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International Confederation of Midwives Midwife Adviser Positions and Call for Expressions of Interest
Date Posted: 24/Aug/2017

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is the world's largest organisation for midwives, representing over 500,000 midwives in 131 Member Associations in 113 countries. ICM supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives on a global level, and envisions a world where every childbearing woman has access to a midwife's care for herself and her new born.

Midwife Advisor positions

Due to retirement and other staff changes ICM is seeking two or more experienced, self-managing and energetic midwives to join its team at its Head Office in the Hague, the Netherlands. Initially we are seeking midwives for the roles of Lead Midwife Advisor (full time) and Midwife Advisor-Programmes (full time). However, we anticipate the need for more Midwife Advisors in the near future and wish to encourage interested midwives to also express interest in these additional roles.


Primary responsibilities

Midwife Advisors are members of the Head Office Team, led by the Chief Executive, that carries out the day-to-day operational activities necessary to implement ICM’s Strategy and the directions of the ICM Council and Board. These include leading, facilitating and managing a number of initiatives and projects to strengthen midwifery globally; supporting the Council, Board and Executive Committee in their governance functions; supporting and strengthening Member Associations to address their needs, share good practices, communicate and collaborate; overseeing the delivery of the ICM triennial congresses and regional conferences; mobilising resources; liaising and collaborating with partner and donor organisations; communicating and advocating for midwives and midwifery globally including raising the profile, visibility and competence of midwives around the world.

 You can access Position descriptions for the roles of Lead Midwife Advisor HEREand Midwife Advisor-Programmes HERE. Midwife Advisors will work alongside the Lead Midwife Advisor and Midwife Advisor-Programmes in specific projects and activities to strengthen midwifery globally and to build capacity in ICM’s Member Associations. International travel is a requirement for all positions.



Successful candiates may be offered initial contracts of up to two years, with the possibility of extension to permanent positions based upon satisfactory performance review and funding availability. Opportunities exist for part-time contracts, consultancies and other negotiated arrangements as may suit ICM and any preferred candidates



Full time (37.5 hours/week) Salary range will be revealed to short listed candidates.


To Apply

Applications (including Curriculum Vitae) and informal enquiries may be submitted in English to Chief Executive, Sally Pairman via email:

Closing date for applications: August 30th 2017 (Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.)

Interviews at distance will be conducted electronically as required and are planned for the week beginning 11 September 2017. Interviews will be conducted in English.

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