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Save the Children

Save the Children


Position: Midwifery Nurse - Jigjiga
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Afdem, Jigjiga - Ethiopia
Posted date: 3 days ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3:

The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.


The purpose of this role is to provide essential support to Save the Children’s emergency programs in Afar, focusing on promoting accountability to beneficiaries to empower communities and obtain feedback on SC UK projects leading to improved quality and impact. The incumbent will work very closely with the MEAL Coordinator as well as all concerned project staff and project beneficiaries in establishing accountability mechanisms


Reports to: None

Dimensions: Save the Children works in all regions of Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately 1900 and a current expenditure of approximately $190090+ million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: Health Nutrition. Coordinator


  • Providing mothers with the necessary professional care and services during normal pregnancy and childbirth.
  • The midwife also provides mothers and babies with professional care and services during the first six weeks after delivery.
  • Monitor and observe the condition of pregnant women.
  • Obtain medical history and conduct screening tests as ordered by a physician.
  • Assist mothers-to-be in their labor processes through midwife nursing care.
  • Provide follow-up nursing care to new mothers and their babies.
  • Educate new mothers on breastfeeding, bathing, and dressing babies.
  • Instruct and educate mothers on related baby healthcare issues.
  • Administer medications as prescribed by the consulting physician.
  • Educate pregnant women on gynecological healthcare.
  • Instruct and counsel women on birth control issues.
  • Ensure at all times adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary nutritional and clinical requirements – Plumpy 'nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipment, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.
  • Assisting the planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, and achieving and role modeling Save the Children values.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals, takes responsibility for own personal development, and encourages others to do the same.
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children engages and motivates others.
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with colleagues, members, and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

To be successful, you will bring/have:


  • A minimum of a diploma in related social fields, health, and other development studies.
  • A minimum of two years experience in working on community-based similar projects preferably with non-governmental organizations
  • Knowledge of the language of the duty station
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Teams, in the event of emergencies Desirable

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Jigjiga Field Office, Somali Region, This role is offered based on national terms and conditions only.

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education, and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that.
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.