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Womens Health Midwife Medical Advisor - Full time permanent

Applications close
12 Jun 2020

Medical Advisor Women’s Health/Midwife Medical Unit

(Full-time Permanent)

The Australian Section of Médecins Sans Frontières was established in 1995 and is one of 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices that form the MSF global movement providing oversight and expertise, funding and staff for field operations and communicating on the needs of our patients. MSF Australia deploys over 200 field staff per year from Australia and New Zealand. The organization secures an annual revenue of AUD 90 million in untied funds. The Australia section hosts a Medical Unit in Sydney bringing specialized expertise in the field of Women’s health and Paediatrics in support of our operations overseas. MSF Australia has over 70 full time staff and an active association of over 600 members.

OCP consists of four partner sections (Paris, New York, Tokyo and Sydney) as well as an office in the UAE. OCP carries out operations according to a common strategic and medico- operational plan.

In 2005 the Medical Unit was created and is currently responsible for the medical expertise and quality in the areas of Women’s and Child Health within OCP. In the field of women’s health, there is currently one obstetrician and one midwife full time FTE (Sydney based). The work of the midwife medical advisor will be shared collaboratively with the obstetrician working in the same department.

To be successful in this role you, applicants must have/be:

  • Degree in midwifery

  • General agreement with OCP medical-operational 3 year plan

  • Significant field experience `with MSF (as clinical midwife AND maternity

    manager positions)

  • Proficiency in the technical skills of her/his specialist domain.

  • Strong written and oral skills in English

  • High level of Written and oral French language skills (or strong commitment

    & desire to learn/advance)

  • Strong organisational and communication skills

  • Skills in scientific analysis and reporting.

    N.B The successful candidate will be required to work from their current base, initially, although the expectation is that the position will ultimately be based in the MSF Australia Glebe office once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.


Applications MUST address individual selection criteria. You should also write a cover letter indicating why you want to work for Médecins Sans Frontières Australia and attach a copy of your CV. Please note that a criminal record check may be required as part of the selection process. Applicants with criminal records will not automatically be ineligible for the position they are applying for. Médecins Sans Frontières Australia has a Child Protection Policy in place and all employees are required to comply with this policy.

Médecins Sans Frontières Australia is committed to creating an inclusive workplace for all our staff. We believe that a diverse team helps us better serve those most in need, and we encourage people from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for this role, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Please find attached the JOB DESCRIPTION for further details and the full selection criteria PDF iconjd_medical_advisor_womens_healthmidwife_may_2020_.pdf. Applications & enquiries to the HR Advisor, [email protected]

N.B. If you have previously applied for this position in our May 2020 recruitment process, thank you. Please do not re-apply – your original application will be included and reviewed as part of this 2nd recruitment round.

Closing date: 12 June 2020