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.
• 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 of 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 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
Our midwives often have a dual responsibility; working in health centers 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 centers 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