Midwife
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Geneva, Switzerland
vor 2 Tg.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, organise and implement all sexual and reproductive health activities
  • Assist the field doctors and nurses when needed (normal or complicated deliveries)
  • Pre- and post-delivery care for mums and babies
  • Manage, train and supervise local midwives and the maternity team
  • Ensure all pregnant women and newborns are referred to the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI)
  • Set up maternity departments in new health centres / hospitals
  • Care of survivors of sexual violence
  • Work with community birth attendants to ensure safe community birthing practices
  • Supervise the distribution of drugs, keep track of consumption patterns, supply orders and monitor inventories
  • Supervise administrative procedures and documents, analysing routine data for monitoring purposes
  • Depending on our activities and needs, your responsibilities may be adapted and evolve according to the specific projects.

    You will not face these challenges alone; other MSF team members (both international and locally hired staff) will provide technical support, including comprehensive guidelines and protocols.

    Requirements

  • Qualification as a registered midwife
  • At least two years of professional experience as a midwife
  • Recent clinical experience (at least six months within the last 24 months)
  • Experience of labour wards and difficult case management
  • If working as an independent midwife, previous experience must include extensive numbers of deliveries as well as pre- and post-natal care and relevant experience in hospital settings
  • Willingness to work in all kinds of contexts worldwide, including unstable areas
  • IT skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and / or French
  • Commitment to MSF’s work and values
  • Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team
  • Flexible and able to manage stress
  • Available for a minimum of six months
  • Assets

  • Experience or diploma in tropical medicine
  • Training in emergency obstetrics (e.g. Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics)
  • Experience working in developing countries
  • People management experience
  • Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic or Russian
  • As an MSF midwife, your training skills will be crucial because you may be assigned to help traditional birth attendants develop new skills.

    At the same time, you will need to learn from the women you treat to understand cross-cultural issues surrounding childbirth.

    Mothers stay with their children in the paediatric ward of the Old Fangak hospital. Frederic NOY / COSMOS

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