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Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)
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Midwife

Job Description and Requirements

About Us: 

The Syrian American Medical Society Foundation (SAMS) is an international non-profit, non-political medical relief organization that was first registered in the US in 2007. Following its mission, SAMS is dedicated to delivering life-saving health services, revitalizing health systems during crisis, and promoting medical education via a network of humanitarians in Syria, the US, and beyond. Through its offices in the U.S., Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, SAMS implements medical relief programs inside Syria, and in other countries of the Middle East region.

In 2017 alone, SAMS provided more than 3.5 million services, through medical missions, immunization campaigns, and support for 150 medical facilities, dental clinics, birth centers, dialysis units, mental health and psychosocial support programs, rehabilitation centers, and primary and subspecialty mobile clinics. In Jordan, first in response to the needs of Syrian refugees, SAMS has operated in Jordan since 2012, providing free primary and secondary health care, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in camp and non-camp locations in Amman, Irbid, and Mafraq Governorates. In 2017 alone, SAMS provided 17,578 medical services in Jordan; our Irbid MHPSS center supported 6,928 beneficiaries in the same year.

In Jordan, SAMS offers one of the only integrated MHPSS programs. All SAMS MHPSS services are offered under the umbrella of the “do no harm” principle, adhere to a survivor-centered, rights-based approach, and are sensitive to the needs of women, girls, men, and boys, including persons with disabilities and older persons.  Our cadre of qualified female and male Syrian and Jordanian mental health and social work specialists and outreach workers have extensive knowledge of needs, as well as access to conflict-affected Syrian populations, having established trust among refugees and host communities over the past six years. This knowledge and access makes SAMS well-positioned to respond to identified gaps in health, MHPSS and GBV outreach and service provision.

Job Purpose: 

The position will be responsible for providing essential reproductive health services to the refugees at the SAMS health facility in Zaatari refugee camp.

Key Tasks and Duties: 

 

  1. Providing clinical care to women and adolescents for reproductive health problems
  2. Providing advice, care and support for women and their babies during antenatal and postnatal periods
  3. Developing, assessing and evaluating individual program of care.
  4. Identify high risk cases and refer to doctors and other secondary care facilities.
  5. Provide vaccination services to children, women of child bearing age and pregnant women as per the MoH EPI guidelines for prevention against vaccine preventable diseases.
  6. Ensure that standard procedures for cold chain maintenance are followed for storage of vaccines in the health facility.
  7. Arranging and providing health education on reproductive health issues.
  8. Providing counselling and advice to all patients related to reproductive health.
  9. Manage inventories of RH commodities in a professional and tidy manner ensuring accountability in collaboration with the project officer.
  10. Updating patient’s registration books and other related appointment information.
  11. Maintaining and reviewing patient records, charts and other pertinent information relating to HIS.
  12. Liaise with agencies and other health and social care professionals to ensure continuity of care.
  13. Provide services for survivors of gender-based violence.
  14. Maintaining patient confidentiality.
  15. Any other tasks deemed to be important by clinic management to promote the health of beneficiaries.

Others:

  1. Participate in the training and meetings as requested.
  2. Adhere to infection control and safety guidelines.
  3. Ensure cleaning of the clinic before and after use.
  4. Clean and sterilize equipment’s after use.
  5. Maintaining clinic fixed assets.

Reporting:

  1. Report any broken or missed items to project officer.
  2. Report needed supplies, medications and equipment’s to project officer.
  3. Able to report incidents and problems according to chain of command.

 

Experience and Education: 

 

  • Bachelor Degree in Midwifery.
  • Minimum 2 years of Experience.
  • NGO Experience, preferably in camp sittings.

 

Skills/Competencies Required:

 

  • Excellent in written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • Excellent command of computer skills (especially Excel).
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.