Midwife – Volunteer in Ethiopia

Position: Midwife - Volunteer in Ethiopia

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Ethiopia

Deadline: September 1, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: September 1, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

City Pawe, Ethiopia

Start Date Jun - Aug 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 6-8 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

The objective of this placement is to improve the quality of antenatal and postnatal care through the development of skilled professionals, increase the mentorship of health care units and professionals and decrease maternal and neonatal deaths

As a volunteer, you will:

- Conduct need assessments and build the capacity of teachers and students

- In collaboration with Pawe hospital management, design and deliver in-service trainings for the midwives and other relevant colleagues

- Plan and deliver coaching and mentoring to improve routine works as per the required standard practices

- Develop tools to improve identified gaps in provision of quality care and services; support promotion of professional ethics and devoted working culture in provision of quality care and services

- Participate in the planning and implementation of need based changes that brings improvement at the college system level

Essential Academic Qualifications:

MSc in Midwifery

Essential Professional Background:

- Minimum two years’ experience in teaching, mentoring, maternal and neonatal services

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

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