Job Opportunities at Premiere Urgence Internationale

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or 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.

PUI has been implementing humanitarian activities in Nigeria since April 2016, supporting population with food security, nutrition, health and protection project in Maiduguri and Borno State.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Midwife Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract End Date: 30th November, 2021 (renewable based on availability of funding)

General Objective

  • The midwife assistant will work under the direction and supervision of a registered midwife, within the agreed policies/procedures laid down by PUI, the midwife is responsible and accountable for any decision to delegate the assistant midwife based on sound clinical judgment on assigned task /procedure.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Patient Care:

  • Prepare all the material and equipment and ensure that everything is ready before starting the activities.
  • Perform rapid evaluation of sick pregnant women, including vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, respiration); and concurrently finding out the history of present and past illnesses either from her or relatives.
  • Assist Midwife to perform antenatal consultations including screening tests according to the protocols, detect and mention all the risk factors.
  • Assist midwife to conduct delivery according to the protocols, precautions, hygiene standards.Assist midwife to performpostnatal consultations during the 6 weeks following the delivery.
  • Observe changes in the condition of women in ANC, labor and report promptly to the midwife.
  • Assist midwife to perform family planning consultations and counseling according to protocol.
  • Give systematic prophylactic treatments to pregnant women.
  • Verify the tetanus vaccination of each pregnant womanInform the midwife about the condition of a pregnant woman who may need quick intervention before referral to a higher level of care.
  • Assist themidwives in clinical areas with obstetric emergencies and referrals according to PUI protocols and regulation.
  • Assist the midwife to resuscitate a pregnant /postpartum women/newborn before transferFollow initial assessment done by a midwife and continue care plan, undertake routine observation and report any abnormalities to the midwife.
  • Identify Sexually GenderBased Violence victims and collaborate with the medical team for treatment.
  • Explain clearly the diagnosis and treatment to the patient and make sure that the patients comply with the treatment.Assist midwives with admission and discharge of mothers and babies.
  • Support women with personal hygiene as required.Monitor and measure fluid intake and output and record on the chart.
  • Takes accurate vital signs and document on the chart and report concerns to the midwife. Collect and label specimens as instructed by midwife and send to the laboratory.
  • Decontaminate instruments as per set standards, before sending to the sterilization unit. Provide individual and group health education to patients concerning safe motherhood, care of the new born, IYCF (Infant and Young child feeding), Family Planning and general Sexual Health.
  • Provide malnutrition prevention including MUAC and weight measurements of children.
  • Providing information, emotional support, and reassurance to women and their partners.Actively participate in the good cohesion and coordination of the team.
  • Participate in the followup of waste management according to the waste management procedures.
  • Ensure that all patients and their relatives are treated equally, with respect of ethical and confidential issues and according to Première Urgence Internationale chart.

Medical Data Collection and Reporting:

  • Record accurately and on a readable manner, the clinical case management, beneficiary information and intervention on health card (history taking, physical examination, treatment, investigation, etc.) and patient registration book.
  • Ensure an accurate daily use and tracking of epidemiological data.
  • Participate in the daily tracking of consumption of the drugs and materials used from the medical box.
  • Participate in the weekly medical statistic report in collaboration with SRH Supervisor and the deputy program manager.
  • Report to the supervisor any problem especially the gap/loss/robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines or any patient and organizational issue.
  • Ensure a clear verbal and written hand over at every end of the shift, with emphasis on specific events.

Other Duties:

  • Adhere to the supervisor with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, restocking of necessary drugs, consumables and other items.
  • Participate in any other activities such as vaccination, survey…accordingto the needs and as directed.
  • Participate actively in meetings when required.
  • Inform the direct supervisor of the various needs.
  • Maintain the working environment in a clean and presentable state.
    Comply with PUI security procedures at all times.
  • Remain aware of the security situation in office and clinic locations at all times and provide feedback to the health program manager.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required direct supervisor.
    Be available for any emergency.

Priorities of the Department:

  • Assessment on beneficiaries at risk and diagnosed individuals with communicable and noncommunicable diseases or other diseases of public health relevant and treat him.
  • Assessment on pregnant and lactating women, reproductive age women to identify risk factor.
  • Build the capacity of the community Health workers, nurses on thematic related to sexual and reproductive health.
  • Provide frequent feedback on health illness patterns observed in the phcc that require further assessment.
  • Report to line manager periodically regarding context changes that affect the modality of intervention.

Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Language Skills:
    • Good Command In English (Speaking,Reading &Writing)And;
    • Fluent In Local Languages (Hausa And Kanuri).
  • Education Degree:
    • Recognized Midwifery Degree Or
    • Community Health Extension Worker (Chew) Qualified Under The Nigerian Health Care Legislation.
  • Work Experience:
    • Minimum Of 1year Of Experience In Midwifery Or Srhespecially In Maternity.
    • Work Experience With Other Ngo’S Would Be An Asset.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Technical knowledge about use of medical equipment.
  • Good ability for team work.
  • Good knowledge about Ante Natal Consultation and Post Natal Consultation.

Other:

  • Good team spirit.
  • Compliance to work under supervision.

Assets
Interest:

  • Working  In Humanitarian Relief.

Transversals Skills:

  • Excellent communication, conflict solving and diplomacy skills to manage relationship in potentially tense situations.
  • Strong motivation to help people in need.
  • Ability to make decisions and to exercise authority when requiredUnderstanding of the political situation in the area.
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities.
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself.
  • Well organized and hard worker.
  • Able to manage stress and pressure.
  • Able to check validity of information, logical thinking.
  • Neutrality.
  • Reliability.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Nurse

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract End Date: 30th November, 2021 (renewable based on availability of funding)

General Objective

  • Under the direct supervision of the SRH or OPD supervisor, the Nurse provides patients consultations in collaboration with Midwife and other team members in the facility.
  • S/he follows PUI protocols and standards to ensure Quality and contiunity of care, promotion and restoration of health of patients and population.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Patient Care:

  • Ensure and conduct the medical consultations with full history taking, clinical examination and provide a diagnosis and prescribe treatment accordingly following the protocols and universal precautions.
  • Explain clearly the diagnosis and treatment to the patient and make sure that the patients comply with the treatment.
  • Request for a 2nd evaluation of the patient when needed.
  • Provide individual health promotion during consultations.
  • Delegate the treatment cares (distribution of drugs, injections, dressings…) to Nurse assistant. Manage and report any suspected communicable disease case according to Première Urgence Internationale’s protocols and national Disease Surveillance guidelines.
  • Execute any action requested by the PM, DPM or Medical Coordinator as part of the outbreak response plan.
  • Actively participate in the good cohesion and coordination of the team.
  • Record on a readable manner the health status and medical prescription.
  • Participate in the follow-up of the waste management according to the waste management procedures.
  • Be available on call for emergencies at any time of the day and night all week.
  • Ensure that all patients and their relatives are treated equally, with respect of ethical and confidential issues and according to Première Urgence Internationale chart.
  • Collaborate with other departments as needed to ensure smooth implementation and integration of services.

Management of an Efficient Referral System:

  • Manage the emergency and electives referral cases according to the referral protocol by facilitating the logistics including transportation means, appointment with specialists, laboratory tests etc. in collaboration with OPT supervisor.
  • Follow up the referred cases, and check the outcome.
  • Ensuring appropriate follow-up care has been given and taking appropriate action if further care is needed.
  • Identify and refer patients who need mental health consultation.

Medical Data Collection and Reporting:

  • Record accurately and on a readable manner, the clinical case management on the patient health card (history taking, physical examination, treatment, investigation, etc.), and patient registration book.
  • Ensure an accurate daily use and tracking of epidemiological data.
  • Participate actively in the early warning system and the outbreak response plan.
  • Collect general information about the people living conditions.
  • Participate to the assessment of health needs.
  • Participate to the weekly medical statistic report in collaboration with OPT supervisor and the deputy program manager.
  • Ensure an oral hand over at every team change over, draw attention to any notable events during the shift.

Other Duties:

  • Adhere to supervisor with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking of necessary drugs, consumables and other items.
  • Participate in any other activities such as vaccination, survey…according to the needs and as directed.
  • Report to the supervisor any problem especially the gap/loss/robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines or any patient and organizational issue.
  • Participate actively in meetings when required.
  • Inform the direct supervisor of the various needs.
  • Maintain the working environment in a clean and presentable state.
  • Comply with PUI security procedures at all times.
  • Remain aware of the security situation in office and clinic locations at all times and provide feedback to the health program manager.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required direct supervisor.
  • Be available for any emergency.

Priorities of the Department:

  • Assessment on beneficiaries at risk and diagnosed individuals with communicable and noncommunicable diseases or other diseases of public health relevant and treat him.
  • Provide frequent feedback on health-illness patterns observed in the field that require further assessment.
  • Report to line manager periodically regarding context changes that affect the modality of intervention.

Qualifications and Required Skills
Mandatory Requirements:

  • Education degree: Recognized Nurse Degree (at least certificate level) with national legislation
  • Work experience: 2-3 years of experience in Nursing, or in OPD services work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset.
  • Language skills: Good command in English (Speaking, Reading & Writing), and fluent in local Languages (Hausa And Kanuri)

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good knowledge of Communicable and Non Communicable diseases
  • Good knowledge of Public Health
  • Good ability for team work
  • Ability to manage stress

Assets:

  • Interests: Working in humanitarian relief and interest in social issues

Transversals Skills:

  • Excellent communication, conflict solving and diplomacy skills to manage relationship in potentially tense situations
  • Team Spirit
  • Strong motivation to help people in need
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation.
  • Ability to make decisions and to exercise authority when required
  • Understanding of the political situation in the area
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Well organized and hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Able to check validity of information, logical thinking
  • Neutrality
  • Reliability

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Nurse Assisant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Number of Position:01
Contract Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract End Date: 30th November, 2021 (renewable based on the availability of funding)

General objective

  • Under the direct supervision of the Nurse, the Nurse assistant provides patients’ health care in collaboration other health team members in the facility.
  • S/he assists the nurse and the rest of the medical team on duty with general nursing activities and over-all patient care according to international/national protocol and the given instructions under strict supervision/monitoring of a nurse, a supervisor or team leader.
  • S/he follows PUI protocols and standards to ensure quality and continuity of care, promotion and restoration of health of the patients and population.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Patient Care:

  • Perform general nursing duties such as monitoring of patient vital signs, wound care and dressings, insertion of cannulas, administration of IV fluids and injections, administration of Nebulisers as prescribed by a clinician.
  • Participate in the preparation of the material equipment and drugs for the consultation.
  • Provide patients with information they required.
  • Conduct triage according to nurses’ protocols, detect priority acute cases in the waiting area and fill the health card (weight, BP, HR, temperature etc).
  • Check the vaccination status of children less than 5 years old.
  • Ensure the good flow of patients avoiding overcrowded rooms and having patients standing up for long time while waiting for their turn.
  • Ensure a good level of communication and understanding between the PHC team and the patients.
  • Carry out first aid care when necessary.
  • Follow medical prescriptions.
  • Assist the clinician during certain health care acts when it is necessary.
  • Assist the clinician in the management of the referral cases.
  • Perform basic laboratory tests as requested by the clinician. (e.g. urinary sticks, pregnancy tests, capillary blood sugar, hemoglobin level).
  • Provide health education following the protocols and key messages regarding hygiene, diseases, and prevention.
  • Educate patients in the self-management of their conditions and usage of medications.
  • Follow waste management according to waste management procedures.
  • Clean and sterilize the medical material according to procedures.
  • Ensure that all patients and their relatives are treated equally with respect of ethical and confidential issues
  • Collaborate with other departments as needed to ensure smooth implementation and integration of services.

Medical Data Collection and Reporting:

  • Verify that the medical prescriptions are readable, dated and signed.
  • Check expiry dates of medicines and report it directly to the supervisor.
  • Record accurately for each area, on a timely manner, the personal and health related data on the health card.
  • Register all the data needed about patients, referral, treatment in the appropriate registers and files.
  • Report to the supervisor any problem in the clinic especially the gap/loss/robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines or any patient and organizational issue.
  • Ensure an oral and written handover at every team changeover, draw attention to any notable events during the shift.
  • Report directly any difficulties or delays in the implementation of activities.

Other Duties:

  • Adhere to the supervisor with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking of necessary drugs, consumables and other items.
  • Participate in any other activities such as vaccination, survey, etc…according to the needs.
  • Participate in any training in order to improve the quality and efficiency of nursing cares and duties.
  • Participate actively in meetings when required.
  • Inform the direct supervisor of the various needs.
  • Maintain the working environment in a clean and presentable state.
  • Comply with PUI security procedures at all times.
  • Remain aware of the security situation in office and clinic locations at all times and provide feedback to the health program manager.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required direct supervisor.
  • Be available for any emergency.

Priorities of the Department:

  • Assessment on beneficiaries at risk and diagnosed individuals with communicable and non-communicable diseases or other diseases of public health relevant and provide treatements when necessary.
  • Provide frequent feedback on health-illness patterns observed in the field that require further assessment.
  • Report to line manager periodically regarding context changes that affect the modality of intervention.

Qualifications and Required Skills
Mandatory Requirements:

Education Degree

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Psychiatry or Psychology

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in management of MHPSS activities.
  • Work experience with international organizations and/or ngo in the field of mhpss

Language Skills

  • Fluent in English and Hausa, Kanuri is an asset

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good knowledge of IASC MHPSS guidelines
  • Good knowledge of integration of mental health and psycho-social support services in primary health care settings
  • Good knowledge of Community Based PSS interventions
  • Knowledge of GBV interventions
  • Ability to train, mentor, supervise and build capacity of psycho-social workers

Computer skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of the MS office software including Word, Excel, Outlook

Others:

  • Accurate analytical skills
  • Good reporting skills

Assets
Transversals Skills:

  • Excellent communication, conflict solving and diplomacy skills to manage relationship in potentially tense situations
  • Strong motivation to help people in need
  • Ability to make decisions and to exercise authority when required
  • Understanding of the political situation in the area
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Well organized and hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Able to check validity of information, logical thinking
  • Neutrality
  • Reliability
  • Team management

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 3rd June, 2021.

 

 

Job Title: Drug Dispenser

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract End Date: 30th November, 2021 (renewable based on the availability of funding)

General Objective

  • Under the direct supervision of the Nurse in MHCs, the Drug Dispenser dispenses drugs to patients, gives indication on drug utilization, and monitors drug consumption, according to PUI procedures. S/he respects logistic and pharmacy procedures fills in weekly orders and does inventory controls.

Responsibilities and Tasks 1
Dispense Medicines:

  • Dispensing medication to patients according to medical prescription.
  • Ensures the medication is labeled with the correct drug name, strength, quantity, expiry date, directions for use and includes and additional required information.
  • Provides clear instructions and advice on how to take the drug, when, how long, how to store, possible side-effects and any other relevant warnings. Make sure the patient understands in order to ensure correct treatment.
  • Maintaining accurate dispensing records and regularly reporting them to OPT supervisor.
  • Ensure that all patients and their relatives are treated equally with respect of ethical and confidential issues, following Première Urgence Internationale Charta.

Drugs Management:

  • Maintain the integrity and security of the dispensary by admitting only authorized personnel.
  • Set up and maintain the pharmacy stock according to good storage practices (storage of drugs by categories, alphabetic order, and expiry date…).
  • Implement stock cards system for each item and update each stock card on a timely manner.
  • Ensure that FEFO (first expired first out) is respected.
  • Report to the OPT Supervisor/Team Leader immediately about any change in drugs, in form of appearance, colour, smell, etc.
  • Inform the OPT supervisor in case of any missing/damaged/expired item.
  • Participate in a physical inventory of the pharmacy and medical stock, including consumables and laboratory material on a monthly basis.
  • Record and compile daily and weekly consumption form and send information to OPT supervisor.
  • Submit drug order to OPT supervisor on a requested basis.
  • Receive the orders from Pharmacy and inspect items, as to quality, quantity, and expiry dates. Provide the Pharmacy with feedback in case of irregularity.
  • Ensure that the main stock and the pharmacy are kept clean.

Other Duties:

  • Adhere to supervisor with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking of necessary drugs, consumables and other items.
  • Participate in appropriate trainings provided by Première Urgence Internationale.
  • Participate in any other activities such as vaccination, survey, etc…according to the needs.
  • Participate actively in meetings when required.
  • Inform the direct supervisor of the various needs.
  • Maintain the working environment in a clean and presentable state.
  • Comply with PUI security procedures at all times.
  • Remain aware of the security situation in office and clinic locations at all times and provide feedback to the health program manager.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required direct supervisor.
  • Be available for any emergency.

Priorities of the Department:

  • Ensure the drugs at the facilities are stored properly and clear records maintained
  • Ensure all patients are served diligently and clear instructions are given on storage and use of the prescribed medications
  • Monitor the stock and make sure orders are made in time to avoid shortages.

Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Language Skills:
    • Fluent in local languages – Hausa, etc.
    • Acceptable knowledge of English (speaking, reading & writing)
  • Education Level:
    • Secondary school, with skills in mathematics
    • A health background is desirable
  • Work Experience:
    • Desirable at least 1-2 years of experience in a health facility or work with MHUs/ MHCs
    • Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset.

Other Requirements:

  • Communication: able to communicate clearly with respect for patients, caretakers, team members and supervisors
  • Motivation: shows commitment, flexibility and is service oriented
  • Team work: shows ability to work in a team.

Transversals Skills:

  • Communication: able to communicate clearly with respect for patients, caretakers, team members and supervisors
  • Motivation: shows commitment, flexibility and is service oriented
  • Team work: shows ability to work in a team.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 6th June, 2021.

 

Note: The tasks and responsibilities defined in this vacancy announcement are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

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