Job Description

Job Announcement

MIDWIFE (2 Positions)

Job Grade:
LocationBranch – Mogadishu, Somalia
Reports To:Head Nurse/Midwife
Direct Reports:None

Overall Job Purpose

Provide comprehensive advice, care and support to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour and early postnatal period. Conduct a clean, safe delivery and provide care to the newborn. Refer emergency cases to effectively prevent maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in compliance with SRCS health policy guidelines and established midwifery care standards and treatment protocols.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Team Leadership & Programme Implementation

  • Diagnose, examine monitor and assess care requirements for women during labour and prepare a care plan for childbirth including advice on hygiene and nutrition
  • Identify women with greater vulnerability and risks and refer them for specialized care provider
  • Provide information, emotional support and reassurance to women in labour and their partners
  • Monitor and administer medication, injections and intravenous infusions during labour
  • Provide support to women during labour and birth to ensure normal delivery of the new born
  • Manage complications in childbirth, according to the principles of obstetric care
  • Support parents to cope with miscarriage, termination, stillbirth and neonatal death
  • Monitor progress of the mother during postnatal period and advice on infant care
  • Raise requisitions for replenishment of drugs, consumable supplies for childbirth and care
  • Compile accurate data on all childbirth cases and prepare monthly reports
  • Attend deliveries both normal &obstetric emergencies
  • Work day shifts and night shifts as per the Rota

Operations Management 

  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes for supporting women during pregnancy, labour and early postnatal period
  • Identify capacity-building needs of the auxiliary and volunteer nursing team and ensure they are properly trained and well supported to implement programme activities
  • Participate in emergency preparedness, rapid assessments and emergency responses


  • Develop and enhance relationships with strategic partners, donors, local authorities and community leaders to maximize support for maternal and child health
  • Represent SRCS in relevant conferences, seminars, workshops and meetings
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the SRSC Senior Management

Educational Qualifications & Professional Training

Education:   Degree / Diploma in Nursing/Midwifery with experience in maternal and child

Health or equivalent qualifications

Professional Training        Leadership and Management

Certification/Licensing      Registered Midwife

Job Competencies & Experience

  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding integrity and ethics
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Team leader with demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate openness to change & ability to manage complexities
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills and ability to manage inter-

Competencies group dynamics and mediate conflicting interests

  • Excellent writing skills, analytical capacity to synthesize project outputs and findings for the preparation of quality programme reports
  • Maturity & confidence in dealing with senior and high ranking officials
  • Remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of views Proficiency in computer office packages word, excel, power point.

Language Requirement   Demonstrate proficiency in Somali and English languages

Minimum 2 years relevant experience working as midwife in a hospital or primary health care settings. Goodunderstanding of the principles of

Relevant Experience: minimum in two years managing labour and delivery, including monitoring vital signs, assessing progress as well as physically managing deliveries

Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to send their C.V with cover letter to: srcshrm@gmail.com

Application Deadline: 15th May 2020