Overview

Vacancy Announcement(1 Position)

Qualified Nurse

OrganizationGREDO- Gargaar Relief and Development Organization
Position TitleQUALIFIED NURSE
Location/Duty StationHudur – Bakool
Announcing Date07/12/2019
Closing Date13/12/2019
Commitment to DiversityGREDO is an equal opportunities employer.
Submission Email:recruitment@gredosom.org

 

Organizational Background

GREDO is an indigenous local NGO.  Non-profit non-partial, non- political and voluntary              organization based in Baidoa. To reach the most affected grass-root communities in Bay and Bakool regions and lower Shebelle effectively and efficiently, the necessity of local partnership in relief program appeared. Responding to the partnership need, a group of Somali intellectuals and well-wishers initiated in December 1992 a local non-governmental organization called Gargaar Relief and Development Organization (GREDO) the organization has implemented during these period different projects including relief and emergency programs and later improved into rehabilitation and developmental programs.

We are looking forward to establishing teams of health workers consisting of various cadres of health professionals to deliver lifesaving emergency health services to the population in need through this program with high impact on lives of the most vulnerable population groups.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position and basic qualifications are as follows:

CERTIFIFED NURSE

The job holder will ensure the following:

To ensure that every beneficiary receives an adequate medical examination, the required routine and prescribed medication and referral for additional treatment, as appropriate and according to the protocols and assist the Health Project Manager in supporting staff supervision and follow of beneficiary, referrals.

Key Responsibilities
  • To strictly follow guidelines
  • To ensure that each beneficiary receives a routine medical examination
  • To ensure that each beneficiary receives the routine medication
  • To ensure that any beneficiary requiring further medical assistance is referred to the nearest medical center in accordance with protocols
  • To record all symptoms of beneficiaries and medication given and complete the child’s card at every visit
  • To keep an up to date record of all medication used and be responsible for stock management and reporting (distribution monitoring, use of non-expired drugs, stock ordering etc).
  • To ensure that local customs relating to privacy are adhered to
  • To handle the beneficiaries in a sensitive and reassuring manner
  • To ensure that the sites are left in a clean manner
  • To ensure that all equipment is in good working order and cleaned after the distribution, ready for the next distribution
  • To report any problems or broken equipment to the Health Project Manager immediately
  • To prepare any necessary reports as requested by the Health Project Manager
  • To attend training as requested
  • To attend team meetings on a regular basis
  • To ensure that mothers respect basic hygiene principles
  • To ensure that waste (medical and non-medical) is appropriately disposed of
  • To be responsible for ensuring water availability for hands / body and clothes washing
  • To respect secure storage for medication and food and proper record keeping
  • To ensure caretakers receive basic health education in feeding, hygiene and health
  • To supervise two nutrition workers and one Community Mobiliser in the area
  • To undertake other tasks as requested by the Health Manager

Qualification and experience

  • Qualified nurse/Certified nurse
  • Nutrition programmer, primary health care or community health experience
  • Proven capacity in management and teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathies with all beneficiaries and their careers
  • Demonstrable ability to write reports
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  • Previous experience of work with humanitarian agencies
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable

Experience of Health work and the design and implementation of programmers, including monitoring and evaluation

Child Protection

The responsibilities of the post will require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people

Core Values and Critical Competences.

Respect                                   Integrity                                  Transparency & Accountability

Commitment                           Excellence                               Diversity

Initiating Action                 Facilitating Change                 Team Mobilization

Stress Tolerance                  Collaboration                        Coaching and Mentoring

Adaptability                        Negotiation                           Conflict Management

 

NB: All applicants should drop a letter of application and updated CV (including 3 Professional referees) to recruitment@gredosom.org and indicate the position applied for in the subject. The deadline for application is 13/12/2019

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

GREDO is an equal opportunities employer