Community Midwife

Community Midwife
Employer: Medair
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Location: Zahle
Working area: Zahle/Bekaa valley field and clinics (informal settlements and in SDC clinics)
Job Description

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Health Project Management

  • Start up and implement a community based maternal health project which includes:
    • Promotion of and referral to RH services (ANC and PNC) provided in SDC clinics
    • Conducting post-natal visits to newly delivered women and their infants (not later than 2 weeks after birth)
    • Promotion and awareness raising of and the availability of family planning methods and services for women in reproductive age
    • Provision of  health promotion on reproductive health


  • Work closely with the CHVs to identify pregnant women in need for ANC services and  newly delivered women and their infants in need for a PNC visits
  • Assist in the provision of reproductive health services (e.g. insertion of IUDs) in SDC clinics if needed and requested by the health manager
  • Ensure that data entry forms and templates are used correctly and data is managed timely and with high quality.
  • Submit timely weekly and monthly reports to the health manager.
  • Support the development and management of a quality health management information system, feeding data into appropriate channels (MoSA , UNHCR, MoPH).

Communication and Coordination

  • Act as link between Medair and ITS; Build and maintain good relationships between SDC clinic staff and women in need for reproductive health services
  • Attend on request by the Health Manager/Project Manager RH related coordination meetings on behalf of Medair.
  • Maintain a transparent, honest and supportive communication structure with, SDCs staff and Medair team and with communities in the ITS.
  • Coordinate closely with the Health Officer Community Mobilization so that the PHC clinic based activities and community based activities interlink and complement each other.


  • Will be involved in pharmacy management as needed


Quality Management

  • Ensure that all standardised formats are used and guidelines are followed.


Delegated Responsibilities

Any other tasks as delegated by Health Project Manager or Project Coordinator


Person Specification and Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification medical professional experience, at least 1 year management experience
  • Native Arabic Speaker, Good English ( oral and written)
  • Passionate about serving the poor
  • Self-motivated
  • willingness to support others and to share workload
  • Aptitude for capacity-building
  • Experience in training/mentoring/coaching staff
  • Capacityto work under pressure and manage personal stress levels
  • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner
  • Ability to manage project implementation
  • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Clinical skills within a Primary Health Care setting
  • Ablke to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks
  • Able to consult and lead by example
  • Good understanding of humanitarian work
  • Able to take the initiative in project decisions
  • Able to enforce procedures
  • Able to set clear objectives for staff and to delegate
Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Diploma (midwifery)
Arabic: Good English: Good French:
Period: 1 year ( (renewable depending on funding)
Submission guidelines: Please send CV and covering letter by email to . Please make sure to state the job title in full in the email subject " Community Midwife-Zahle "or your application may not be correctly received.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Cover letter required? Yes
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