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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
  • Valid registration 
  • Two year's post-qualification experience 
  • 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  

 
Please note that in order to work with MSF as a midwife, it is not necessary to also be qualified as a nurse. 
 

Qualifications
  • Tropical nursing diploma 
  • Knowledge of STDs/HIV/AIDS 
  • Family planning experience 
  • Community midwifery experience 
  • Good level of French or Arabic

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