Afder – Midwife Supervisor – The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Vacancy Announcement

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Vacancy Announcement, April 17, 2023





Job Overview

Organization: The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)

Position: Afder – Midwife Supervisor

Employment: Full Time

Location: Afder Zone, Woredas: Harguele, Elkare and Barey, Somali

Experience Level: Mid Level (3+ Years)

Number of Positions: Not Specified

Date of Announcement: April 17, 2023

Deadline: April 27, 2023


Job Description


Supervising the clinical activities and guaranteeing the quality of midwifery care in the MoH maternity department/services supported by ALIMA according to National and ALIMA protocols, values and universal hygiene standards in order to provide a high-quality Mother and Child Health (MCH) care to the population.

  • Supervising, supporting and evaluating the team under his/her responsibility (MHNTs, or facility based) particularly midwives, midwife assistants and other related staff in her team such as cleaners, and MoH teams working in SRH services of facilities supported by ALIMA. Planning and organizing their work (areas, days, absences, visits, holidays, etc) and coaching them in their work with special focus in following all appropriate protocols and procedures

  • Ensuring teamwork and a professional relationship between maternity and other departments, between ALIMA and MoH teams.

  • Supporting MoH SRH supervisors to supervise the clinical activities in all the maternity departments/SRH services and activities such as antenatal consultations, delivery and after delivery follow up, postnatal consultations, family planning consultations, new-born vaccinations and liaising with the Medical Doctor about the patients who need special care times, visiting hours, etc.

  • Ensuring (by trainings) that the staff on duty knows, implements and follows at all times the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control in the medical premises ensuring high standards of hygiene in the working environment

  • Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained, cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols, reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service.

  • Ensuring proper data collection and analysis, participating in the monthly reports according to guidelines (i.e. Sitrep, medical statistical reports, etc.) and definition of annual planning, budget for the project

  • Being responsible for the department-related pharmacy activities (stock and consumption monitoring) as well as maintenance of the medical equipment

  • Being responsible for ensuring that all the administrative procedures, patients’ data and documents are filled in correctly and registered for compiling monthly reports reflecting the activity in the department.

  • 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.

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Vacancy Announcement 2023


Job Requirements


Training / Education:

Specialized on Reproductive health (RH) or BSc in Midwifery with SRH program experience;


  • 3 years similar experience for BSc holders preferably in humanitarian context;

  • At least two years of NGO experience on SRH programming in the areas of technical and managerial roles;

  • Experiences on SRH services and interventions including social and behavior change communication (SBCC), and other awareness raising approaches are preferred;

  • Training on BEmONC, CEmOC, Advanced Obstetric Life Saving Training, …

  • Proven training facilitation experience and skills.


  • Ability to work independently and quickly take up a position;

  • Analytical skills and critical thinking;

  • Extremely flexible, able to work independently, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations;

  • Budget, logistics and human resource management skills;

  • Interest in and ability to work in a team;

  • Ability to live and work in localities often far from capitals, located in rural areas and often poorly covered in terms of security, medical, social and leisure;

  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills;

  • Ability to prescribe medications for the patient in more efficient and effective way;

  • Ability to performing rapid diagnostic procedures and others;

  • Ability to write a report in English on weekly, monthly bases;

  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint;

  • Excellent organizational skills and multi-tasking ability;

  • Collaborative attitude with colleagues, work team and external partners;

  • Ability to work with a broad spectrum of people from different cultural backgrounds;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Flexible with ability to cope with stressful situations and challenging conditions with limited resources;

  • Sense of organization and rigor;

  • Ability to adapt, diplomacy and patience;

  • Strong listening skills;

  • Ability to work under pressure.


  • English Speaking, reading and writing, mandatory.

  • Knowledge of a local language (Somali and Oromo) is an asset

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Vacancy Announcement 2023


How to Apply


If you are interested, please send your application composed of none returnable CV, a Covering Letter with “Afder – Midwife Supervisor” written in the subject line, and three references, to the following email address:

Deadline: 27th April 2023 before 5:00pm

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be communicated and the selection process includes a technical test and an interview





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