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

Posted on: Fri 05-06-2020

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 of:

Job Title: Midwife

Location: Monguno, Borno

Working Conditions: Fixed term contract

Main Purpose

Provide obstetrical care to pregnant women and their babies, doing follow up before, during and after delivery, according to ALIMA obstetrical and reproductive health protocols, universal hygienic and newborn caring standards and under supervision of the medical doctor, in order to ensure their health conditions and avoid post-delivery complications.

Job Description

  • Ensure the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (BEmONC and CEmONC ), neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections and Fistula care in accordance with ALIMA Reproductive Core Package of Activities and reinforce the implementation of standardised protocols
  • Wheen PMTCT is implemented, ensure implementation of the PMTCT protocol in the ANC/delivery and PNC consultations (pre counselling, test and post counselling)
  • Collaborate with the medical doctor and/or nurse in the management of Sexual violence cases
  • Assess the feasibility for referral of pregnant women from the TBAs to the OPD/MCH for medical evaluation and/or complicated deliveries
  • Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria (including universal precautions) are met according to ALIMA specifications
  • Guarantee a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders)
  • Properly follow up all newborn babies from delivery until discharge, informing mothers and relatives about importance of breastfeeding, vaccination and possible complications resulting from harmful traditional practices
  • Ensure patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected
  • Supervise that administrative procedures of admissions and hospitalizations comply with national protocols, as well as verify patients are properly informed and receive the documents required (birth certificate, vaccination card, etc.)
  • Participate in the organization of the ward in collaboration with other midwives and the maternity ward supervisor ; ensure transfer of relevant information to the next shift team (specially identifying risk cases)
  • According to national protocols in force, conduct normal deliveries independently manage obstetric emergencies; identify cases needing referral and send them in time, clean up the newborn, executing and registering first neonatal medical acts (cutting and cleaning the umbilical cord, vaccination, etc.), detecting possible anomalies/infections of the newborn and reporting them to the doctor, in order to ensure successful interventions ; supervise the use of drugs, facilities and obstetric material, in order to ensure, in accordance with number of patients and prescriptions, a rational use as well as pharmacy stock levels are permanently updated, kept under appropriate conditions and above minimum safety point


  • Education: essential midwife diploma
  • Experience: minimum of 2 years’ experience in practice; experience with NGO desirable
  • Languages: English language essential; local languages (Kanuri, Shuwa, etc.) are assets
  • Commitment, flexibility, professionalism, very good communication, service, stress management, teamwork, results

Application Closing Date

11th June, 2020.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: [email protected] using the "Job title" as subject of the email.


Only successful applicants will be called for interview.

Please make sure to submit your application on or before this date.

No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process.