Job at ARC: Midwife (Deadline: 26 April 2017)

Job at ARC:  Midwife (Deadline: 26 April 2017)

Job at ARC:  Midwife (Deadline: 26 April 2017)

ARC is looking for efficient and qualified person to fill up the following position in our organization;




RESPONSIBLE TO:  Head Nurse, with Technical Supervision by Medical Doctor

STATUS:  Full Time


DATE: April 2017


The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to improve the well-being and self-reliance of the displaced refugee population from eastern DRC and Burundi by ensuring the provision of basic services (adequate health care & nutrition, shelter, water, sanitation & hygiene, HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment), improving food security and enabling economic recovery in six refugee camps located in Rwanda.


The Midwife will be responsible for providing basic obstetric care to pregnant mothers and conduct deliveries of uncomplicated cases in the health facilities. They will be responsible to identify high risk pregnancies and refer them promptly.


  • Interview patients and provide physical examination to guide diagnosis
  • Promote and organize ANC (Ante-Natal Care) and PNC (Post Natal Care)
  • Carry out deliveries according to MoH and international health standards
  • Understand and use all maternity equipment (extractor, MVA, delivery bed, partogram, resuscitation machine)
  • Perform postpartum examinations and treatments to ensure that patients and infants are responding normally.
  • Administer medications (e.g. ergometrine injection) after delivery under supervision Head Nurse / Medical Doctor
  • Discuss cases with Medical Doctor to ensure they are appropriately and holistically managed.
  • Educate patients in different health and nutrition topics including diet in pregnancy and lactation and basic prenatal and post-natal health practices including hygiene
  • Maintain Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) standards in the maternity ward
  • Manage referrals for complicated pregnancies, to be referred to District Hospital with Health Coordinator and/or Medical Doctor approval
  • In case of rhesus incompatibility, request gamma-globulin within 48 hours, and make sure it is administered promptly
  • Daily maintain and manage records for pregnant women, deliveries, and postpartum mothers
  • Provide obstetrics data and statistics to the Head Nurse and Health Data Manager on a routine and ongoing basis for reporting purposes
  • Provide family planning services to clients, including counseling, sensitization on family planning methods, dispensing contraceptives, and follow-up
  • Conduct informal and formal training for Traditional Birth Attendants
  • Conduct training for nurses on Obstetric/Gynecological practices and standards
  • Coordinate with other health staff on self-assessments of obstetrical skills and challenges
  • Coordinate with other health staff on referral of obstetrics patients to other needed health services
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, or any other ARC Senior Manager.


  • A1 degree in midwifery, preferably a background in nursing
  • 3 years minimum experience in midwifery in Rwanda
  • Registration with the National Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Knowledge of newborn vital signs, family planning methods
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Health standards and protocols for maternal/child health and obstetric health
  • Ability to provide Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (EmONC) training to health staff and TBAs
  • Knowledge of the regional political and social conditions
  • Kinyarwanda, English, and French oral/writing skills, Kiswahili oral skills also preferred
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and management skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Experience working in protracted refugee situation and/or previous experience in Rwanda a plus
  • Experience in managing and working with a multicultural staff
  • Strong participatory leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate and counsel staff working in a refugee camp environment


  • Strong clinical skills in a low-resource, fast paced setting, working with vulnerable/displaced persons
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including effective presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent strategic thinking, process management and problem solving skills
  • Initiative, resourcefulness and innovation
  • Ability and willingness to live and work in a remote, low-resource setting
  • Commitment to personally champion ARC’s program vision and mission and inspire others to do the same.
  • Has worked in both an emergency and a development setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including effective presentation and facilitation skills
  • Initiative, resourcefulness and innovation.
  • Punctual at his/her duty station
  • Good communication skills

To apply for this position: Submission of applications – to include Cover letter and updated CV (maximum three pages) – shall be either hand delivered to

ARC Rwanda

KG 622 St 19

Kimihurura, Kigali


Submitted via email to with Vacancy Announcement- Midwife in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday 26th April, 2017 at 17:00hrs

Note:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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