Midwife-Mobile Health & Nutrition Team, Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement

Midwife-Mobile Health & Nutrition Team, Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement; June 5 2023



Organization: Concern Worldwide

Position: Midwife-Mobile Health & Nutrition Team

Location: Raso and West-Ime, Somali

Employment: Contract

Salary: ETB 22,392.00

Deadline: June 16, 2023




Job Description

Job Purpose:

  • The position holder shall be in charge of reproductive maternal and child health services delivered through the Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams (MHNT) mechanism in the assigned Woreda. This will include health education to targeted beneficiaries on maternal and child health, family planning services, safe motherhood and child health consultation such as Antenatal, delivery, postnatal and essential new born services, Iron supplementation, provision of TT vaccination, identification of high risk mothers and facilitation of referral and counselling on FP, exclusive breast feeding among others
  • The position holder is also expected to provide technical assistance and capacity building to health extension workers and Health workers in health facilities within the assigned Woreda.
  • She/he will be responsible for the daily implementation of mobile health and Nutrition services package as per the approved standard, supporting Kebeles assigned for integrated mobile health & nutrition modality
  •  She/he will also be responsible for day-to-day documentation of all provided services accordingly and compile weekly and monthly reports and share with Health Officer.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

  • Improving basic preventive health care at community level in line with public health emergency management with emphasis on health especially preventing maternal and newborn deaths.
  • Conduct & undertake family health services as part of primary health care
  • Provide ANC, PNC, delivery and essential new-born care.
  • Provide maternal nutrition counselling and breast feeding including Iron and Folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers
  • Provide iron supplementation, TT vaccine, FP counselling and contraceptives
  • Strengthening of early referrals mechanism all obstetrics complications and other maternal and child health illnesses.
  • Ensure all referral cases are properly transported to the nearest or Woreda capital health facility based on the availability of ambulance and seriousness of the illness.
  • Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Woreda health bureaus.
  • Train and support health workers (HWs) and health extension workers (HEWs) on how to provide quality maternal and child health services.
  • Train and support community-based volunteer where applicable, health workers for the implementation of the community component of the project.
  • Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on Family planning including available contraceptives, nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community.
  • Establish effective communication and close working relationships with project team (Snr Project Officer, MHNT Team members, other nutrition team members, program beneficiaries and Woreda Health offices,.

Planning, Reporting and Accountability

  • Prepare monthly progress reports and any other required documentation for submission to the Project Manager
  • Ensure  weekly and monthly reports are submitted to the project manager using appropriate format (narrative and statistics with database)
  • Ensure that program participants and stakeholders have clear information about the program activities as appropriate and relevant to them.
  • At all times, adhere to policies and guidelines of Concern.
  • Support on cascading induction on   mainstreaming gender, protection, accountability, HIV/AIDS, and equality to other project staff
  • Ensure proper documentation of good practices, success stories, challenges for learning  and sharing
  • Follow clearly appropriate protocols and guidelines – National.
  • Participate in the weekly/ monthly data compilation and  reporting of Mobile activities
  • Prepare both weekly and monthly reports regarding your activities, identified, problems and proposed solutions for your immediate supervisor and program manager (if he/she needs it)
  • Ensure timely request of drugs, supplies and other program items necessary for the MHNT in collaboration with the Health Officer.

Additional Duties

Perform other duties assigned by the line manager for the accomplishment of programme objectives.

Emergency response

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.


In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

  • actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
  • work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
  •  work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behavior is disseminated among programme participants and communities.


  • Ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation by working on the adherence of CONCERN Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy.
  • Ensure program participant Protections by adhering standards of the safeguarding policy when program participants be in contact with CONCERN during different trainings, meetings, workshops and contractual works.
  • Assess the safety and security of different meeting, workshop and training venues in collaboration with project  HR unit
  •  Provide technical support &Advise to Project Manager Follow up & Monitor Strategic Implementation of Concern Safeguarding Issues collaborating with Gender & Safeguarding team in Concern.

Gender Equity 

  • Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy
  • Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with  dignity and respect
  •  Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.

Job Requirements

  • BSc Degree in Midwifery with minimum of three years or Diploma in Midwifery with five years relevant experience
  • Proven experience in Midwifery
  • Knowledge on emergency nutrition and health interventions including infant and young child feeding (IYCF) interventions.
  • Good communication and report writing skills
  • Good negotiation skill with government and other agencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player with sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to understand and respect the cultural, religious and political environment and to work well with staff and local authorities in a diplomatic
  • Experience in providing training and capacity building for staff
  • Proficiency  in Somali Language is mandatory


Knowledge of participatory approaches

Ability to work with teams at distance and good team player

Capacity Building skills

Ability to plan own work, set priorities, complete work under pressure or when faced with competing demands and report

Analytical skills

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Computer proficiency

What we offer

  •  A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  •  26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18 weeks (unpaid) parental leave

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy.

Apply through  Ethiojobs.net or in person Concern Worldwide Ethiopia – Jigjiga Coordination Office

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies 

Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Women and disable people are highly encouraged to apply!








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