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MIDWIVES & COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS
Every day, about 800 women die in pregnancy or childbirth from complications that are entirely preventable. The majority of the world’s population lives in poverty, lacking basic sanitation and nutrition, and most pregnant women will never see a doctor. Maternal Healthcare is a challenge in Kuria with high rates of morbility and mortality rates occuring daily. Our project is to enable the poor people in remote and inaccesible areas access the service before, during and after delivery safely.
Experienced midwives are urgently needed in our community (Kuria)where people struggle to gain access to even minimal healthcare. Through your volunteer work in community healthcare, you'll help improve mother and child health.
Training and management experience is desirable. You would be working as a midwifery teacher in a rural maternal clinic under our organization, or as a community midwife.
Community midwives are based in rural community health projects. They often help provide training for traditional birth attendants. There are also requests for safe motherhood advisers who can develop reproductive health services in our community as well.
Training traditional birth attendants
Providing advice and support for complex cases according to your expertise : such as post-op care, high risk pregnancies such as twin or breech presentation; or family planning, care of under-fives, or mentally ill patients.
Acting as lead midwife in developing and improving the quality obstetric care for women and managing midwifery services at our local health facility.
Skills and experience
You will need to be a qualified and registered midwife with at least 1 year experience or a midwifery student in a foreign country. Experience of mentoring and training others (Formally or informally) is essential. You will need to be patient and flexible and have the abilityto work creatively with limited resources. Above all you will have the commitment to achieving the best possible care for the most disadvantaged Kurian women, teamed with the capacity to cope with a challenging clinical environment with higher mortality and morbidity rates than in the west.
We’ll ask you to commit to 12-24 months to make a sustainable contribution to our development goals.
COMMUNICATION AND FUNDRAISING OFFICER.
Duties and assignments:
Creating, planning, implementation, management and oversight of all aspects related to fundraising for the organization.
Identifying donor opportunities, develop donor database, respond to donor tenders and call for proposals, develop grant proposals, write appeals, represent the organization at donor meetings and undertake follow-up of potential funding opportunities.
Explore and develop strategies for long-term sustainability of the organization and its interventions
Develop business plans in consultation with other staff for possible generation of long-term incomes for the organization.
Undertake online research and build contacts with potential individual donors and raise funds for the activities of the organization.
Improve and develop communications material for the organization such as brochure, website, annual report, DVD, poster etc.
Liaison with private agencies, the government and other organizations to explore potential collaborations for raising funds for the organization.
Suggest other innovative ideas for effective resource mobilization.
Goal or purpose of position: The volunteer provides a range of support activities for KDCM. The goal of the position is to assist in successful operations in order to ensure availability of funds for our daily activities.
Qualifications (required, desired):
•Strong interpersonal skills.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Good listening skills.
•Available by phone and Internet.
•No previous felony convictions: subject to criminal background check.
Work location: office within Kehancha Township in Migori County of Kenya.
•Ongoing training and skill development.
•Team meetings and interaction