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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Midwife.

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

From visiting expectant mums in remote areas 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

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