Reproductive Health Midwife at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution or natural disaster. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities where it resettles refugees and helps them become self-sufficient. Composed of first responders, humanitarian relief workers, international development experts, health care providers, and educators, the IRC has assisted millions of people around the world since its founding in 1933.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Location: Borno
  • Job Field: Medical / Healthcare, NGO/Non-Profit 

Job Overview/Summary:

  • Based in Monguno the RH Midwife is a member of the health team and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of Reproductive Health activities in Monguno including the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package for RH) under the Broadening Emergency Graduation Effort (BEGE) in Borno project.
  • Candidate will work to ensure improved quality of the project clinical activities e.g. family planning, maternal and neonatal care, case management of sexually transmitted diseases and the clinical management of sexual assault survivors in the IRC supported health facilities.
  • The RH Midwife is responsible for the oversight and implementation of Maternal and Neonatal Care, in particular: Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC), Antenatal Care and Postnatal Care, Counselling and provision of Family Planning (including long term reversible contraceptives), post abortion care are offered according to MoH Guidelines at the IRC comprehensive women center (CWC) and supported health facilities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supports the provision of ALL clinical services and consultations at maternity sessions of supported MoH facilities and IRC’s comprehensive women centers (CWC).
  • Support implementation of minimum initial service package (MISP) for SRHR in Monguno.
  • Provide ante-natal consultations, delivery and after delivery follow up, post-natal consultations, family planning consultations, post-abortion care, clinical management of rape, syndromic management of STI, new-born vaccinations according to MoH/International protocol and liaising with the WPE case management staff to attend to survivors of sexual violence.
  • Identifies survivors of sexual assault and refers them for registration, counseling and Clinical Care Support the RH and GBV clinic staff with technical advice and provides services in line with the MoH and/ or international best practice guidelines.
  • Provide counselling on family planning and provide FP commodities according to the client’s informed choice.
  • Maintain infection prevention and control within and around the facility. Adhere to and practice use of Universal Precautions and proper waste management at all IRC supported health facilities.
  • Perform instrument processing and sterilization according to protocols.
  • Performs basic and assisted delivery care.
  • Performs any needed neonatal and obstetric resuscitation activity.
  • Ensures timely supported referrals to the nearest Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care center.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to other incentive midwives in assisted deliveries (by vacuum).
  • Monitor progress against grant work plan; promptly identifying any current or potential delays and recommending solutions to technical issues.
  • Update facility data board timely.
  • Prepare Purchase Request forms for program supplies/activities and undertake field procurement as designated and authorized.
  • Monitor program supply inventory levels; perform monthly spot-checks on program inventory.
  • Work with and provide timely technical support to IRC’s implementing partners; maintain respectful and constructive relations with partner staff, services providers and patients.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Candidate will represent the department in meetings on delegation by the Senior Health Officer (Medical Doctor) in Monguno. Coordinate with WPE staff at CWC in Monguno.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position reports to: Senior Health Officer – Medical Doctor
  • Position directly Supervises: Incentive Midwife and RH clinical support staff, and Community Health Volunteers (CHVs)



  • Registered Midwife (RM), Bachelor of Nursing Sciences (BNSc)
  • Valid Practicing license by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience in Midwifery and Nursing care at PHC level (experience working in Monguno an added advantage)
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 
  • Able to work in a location with basic living conditions and with limited communication options.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive
  • Fluency in both English and Hausa (Kanuri an added advantage)
  • Standard of Professional Conduct: IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
  • Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting.
  • 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.
  • Employment Gaps: We welcome applicants with varied career paths and recognize that a gap in employment does not define a candidate’s potential. We value transferrable skills and are committed to investing in the growth and development of our team members. We encourage applicants to highlight any relevant skills or experiences they have acquired, even if they were not gained in a traditional work setting.
  • Compensation and Benefits: IRC strives to provide externally competitive and internally equitable Compensation and Benefits programs that attracts, motivates, and retains employees that deliver strong performance while demonstrating the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity or tribe, gender, age, religion, caste, sexual orientation, differently abled, geographic origin, marital status, veteran status and cultural background (or any other characteristic protected by law). We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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