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URGENT VACANCIES FOR SOUTH SUDAN Background; Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is an INGO currently Implementing Primary Health Care (PHC) services in South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia and Zambia among other programs supporting up-to 90 health facilities inclusive of Maridi hospital. AAH-I has been authorized by EED and USAID-ISDP to implement a Regional Primary Healthcare Programme (PHC) in three areas of Ibba, Mundri and Maridi of Western Equatoria State and Central Equatoria States in the Republic of South Sudan. In order to achieve the stated goal, AAH-I south Sudan Programme seeks to recruit qualified and competent South Sudanese nationals to fill the under listed vacant positions:

1. Job Title: Clinical Officers # positions:

Two (2)- Maridi Hospital & Nabanga PHCC one each

Reports to:

Facility in charge/ Facility Officer

Duty Station: Nabanga PHCC in Ibba county & Maridi Hospital; Western Equatoria State Job Summary: Carry out consultations in OPD and Inpatients services, timely referrals, responsible for supervision of health services in the health facility, gives on job training and support supervision to subordinates in the facility; ensure the community participate in community based health care activities; plan, implement, monitor and evaluate Primary Health Care delivery in the health facility.

Duties & Responsibilities  Clinical duties:

 Diagnose & manage common health problems.  Conduct normal deliveries.  Carryout minor operations. 1


 Admit and follow up of severe cases.  Refer patients those needs higher level of care.  Carry out health education and patient counseling.  Document and report the activities.  Community health duties:

 Coordinate and conduct outreach services in the catchment area which includes: Vaccination, mosquito net, Vit. A.

 Participate in community mobilization and sensitization on curative and preventive health services. Create community awareness , Nutrition surveys

 Carryout home visits.  Carryout school health activities.  Carryout community diagnosis/ outbreak investigations.  Send reports on time.  Managerial duties:

 Identify priority needs of the facility and the community.  Draw action plans.  Implement the plans accordingly.  Carryout regular monitoring and evaluation.  Supervise and appraise subordinate staff.  Organize review/ coordination meetings as needed.  Train junior staff.  Participate in resources management.  Document and report the activities.  Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor 2


Expected deliverables, 

Attend to emergency cases reported to the health facility

Correct patient diagnosis and recommendations for treatment done first-time right

Referrals managed smoothly and within shortest times possible to minimize incidence of possible fatal casualties.

Uninterrupted health services due to proper management of the facility

Periodic reports prepared and submitted in time

Ward rounds take place and complex medical cases reported to the Medical Doctor

Staff under direct supervision have clear objectives, are supported and appraised on time

Capacity building of staff under direct supervision

Qualification 

A Diploma in Medical Services as a Clinical Officer from a recognized institution

At least 3 years experience in similar or higher position

SKILLS AND COMPETENCES: 

Excellent inter-personal and communication skills

A good command of both written and spoken English

Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character

Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office

Excellent Management skills

Able to capacity build and develop others

Ability to mobilize different audiences

Commitment to the organizational values

2. Job Title:

Lab. Assistant

# Position: One (1) Reports to: Lab Technician Duty Station: Ibba PHCC, Ibba county- Western Equatoria State Duties & Responsibilities  Pre-analytical:

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Make sure you collect the right patient ID

Prepare the patient for specimen collections (properly cared and sited)

Do not mix patients ID number with others

Collect the right specimens as prescribed by the clinical officer in the lab. form sheet

Label all containers according to type of specimens needed and matching with the patient ID

Establish rejection and acceptance criteria

Prepare specimens adequately for microscopy

Do not mix inpatient ID with Laboratory ID’s

 Analytical: 

Establish proper quality control

Use lenses according to types of specimens

Register all the result in the laboratory forms

 Post Analytical: 

Recording all results in the laboratory registers

Record gender, location, and age in the register

Deliver results to the right patient or care taker (confidential)

 Participate in the general cleaning of the laboratory equipment and rooms.  Reporting of the lab. Activities.  Requesting of the lab. Supplies.

Qualification 

A two-years Laboratory assistance Certificate from a recognized institution and at least six months’ experience in similar or higher position

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3. Job Title: Certified Nurse Reports to: ward in charge Staff reporting to this post: None Liaises with: Midwives, Other Nurses, Clinical officers, Lab. Assistants. Duty Station: Maridi Hospital Duties & Responsibilities 

Carryout nursing care to the patients admitted to the health facility.

Diagnose and treat uncomplicated cases in the absence of clinical officer/Doctor.

Conduct ward round with the clinical officer/Doctor.

Carryout ward routines (General cleaning, administering medications, requesting drugs, sending patients for investigations, collecting the results etc---)

Follow up of critical patients.

Documentation and reporting of activities.

Carryout health education.

Participate in community based intervention, like crash immunization, NID and any outbreak of diseases

Make sure that infection control measures are in place in hospital

Provide regular technical assistance and monitoring inpatients closely , focusing on health of the patients and administering drugs correctly and on time

Expected Results 

Professional nursing care provided to all cases reported to the health facility

Referrals made within shortest times possible to minimize incidence of possible fatal casualties. 5


Uninterrupted health services due to regular attendance and availability at the facility

Periodic reports prepared and submitted in time.

Health Education provided to patients in a professional manner.

Ward rounds take place and complex medical cases reported to the Clinical Officer/Medical Doctor

Staff under direct supervision have clear objectives, are supported and appraised on time

Capacity building of staff under direct supervision

QUALIFICATIONS 

A three-year Comprehensive Nursing Certificate from a recognized institution

At least 2 years experience in similar or higher position. SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Excellent inter-personal and communication skills

A good command of both written and spoken English

Patience, understanding and of a pleasant character

Ability to mobilize and communicate to different audiences

Commitment to the organizational values

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS All applicants will be recruited from the Head Office in Nairobi and posted to live and work in South Sudan in very remote rural set ups where only basic facilities are available. AAH-I is an equal opportunity employer. Email applications together with CVs (indicating day telephone number, a functional email address and contact details for 3 referees) and copies of certificates and testimonials should be addressed to: recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to reach by Friday 11th October, 2013 at 5:00 pm. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. 6


Due to the urgency of the positions, applications will be reviewed as they are received and only those selected for the interviews will be contacted.

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