Midwife Supervisor at the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)

Posted on: Wed 24-05-2023

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an independent humanitarian medical NGO that was created in 2009 by professionals of humanitarian medicine. ALIMA’s mission is to provide medical care in emergency situations or medical catastrophes.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Midwife Supervisor

Location: Katsina

Job Type: Full Time

Main Job Objectives

  • To supervise the overall management and ensure the smooth running of CEMOC activities, including supervision of midwives, midwife assistants and paramedic helpers, in order to ensure 24/7 efficient, effective and quality care delivering to all maternity patients/clients admitted in ALIMA SRH program, in collaboration with the doctors and MOH by respecting and adhering to ALIMA and MOH SRH protocols & guidelines.

Job Description

Midwife Activities Management:  

  • Prepare monthly rosters for midwives and other SRH supporting staff.
  • To supervise and coordinate the work of the midwives involved in the activity with close consultation of her line supervisor.
  • Participates on job trainings of all midwives and SRH related staff
  • Defines the training needs of the midwife and SRH related staff according to project objectives and potential.
  • Assign responsibilities to the staff under her supervision and actively involve in ward rounds, deliveries, ANCs, PNC.
  • Responsible for hygiene and universal precautions in health facilities according to protocols and in cooperation with logistics department and your line manager, Knows and implements accidental exposure policy.
  • Supervises all minor surgical procedures, dressing, sterilization and injection services related to delivery, ANC, PNC patients in the health facilities.
  • Ensures that basic delivery plans are adhered by delivery, ANC, PNC including BEMOC that prescriptions and protocols are respected.
  • Ensures that all pregnant women and new born children are referred to the Extended Program on Immunization (EPI). Consider making this post primary responsible for all EPI.
  • Supervises daily routine activities in the delivery ward, ANC, PNC and support her team members when there is gap.
  • Ensure capacity building and implements trainings of midwife and maternity staff.
  • Ensures relevant transfer of information from one duty team to another.
  • Ensures that all midwife and maternity staff promotes and maintains confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records.
  • To ensure all the administration procedures and document are used correctly, as well as existed data management tools.
  • To ensure and identify the needs of the logistic in the ANC, PNC, Delivery and report in your line manager.
  • Flexibility of roster in night and day if needed


  • Ensure prescriptions and drugs administration according to protocols are respected.
  • Monitors and supervises weekly and monthly consumption of drugs as well as inventories in collaberation with pharmacy supervisor to ensure efficient drug consumptions and management.
  • Trains and supervises maternity staff regarding the proper use of drugs, needs and consumptions.
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI):  
  • Supervises and ensures good quality of Prevention Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) and Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) activities for all pregnant women.
  • Supervises and ensures that counselling services are done appropriately following protocols.
  • Works in collaboration with the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) for all IEC activities.
  • Ensure that transmission by HIV or other STIs is avoided with the help of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and the use of condoms while trying to respect local traditions.

Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV):  

  • Knows SGBV protocol and ensure that it is implemented.
  • Identifies possible victims of SGBV and refers them to medical team for treatment according to protocols.


Participates in emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the project area if needed.


  • Ensures that recording in individual patient’s card and registration books of all nursing activities are performed correctly.
  • Ensures that all data management tools are used and are updated properly.
  • Ensures that all administrative procedures and documents used correctly (discharge paper, transfer paper)


  • Look after all equipment provided.
  • Ensure that no material is taken out of midwife area and maternity rooms without prior authorization.
  • Ensure that inventories of all material and equipment used exist and are updated.


Ensure cleanliness of midwife areas, maternity and delivery rooms.


  • Preparation of weekly data collection as well as monthly data.
  • Participates in the epidemiological reports related to health facilities in the project area.
  • Informs other medical/midwife managers or doctors about any possible serious problem medical complicated or ex. worsening of state of patients, problems in medicines, etc.
  • Participates in the monthly reports according to guidelines (SitReps, medical statistics, etc.) being responsible for this for all SRH activities - collection and analysis of med stats)
  • Informs line manager of any problems that might be linked to work of midwife or maternity staff as well as problematic equipment or material (ex. broken, missing).


  • Participate in meetings with other supervisors in order to ensure smooth collaboration of all departments in terms of activities running.
  • Participate in meetings in health facility with ALIMA & MOH staff and collaborators.
  • Participate in team meetings and possible trainings. etc.
  • Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV)
  • Knows SGBV protocol and ensure that it is implemented.
  • Identifies possible victims of SGBV and refers them to medical team for treatment according to protocols.


  • Participates in the monthly reports according to guidelines, i.e. Situation Reports (SitReps), medical statistical reports, etc.
  • Participates in definition of annual planning and its updates with their relevant budgets for the project.
  • Participates in the epidemiological reports related to health facilities in the area of work of ALIMA.
  • Informs other medical managers or doctors about any possible serious problem or complications regarding ALIMA SRH patients.


  • Prepares any document related to work of all midwife or maternity staff.
  • Participates in meetings in health facility with ALIMA staff and collaborators.
  • Note: The responsibilities mentioned above are not exhaustive and other work can be required according to the needs of the mission.
  • Mobility is requested from ALIMA staff, including short term assignments from their usual place of work
  • Any other task as deemed necessary by the supervisor but in line with overall job responsibilities.  

Skills / Competencies

List of technical competencies required for the position, such as (not exhaustive):

  • Planning capabilities, organizational skills,  
  • Management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills (good knowledge of MS Office and specifically excel)  
  • List of personal qualities required for the position, such as (not exhaustive)
  • Diplomacy, good communication and interpersonal skills,  
  • Multi-cultural flexibility or experience, Team Player,  
  • Calm, stress management, patient,  
  • Confidentiality, strong sense of integrity
  • Ability to adapt to new circumstances, flexibility.

Application Closing Date

6th June, 2023.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV, Cover Letter and Credentials as a single attachment to: [email protected] using "Midwife Supervisor Katsina" as the subject of the mail.


Can drop hard copies Application at: ALIMA Office Katsina.  

Note: That ALIMA would not request any kind of favor from any potential applicant.