As part of Médecins Sans Frontières' commitment to reducing mortality, morbidity and suffering, your role may vary from setting up a maternal and child health department in a small rural clinic, to establishing a program to respond to sexual violence within a refugee population, to treating patients in an urban hospital. Your role will also include ensuring access to safe abortion care.
Community outreach forms an integral part of our maternity programs. Understanding how Traditional Birth Attendants work and building effective relationships with them is important for the development and acceptance of our programs within the communities they support.
- At least two years of experience as a midwife
- Experience in antenatal and postnatal care as well as delivery and newborn care
- Demonstrated experience managing high-risk pregnancies and complicated deliveries
- Experience in family planning and mother-child health care
- Willingness to provide care in line with Médecins Sans Frontières policy and protocols in relation to women's health
- Available to work infield for a minimum of 6 months
- People with a medical background must display no recent gap in clinical experience greater than two years
- Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course (ALSO)
- Work experience or study in tropical medicine, refugee health or international public health
- Knowledge of STDS and HIV/AIDS
- Available to work infield for 9+ months
The essential criteria is an overview of the minimum requirements for international staff (in addition to the profile requirements above). Please note, these can change without prior notice in response to organisational needs. To work overseas with MSF, every applicant must meet the following requirements: