Reproductive Health and Nutrition Assistant at Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh)

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh)

Job Description / Responsibility

Reporting to the Deputy Health & Nutrition Manager, the Reproductive Health Team Leader is responsible for the management and implementation of reproductive health activities and the management of reproductive health assistants in the project. This position is based in Mafa Central working in a medical hub a shift pattern which includes night shifts.

Clinical management of pregnant and lactating women including during childbirth.

Training and supervision of TBAs and CHEWs.

Able to recognise their limit and refer patients to appropriate specialist care when necessary.

Prescribe and administer medications.

Support mothers and their families in the overall care of their newborn babies in communities.

Any other related duties as directed by technical or other supervisors.

Team management:

Manage and Supervise their team with the support of the Line manager

Train his/her team members to use and maintain the available tools correctly

Enforce safety procedures

Welcome and brief new employees or volunteers working under her/his responsibility

Participate in Professional Evaluation

Reporting / communication:

Under the supervision of the line manager, redact activity reports

Participate in meetings, seminars and training workshops useful to the accomplishment of activities and the attainment of project objectives

Report to the line manager on the evolution of activities and specific tasks assigned, problems encountered, quality of relations with beneficiaries and the involvement of communities

Remain in touch with the population and local authorities to understand needs, complaints, and major events that may have an impact Tdh’s community activities, and in terms of operations and perceptions

Raise any queries or difficulties related to Tdh’s activities or security issues


Comply with Tdh Security Regulations.

Core Commitments:

Always promote and implement high hygiene standards including universal precautions.

Integrity/Commitment to Tdh’s child focused Programming.

Working in Teams.

Fostering Innovation and Empowerment especially for vulnerable people.

Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence.

Communicating ideas and information sharing / continuous learning.

Commitment to Excellence


Fully comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy is upheld at all times.

Ensure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.

Adhere to and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.

The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are not exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project needs.

Educational Requirements

    A Registered Nurse/Midwife.

Experience Requirements

    A minimum of four years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the humanitarian field or a closely related field.

Additional Job Requirements

    Initiation of treatment for women requiring medical intervention including triage of gynae emergencies.

    Maintenance of drug and fluid therapy in accordance with agreed Patient Group Directions.

    Initiation of treatment for children requiring medical intervention for common childhood illness, including triage of malnutrition.

    Understanding of fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline (Duty of candor and duty of care).

    Ability to work well in a team.

    Ability to follow instructions and procedures.

    Excellent soft skills and the ability to work with people from different backgrounds in a caring manner.

    Flexible and adaptable

    Basic knowledge of standard computer software applications and information technology including electronic communication.


    Required qualities: organized, sense of human relations, diplomacy, communication skills

    Desirable: proactive, autonomous, rigorous, analytical, willingness and motivation to work in an international and intercultural context

    To have a valid driving license is an asset.


    Fluent in English (written and spoken), Hausa and Kanuri

Company Information
Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) Address : Rue de Lausanne 19, 1700 , Fribourg , Switzerland Web : Website

Job Summary

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh)
  • Category : Medical Professionals
  • Posted on : 14 Oct 2019
  • Job Type : Full Time
  • No. of Vacancies : 1
  • Employer : Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh)
  • Experience : 0
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Location : Borno
  • Application Deadline : 19 Oct 2019

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Interested and qualified candidates should click apply on company website
Ensure to attach their updated CV, Motivation Letter in a single file on or before
Due to the Emergency situation in the Northeast Nigeria, applications will be processed on a rolling basis and Position could be filled before the expiration of advert.
Only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted for further steps of the recruitment.
Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
This position is open to Nigerian national only.

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