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Midwife (Internal Team)


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Syria
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: Closed

Requisition ID: req51811

Job Title: Midwife (Internal Team)

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Al-Hassaka, Syria

Advertisement End Date: 18th May 2024

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Job Overview/Summary:

The Midwife will work to ensure the improved quality of Maternal and Neonatal Care, and well-being for girls and women in Serekanyia camp 3 days per week and 2 days in Washokanyia camp, as needed, located in Al Hassake governorate of Syria. In order to assists/ improve RH Services at the community and facility level. This position reports to the Reproductive Health Officer.

  • Provide appropriate care and monitor the patients
  • Perform Normal Deliveries at BEmONC center, and dealing with obstetric emergencies with high quality.
  • BEmONC Basic services
  • Ante-Natal Care
  • Post Natal Care
  • Counselling and provision of Family Planning services (including IUD insertion) .
  • Client/patient based counselling and service provision


  • examining and monitoring pregnant women
  • carrying out screening tests ( MUAC …)
  • providing information, emotional support and reassurance to women and their partners
  • Taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures
  • Monitoring and administering medication, injections and intravenous infusions during labor.
  • Basic BEmONC services (Deliveries, post abortion care, management of pre-eclampsia cases).
  • Monitoring the fetus during labor.
  • Caring for and assisting women in labor, and perform Normal Deliveries.
  • Appropriate referring the cases to the Gynecologist in the clinic, or to other higher level centers.
  • Dealing actively with any emergency.
  • Advising and supporting parents in the daily care of their newborn babies.
  • Support and provide the RH related services in line with the MoH and, or international best practice guidelines, and adhering to the protocols and policies.
  • Fully comply with IRC safety and security procedures and provide input to security monitoring and assessments to enable and promote a safe and secure environment for program implementation.
  • Prepare basic and needed RH reports and submit to RH officer.
  • Perform any other duties and functions, as needed or requested by the organization.


  • Diploma in Midwifery
  • Maternal and Neonatal care experience with a reputable organization, including 1-2 years’ experience
  • Work experience in Hospitals, and obstetric department is so essential.
  • Experience and good knowledge in dealing with obstetric Emergencies is basic.
  • Clear understanding of gender inequality and gender issues for women and girls.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
  • Ability to lead, train, supervise and facilitate community workers in their respective tasks.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team is essential.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • A commitment to IRC’s mission, vision, values and IRC Way – Professional Code of Conduct.
  • Validated sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to handle complex situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills and a solid ability to promote harmonious/cohesive teamwork, in a cross-cultural context.
  • Validated ability to plan long-term, organize priorities and work under administrative and programmatic pressures with detail orientation and professional patience.
  • Highly collaborative and resourceful; ability to establish positive working relationships with senior level management and all other partners to maximize cooperation and productivity.
  • Curiosity, a desire to continually learn and develop are a must.
  • Analytical ability in creating effective solutions to complex matters while adhering to labor laws and internal policies.


  • Arabic is required
  • Travel: 100% to field sites ,as well as attending regional and global workshops and meetings.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:Reproductive Health Office.

Key Internal Contacts: health officers, health manager, health team in HF

Key External Contacts:Beneficiaries

Professional Standards: IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and carries out policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Respect at Work Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Returning National Candidates: We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a citizen of the Country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, the Middle East Region has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply. IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs.

Accountability to Clients: IRC staff must adhere to the commitment of contributing to the sustainability and development of its (CR) Client Responsiveness Mechanisms, preserving the culture of prioritizing the needs of our clients and affected communities by systematically listening to their perspectives and using their feedback to make programmatic decisions and give them greater influence over program design and delivery.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Diversity and Inclusion: at IRC MENA, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, nationality, and perspective are validated to be better organizations. More importantly, creating a safe workspace environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best is the right thing to do. So, bring your whole self to work.

IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. In keeping with our core values of Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality, IRC strives to maintain a work environment built on mutual respect in which all individuals treat each other professionally, and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting. All IRC staff, wherever they are located, are accountable for creating an environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation.


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