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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    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.


    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 


    • 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


    • 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

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    As a paediatrician with MSF, you will ensure the proper functioning of the pediatric medical activities under his/her responsibility at the supported health facilities, defining and implementing MSF policies, protocols and procedures, and guaranteeing the quality of pediatric healthcare in order to improve health conditions of the target population and decrease U-5 mortality rate


    • As part of the medical team, takes part in the project medical activities such as epidemiological profile elaboration, differential diagnostic algorithm for fever, anthropological study and mortality survey. Also participates in the annual plan revision and planning and in the log frame and indicators definition.
    • Define the necessary protocols and flowcharts prior to the beginning of the medical activities (initial phase).
    • Coordinate, assess and supervise the proper functioning of the pediatric medical activities according to the defined MSF protocols and procedures and through the correct compilation and analysis of medical data regarding patients’ health conditions.
    • Check all administrative procedures related to patients’ follow-up (individual card filling, registers, paper exit, discharge, transfers…) are correctly carried out according to MSF procedures.
    • Collaborate in the preparation of the medical orders needed to implement the medical activities under his/her responsibility, and identifies non-medical support needs (material, infrastructure, transport, etc.), reporting them to the line manager.
    • Identify training needs, design and provide theoretical and practical training to MoH staff and evaluate their capacities and performance in order to improve their capabilities and for the incentives scheme management
    • Coordinate and monitor the daily working plan of the team under his/her responsibility (absent personnel, vacations, tracking leaves …) Provides on the job training to MoH staff and replaces doctor if necessary and participates in shifts.
    • Ensure, in coordination with the Nursing Activity Manager responsible for the pharmacy, an efficient pharmacy management and ensure an efficient medical equipment management and monitor the rational use of them.
    • Participate in the programs / project follow-up, supervise and ensure that medical activities objectives under his/her responsibility are achieved and report to the technical referent any problem arising in the service.
    • Participate in the monthly reports according to guidelines (i.e. SitReps, medical statistical reports, etc.) and definition of annual planning, budget for the project.


    • Essential Medical Doctor Diploma with specialization in Pediatrics. Desirable specialization or training in Tropical Medicine or related studies
    • Essential English & Spanish or English & Portuguese, or English & French
    • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)


    • People Management
    • Planning
    • Teamwork
    • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to train, mobilizes, and manages both international and national staff
    • Willingness and ability to work in unstable contexts

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

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