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5 Midwives Needed at International Organization for migration – IOM

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5 Midwives Needed at International Organization for migration – IOM, May 20 2022
Organization: International Organization for migration – IOM
Position: Midwife
Deadline: 06.03.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: As per IOM Salary Scale (G-5) – 1,322 USD
Location: Mekelle, Shire, Moyale, Dire Dawa, Gonder

Job Description:

Vacancy No.: IOM-SVN/0076/2022
Position Title: Midwife (5 positions)
Position Grade: G-5
Duty Station: Mekelle, Shire, Moyale, Dire Dawa, Gonder
Type of Appointment: SST, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 03 June 2022


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting huma0ne and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal & External candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office and direct supervision of the Emergency Health Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of quality health services as part of the IOM Mobile Health and Nutrition teams, in connection with other IOM emergency and post crisis (EPC) activities. In particular, he/she will be responsible for the following:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Participate in health and nutritional assessments of women in the reproductive age group, and of children
  • Provide ante-natal and post-natal care for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers as well as planned parenthood and safe family planning advice; this will include ante-natal care outreach services where needed
  • Identify mothers at-risk, recognize potential maternal and childbirth complications during ante-natal, intra-natal and post-natal check-ups and manage or refer them accordingly.
  • Conduct skilled birth delivery.
  • Provide post-natal care with reference to breastfeeding, good nutrition, immunization, personal hygiene and educate mothers on new born and child health care.
  • Participate in routine and mass vaccination activities
  • Initiate the development of women discussion groups and breastfeeding mother groups to raise awareness on infant and child nutrition, proper breastfeeding techniques, the importance of vaccinations for children under five and on other relevant topics
  • Conduct community-based health education and awareness raising sessions based on identified health problems in the area of operation
  • Register patients seen, maintain medical documentation of the work done in the primary health care units and community including maternal and neonatal/child mortality and morbidity using age and sex disaggregated data; this includes registration of births as appropriate
  • Submit weekly and monthly reports on maternal and child health activities in the facility and community, and inform the Health Officer for any unusual or potential health issues of concern
  • Maintain quality standards and ensure that all medical information is kept confidential
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with the IDP communities, host community and be a team player with other health professionals as well as other IOM teams working in the sites
  • Support IOM nurses in conducting regular inventory of medicines and medical supplies and the procurement of medicines, medical supplies, supplementary nutrition packages etc. when needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements:

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Educational Qualification
  • University degree in enrolled Midwifery with additional certificates and training is required. Applicant needs to be a holder of a valid practicing certificate from a recognized institution with 5 years of relevant professional experience.


  • Field experience in implementing health services for migrants, refugee and displaced persons and other vulnerable groups; including early recovery or post crisis emergency health programming
  • Familiar with programs like MDSR (Maternal death surveillance and response), MISP
  • Experience in emergency health response
  • Experience in INGO/NGOs & International organizations is an asset;
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate.


  • Knowledge of English and Amharic is required.
  • Knowledge of local language is an advantage.


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

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How To Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation  letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English  via our e-mail address ETHIOJOBS.NET, by 03 June 2022 at the latest, referring the position title and Vacancy number in the subject line of your email; no photocopies of educational/training certificates is required at this stage; applicant who doesn`t follow the required application procedure will automatically be disqualified from the competition.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!


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