International UNV - Midwifery Educator (Udaipur)

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

Description of task

The International Midwifery Educators will be under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative and direct supervision of the Midwifery Programme Specialist. They will receive day to day guidance from the Dean of the facility. In addition, they will also benefit from support provided by the UNFPA technical team based in Delhi.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNFPA Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer International Midwifery Educator will perform the following tasks:

A. Education and mentorship

  • Training of Midwifery Educator trainees as per the Indian Nursing Council (INC) curriculum
  • Using a variety of student-centered teaching / learning approaches, support the acquisition of knowledge, necessary skills and behaviors to attain essential ICM and WHO educator competencies
  • Plan and prepare lessons for academic, lab-oriented, clinical teaching and learning
  • Periodically assess and record students' performance and provide timely and constructive feedback
  • Maintain records of trainees’ academic and clinical work
  • Guide midwifery educators through research and use of evidence-based guidelines in line with available national maternal health and newborn care guidelines
  • Provide mentoring support to the midwifery educator trainees in acquiring the necessary skills in the midwifery model of care, competencies for modern teaching, conducting skilled laboratory practice sessions and clinical instruction.

B. Clinical training

Educational additional comments

Diploma in midwifery from an accredited/recognized institute

Registration as a Midwife in home country

Experience remark

Minimum five years post registration experience in recent years, of which minimum 3 years should be clinical experience in maternity units.

Experience as an academic and/or clinical midwifery educator

Prior experience in introducing the midwifery model of care, especially in low- & middle-income countries is desirable

Passionate to address global inequity in maternal and child health

Proficient in English

Excellent communication, both written & oral and presentation skills

Demonstrated ability to support student-centered learning using a variety of teaching and training approaches

Demonstrated ability to support competency- based education

Ability to provide continuity of care to pregnant women and their newborns using the midwifery model of care

Ability to multi-task and get on well with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds

Willingness to travel to training sites across India

Physically fit to travel and work in India

Proficiency in computers - Microsoft Office.

Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;

Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

Language skills

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Competencies values

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

Application procedure

  • Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 12 August 2021
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