Country: Ukraine
Organization: International Medical Corps
Closing date: 8 Apr 2022

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a military operation in Ukraine, invading the neighboring nation in an attack that has been condemned by world leaders. Missile attacks and explosions have been reported throughout Ukraine, with military troops invading from three sides of the country. In less than one week, the invasion has affected millions of people.

Despite hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing, many civilians remain trapped. The situation throughout Ukraine is deteriorating rapidly as the conflict intensifies, prompting a sharp increase in humanitarian needs as access to essential services and supplies are disrupted and more and more people flee their homes. The number of civilian deaths and injuries is and will continue to rise as population centers become cut off and increasingly the target of shelling. Already, reports of civilians caught in cities and towns under shelling are increasing. Damage to electrical, sanitation, water, road and residential infrastructure throughout the country is hampering access to essential services and parts of the country are experiencing cash and food shortages as bank machines and grocery stores are empty. The UN estimates that 12 million people in Ukraine will soon be in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

Outside of Ukraine, more than 670,000 Ukrainians have fled to Hungary, Moldova, Poland and Romania and that number will climb as fighting persists – placing increasing pressure on host governments as they work to shelter and provide essential services to the new arrivals. According to officials, the number of refugees from this crisis could result in anywhere from 1 to 5 million people. Within Ukraine, International Medical Corps is continuously working to help ensure the safety of our staff and to monitor the increasingly desperate situation. Our response activities are focused on the operation of mobile medical teams and the provision of emergency and primary health services, mental health and psychosocial support and gender-based violence services, which are so important to conflict-affected communities. We are also working closely with our network of partners to address the needs of impacted healthcare facilities to ensure that they can continue to provide essential health services. In Poland, Moldova and Romania, we are rapidly scaling up health and protection activities to support the needs of Ukrainian refugees, as well as our regional logistical capacity to support our expanded presence in Ukraine.

As a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through healthcare training and relief and development programs, we are prepared to deploy our Emergency Medical Team and mobile health facility in cooperation with the World Health Organization upon request to provide emergency and primary health care wherever it is needed in Ukraine and/or neighboring countries.

This position will support International Medical Corps’ emergency response delivering outpatient clinical care to disaster-affected populations.

JOB SUMMARY:

The primary responsibility of the Nurse Midwife is to support the implementation of services in an emergency setting. The Nurse Midwife will be responsible for providing comprehensive antenatal care (ANC) and postnatal care (PNC) in a challenging setting, ensuring maximum access and utilization of services by affected populations; and setting up maternity care in new health centers, hospitals, and mobile clinic. In addition, he/she may also be requested to assist hospital staff as needed.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide comprehensive ANC and PNC in a challenging setting, ensuring maximum access and utilization of services by affected populations;
• Conduct and supervise deliveries and perinatal care where appropriate and manage referrals where necessary;
• Setting up maternity care in new health centers, hospitals, and mobile clinics;
• Training local midwives and working with community birth attendants to ensure safe community birthing practices;
• Offer support and advice following events such as miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal abnormality and neonatal death;
• Provide advice and guidance on a safe and timely transfer home;
• Assist in development and delivery of educational sessions for staff and patients;
• Identify and care for survivors of Gender Based Violence in partnership with other team members;
• Collaborate with other departments as needed to ensure smooth implementation and integration of services;
• Adhere to administrative directives with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking of necessary drugs, consumables and other items

General
• Deployed personnel are expected to assist with the setup, maintenance and demobilization of the clinical spaces and base camp as required.

Policy Adherence
• Actively promote PSEA (prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and among beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
• Adhere to the Code of Conduct, maintain humanitarian principles and respect international humanitarian law at all times.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL OR LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the responsibilities referenced above, candidates can expect to be living and working in austere conditions. Lifting moderately heavy objects from the ground, carrying a backpack for extended periods of time, and walking or hiking in remote locations may be necessary to perform these functions.

Eligibility to work in the European Union or Ukraine desirable. Fluency in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish or other relevant language preferred.

International Medical Corps is a first responder to natural and man-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and is committed to doing everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff members who have a high degree of resilience, extremely decisive qualities and the ability to move fast.

MISCONDUCT DISCLOSURE SCHEME

All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR). In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

Safeguarding
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Equal Opportunities
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

How to apply:

https://internationalmedicalcorps.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/409

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