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Trocaire is an Irish charity organization established in 1973. Since its establishment, the organization has brought humanitarian relief and assistance to people caught in some of the worst conflicts or hit by natural disasters across the globe. Today Trocaire works in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Middle East.

Job Details
Employer: Trócaire
Job Title: Nurse/Midwife
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other

Trócaire works in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change to communities .Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where; people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; people have control over their own lives; those in power act for the common good.

In Somalia, Trocaire has been providing humanitarian and development support since 1992, with a focus on the Gedo region. The programme provide basic support in healthcare, nutrition and education in five districts – Belet Xaawa, Dollow, Luuq, Garbahareey and Burdhubo.

Trocaire is responding to the need to build and strengthen the basic package of health services and emergency response activities which will maximise the impact of expansion of EPHS services in Garbaharey district. This will include leveraging on existing WASH interventions targeting schools, health facilities and IDP camps to reduce the risks of outbreaks.

In responding to this need, Trocaire Somalia is recruiting a Nurse/Midwife. The Nurse/midwife will be overall responsible for capacity building /mentoring of Nurses/Midwives

Nurse training

  • Overall supervision of health workers working at the hospital, health centre and Primary Health Unit (PHU)
  • Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner
  • Compile and submit the call list to the medical officer at the end of every month for the beginning of the next month
  • Convene and attend monthly meetings with medical officer, Hospital staff and other support staff on information sharing and problem solving
  • Support in all disciplinary issues as they arise with support of the Medical officers and coordinators
  • Participate in the recruitment process of all nursing positions, including participating in the interview process
  • Ensure all hospital activities run smoothly and services are provided timely and efficiently
  • Ensure quality of care is given to all patients accessing the hospital and other periphery health facilities
  • Ensure universal precautions and infection prevention guidelines are followed in service provision
  • In collaboration with other medical team organize and conduct regular in-service training and refresher courses for the nursing staff, both at the district
  • Ensure all hospital departments have written Standard Operating Procedures that guide the day to day activities
  • Ensure quality of care is maintained through sharing of updated guidelines and protocols in line with MOH and WHO
  • Assist the team in ordering of medical supplies on a trimester basis, in line with the projected consumption and available funding; and follow up on delivery of the same through the logistics department
  • Ensure all medical items for hospital use in the warehouse are released in a timely manner with proper documentation of the same
  • Co-ordinate referrals of in-patients in a timely manner, through the Medical officers and other nurses
  • Identify and follow up on hospital facility and equipment repairs, with the assistance of the hospital logistician.

Program activities:

  • Keep an inventory of all of the hospital assets, and update this on a monthly basis and share the same with the Medical officers in the zones.
  • Attend and participate in weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the hospital.

Reporting and Coordination

  • Review, authorize and keep accurate records of all requisitions, duty rosters and applications for leave.
  • Ensure that all HIS statistical reports are accurate and submitted on a weekly basis.
  • Evaluation of services through monitoring morbidity and mortality rates through monthly statistical reports.
  • Forward hospital daily categorized patients bed occupancy to the Clinical Services Manager
  • Keep the Medical officer informed of major issues at the hospital without fail
  • Maintain an updated record and submit regular inventory reports of hospital equipment and furniture.
  • Support the ZCs compile monthly programme data for submission to the donors


  • Professional qualification in Nursing (BSN or KRCHN)

  • Registered with the relevant body

  • Minimum three years’ experience in working in health programmes in hardship environments preferably with an international NGO.

  • Leadership and good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen; negotiation skills at different levels; flexible and adaptable to work under unstable environments and under pressure with limited support

  • Strong writing and excellent communication skills in English and Somali.

  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office).

  • Ability to work to a high standard in a multicultural team lead and to motivate MoH/DHB members and staff to achieve programme results

  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical skills, ability to work under pressure and good communication skills.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Flexible and willing to work additional hours to ensure that the required results are delivered.

  • High level of reliability, objectivity and honesty
  • Willingness to work in Somalia environment in unsocial hours and harsh conditions
  • Proven strategic and innovative thinker, recognising and ensuring individual strengths of the team are fully involved in planning, implementation and analysis processes

For detailed Job Description, requirements and details of the positions, interested applicants should visit and apply through by 13th July 2018 . Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Publish date: 2018-07-06 00:21:47
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