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Midwife – MÉDECINS DU MONDE -FRANCE, July 29 2022
Position: Midwife – Yalo (Afar)
Deadline: 08.07.2022
Employment: Contract
Location: Yalo, Afar

Job Description:

Médecins du Monde is operating in Ethiopia since 1986 in different types of health projects from long-term interventions to emergency response.  MEDECINS DU MONDE FRANCE (MDM) invites qualified candidates, to apply for the following Position:

Job Summary

The Midwife will be responsible for the implementation of Basic Emergency Obstetric and New Born Care (BEmONC) services and MCH strengthening of Udeyla/Gubidora Health Centre (HC) in Yalo Woreda.

Essential duties and responsibilities.


  • Support the management of obstetric emergencies and complications and timely referral at Udeyla/Gubidora HC.
  • Mentor and coach health staff on seven signal functions of BEmONC.
  • Conduct need assessment of the MCH + Family Planning department to identify gaps in equipment, drugs and supplies;
  • Conduct training assessment needs and develop a training plan;
  • Ensure that practices are aligned with evidence-based clinical practice in line with the national guidelines and protocols;
  • Provide compassionate and respectful care at the HC;
  • Demonstrate behavior that upholds the public trust in the service.
  • Maintain confidentiality for survivors of SGBV and ensure follow up on the referral pathway


  • Compile monthly project activity report and submit to the health project coordinator;
  • Ensure recordings and completeness of data related to MCH services at Udeyla/Gubidora Health Centres;
  • Conduct immediate analysis and reporting on maternal and neonatal deaths.
  • Identify clients requiring referral to CEmONC hospital and communicate timely with the facility in-charge/Health officer
  • Track referrals and report on outcomes to health program coordinator
  • Reported to:
  • The Midwife will be under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator based in Yalo, Afar Regional State. For technical advice, s/he will consult with the Field Coordinator and Dep MedCo.


Mentoring and coaching :

  • Conduct needs assessment of the HC regarding equipment, drugs and supplies;
  • In close collaboration with the HC Head and Pharmacist, work on adequate pharmacy management system to ensure that the drugs provided by the Project are appropriately stored and managed;
  • Support the implementation of infection and prevention control;
  • Mentor and coach health staff of the HC on seven signal functions of BEmONC/use of partograph and other MCH+ FP good practices and plan/deliver quality training and follow up;
  • Implement standards and protocols for MCH plus Family planning services in Udeyla/Gubidora HC;

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Introduce a partograph register for follow up
  • Submit monthly referral outcome report
  • Participate in Woreda maternal mortality audit and share report
  • Prepare a monthly report, including on drug/consumables consumption and submit to Project coordinator.

Duty station:   Ethiopia, Afar region, Yalo field Office with regular movements to the field / kelewan

 Employment Term: 5 months with possibility of extension, start immediately.

 Basic Salary: 37,440.00 ETB

 Transportation Allowance: 1,300.00 ETB

 Hard ship Allowance -30% of Basic Salary / 11,232.00 ETB

 Lunch allowance – 2,860.00 ETB/ Taxable

 Medical Coverage – 94,000.00 ETB/Year for employee and employee family / husband, wife and Children’s

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Job Requirements:

Educational Qualification
  • BA Degree in BSc midwifery & related areas
  • BSc /Diploma midwifery

Work Experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience of BEmONC/MCH in the clinical setting

Skills and qualities required

  • Working knowledge of English is mandatory (speaking and writing) good knowledge of Afar language is required and knowledge of Amharic language will be an asset
  • Working knowledge of MISP
  • Flexibility, reactivity, anticipation, adaptability
  • Good organizational skills in day to day and crisis situation
  • Excellent computer and reporting skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to classify and manage priorities – High autonomous is required
  • Interest and ability to work in a team
  • Capacity to work and to live remote area with intense conditions and limited resources
  • Experience in donor funded project is a plus
  • Experience/knowledge of the area
  • Working knowledge of IPC, BEmONC and Nutrition
  • Previous experience in mentoring and coaching
  • Previous experience and/training in BEmONC is an added advantage
  • Trained on compassionate and respectful care
  • INGO work experience is plus


  • English: Fluent
  • Amharic: Fluent
  • Afar : is an asset
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How To Apply:


Interested applicants are required to fill the application form at the following link

Note: All the information that provided in this form is true and accurate) and submit their CV with cover letter through [email protected] with the subject Midwife

Female candidates are encouraged

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