Job Title: Midwife
Required number: Ten (10)
Category: Health Care
Location: Borena Zone, Oromia Region
Career Level: Junior Level (1+ – 2 years experience)
Report to: Project coordinator/manager, MERL Coordinator
Employment Type: Contract
Salary: As per the organization salary scale
About the Organization:
Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) is a legally registered, autonomous, and not-for-profit professional association established in 1992 and re-registered under the new civil society proclamation. Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) operates in all regions of Ethiopia by using and works for the quality of midwifery education and care. EMwA has been a member of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) since 1993.
The primary goal of EMwA is to contribute towards the reduction of maternal and child mortality and morbidity in Ethiopia, which are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) global initiatives. The vision of the association is to see every woman, newborn, and their family have access to standard midwifery care. The mission of the association is to promote and enhance the expansion, performance and status of midwifery profession through adapting quality and evidence-based practices; adhering to the code of ethics and conduct empowering the professionals.
The Midwife reports to the Project coordinator/manager, is responsible for planning, coordinating, facilitating and Providing RMNCAH services and humanitarian activities program in the region. S/he also conduct and coordinate different surveys on the efficiency and effectiveness of the mentorship programs and its impact at the grass root level. S/he conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of the health extension workers activities in the community level and share findings of best practices for documentation
Major Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide preconception care for couples wishing to become pregnant
- Provide antenatal care follow up and care for pregnant women
- Deliver care for laboring mothers, attend delivery, provide postpartum and immediate newborn care
- Manage complications associated with antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum period for women and newborns
- Provide prevention, care and treatment of diseases for newborns and under five children
- Identify, provide care and treatment of gynecologic problems
- Provide comprehensive family planning counselling and services
- Provide sexual and reproductive health services to youth and adolescent
- Initiate and provide minimum initial service package for reproductive health
- Provide screening of GBV among women and provide clinical services
- Deliver care and psychological support for girls and women who are victims of gender based violence
- Collaborate with the health facility management to improve service delivery outcome
- Timely plan and request reproductive health kits to ensure smooth service delivery
- Manage reproductive health kits supplied to the health facility
- Mentor other health professionals in the health facility to use the reproductive health kits
- Conduct community health education and mobilization to increase demand for service utilization
- Mentor health extension workers to deliver health extension packages and reproductive health services in humanitarian setting
- Strengthening early referrals mechanism for all obstetrics complications and other maternal and child health illnesses.
- Ensure all referral cases are properly transported to the nearest or Woreda capital health facility based on the availability of ambulance and seriousness of the illness.
- Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Health facility.
- Train and support health workers (HWs) and health extension workers (HEWs) on how to provide quality maternal and child health services.
- Train, mentor and support community-based volunteer where applicable, health workers for the implementation of the community component of the project.
- Document and share best practices to the health facility
- Prepare and compile Weekly, monthly and quarterly activity reports and submit to the health facility management and coordinator
- Prepare weekly and monthly indicators report for the assigned service areas.
- Performs any other related duties that may be assigned by immediate coordinator.
- BSc in Midwifery and above with BSc midwifery background
Additional Experience and training (advantageous):
- Experience in clinical practice and working as a Midwife Mentor
- Having clinical training
- Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and work under pressure
- Good planning and prioritizing skills;
- Demonstrable professionalism and facilitation abilities;
- Problem solving skills and flexibility
- Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with staffs and partners; being a strong team player.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and foster trust and respect.
- Ability to communicate effectively both spoken & written in English and Amharic
- Having additional Afan Oromo language
Desired Criteria (An Asset)
- I/NGO experience
- Having Mentorship, BEmONC, FP, PMTCT, CAC, MISP, CMRS, PSS, etc. training is more advantageous
- Having professional license
- Clearance from previous working organization
How To Apply:
Interested and qualified applicants who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their applications through this https://emwa.org.et/application-form/ or in person to Ethiopian Midwives Association’s Head Office located on Equatorial Guinea Street, Haya Hulet, behind Elsa Kolo or behind Meklit Building, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Please attached your CV and Application letter in one page PDF indicating your full name. Applications should include contact details of three professional references.
Please DO NOT SUBMIT scanned copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with your application. You will provide them upon request.
- Please, indicate the position/title applied for in your cover letter and/or subject of the email
- Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
- Only qualified applicants will be short listed and contacted.
- All travel and/or recruitment related the applicant should cover costs.
APPLICATION START ON: March 15, 2023
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: March 28, 2023