Midwife (Kabul, Afghanistan) 165 views

Job Description

Job Description:Under the direct supervision of  the  Midwife/Trainer  and Tdh Health Program Coordinator based in Kabul is in charge of the overall implementation of the UHI project  components  in Kabul. The Midwife provides technical inputs and works in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders for the project. She will provide technical support to the pregnant women and new borns babies  and under 5 children in the area of intervention. She will deliver reproductive health care services to women. She assumes responsibility and accountability for her practice, applying up to date knowledge and skills in caring for each woman and family.. Main responsibilities :

  • Give the necessary supervision, care and advise to women during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period Conduct deliveries on her own and care for the new-born infant Manage complications in pregnancy and childbirth, in accordance with the principles of basic emergency obstetric care Provide primary care to women of reproductive age, in accordance with the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) Supervise the provision of primary health care within the community by female community health workers Counsel and educate women, the family and the community, in relevant areas of health including preparation for parenthood and childbirth Provide all non‐surgical methods of family planning, and counselling for surgical methods Obtain specialised assistance as necessary (consultation or referral) Share knowledge, skill and expertise with midwifery, medical and nursing students, and nursing and resident staff, in management of pregnancy and childbirth, acting as a clinical preceptor Perform limited, select administrative duties such as patient charting, recording and reporting of data; clinic and/or facility management (as required); or coordination of specific educational or outreach programs Participate in research, professional organizations and related committees; and in continuing education opportunities Follow Tdh/UHI project  policies, procedures and objectives; continuous quality improvement initiatives; safety, environmental, and infection prevention standards  Participate in provision of 24‐hour, 7‐day maternity service, which may require evening, night or on‐call duty to follow – up all cases, where risk factors were identified, and ensure that the mothers and children are following the treatment plan recommended by the doctor, hospital or health facility. To ensure and follow up that all children under 5 and mothers go to health facilities for preventative treatment including immunization and treatment as necessary. To identify the women in the community who are pregnant and ensure that they receive ante natal care, and health education. To encourage the women to have a birth plan and seek skilled birth attendance for deliveries, assisting the mothers during deliveries, if necessary.  Give training to the Family Health Action Groups. Serves as a positive role model for the organisation Implement all additional tasks requested by his hierarchy


About Terre des hommes (Tdh) Foundation:Terre des hommes Lausanne (Tdh) is a Swiss child welfare foundation, providing assistance and protection to vulnerable population worldwide. Tdh has been working in Afghanistan since 1995 and carry out projects related to Child Protection, Access to Justice, Mother and Child Health and Livelihood Programs in Kabul, Herat, Takhar & Nangarhar provinces.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Graduated from recognized midwifery school of Afghanistan. At least one  year experience of working in hospital or health facilities Experience of providing ANC, PNC and New-born Care  Experience of labour wards and difficult case management Qualification as a registered midwife and having clinical experience Provide high quality, culturally sensitive health education and family planning services in the community in order to promote healthy family life, planned pregnancies and positive parenting. Fluency in local languages Dari, Pashto Good in report writing and data collection Ability to work as part of a team Good communication and interpersonal skill To be willing to work in the community and visiting families Committed to support IDPs   mothers and newborns

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two years experience of working in hospital or he


One year with 3 months probationary period.


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Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:

Qualified & Interested candidates should send their Application Letter & CV to afg.recruitment@tdh.ch  cc, noorkhanum.ahmadzai@gmail.com (both emails must be in copy) and put (Midwife VA: Tdh-001-2021) in the subject line of the email, otherwise your application will not be considered for further process.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for written test or interview.

Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

Tdh is an equal opportunity employer.

Submission Email
afg.recruitment@tdh.ch & cc noorkhanum.ahmadzai@gmail.com

Submission Email

afg.recruitment@tdh.ch & cc noorkhanum.ahmadzai@gmail.com

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