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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Médecins sans frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization (NGO) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.
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    Midwife

    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.

    Responsibilities 

    Our midwives often have a dual responsibility; working in health centres 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 centres 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 

    Requirements

    • 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’ 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 a 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

    Desirable

    • Tropical nursing diploma
    • Knowledge of STDs/HIV/AIDS
    • Family planning experience
    • Community midwifery experience
    • Experience working in a similar organisation​
    • Knowledge of other working languages e.g French and or Arabic

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on msf.or.ke to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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