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Temporary Qualified Nurse ( 2 positions) – Mogadishu (1-Heliwa, 1-Kahda), Somalia

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages including SOS Children’s Villages Somalia Association is affiliated. SOS Children’s Villages Somalia has officially been working in Somalia since 1985. SOS is currently working in 134 countries worldwide. We are committed to the welfare of children – often throughout the whole of their childhood, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect. We also run education and health facilities. With the SOS Children’s Village concept, the organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. SOS Children’s Villages upholds child protection policy and our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse. SOS Children’s Villages Somalia currently works in five regions; Banadir Regions (almost all districts), Bay, Bakol and Lower Shabelle in Southwest State, Middle Shabelle in HirShabelle State.

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the below position.

Job Title: Temporary Qualified Nurse ( 2 positions)

Reporting to: Nutrition Supervisor

Location: Mogadishu (1-Heliwa, 1-Kahda)

Position summary

The Temporary Qualified Nurses will be involved in the provision of curative and preventative nutrition services to the communities. The Qualified nurses will have close communication with the nutrition staff and the beneficiaries dealing with the day-to-day nutrition-related activities with the help of the nutrition staff and community nutrition workers. The nurses will participate in the reporting processes using the standard template of SOS CV Somalia and the donor. In addition to that, the postholder will primarily cover the facility-based needs and as well outreach programs if need be with the help and guidance of his/her supervisor. The qualified nurse is expected to provide a high standard of promoting optimum health and preventive health care, thereby contributing to a safe, efficient and effective service to patients.

Key Areas of accountabilities:

  • Provides comprehensive nutrition services to beneficiaries in SOS nutrition sites in Kahda and Heliwa respectively.
  • Provides medical care and advice to patients/ beneficiaries and other staff as required. Treat more serious cases into the Outpatient Therapeutic Program.
  • Monitor, record and report to the doctor in charge any symptoms and changes in patients’ conditions
  • Provides mothers and children from the surrounding community with preventative and curative health care services.
  • Detect acute malnutrition in the community and provision of treatment for those without medical complications
  • Participate and disseminate public health and nutrition education messages to improve knowledge, attitude and practice
  • To work with senior medical staff to develop their supervision, training and management skills.
  • Participates in activities to promoting a good healthy and hygienic environment in the catchment area to prevent potential health hazards in the community.
  • Takes part in the day-to-day facility and community-based health and hygiene education sessions to enable the community members to understand the importance of preventive health, home care, and clinical programs including.
  • Plan, organize and/or participate in the outreach mobile clinics in serving the hard-to-reach communities in the IDP camps and host communities.
  • Cares patients particularly children and women with respect in times they may need the “triage, methodology ensuring that none patients suffer or/and dies while waiting for service provision.
  • Make sure that all patients avail themselves of a protection mainstreaming
  • maintain a safe and clean working environment in compliance with healthcare procedures and regulations
  • Any other duties that s/he is assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.

 Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nurse, Nutrition or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of progressive professional experience in Managements of SC, or had worked with Nutrition Partner for nutrition Projects.
  • Previous experience in NGOs/Donor funded programs is preferable.
  • Strong knowledge of child rights and child protection.
  • Able to pay attention to detail and monitors the quality of inventory
  • Proactive, result-oriented, independent, able to identify and carry out duties with minimum supervision
  • Sound knowledge of nutrition programming through either education or relevant work experience in nutrition.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, spreadsheets)
  • Excellent understanding of the local context and able to maintain good working relationships with team members.
  • Strong communication skill both writing and verbal

Competencies – knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Good critical thinking skills, organized
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • To work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment, respecting diversity.

Child Safeguarding Policy: SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe

Application Procedure: 

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to this email: hr.so@sossomalia.org 

The closing date is 5th May 2021.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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