Midwife ERU Delegate - (Anticipatory Recruitment)
in Ottawa, ON

Ottawa, ON
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 4675
Title: Midwife Delegate
Location: International
Salary Band: $51,028 - $54,663 /year
An iconic brand and one of the most inspirational nonprofit organization on this planet - The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), is seeking Midwives to join our Emergency Response team
You want to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network? You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization that makes a huge difference in the lives of Canadians here at home and abroad. What are you waiting for?
At the Canadian Red Cross, we help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience. We are committed to having an accessible, diverse, and inclusive work environment where people with all abilities, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, nationalities, religions, and sexual orientations can reach their full potential. All qualified persons, particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, women, veterans, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace are encouraged to apply.
Emergency Response Units (ERU) are teams of trained technical specialists who are ready to deploy on a short notice. ERUs are a vital part of the Red Cross' disaster and emergency response system and are used when the local capacity is overwhelmed. They are designed to be self-sufficient for one month but can operate for up to four months, operating with pre-packed sets of standardized equipment for immediate use. The Canadian Red Cross maintains a roster of vetted and trained personnel ready to be deployed anywhere on short notice in response to international emergencies (natural disasters, conflict, or smaller-scale emergencies). Missions are typically four to six weeks and delegates work closely with the local National Society to provide specific services where local infrastructure are damaged, temporarily out of use or insufficient in coping with needs. Due to the unpredictability of disasters and the response required, individuals may not be deployed until several months or years after becoming part of the roster. Once on the roster, you will be asked to confirm your continuing participation and keep your profile up to date.
This opportunity means that if you are selected to be part of the ERU Midwife register, your application will be reviewed on a rolling-basis, and should you meet the role qualifications, we will contact you accordingly once there is a direct requirement for your profile and start you on the path of deploying with us as a delegate!
As an ERU Midwife delegate, you must have:
  • Professional certification or post-graduate qualification in tropical medicine/nursing, humanitarian affairs, public health or other relevant field
  • Minimum 3 years professional clinical experience including provision of care during: antenatal, perinatal, postpartum and newborn periods Experience managing and supporting other staff and/or students in professional field
  • Previous international experience in a humanitarian context
  • Fluency in English
  • Availability to deploy on short notice-48-72 hours and on unaccompanied missions of 4-6 weeks
  • Excellent physical & mental health with the ability to complete and maintain a thorough medical screening and receive medical clearance prior to departure in the field
  • Completion of mandatory online courses and in-person training as required upon selection and onboarding
  • Successful completion of Vulnerable Sector criminal record and professional reference checks

What we are looking for:
  • Fluency in additional languages (French, Spanish, Arabic & Mandarin are major assets)
  • Experience working in an emergency context
  • Experience living/working in hardship and/or low-resource environments
  • International driving license OR experience driving standard transmission
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Previous experience working/volunteering with the Red Cross or Red Crescent Movement
  • Professional experience in tropical disease management in maternal/newborn care, emergency/disaster care, outbreak management, public/community midwifery care or other relevant areas is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability in training, facilitation, coaching and development of staff and volunteers is an asset Skills in training, facilitation, coaching and development of staff and volunteers

What we offer our delegates:
  • Competitive pay and benefits package
  • Travel, accommodation, medical & insurance coverage when deploying
  • Pre-deployment and recurring training programs and professional development events in Canada and abroad
  • And much more! See the list here: http://www.redcross.ca/about-us/jobs/before-you-apply/benefits

Want to foresee how you will make a difference? Visit our following websites below to get a glimpse of what we do, aspire to be one of our many current delegates, locate where we deploy, and much more!
Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground)
The Canadian Red Cross is an organization guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service,unityand universality. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.
Salary Band:
$51,028 - $54,663
Company Website: http://www.redcross.ca
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