mothers2mothers (m2m) is an African Primary Health Care organization that employs women living with HIV as community health workers across 10 African nations. These “Mentor Mothers” deliver integrated health services at clinics and in communities to ensure everyone, everywhere has access to the services they need to be healthy and stay in care. Over the next five years, this proven, peer-led model is being scaled up to double down on ending HIV, as well as to tackle new health challenges and reach more people—all with the aim of building a fairer, healthier future. The employment of local women as community health workers means that we are delivering a model that prioritizes healthcare for families who need it most, delivered by women who know them best.
Since its creation in 2001, m2m has created jobs for nearly 12,000 women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and, together, they have reached over 15M people with critical health services and education. In 2021, m2m reached over 1.6M people across 10 African nations, including 402,616 adolescents (ages 10-19)—51% more than the year before. m2m also advanced the Global Goals of ending HIV/AIDS by 2030—by achieving virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV among its enrolled clients for the eighth consecutive year, and meeting all of the ambitious UNAIDS Fast-Track Targets among its clients four years ahead of the 2026 target date. For more information, visit www.m2m.org.
The MCH Nurse will implement clinical Nursing activities in meeting all RMNCH and PMTCT requirements of the comprehensive quality clinical services. The MCH Nurse will provide Essential care package for pregnant women at MCH Level. The MCH Nurse will use the mother baby pair (MBP) approach that includes the following activities: Growth monitoring, HEI & Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis support, provision of HEI results to parents and care givers, infant feeding and young child feeding management and monitoring ensure essential care package is provided to breastfeeding women.
The MCH nurses will be responsible for ART initiation and refills for HIV positive pregnant, breastfeeding women and their partners and ART initiation and refills for HIV positive infants at MCH. In addition to support groups that are led by Mentor Mothers, MCH Nurse will facilitate Nurse led support groups at community level to improve treatment adherence and retention and differentiated care for PMTCT clients by providing ART refills at community level.
MCH nurses will also support the MCH facility staff to provide quality comprehensive PMTCT services and care and treatment services through quality assurance and quality improvement support. On-site training and mentorship of MCH staff on quality improvement methods will be provided by the MCH nurses with support from the m2m national management and training team.
The MCH nurses will lead the process of developing and monitoring quality improvement indicators and carry out regular performance measurement at MCH level. They will also provide mentorship and support for client management of pregnant and breastfeeding women and their family members. The m2m team with support from the Lesotho strategic information team and the m2m District Data Officers (DDOs) will also support the collection and management of quality data for completeness, accurate and timely submission of MCH data to both the MOH and PEPFAR.
Key Performance Areas:
- Clinical Services
- Essential care package for pregnant women at MCH Level
- Essential care package for breastfeeding women using a mother baby pair (MBP) approach (Growth monitoring, HEI & Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis, Infant feeding and young child feeding
- Provision of HEI results to facilities then parents and care givers
- Provision of Prep services to discordant couples
- ART initiation and refills for HIV positive pregnant, breastfeeding women and their partners
- ART initiation and refills for HIV positive infants at MCH
Support and Mentorship to MCH staff
- Provision of Nurse led support groups at community to improve treatment adherence and retention by providing ART refills at community level as one of differentiated care for PMTCT beneficiaries
- Support the MCH facility staff to maintain quality improvement programs for improving the quality of service delivery of PMTCT and care and treatment services provided by health care staff.
- On-site training and mentorship of MCH staff on quality improvement methods.
- Develop and monitor quality improvement indicators, carry out regular performance measurement at MCH level
- Provide client management of pregnant and breastfeeding women and their family members
Data quality management
- Ensure completeness, accurate and timely submission of MCH data
- BIO Lifestyle will be incorporated into the program to ensure data quality management and Representation of m2m at district and facility levels
Qualifications and Experience:
- Diploma in General Nursing
- Diploma in Midwifery or related causes
- Registration with Lesotho nursing Council as a Nurse Midwife
- Post graduate qualification in HIV/AIDS with expertise in HIV care and treatment would be an added advantage
- Prior clinical work experience in providing MCH/PMTCT will be an added advantage
- Good communication skills
- Good report writing & training skills
- Basic filing skills
- High level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Possess good analytical and interpersonal skills
- Ability and willingness to meet reporting deadlines
- Ability to work independently, under pressure, remain calm and have sensible judgment
- Ability to multi-task duties and apply practical problem-solving skills as needed
- Willing and able to uphold m2m values
mothers2mothers is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people. Competitive salary packages will be negotiable in accordance with m2m’s remuneration policies.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should apply for this position via
https://mothers2mothers.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/949 https://mothers2mothers.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/950 by 31 March 2023.