Qualified Midwife (open to Somali Nationals Only)

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Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger. We innovate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 24 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 50 countries, our 8,300 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. We strive to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.

Action Against Hunger USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network. As an independent NGO, Action Against Hunger USA currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $100 million in programs, and approximately 1,800 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of Position

The qualified midwife will work closely with expectant mothers, providing prenatal care, assisting with labor and delivery, and offering postnatal support. Qualified midwives will promote a safe and positive birthing experience while ensuring the health and well-being of both the mother and the newborn.


The purpose of the qualified midwife role is to provide comprehensive, evidence-based care to pregnant women and their babies. Midwives play a crucial role in supporting women throughout the childbirth process, including monitoring maternal and fetal well-being, promoting healthy pregnancies, facilitating safe childbirth, and providing postpartum care. Their aim is to empower women and promote positive birth experiences.


The Qualified midwives will engage in a range of activities to fulfill their role in providing maternity care. She will conduct prenatal assessments, assist with labor and delivery, provide emotional and physical support during childbirth, educate women about pregnancy and childbirth, offer postnatal care, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure the best possible outcomes for mothers and babies.

Essential Job Functions

  • Prenatal Care: Conduct comprehensive prenatal assessments, including physical examinations, laboratory tests, and ultrasounds. Monitor maternal and fetal health, provide health education, and address any concerns or complications.
  • Labor and Delivery Assistance: Provide continuous support to women during labor, including monitoring vital signs, assisting with pain management techniques, promoting comfort, and facilitating effective pushing and delivery.
  • Postpartum Care: Provide postnatal care to women and their newborns, including breastfeeding support, newborn assessments, and postpartum education. Monitor maternal recovery and well-being.
  • Emotional Support: Offer emotional support and reassurance to women and their families throughout the childbirth process. Foster a caring and empathetic environment.
  • Health Education: Educate women and their families about pregnancy, childbirth, newborn care, and postpartum health. Promote healthy lifestyles, self-care, and informed decision-making.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with obstetricians, pediatricians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care. Communicate relevant information and participate in multidisciplinary meetings.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain accurate and detailed records of prenatal assessments, labor progress, delivery outcomes, postnatal care, and any complications or interventions. Adhere to confidentiality and privacy regulations.
  • Community Outreach: Participate in community outreach programs, childbirth education classes, and support groups to promote maternal and infant health. Contribute to public health initiatives.


Required Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Midwifery or an equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience as a midwife, preferably in a hospital or health center setting.

Required Skills, Competencies & Attributes:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of midwifery principles, practices, and evidence-based guidelines.
  • Proficiency in conducting prenatal assessments, monitoring labor progress, and providing postpartum care.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to establish rapport and provide emotional support to women and their families.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and remain calm in challenging situations.
  • Strong observational and critical thinking skills to assess maternal and fetal well-being and identify potential complications.
  • Cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity in providing person-centered care.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and staying updated with advancements in midwifery practice.
  • Adherence to professional ethics, confidentiality, and regulatory standards.


Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Application Process

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