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Midwife

As a midwife with MSF your experience in both complicated and normal deliveries will be essential.

From visiting expectant mums deep in the jungle to carrying out ante-natal checks, to training birth attendants in busy maternity departments in big hospital settings, MSF midwives are a vital part of most project teams.

Responsibilities 

Our midwives often have a dual responsibility; working in health centres and conducting outreach work in the community. No matter what the context - whether working in natural disasters, conflicts or poverty-affected communities - babies will continue to be born and midwives will always be needed. 
 
It's a challenging and rewarding role and you will be responsible for some or all of the following: 

  • Pre and post-delivery care 
  • Deliveries, often complicated 
  • Care of survivors of sexual violence 
  • Setting up maternity departments in new health centres or hospitals 
  • Working with community birth attendants to ensure safe community birthing practices 
  • Running awareness programs in the community 
  • Training local midwives 
  • On-call care, often 24 hours 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in midwifery or a Degree in nursing with the exception of Community Health Nursing.
  • All nurses applying to the midwifery position must have over 2 years’ experience working in a busy labor ward.
  • Valid registration
  • Experience in supervising, managing and training others
  • Experience of obstetric emergencies/complicated deliveries, termination of pregnancy, sexual violence
  • Willingness to be regularly on call for difficult and complicated deliveries
  • Over three months experience of working in a low resource settings
  • Willingness to work in unstable areas
  • Available for six to nine months
  • Adaptable and able to work in a multi-cultural team
  • Flexible and able to manage stress
  • Fluency in English
Desirable
  • Tropical nursing diploma
  • Knowledge of STDs/HIV/AIDS
  • Family planning experience
  • Community midwifery experience
  • Experience working in a similar organisation​
  • Knowledge of other working languages e.g French and or Arabic

Apply now

MSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any application, recruitment, medical examination or training fees. 

MSF is committed to giving staff working in their home countries opportunities to take their valuable experience to work in our projects overseas.

If you are an MSF member of staff working in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia or Sudan who is interested in working outside of your home country, please approach your HR coordinator for details. They will be able to advise on the process, the criteria and where to apply – via our website or directly with the headquarter office you are currently working for.