Midwife Mentor

Ethiopian Midwives Association

Job Title: Midwife Mentor

Required number: Two (2)

Category: Health Care, Professional

Location: Tigray and Afar Regions

Career Level: Mid Level (6 years of experience)

Report to: Project coordinator

Employment Type: Contract

Salary: As per the organization salary scale

Job Description

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.

Position summary: 

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

  • Conduct sensitization meeting at different levels
  • Undertake the baseline assessment jointly with the primary hospital MCH Coordinator before commencing the actual mentorship
  • Summarize and submit the baseline assessment report to RHB and EMwA
  • Develop mentoring schedule jointly with the MCH Coordinators and should be shared with woreda health office head or zonal health office head in case of mentors from General Hospital
  • Mentor at least two primary hospital staff midwives who are working in MNH service delivery point for one month, then these mentored hospital staff midwife will be assigned and in turn mentor the health center staff in the catchment area of that primary hospital based on the guideline
  • Enhance the performance of Primary Hospital’s MCH unit service delivery
  • Introduce innovative interventions in maternal and child health units of hospitals and HCs
  • Support baseline assessment in the respective Health Centers networked with the Primary Hospital
  • Support the newly mentor at health center and compiled monthly report of each activities by using the mentorship reporting form.
  • Work closely with the primary hospital MNCH Coordinator; Woreda level MCH Coordinator and health center level MNCH Coordinators and facilitate the mentorship program.
  • Organize meetings with Regional Health Bureau, Zonal & Woreda Health office and Hospital and Health Center Heads.
  • Produce and submit monthly mentorship report to Woreda MNCH Coordinator and EMwA.
  • Support best practice documentation and disseminate results for wider use
  • Conduct final assessment to see the outcome of the mentorship program and report to Woreda MNCH Coordinator and EMwA before the end of the project period (This will be conducted in the last week of the last month of the project)
  • Perform other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor

Job Requirements:  

  1. Education:
  • MSc or MPH with BSc Midwifery background or BSc in Midwifery.
  1. Experience:
  • Minimum of 4 /6 years of experience in clinical practice and teaching at higher teaching institution and in-depth understanding of international & National reproductive, maternal and new-born health.
  • Having a clinical area experience with a minimum of 4 years
  • Knowledge and experience in standard Midwifery care and practice and extensive experience in MNCH service provision.
  • Proven extensive experience of working as a Midwife Mentor
  1. Additional Training:
  • Having BEmONC training and other clinical training with facilitation skills
  • Mentorship training
  1. Competencies
  • 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.
  1. Languages
  • Ability to communicate effectively both spoken & written in English and Amharic
  • Having additional regional working language skill


Desired Criteria (An Asset)

  • I/NGO experience is 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 title of the position applied for and the specific regions 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


To apply for this job please visit emwa.org.et.

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