Midwives

Midwives provide maternity checkups, childbirth assistance, postpartum care, family planning, and education to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Assistance is needed for high-risk and abnormal delivery in regions where prenatal care is not common and testing equipment is limited. In areas with a high birth rate, midwives play an important role in helping to ensure vaginal delivery over caesarean section whenever possible. 

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.

ACTIVITIES

  • Manage the obstetrics ward (work schedule and activity report creation, supply management/ordering, data management, etc)
  • Plan and implement daily guidance and technical training for locally hired midwives and nurses
  • Coach and support local mobile care TBAs (traditional birth attendants) and provide support with difficult births
  • Manage teams (recruitment, training, etc)
  • Submit activity reports and manage data (patient files, forms, statistics, databases, etc)                          

PROFILE REQUIREMENTS

  • Compliance with essential requirements for all potential candidates
  • Qualification as a registered midwife 
  • At least two years of professional experience as a midwife
  • Extensive experience managing high-risk pregnancies and complicated deliveries
  • Experience in antenatal and postnatal care as well as delivery and newborn care, family planning and mother-child health care
  • ALSO (Advanced life support in obstetrics) certificate
  • Available for assignment for a minimum of nine months or longer
  • Current practicing certificate and must display no recent gap in clinical experience greater than two years
  • Willingness to abide by Médecins Sans Frontières medical protocols

DESIRABLE

  • Experience assisting delivery for pregnant women with infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and STD's
  • Work experience or study in tropical medicine, refugee health or international public health
  • NCPR (neonatal cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) certificate

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Please apply if your skills and experience match the all of requirements above and the essential criteria for working overseas. Before starting the application, please prepare the following:

  1. CV
  2. Motivation letter 
  3. Skills assessment form (attached)

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Meet some of our midwives