Midwife Mentor – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia 2019

Posted on: Saturday Mar 30 , 1:15 PM , 2019
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Maternity Foundation (MF) has been operating in Ethiopia since 2006 through offices in Addis Ababa, Oromia and recently in Gambella region. MF has operational partnerships with regional health authorities as well as development partners. Maternity Foundation in collaboration with UNFPA is going to implement a Partnership project In Somali region to strengthen reproductive health services.

The overall goal of the project is to improve universal access to reproductive health services in Somali region. It is expected that the project intervention will contribute to the achievement of HSTP and Sustainable Development Goal 3. The key activities that are going to be implemented in this project are mainly at Somali region and they include building the capacity of health professionals working in the intervention area in Basic Emergency Obstetrics and New born care, mentoring and supervision. In addition it will include conducting awareness creation on family planning using innovative technology /digital health tools such as MLS and Safe Delivery Apps to increase access to family planning services leading to increased resilience of women and their families.

For the successful implementation of the project, Maternity Foundation is seeking two experienced Midwife Mentors to lead and coordinate the project interventions, trainings and mentorship in Somali region, Siti and Fafan zone.

Position summary

The midwife mentors lead and coordinate the designing, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project in Somali region, Ethiopia. The midwife mentors will coordinate and manage the project and ensure the effective implementation and management of the interventions of the project. Each mentor will be responsible for the follow-up of the project in different aspects such as logistics, supervision of overall operation, as well as adherence to quality standards for the assigned zones.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall implimentation and coordination of the project
  • Leads the planning and implimentation of the project in line with the organisation’s mission, policies, strategies and available resources
  • Follows up financial activities and administrative issues of the project
  • Conduct BEmONC trainings, onsite mentoring and TOT trainings
  • Take part in the integration of the safe delivery application with teaching institutions and follow
  • Follow the use of the e- course by health professionals which is developed by Maternity Foundation and UNFPA
  • Keep track of progress and compile monthly reports to MCH coordinator
  • Participate in base line assessments and end evaluations
  • Travel between health facilities and regions as needed
  • Liaise with technical steering groups for MNH on-the-ground
  • Liaise with the head office and represent/ take part in regional technical working groups at regional health bureaus and development partners
  • Liaise with the project trainers and Maternity Foundation taskforce members/experts at the filed level
  • Builds a strong network with partner organizations and local and regional authorities
  • Explores best mechanisms and make ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the project
  • Ensuers best documentation for the project activities

Cooperation and Reporting Relationships

  • Work in close cooperation with other key support co-workers (Somali regional health Bureaue, UNFPA regional office, Zonal and Wored health offices, hospital and health center managment and clinical team, and MF head office)
  • Foster good relationship and maintain close cooperation with local government authorities, recognised community leadership, organisations and/or institutions operating with the local community.
  • Build a strong network of partner organisations
  • Lead and supervise the project affiliated teams in the health facilities and community
  • Represent Maternity Foundation and the project at internal and regional forums


Duration:  10 month, with possibility of extension

Starting Date:  April 15, 2019

Number of position: Two 

Job Requirements

Qualification, Skills & Experience

  • MPH/related second degree with midwifery background
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing and coordinating Reproductive Health projects, preferable in NGOs
  • Trained and experienced BEmONC trainer and onsite mentor at least for 3 years with safe delivery application
  • Strong asset, if ToT trained on Safe Delivery App integrated BEmONC training by MF and FMOH
  • Experience working as a mentor in Emerging regions is an asset
  • Willingness to make extensive travels to remote areas
  • Fluent in English language and ability to prepare reports
  • Knowledge in local language is an asset
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong inter personal skills
  • Proven team and personnel management experience
  • Proven analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Experience in developing and monitoring budgets
  • Computer literate in word processing and excel packages

Competences: Dedicated and self-motivated, structured, organizing and planning skills, adaptability, innovative and communicating.

How to Apply

Deadline: April 5, 2019

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter and CV ONLY through mfhrrecruitment2017@gmail.com , Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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