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Lead BSc Midwifery Tutor - Edna Adan Maternity Hospital (THET)
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Lead BSc Midwifery Tutor
Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)
University Teaching Hosptial
Closing date: 08 Feb 2010
Location: Somalia - Hargiesa

The Edna Adan Maternity Hospital (EAH) and THET have a vacancy for a full time Lead tutor to head and implement the first BSc in Midwifery in Somaliland’s history. The EAH, located in Hargeisa, Somaliland, is a non-profit charity community hospital built by the Hospital Director and founder Edna Adan Ismail. The hospital is the main teaching institution in country for midwifery with a history of training community and post basic midwives. Since declaring independence in 1991 Somaliland has suffered many of the problems associated with post conflict including a critical shortage of health professionals. This rewarding position offers a unique opportunity to be involved in the development of human and institutional capacity, crucial for the rebuilding of the health system in Somaliland.


The post holder will lead the development of a high quality BSc Midwifery Programme, the first BSc Midwifery level course to be run in Somaliland. In consultation with the Hospital Director, s/he will input into the development of the curriculum and take overall responsibility for the design, delivery and evaluation of the course. As the course lead, s/he will be responsible for planning the teaching programme; supervising course tutors (including short term international technical support) and ensuring effective mentorship of the students.


• Practicing midwife and registered in own country
• University graduate, educated at least to Master’s Level
• Education qualification or proven extensive experience of midwifery teaching at BSc level, with strong clinical and theory skills
• Fluent English speaker (the course will be delivered 100% in English)
• Strong research skills
• Strong IT skills – word, power point and excel
• Able to work independently
• Innovative and adaptable, able to work effectively in a resource constrained environment
• Strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate and collaborate effectively with people from a wide range of backgrounds


• Substantial developing country work experience, preferably North / north-east Africa or sub-Sahara
How to apply
To apply, please send a CV and a one page covering letter to Rachael Coker, THET, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE or by email to

For full job descriptions please visit

Closing date for applications is 8th February 2010
Interviews week beginning 15th February 2010

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