International Confederation of Midwives looks for new Secretary General

Chief Executive
The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 31st December 2012

  • Executive leadership position based in The Hague, with Member Associations worldwide.
  • Exciting opportunity to lead an organisation that:
  • Champions midwifery globally;
  • Strengthens member associations around the world;
  • Advocates to safeguard the health of mothers and their newborn.
  • Competitive compensation package.

The International Confederation of Midwives is seeking a dynamic leader for the position of Chief Executive, to advance ICM’s mission to reinforce and leverage the profession of midwifery worldwide. The Chief Executive will be responsible to a volunteer Board and will work collaboratively to develop, implement and monitor the Strategic Plan. The leader of this movement will enhance collaborative partnerships with maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) professionals, global organisations and other stakeholders. The Chief Executive will provide catalytic inspiration for the progressive vision of the global MNCH movement while ensuring ICM provides guidance for strengthening associated local midwifery organisations. The Chief Executive will also share responsibility in ICM’s critical role in garnering commitment from donors and governments advocating for the profession. International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is a network of over 100 midwifery associations in every part of the world. These autonomous member associations are committed to the vision of a world where every child-bearing woman has access to a midwife’s care for herself and her newborn.

The successful candidate will represent the Confederation, mobilise resources, and ensure effective utility of ICM’s financial, physical, technological, and human resources through innovative and strategic leadership and management practices.

The person will play a liaison role in establishing and supporting local ICM member associations and other core partners, key organisations and networks. The person will have demonstrated skills in leadership (inspiration and implementation of a vision), management of a global network, resource mobilisation, midwifery in a developing world context (desirable) and ambassadorial/advocacy skills along with experience in team cohesion.

If building a dynamic global organisation that promotes midwifery on behalf of the many midwives who provide women with safe childbirth while championing the rights of the child-bearing mother and her family appeals strongly to you, please visit and quote reference 1159 for more information on the appointment and how to apply.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 31st December 2012.