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Merlin Nurse in Charge - Paedriatric Ward and Nutrition Unit Job in Southern Sudan

Position: Nurse in Charge-Paedriatric Ward and Nutrition Unit

Line Manager: Hospital Matron

Location: Boma Hospital, Pibor County-South Sudan

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: 1 year (possible extension)

Salary: As per Merlin South Sudan salary scale but dependent on relevant experience. Plus a benefits package including accommodation, food, 3 return flights per annum.


Merlin has been working in Southern Sudan since 1998 and has had a continuous presence in the country since 2004. The goal of Merlin projects in South Sudan is to address the humanitarian health needs through supporting essential primary and referral level health care interventions, increasing capacity of local health structures to deliver effective and quality health care services. 


Overall responsibilities

The Nurse in Charge of Ward will be fully based in Boma Hospital, Pibor County and will have overall responsibility for patient care in the Paediatric and Medical Wards as well as taking part in the supplementary feeding activities. They will also be responsible for training and capacity building of the staff working in the ward. 

The Nurse in Charge of Ward is supervised by the Hospital Matron and works closely with Clinical Officers and Medical Officers in the delivery of curative services to patients visiting outpatient department and those admitted to hospital. 

Responsibilities of Nurse in Charge of Ward

  • Supervise and monitors nursing care of patients in the Paediatric ward and Nutrition Unit.
  • Supervise Community Health Workers (CHW) in the management of patients under their care.
  • Provide on job training, mentoring and capacity building of all staff in the ward
  • Supervise activities of nurses working in her/his ward
  • Together with CHW responsible for submitting requests for medicines and medical supplies to hospital pharmacy
  • Participate in the supplementary feeding program for both inpatients and out patients
  • Together with Nutrition assistant ensure care of children admitted on TFC and OTP.
  • In collaboration with PHC nurse/nutrition assistant monitor screening of all under 5s attending the hospital
  • Together with medical assistant responsible for ensuring appropriate patient feeding
  • Ensure that patients receive medicines prescribed by doctors and Clinical Officers
  • In collaboration with the team participate in Outreach activities
  • Conduct regular meetings of ward technical and non technical personnel
  • Organize and participates in in-service training of staff in her/his ward
  • Conduct regular appraisals of staff under their management
  • Assist in theatre and out patients department when the need arises.
  • To carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by his immediate supervisor
  • Produce weekly and monthly reports in a timely and thorough manner
  • Participate in the shift system of emergency call outs and radio monitoring
  • Oversee shift handover reports of good quality
  • To carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by his/her immediate supervisor
In general:
  • To be flexible as required.
  • To be accountable, give feedback and appropriate information regarding the requested or ongoing tasks to the person or department, for the duties and performances he/she is carrying out for them.
  • Registered nurse with at least 2 years working experience in a busy hospital preferably in paediatric ward and or Nutrition Unit.
  • Experience in ward management and staff supervision
  • Training/Certificate in IMCI
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Capable for taking responsibility for nursing care
  • Training and capacity building experience
  • Fluent written and spoken English language
  • Working experience in insecure setting will be an added advantage
  • Computer literacy
Applications should be e-mailed to or hand delivered at Merlin SS Country office located at Block 3K South Plot No.461, Tomping, Juba - Southern Sudan. Closing date for receipt of application will be 9th December 2010.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position Merlin will short list continually and may interview and offer the position prior to the closing date.

Merlin South Sudan is an equal opportunities employer, and will not discriminate on the basis of tribe, gender, race, creed, religion, pregnancy and color.

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