As a midwife with Doctors Without Borders/MSF, you will be involved in coordinating mother and child health departments in rural clinics, providing reproductive healthcare from mobile clinics or treating patients in a hospital. Your role is to implement and coordinate maternal health programs, supervise and train staff and support with policy development.
You will mainly supervise birth attendants and provide training as needed. You may be involved in hands-on assessment and treatment of women in areas where formal health systems are lacking. Midwives are in charge of prenatal and postnatal consultations, including counselling for family planning, as well as data collection, analysis and reporting.
- Nursing degree specialising in Midwifery
- Significant post-qualification nursing experience, preferably in one or more of the following areas: infectious diseases, intensive care, nutrition, paediatrics, operating theatre or anaesthesia
- Valid Nursing Board Registration
- Five years of proven professional experience
- Experience in supervising, managing and training others
- Available for a minimum of nine months
- Willingness to work in unstable areas
- Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team
- Flexible and able to manage stress