Midwife Activity Manager, Medicins Sans Frontiers – Holland Vacancy Announcement

Midwife Activity Manager, Medicins Sans Frontiers – Holland Vacancy Announcement; July 13 2023



Organization: Medicins Sans Frontiers – Holland

Position: Midwife Activity Manager

Employment: Full time

Location: Kule, Gambela

Salary: Birr 88,862.00

Deadline: July 23, 2023




Job Description


Main Purpose
Defining, coordinating, monitoring all midwife and maternity related activities in a project area, according to MSF policies, protocols and standards in order to provide a high quality Mother and Child Health (MCH) care to the population.



•          Planning, organizing and ensuring the implementation and supervision, in close collaboration with other medical staff, all Sexual and Reproductive health activities. Participating in the definition and update of annual project planning and budget, and if needed, in any emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the project area

•          Informing other medical managers or doctors about any possible serious problem or complication (i.e. worsening of state of patients, problems in medicines, etc.). Coordinating and assessing the feasibility for referral of pregnant women to receive further medical evaluation, in order to manage efficiently the resources needed for delivering MCH care while keeping good quality levels.

•          Assisting and collaborating with the field doctors and nurses when required (normal or complicated deliveries, SV cases, etc.), to complement the existing human resources and contribute to the resolution of complicated cases. Ensuring the new-born babies are followed up correctly since delivery and until discharge and that all pregnant women and new born children are referred to the Extended Program on Immunization (EPI).

•          Managing the midwife and maternity staff in the project. Planning and supervising the associated HR processes (recruitment, training, performance evaluation, motivation, internal/external communication, etc.) in order to improve staff capabilities and to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required

•          Ensuring and supervising the implementation of protocols by all staff under his/her responsibility in order to improve the quality of the healthcare given to population and to prevent any infection due to staff malpractices

•          Supervising the proper distribution of drugs and use of materials, keeping track of consumption patterns and supply orders, and monitoring inventories, together with the project logistician. Training the midwife and maternity staff in order to ensure having minimum levels of stock to carry out the activities of the project and a rational and appropriate use of material resources

•          In coordination with the project biomedical service supervising the appropriate use of medical devices and anticipating and communicating future needs.

•          Supervising administrative procedures and documents, analysing routine data for monitoring purposes, and being responsible for the collection and analysis of medical statistics and reporting of SRH activities (participation in epidemiological reports and monthly reports according to guidelines) in order to have updated and correct information about the day-to-day activity in the project and to provide support in the decision-making

Note: 1. SRH Activities include: antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (BEmONC 1 and CEmONC 2), neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence, female genital mutilation, reproductive tract infections and Fistula care. Note: 2. BEmONC = basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care = Administration of antibiotics, oxytocics, anticonvulsants, manual removal of the placenta, removal of retained products following abortion, assisted vaginal delivery, preferably with vacuum extractor and newborn care including neonatal resuscitation. 3. CEmONC = comprehensive obstetric and neonatal care = the full package of BEmONC Plus; surgery (caesarean section, hysterectomy, laparatomy), safe blood transfusion and care to sick and low birth weight new-borns)



MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities
·       Coordinates, assess, plans and supervise the proper functioning of all reproductive Health activities (ANC, PNC,FP, obstetrical and neonatal, PMTCT, Abortion,SGBV,,etc.), in all MSF health posts and health centres in  strict adherence to  MSF protocols.

·       Check all administrative procedures related to patients’ referral to CEmONC facility, follow-up (individual card filling, registers, paper exit, discharge, transfers …) are correctly carried out according to MSF procedures.

·       Supervises, coaches and mentors all midwives and supervisors in their respective facility to offer support, by organizing trainings on main topics of obstetrical emergency

·       Plan and supervise, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development and internal communication) of the staff of the activity in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, and to improve people capabilities.

·       In collaboration with the Pharmacy Manager Ensure an efficient management of medical and non- medical items, equipment, ensuring that all facilities maintain inventory, keeping track of all assets  in both HC maternity and HP ANC activity

·       Participate in the programs / project follow-up, supervise and ensure that all reproductive health indicators are achieved, or in line with stated objectives and overall goal.

·       Check, monitor and evaluate all weekly and monthly reports according to guidelines (i.e. SitReps, medical statistical reports, etc.) and definition of annual planning, budget for the project

·       To be on-call regularly in collaboration with the Expat Midwife activity manager for any complication within maternity that needs decision-making /action and urgent referral.

·       To care and actively perform Termination of pregnancy and the post abortion care if required in collaboration with the Expat Midwife activity Manager.

·       Communicate well and efficiently within the maternity department and organize regular meeting within the management team.

·       To represent MSF and reproductive health services when required and to attend meetings with other partners.

·       To collaborate with the HP/ outreach team to enhance preventive health care, community sensitization, defaulter tracing, ensuring that basic safe delivery kits are positioned at health post for replacement.



·       Place of work:       Kule

·       Terms of employment:  Until 31st of Dec 2023 with possibility of extension

·       Remuneration and Benefits:

–          Hardship Allowance: 26,658 ETB

–          Medical Coverage: Asper the mission medical policy

Date of application:      July 13 – 23, 2023


Job Requirements


Education Midwifery recognized qualification essential with valid professional practicing license. Tropical medicine training desirable
Experience Two year experience as a midwife. Having worked in MSF or other NGO’s and in developing countries is desirable
Languages Mission working language essential, local language desirable
Knowledge Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
Competencies •          People Management and Development L2

•          Commitment to MSF Principles L2

•          Behavioural Flexibility L3

•          Results and Quality Orientation L3

•          Teamwork and Cooperation L3


How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their non-returnable CV and application including photocopies of all supporting documents via www.ethiojobs.net. or at MSF Holland Ethiopia mission project offices including Gambella office besides Jinina hotel.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates with the required experience and qualifications as well as clear and validated documentation will be called upon to attend further assessment.

Sincerity of Declarations and Documents Submitted to MSF

Use of false documents to gain employment with MSF will lead to automatic cancellation from the recruitment process and if found after employment will lead to immediate termination.







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