Midwifery instructor/mentor and assistant program manager in Guatemala
Maya Midwifery International
June 8, 2018
Contract - Experienced
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
4 Year Degree
Clinical mentoring of ACAM (Association of Mam speaking Midwives) in full scope practice: be present and assist with non-emergent deliveries as much as practical. While on-site, should be available at any time to assist in case of emergencies.
Coordination with U.S.-based CNMs on topics including project updates, budget reporting, and planning.
Assistance with planning, coordination, and implementation of weekly mobile clinics to outlying communities and programmed outreach to community midwives
Assistance to ACAM midwives with planning and organization of new projects, coordinating regular all-house meetings and separate meetings with the ACAM officers.
Participate in local and national meetings with the ACAM midwives to further midwifery profession in Guatemala.
Network and work with other NGOs and midwifery organizations throughout Guatemala. Plan for approximately 1 visit per month to other organizations.
Live-in placement at ACAM birth center and clinic (located in Concepcion Chiquirichapa, 30 minutes outside of Quetzaltenango in the Western Highlands region of Guatemala)Pai in apartment with separate bathroom and kitchen above the clinic). CNM will live at ACAM during the work week (M-F) with option to stay on-site during weekends or travel as desired.
CNM or CM- Experience at least 2 years as full scope midwife (may consider less midwifery experience if possesses other health care experience prior)
Fluent in Spanish reading, writing and speaking.
Some international health experience preferred
Ultrasound skills preferred
Minimum commitment 6 months, 1 year preferred
Additional Salary Information: $650/month stipend plus Room and Board, 6wks/yr pd vacation, travel costs, and medical evacuation insurance provided.
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About Maya Midwifery International
Our goal is to improve maternal child health outcomes by helping to prepare and sustain local midwives in their communities and helping them to have a voice in local and national policies which affect them.
Since 1999, Maya Midwifery International (MMI), has served as an advisory and fundraising body for ACAM (Association of Midwives of the Mam Speaking Area) – a group of 40 Maya midwives in the Western Highlands of Guatemala who work together to address issues specific to indigenous midwives and the communities they serve. MMI’s mission is to improve maternal and child health outcomes by helping to prepare and sustain local midwives in their communities, with a specific focus on ACAM. MMI’s model is based on listening to local midwives and community members and addressing issues that go beyond just training and service delivery, but that tackle challenges in a way that holistically considers economic and community empowerment, cultural respect and support, and educational attainment together with addressing health issues.