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    About the role of midwife

    As a midwife working for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), your ability to deal with women at risk and respond to emergencies will be utilised regularly. Your experience in both complicated and normal deliveries will be essential.

    As part of our commitment to reducing mortality, morbidity, and suffering, your role may vary from setting up a maternal and child health department to a small rural clinic, establishing a program to respond to sexual violence within a refugee population, and 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 developing and accepting our programmes within the communities they support.


    • Compliance with Essential Criteria
    • At least 2 years of experience as a midwife
    • Experience in antenatal and postnatal 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 our policy and protocols concerning women's health
    • Availability for a minimum of 6 months
    • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course (ALSO)
    • Experience or study in tropical medicine, refugee health or international public health
    • Knowledge of STD and HIV/AIDS
    • Available to work infield for 9+ months