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JPG school of public health midwife education director


To develop competent and compassionate Midwives to improve the maternal and neonatal health in Bangladesh the James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University has been implementing the Diploma in Midwifery Education Programme under Developing Midwives Project at seven Academic Sites, in hard-to-reach and underserved areas across the country since 2012. The programme is being implemented in partnership with six Non-Government Organizations, with support from the Government of Bangladesh. It is funded by UKAid from the UK Government since 2012. James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University also plans to start a B.Sc. programme on Midwifery starting in 2018.

The Director Midwifery Education will be initially filled up by an expatriate expert in Midwifery, who will be gradually phased out after building local capacity. This position will draw support from Consultants, e.g. Content Development Consultant/Faculty Development Consultant from time to time. S/he will be closely supervised by the Head, Midwifery Education Programme & Project Director, Developing Midwives Project: Phase 2.

Job profile Responsibilities

  •  Develop capacity of the Midwifery Education Team especially Team Leader, Midwifery Education Team to take on higher levels of responsibility

  •  Support and nurture the Academic Site to develop their capacities in managing and delivering the Diploma in Midwifery course independently

  •  Ensure that contents of the curriculum (including modules, assessment processes and other relevant areas) are completed as per the specifications/mandate of Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council and International Confederation of Midwives, in time

  •  Ensure that faculty development plans are in place and are executed timely

  •  Ensure that the Demonstration Centers are running smoothly

  •  Develop the academic calendar and ensure that academic activities in all Academic sites and at BRAC University are taking place as per plan

  •  Develop a network with potential mentoring specialists and support development of local mentors so that the mentoring sessions twice every year can be held in an uninterrupted manner

  •  Ensure the growth and development of a set of Bangladeshi mentors under the guidance and with support from the international mentors

  •  Intervene if necessary to ensure smooth flow of activities in all Academic sites

  •  Participate in planning and overseeing students’ admission and examination processes

  •  Represent the Project/education programme in appropriate national and international forums

  •  Ensure strong team building within the Midwifery Education and Academic site’s team and to contribute actively to team building of the bigger Project team

  •  Participate in meetings of various projects related committees; represent the programme in BRAC University/James P Grant School of Public Health forums

  •  Ensure that Midwifery Education related project outcomes/outputs are achieved. Contribute to development of project plans and reports; coordinate in receiving inputs from Midwifery Education team for the report; participate in finalization of the quarterly and annual reports to be submitted to DFID

  •  Provide inputs in development and maintenance/implementation of the Midwifery Management information system, communication and research plans

  •  Actively support, guide and manage Team Leader of Midwifery Education, Professor of post-basic BSc faculty

  •  Develop strong linkages with International Confederation of Midwives. Secure the Programmer’s participation/involvement in important International Confederation of Midwives events/tasks

  •  Work with relevant parties including the government, UNFPA, International Confederation of Midwives and others in developing Midwifery as an independent profession in Bangladesh


    • Registered midwife with post graduate or equivalent level of education in midwifery/nursing, PhD shall be preferred;

    • A minimum of 10 years of work experience in teaching midwifery including at postgraduate level in Asia and/or other countries with 8 years or more of clinical experience in maternal and newborn health. Experience of providing technical assistance in recruiting Mentors, Consultants for development of Course

Content, Development and review of the Modules, Curriculum and development of learning packages and evaluation system for Diploma and the B.Sc. Course in Midwifery etc.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in teams and with staff at all levels;

  • Confident communicator with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work productively and co-operatively as a team member and to develop flexible working relationships with academic and non-academic colleagues and students;

  • Willing to work in Bangladesh for a minimum period of two years and to travel extensively for monitoring visits of seven academic sites and internationally (if needed);

  • This position will be a full-time contractual position.

    Salary: Attractive salary package will be offered for truly deserving candidates.

    How to apply: Interested candidates are advised to send an application with a complete CV to: by October 30, 2016. Please mention in the subject line of your email: Director, Midwifery Education, Developing Midwives Project.

    Only short listed candidates will be invited for the interview. All tests & interview will be held through Skype. JPGSPH regrets to inform that JPGSPH will not be liable to reply to all the applicants.

    Special information: We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from qualified women and minority candidates. 




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ICM Chief Executive Position 

Our client, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is the organisation and voice of midwives associations globally and whose mission is to strengthen Member Associations worldwide.  ICM advances the profession of midwifery globally by promoting autonomous midwives as the most appropriate caregivers for childbearing women and in keeping birth normal, in order to enhance the reproductive health of women, and the health of their newborn and their families.

ICM is positioned to support its Member Associations by globally promoting high quality applied research, providing practical policy advice, disseminating policy and being leaders in critical debate on issues that affect maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH).

AMROP is seeking a dynamic leader for the position of ICM Chief Executive (CE), to leverage and promote ICM's mission to advance the profession of midwifery worldwide. 

The CE will represent the global midwifery profession and will enhance current and develop new collaborative partnerships with MNCH professionals, international organizations, governments and other stakeholders.  They will have a critical leadership role in achieving ICM’s mission to garner commitment and mobilise resources from donors, governments and those with a commitment to best health outcomes for women and their newborns.  The CE will bring substantial knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing the global development of midwifery and maternal and newborn health and have a proven capacity to think beyond traditional and geographical boundaries. 

The CE will have the capacity to lead innovation and development in an organisation that strives to deliver critical thinking and lead debate, high-level policy advice, capacity-building programs and services to members.  Furthermore, the CE will have the ability to influence at all levels internally and externally as well as inspire and develop ICM's staff.  They will serve as an interface between internal operations and external stakeholders.

Personal profile:  a midwife with excellent leadership, management and communication skills; good decision maker and visionary who knows the business of ICM and has a proven capacity to share that with others; able to manage the financial and human resources of ICM; able to share and lead through positive work values and maintain a culture that achieves the vision and mission of ICM; be skilled in overseeing and delivering ICM's strategic plan and supporting the ICM Board.

Global engagement is critical to the success of the position and international travel is a core responsibility.

For more detailed information about this position please contact Sandra de Bruijn at AMROP Executive Search on +31 20-347 32 32 or

Please note that the closing date for applications on this advert is September 30, 2016

Please do not call the ICM office. 




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