Midwife – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement

Midwife – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement, July 14 2023




Organization: Medical Teams International

Position: Midwife

Location: Afar, Berhale

Employment: Full time

Deadline: July 20, 2023




Job Description


Medical Teams International Calling:
Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
  • To provide quality health care services as a part of a Mobile Health and Nutrition Team (MHNT) for vulnerable Internally displaced people and host community in Afar Region, Ethiopia.



1.      Medical / Technical

Responsible for providing Sexual Reproductive Health services including antenatal care, postnatal care, safe deliveries, treatment for STIs, case management of rape, and family planning

Follow infection, prevention, and control protocols through maintaining good hand hygiene and appropriately using personal protective equipment

Prescribe medications based on guidelines and instruct patients on correct usage

Provide appropriate referrals to the relevant referral sites in a timely fashion without delays

Monitor availability of medications and medical supplies and alert the MHNT Team Lead in-charge for any gaps or low stock levels

Assess and support women in the Infant and Young Child feeding in coordination with the nutrition team

Counsel and support women in re-lactation and other breastfeeding activities in coordination with the nutrition team

Keep and maintain records of all SRH services as required by the MOH and WHO

Support women in caring for their children after birth, especially those experiencing stress

Liaise with health and hygiene promotion team in relation to health messages and reporting from the community

Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.

Support the Medical Doctor with reporting and other duties as needed

2.      Quality Management

Aiming to achieve the highest quality programming possible within the challenging context of North Gonder, Ethiopia

Maintain a clean and orderly work area that ensures privacy and comfort for the patients

Ensure all patients are treated based on the Guidelines of the Ministry of Health

Ensure rational use of drugs such that only those essential for treatment are prescribed. Do not overprescribe.

Ensure patient confidentiality – patient information, medical histories, and issues should be kept confidential and private. Do not discuss with others outside of the need for additional medical care or referrals

Provide compassionate and respectful care to all patients who present to the clinic

Support other staff and colleagues to maintain good infection control practices to prevent spread of illnesses within the clinic and among the staff

3.      Additional activities

Support other areas of the clinic as requested or needed to ensure efficiency and quality of care to all

Maintain a clean and safe working environment, disposing of waste and sharps appropriately

Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.

This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.
NOTE:  The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.
Department:  Medical
Team: Program Teams
Reports to (position): Health and Nutrition Manager
Location(s): Afar_Berhale
Work Days & Hours: Monday-Saturday, 40-48 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays
Travel: Regular travel to field offices
If Manager of Staff, Positions Supervised:
(directly & indirectly) TBD

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of Diploma in Clinical Nurse and renewed Professional licence certification as Community Midwife
  • 1 year of professional experience after qualification
  • Knowledge of development & humanitarian issues and concepts
  • Fluent spoken and written in Amharic and English.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills
  • Proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Negotiation and representation skills
  • Analytical and problem solving Computer literate, able to work efficiently in Microsoft office on standard or mobile platforms.
  • Humanitarian motivation
  • Emotionally and spiritually mature
  • Team player – practical, desire to support the field teams.
  • Willingness to pitch in and get the job done
  • Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
  • Flexible and adaptable to ever changing environments
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Able to build new relationships and gain people’s trust quickly
  • Integrity in representing Medical Teams Willing to travel to insecure environments
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to embrace and promote MTI’s mission and vision
  • Ability to uphold and exemplify the organization’s core values
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public

How to Apply

Candidates should follow the following 3 steps while applying for the positions:

1. Fill out the mandatory application form using the following link: Online Application Form  and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application which means your application was successful.

2. Send your CV and application letter to ethiopiarecruitment@medicalteams.org clearly mark “Midwfie  ” in the subject line

3.Only candidates who only fill the online application form and send CV together with Application letter only will be considered for candidacy.

● All applications must be submitted on or before 20 July 2023.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further assessment.

“We are an equal employment opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Courageous, Tenacious, Selfless and Not alone.”

Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.






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