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.
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
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