Requisition ID: req17628

Job Title: Enrolled Midwives

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Bidibidi, Uganda

Job Description



Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies. 

The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kitgum Moroto, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming


The enrolled midwife will be based in Yumbe and shall be responsible for providing health education talks to women and their partners in the reproductive health facility and in the community. She will provide Antenatal, delivery, post partum, post natal care, family planning services and shall maintained environment friendly working space hence adhering to infection control and prevention practices. She will provide HIV/AIDS services including but not limited to counseling, eMTCT, EID and HAART services.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assess for reproductive health needs of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age group
  •  Provide counseling and health education before and after screening
  • Provide the full antenatal care package including screening tests at the facility and during community outreaches
  • identifying high risk pregnancies and organizing appropriate referrals
  • Provide basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care, adolescent sexual and reproductive services including prevention and treatment of HIV and other STIs
  • Provide information and linkage to elimination of mother to child  transmission of HIV services
  •  Provide care during labour and puerperium with emphasis on prevention of infection and ensuring successful breastfeeding
  •  Participate in clinician ward rounds and provide bedside nursing care for  admitted mothers
  •   Provide post-natal care services for mother and baby including immunization, growth monitoring, support for breast feeding and family planning
  • Provide clinical care for survivors of Sexual and Gender based violence
  • Prepare daily, monthly activity reports and audits  for the different reproductive health services
  •  Adhere to the professional code  of conduct and ethics

Key working relationships

Position Reports to:   Registered Midwife in charge

Position directly supervises:  None

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

 Internal: WPE, community health, Protection, Supply chain and HR

 External: MoH, UNHCR, UNFPA, District Health office, RMF, TPO



 The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Deadline for receiving applications is July 9th,2021




  •  Must have enrolled midwifery certificate or equivalent
  •   Must be registered with the Nurses and Midwives council
  •  Relevant work experience of two years is essential.
  • Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.