Senior Pediatric Nurses – Baidoa, Somalia

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  • Job category: Health/WASH
  • Post date:9 Sep 2020
  •  Job expires in: 5 days
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Job Description


SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages including SOS Children’s Villages Somalia Association is affiliated. SOS Children’s Villages Somalia has officially been working in Somalia since 1985. SOS is currently working in 135 countries worldwide. We are committed to the welfare of children – often throughout the whole of their childhood, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect. We also run education and health facilities. With the SOS Children’s Village concept, the organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. SOS Children’s Villages upholds child protection policy and our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse. SOS Currently works in Banadir  and Bay/Bakool Regions.

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the below one position..

Job Title: Senior Pediatric Nurses (1 Position)


Job Summary:

The nurse will have close communication with the line manager and the beneficiaries dealing with the day to day health related activities with the help of the other nurses, public health nurses and community health workers. Will daily, weekly and monthly participate in the reporting processes using the standard template of the hiring organization and the donor. In addition to that, this position will primarily cover the facility based needs and as well as the outreach programs if need be with the help and guidance of his/her supervisor.

Direct Supervisor:  Medical Director

Key Area of responsibility:

Provides comprehensive primary health care services to beneficiaries in SOS health centres specially under five children.

provide expert care to the child while working with the family to address their concerns, fears, problems, and options. … Serve as a child advocate. Participate in activities to manage a child’s pain.

Diagnosis, treats and counsels under five children and/or caregivers who visit the static and mobile health facilities.

Identifies changes in a child’s signs and symptoms and intervenes in emergency situations

Analyzes situations to anticipate pathophysiological problems and detect changes in status

Maintains privacy and confidentiality in nurse/child relationships

Differentiates between normal and abnormal physical finding of the child

Participates activities to promoting a good healthy and hygienic environment in the catchment area to prevent the potential health hazards in the community.

Takes part the day to day facility and community-based health and hygiene education sessions to enable the community members understanding the importance of preventive health, home care, and clinical programs including.

Enhance the triage methodology to the patients particularly children and women with respect in times they may need ensuring that none patients suffer or/and dies while waiting for service provision.

To make sure that all patients avail from a protection main streaming

Support the collection and review of the health facility information, identifying potential gaps and in consistencies, through suppurative supervision to the different department of the facility, and monthly, quarterly data review and feedback meetings with facility staff and partners.

Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to the respective manager on the achievement and progress of the HMIS aspects.

Conduct regular assessments and reviews of the HMIS/M&E activities of the project.

Lead/participate in the development of templates and guidelines for data gathering, collection and reporting to respective manager.

Manage and update the filing system of the projects as the per the SOS M&E manual.

Coordinate the production of the data records/tools as per the reporting schedules, in collaboration with the program team.

Perform any other duties that s/he is assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.

Qualification & Experience

Hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing

Sit for the Certified Pediatric Nurse Examination, administered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification board

Minimum of 5 to 7 years’ experience in the same position as Pediatric Nurse.

Previous experience in NGOs/Donor funded programs, is preferable.

Strong knowledge on child rights and child protection.

Competencies – knowledge, skills, abilities

Practical Skills:

Prefect in computer software skills

Problem solving/ negotiation skills

Effective communication skills.

Fluent in  English  of both written and  speaking

Personal Qualities & Attributes:

Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure

Very enthusiastic and able to work extra hours to achieve the objectives of the organization.

Excellent attention to detail

Able to take the lead in particular area of responsibility

Child Safeguarding Policy: SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understands his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email Indicating with subject line of the position.

Closing date is 16th September, 2020

Competent Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

A loving home for every child


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