Cuso International Midwife Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Cuso International Midwife Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Bale Robe, Ethiopia

    Start Date Jan - Mar 2019 (flexible)

    Length of Placement
  • 6 Months

    Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

    The Volunteer’s Role

    Overall purpose: to support the capacity building of faculty, students and hospital staff in midwifery practice as part of the “Midwives Save Lives” project, that is being implemented in Ethiopia by Cuso International in partnership with the Canadian Association of Midwives.

    Ultimately, this position will work to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality rates, strengthen the quality of RMNCH services and to build institutional capacity to deliver these services.


  • Capacity development of staff, faculty and students in midwifery
  • Co-facilitating experience sharing initiatives (trainings, workshops, seminars)
  • Conducting collaborative research related to midwifery and the RMNCH sector
  • Supporting the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion technical advisor in further developing their placement goals as it relates to the scope of the placement
  • Strengthening community outreach, uptake in services and promotion of midwifery services

    As a volunteer, you will:
  • Assessing current midwifery practice (both preservice and in-service) and co-identifying priorities
  • Coaching/mentoring of faculty/staff/students in clinical practice (i.e. d/t procedures) at skill lab and at health facility sites.
  • Preparing, co-facilitating/leading, and conducting follow-up to experience sharing initiatives rooted in evidence-based research.
  • Conducting/advising research on RMNCH (literature reviews, collecting and analyzing data, writing journal articles, etc.).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Integrating gender mainstreaming and social inclusion
    priorities into all work conducted.

    Essential Academic Qualifications:
  • Licensed midwife with experience in clinical practice
  • Experience in conducting workshops, trainings and seminars on RMNCH specific topics (i.e. family planning, HIV/AIDS, etc.)

    Essential Professional Background:
  • Teamwork, with the ability to work collaboratively in diverse groups.
  • Ability to work in an institutional environment, hospital and health facility settings and in the community.
  • Cross-cultural experience in coaching/mentoring and training.

    Support Package
  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation
  • Experience designing gardens and pieces of land with permaculture principles considered incredibly valuable.
  • Experience designing water-collecting systems also considered extremely valuable.
  • Experience building and strengthening intercultural relationships, and the understanding that these relationships are required to begin any of the other activities.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 25 December 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; Cuso International Midwife Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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