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The Position:

The Midwife Mentor position will be based in Cox’s Bazar. They report to the Programme Specialist-SRH based in Cox’s Bazar.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver 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 crisis. UNFPA through partners has deployed nearly 300 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:


Advanced university degree (Master’s) in midwifery, nursing or medicine, recognized by the International Confederation Midwives (ICM). A first-level university degree (Bachelor) in midwifery/nursing, or a post-graduate diploma in nursing or midwifery recognized by the International Confederation Midwives (ICM), in combination with four (4) additional years of qualifying clinical experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Knowledge and Experience:

At least 2 years of 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. Experience in the humanitarian situation is an added advantage. 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 is required; knowledge of other official UN languages is preferable.

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