Application deadline 7 months ago: Wednesday 9 Feb 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
The project aims to contribute to the reduction mortality and morbidity among women, girls, adolescents and other vulnerable groups through provision of life saving SRH services (including emergency obstetric and newborn care, HIV prevention, clinical management of survivors of sexual violence, and family planning). Reproductive Health Kits (medical supplies and equipment), including post-rape kits, clean delivery kits and individual delivery kits, will be distributed to facilities and mobile clinics operated by partner. UNFPA will contribute to increase access to Clinical Management of Rape Survivors (CMR) services by equipping health facilities and mobile clinics with medical commodities, protocols and orientation of health care workers to treat survivors of sexual violence. Through partners, UNFPA, working with partners, will engage at the community level particularly in the South West, North West, West and Littoral regions, to ensure that targeted populations are aware of and can access GBV and SRH services.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is seeking a Midwife to oversee the provision of lifesaving SRH interventions to members of crisis affected communities of the North West, South west, Littoral and West Regions of Cameroon, particularly internally displaced persons (IDPs). The Midwife shall work under the overall supervision of the Country Representative and Deputy Representative, the direct supervision of the Humanitarian Coordinator under the follow up of the SRH Expert. The Midwife will work within the ICPD program of action as related to humanitarian settings; and to effectively demonstrate UNFPA’s role in humanitarian response. This position will be based in Buea, South West Region/Bamenda, North West Region/West Region/Littoral Region Expected impact - Examining and monitoring pregnant women - Conducting normal and difficult deliveries - Providing all family planning methods - Providing medical care post rape with a particular attention on the availability of the post rape kit - Monitoring the foetus during labour - Identifying high-risk pregnancies - Follow up of emergency reproductive health kits prepositioned in the health facility and report on the use Midwives may work on a rota and be on call to provide care on a 24-hour basis.
Work Relations The NUV will work closely with the SRH Expert. She/he will create synergies between the nexus of development and humanitarian response.
The positions will be based in the settings listed below:
- Regional Hospital Buea, South West Region, Cameroon,
- Regional Hospital Bamenda, North West Cameroon;
- District Hospital Bangangte/Yaounde, West Region
- Mboppi Baptist Hospital, Douala, Littoral Region,
- District Hospital Deido, Douala, Littoral Region
Core Competencies: • Achieving results, • Being accountable, • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen, • Thinking analytically and strategically, • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, • Communicating for impact
Values: • Exemplifying integrity, • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, • Embracing cultural diversity, • Embracing change
• S/he will have 3-5 years of relevant progressively responsible professional work experience with a minimum of 2 years, in humanitarian and relief operations; • Knowledge on MISP is an asset • Experience in working in health facility in the context of emergency response is essential; • Familiarity with UNFPA/UN operations and procedures is an asset.
For North-west and South-west regions: Fluency in spoken and written English is required; Fluency in Pidgin is essential; Fluency in French will be an asset;
For the Littoral and West regions: Fluency in spoken and written French is required; Fluency in English will be an asset
Knowledge/familiarity with at least one local language used by the targeted communities will be an asset
As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan.
District Hospital Bangangte/Yaounde, West Region