EXTENDED CLOSING DATE: TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT (FAST TRACK)- Midwife Mentor (3 positions), UNFPA Sub-Office, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, P-2

Level: P-2
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 16 April 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Cox's Bazar
Job ID: 29840


Duration: 364 days


The Position:

The Midwife Mentor will be based in Cox’s Bazar. He/she reports to the Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Programme and Midwifery Specialist. 

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency, taking the lead in delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s current strategic plan (2018-2021) focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls. 

UNFPA recruits principled and ethical staff with a firm belief in and commitment to upholding human rights and gender equality, who embody UN international norms and standards, and who will defend these diplomatically and courageously. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results and who are true team workers; we recruit staff who are transparent, exceptional in how resources entrusted to us are managed, and are committed to delivering excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

Since August of 2017, a refugee influx of 750,000 people precipitated an already protracted refugee situation in to a protracted crises. UNFPA through partners has deployed 130 newly licensed national midwives to support the government health facilities to provide Sexual Reproduce Health (SRH) services. The purpose of this position is to mentor the national midwives, their managers as well as the doctors that work with them to enable and capacitate evidence-based respectful midwifery-led care within an inter-disciplinary team for the refugee and host community girls and women.  


Qualifications and Experience


A midwifery degree recognized by the  International Confederation Midwives (ICM) i.e. Bachelor Degree in Midwifery (3 years) or a post Bachelor of Nursing Diploma in Midwifery (12-18 months) . Advanced degree in midwifery, nursing , medicine/public health is desirable but clinical experience of four years in combination with a relevant BA degree in related field may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.

Knowledge and Experience: 

• At least two years full scope clinical midwifery experience

• Experience with mentoring and training 

• Technical knowledge of current developments in sexual and reproductive health care

• Strong expertise in capacity development

• Knowledge and understanding of the health care in low resource settings, particularly in the areas of reproductive health.

• Exceptional interpersonal, communication, networking, and negotiation skills.

• Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral forms.

• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS word, Excel, etc.), experience in handling of web-based management systems.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages is preferable.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 168.1 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 57%
Girls 67%