Community Midwife will support the home follow-up component of the Hospital to Home (H2H) programme - providing support, care. and advice to families during the first six months following discharge from the Kiwoko Hospital (KH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The Community Midwife will participate in training sessions for the VHTS, provide supportive supervision, conduct home visits alongside VHTS for high-risk cases, and provide continuous training and development at monthly VHT meetings. The role also includes administrative duties. including programme planning, reporting and evaluation. The role requires a passion for providing support to newborns and families during the postpartum period, excellent management and clinical skills, an aptitude for motivating a team, participate in community dialogue and the ability to assist the M&E team in the collection of programme data.
NOTE: Detailed Job Description may be requested from josephine.mbabazi@adaragroup.org.

Duties and Responsibilities

Prenatal Care

  • Provide comprehensive prenatal care to pregnant women, including regular check-ups, screenings, and assessments.

  • Monitor the health of both the mother and fetus, identifying any potential risks or complications early.


Antenatal Education and Counseling

  • Educate pregnant women and their families about pregnancy, childbirth, nutrition, and prenatal care.

  • Offer counseling on healthy lifestyle choices, breastfeeding, and childbirth preparation techniques.


Labour and Delivery

  • Assist women during labor and childbirth, providing emotional support, pain management techniques, and medical interventions as necessary.

  • Monitor progress during labor, assess fetal well-being, and ensure a safe delivery process.


Postnatal Care

  • Provide postpartum care and support to mothers and newborns immediately after childbirth.

  • Conduct postnatal check-ups to monitor recovery, breastfeeding success, and newborn health.


Newborn Care

  • Assess newborn babies for signs of health complications and provide necessary care and support.

  • Offer guidance on newborn feeding, bathing, and general care to new parents.


Health Promotion and Family Planning

  • Promote maternal and child health through education, immunizations, and preventive healthcare measures.

  • Provide family planning services, including contraceptive advice and methods.


Community Engagement and Advocacy

  • Build relationships and collaborate with community members, healthcare providers, and organizations to promote maternal and child health.

  • Advocate for improved healthcare services and resources for women and families within the community.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Minimum of a Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery, or Comprehensive Nursing Knowledge of public health, newborn health and community midwifery and relevant professional experience

  • Preference will be given to applicants with established relationships and in-depth knowledge of these communities

  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must

  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • Experience managing and motivating a team

  • Strong communication skills including clear style of giving instructions

  • Strong interpersonal and counselling skills

  • Excellent time management and planning capacity

  • Strong organisational, administrative and project management skills

  • Accountability, integrity, and trust

  • Fluency in Luganda and in spoken and written English

  • Able to effectively engage with the local community. including children

  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas including travel to villages around Nakaseke, Luwero and Nakasongola districts.

How to Apply

Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their CV and a cover letter highlighting how their experience is relevant to the key responsibilities described in the job description. The CV must include two referees, detailing their email address and contact number. Shortlisted applicants will need to provide relevant academic documents, and a copy of their national ID. to: josephine.mbabazi@aderagroup.org tertiary level
Adara Development is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo an International Police Check and sign our Child Protection Policy.

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