2 Entry Level Midwife NGO Vacancies – Save the Children International

Job Title:           Midwife (2 Entry Level Vacancies)
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Clinical Leader
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 240
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Midwife
will be responsible for working to contribute to an improvement in
reproductive, maternal and neonatal health through the provision of advice,
care, support and services for women and their families before, during and
after childbirth. The midwife will also be involved in providing healthcare
education and building local capacity through training and supervision. The
role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be
able to vary working hours accordingly.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Midwife job placement should hold a Diploma in Nursing and
    Midwifery or a related field.
  • Certified and registered midwife with
    relevant professional experience.
  • Knowledge of public health, STDs/HIV,
    family planning and community midwifery.
  • Previous experience of working a role with
    MoH or NGO desirable.
  • Good understanding of broad health issues
    within community.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    community, culture and customs.
  • Good understanding of local humanitarian
  • Strong communication skills including
    clear style of giving instructions.
  • Strong interpersonal and counselling
  • Able to effective engage with the local
    community, including children.
  • Able to keep accurate records.
  • Able to provide supervision and training.
  • Able to establish good working
    relationships and positively contribute to a team.
  • Able to prioritize and plan, co-ordinate
    and monitor own and work of others.
  • Flexible, positive and proactive approach
    to work.
  • Able to work in a stressful and changing
    environment with limited resources.
  • Concern for the wellbeing of children and
    interest in Child Rights.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English.
  • Past exposure and experience of working
    with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights
    Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is
    an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain
    conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of
their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to:
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be
    attached to applications
  • Hand delivered applications will not be
    accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 10th
February 2017 by Midnight

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