Midwifery Technical Expert, National Programs


Reporting to CAM’s National Programs Manager, the Midwifery Technical Expert (MTE) supports the objectives of CAM’s national programs by contributing clinical and thematic expertise.


Midwifery Technical Expert, National Programs

Title: Midwifery Technical Expert, National Programs

Location: Remote

Salary Range: $75,000 – $90,000 per annum, based on education and experience


The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) is the national organization representing the profession of midwifery in Canada. CAM promotes excellence in midwifery care by developing and providing a wide variety of resources and professional development opportunities for over 2200 midwives across the country. Our programming is funded mostly by the federal government and private donors and themes include all aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights including anti-racism in health care, provision of abortion services and many more. 

CAM is currently expanding its national programming. We are launching several new and innovative projects to better support the work of midwives. Our team is growing, and we are looking for a Midwifery Technical Expert to join us. We value equity, integrity, responsibility, and respect. We emphasize a human-centered approach to our work and a commitment to the health and well-being of the team, membership, leadership, and the communities we work with. 

CAM is deeply committed to ensuring our organization and programs reflects the diversity of our members and of the clients they serve – this includes diversity of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, and all other protected grounds under the Canadian Human Rights Act. Individuals working with CAM should have a demonstrated ability to apply an anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework while integrating the principals of racial equity, Indigenous sovereignty, and social justice to all their work. Lived experience with racial and/or other human right-based inequity, including the impact of anti-Indigenous or anti-Black racism and/or other human rights-based discrimination on both an individual and structural level is an asset.

The National Team is excited to welcome a Midwifery Technical Expert to support us in the development and delivery of new educational resources for our members. 

Job Purpose

Reporting to CAM’s National Programs Manager, the Midwifery Technical Expert (MTE) supports the objectives of CAM’s national programs by contributing clinical and thematic expertise.  The MTE develops, coordinates, and provides quality control for clinical content generated by consultants and assists the organization in planning and implementing relevant programming. The MTE plays a role in project development, planning and execution, including administering aspects of various projects as needed. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct quality assurance on CAM’s knowledge translation and education products and in some cases, lead on the development of resources. 
  • Ensure efficient use and adaptation of existing clinical resources developed by CAM across different programs to ensure consistency. 
  • Provide information, support, and feedback to consultants to ensure the successful completion of expected deliverables.
  • Support excellence in program and project design for current and future projects.
  • Support the implementation of project activities where relevant and necessary (including but not limited to backstopping consultancies, conducting trainings, and/or creating clinical resources and materials).
  • Assist with the administration of ongoing national projects as needed.
  • Support in program development by contributing to the project design and grant writing process where relevant, reviewing grant applications and liaising with partners as required. 
  • Provide administrative support for midwifery-led research projects.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skill Requirements

  • Recognized qualified midwife and CAM member with at least five (5) years of practice experience, ideally in Canada. 
  • Strong analytical understanding of current issues in sexual and reproductive health and rights, health promotion and gender equality.  
  • Experience developing educational materials and/or teaching, project management or research. 
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) in English and ideally in French. 
  • Flexibility and adaptability of changing work plans and environments.
  • Familiar with results-based management.
  • Commitment to CAM’s organizational values of equity, responsibility, respect, and integrity.

Additional Assets

  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline (Public Health, Health Policy, Healthcare and Administration). 

Additional Information

CAM is seeking an autonomous and entrepreneurial candidate who will work collaboratively with the national team. The Midwifery Technical Expert will be expected to liaise with donors, partners, and other stakeholders and should be diplomatic, articulate, and passionate about equitable access for everyone to excellent midwifery-led sexual and reproductive care.

Working Conditions

This is a full-time contract position (35 hours per week) until March 2024 with the possibility of renewal dependent on funding.  

CAM’s head office is located in Montreal and the position is open to remote candidates. If a remote candidate is selected, regular travel to Montreal (once every two months or more) may be required.  

National travel may be required for meetings and presentations.  Availability to travel must be flexible, as project requirements and lead time vary significantly.

How to Apply:

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February 15, 2023


April 16, 2023


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Canadian Association of Midwives