Surge Midwife – Afar, International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement

Surge Midwife – Afar, International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement, March 24 2024



Organization: International Medical Corps (IMC)

Position: Surge Midwife – Afar

Location: Afar

Employment: Full time

Date of Announcement: March 18 2024

Deadline: March, 25 2024




Job Description


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About International Medical Corps

A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those hit by disaster, and offers the skills needed to rebuild stronger. We train people – giving communities the tools and knowledge to be self-reliant and be their own best First Responders when disaster strikes again.

International Medical Corps focuses on the delivery of community-based primary health care.  We emphasize training and education, and prioritize hiring local staff – in fact, 96% of our field-based staff and health professionals are recruited from the local community. This helps to ensure that skills and knowledge are passed on and remain long after our programs have ended. Through the integration of specialties like emergency medicine, women’s health, nutrition services, water and sanitation, and mental health into the primary health care setting, we ensure that those we serve receive holistic, comprehensive care. The value of International Medical Corps’ integrated approach to community health and well-being and our emphasis on capacity building through training are critical for the long-term growth of ‘conflict and natural disaster-affected communities’ and ‘fragile states’.


The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation and delivery of the Surge Midwife services in the assigned Woreda.

S/He will mainly be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the health facility services under the team by giving high emphasis to health education to IDPs on maternal and child health and also family planning services, safe motherhood and child health consultation such as Antenatal, delivery, postnatal and essential newborn services, Iron supplementation, provision of TT vaccination, identification of high-risk mothers and facilitation of referral and counseling on FP, exclusive breastfeeding and HIV. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide supervision, technical assistance, and capacity building to Health workers in health facilities. She/he will be responsible for the daily implementation of the SRH services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities assigned as an integrated modality. s/He will also be responsible for day-to-day documentation of all provided services accordingly and compile weekly and monthly reports and share them with the Field office Senior SRH officer.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.


  • Improving basic preventive health care at a community level in line with public health emergency management with an emphasis health especially preventing maternal and newborn deaths.
  • Conduct & undertake family health services as of PHC.
  • Provide ANC, PNC, delivery, and essential newborn care at the assigned Health facilities.
  • Provide iron supplementation, TT vaccine, FP counseling and contraceptives at the assigned health facility.
  • Strengthening of early referral mechanism for 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 an ambulance and the seriousness of the illness.
  •  Manage sick children according to IMNCI and ICCM guidelines.
  •  Counsel, promote and provide Short and long-acting family planning with infirmed choice
  •  Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between the community and the Woreda health bureaus.
  •  Provide technical support HWs and HEWs on how to provide quality maternal and child health services.
  •  Conduct planning and promotion of awareness creation on SRH/MCH and preventative health care issues in the community.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all-inclusive.


Job Requirements



  •  College Diploma/Degree in midwifery and with valid registration/practicing license.
  • At least two years of experience in the field out of which one year NGO experience in the field is preferred.
  • Experienced working at the primary health care unit (Health center) at the MCH department and labor wards.
  •  Good written and spoken ability of the local language
  •  Extremely flexible, able to work independently, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Interest in and ability to work in team.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote and potentially insecure environments.
  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.


If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.


It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk,  and any form of trafficking in persons.

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.


How to Apply


Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter by clearly stating the position that you are applying for and CV  before March 25, 2024.


                            Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

                  Applicants from Afar and its surrounding are advantageous   

                             Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.



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