Executive Director

Development and Project Management, Economics, Health Care
EMwA Head Office, Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Executive (VP, Deputy General Manager)
Employment Type:
Full time
As per the organization scale

Job Description

Internal /External Vacancy Announcement

About Us

Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) is a legally registered, autonomous, and not-for-profit professional association established in 1992 and re-registered under the new civil society proclamation. (EMwA) operates in all regions of  Ethiopia and the two city administrations by using and works for the quality of midwifery education and care. EMwA has been a member of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) since 1993.

The primary goal of EMwA is to contribute towards the reduction of maternal and child mortality and morbidity in Ethiopia to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The vision of the association is to see every woman, newborn, and their family have access to standard midwifery care. The mission of the association is to promote and enhance the expansion, performance and status of midwifery profession through adapting quality and evidence based practices; adhering to the code of ethics and conduct empowering the professionals.


The Executive Director under the overall control of President of the Association is responsible for the overall leadership, management and representation of the association at national, regional and international level. S/he is responsible in leading and coordinating the different units and programs in the association. S/he is also responsible in developing and implementing strategies aiming to promote the organization’s mission and “voice”. 

Required number:  One

Report to : President of the (EMwA)

Supervises: Depute Executive Director, Department Managers, Executive Secretary, Internal Auditor, Legal Service Officer, Communication and Public Relations Officer

You can get full description and qualification of the position form the Link below 

Job Requirements

Education : PhD/MSc/MA/BA/BSc in Midwifery, or PhD/MSc/MA/BA/BSc Public Health, Nutrition, Nursing, Health Informatics, Economics, Project Management with midwifery background or other related fields with midwifery background.

Experience : 2 yrs for PhD, 8 yrs for MSc/MA, and 14 yrs for BSc/BA experience out of which o yrs for PhD, 4 yrs for MSc/MA, and 10 yrs for BSc/BA should be in managerial position(s). Experience in International and national NGO environment or working in donor-based systems are advantageous. Extensive knowledge and experience in managing partnership and grants from UN agencies and government organizations like FMOH and regional health office is a benefit. 

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the required documents through e-mail:  [email protected] or P.O.Box 1410, or in person to Ethiopian Midwives Association’s Head Office located on Equatorial Guinea Street, Haya Hulet, behind Elsa Kolo or behind Meklit Building, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • A cover letter / application letter (not more than one page)
  • A CV (not more than 4 pages)
  • A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT scanned copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with your application. You will provide them upon request. Make sure that you state the title of the position on the subject of your email.

Note :

  • Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
  • All travel and/or recruitment related the applicant should cover costs..
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
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