Your job

As a midwife, you will be involved in coordinating a mother and child health department in a rural clinic, providing reproductive healthcare from mobile clinics, or treating patients in a hospital.

In all of those situations, your most important role will be that of a manager. You will monitor, train and coach the team of local staff such as midwives and traditional birth attendants. You will organize outpatient (and perhaps also inpatient) maternity services. Data collection, analysis and reporting are an intrinsic part of the role. Furthermore, you will be responsible for forecasting medical supply needs and managing medical stocks.


  • A qualification to practice as a midwife
  • At least 2 years post-qualification experience
  • Patient care experience in the past 2 years
  • Hands-on experience in managing principal obstetric emergencies (e.g. eclampsia, obstructed labour, haemorrhage and sepsis)
  • Ability to work independently managing healthcare given to women and infants
  • Experience in training, coaching and supervision
  • Work or travel experience in developing countries
  • A good command of the English language (B2)
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload
  • Ability to work in an international team
  • Willingness to work in an unstable and insecure environment
  • Availability of 9 months


  • Successful completion of a course in tropical healthcare
  • Hands-on experience in any of the following: offering advice on family planning; providing care to sexual assault survivors; treating patients with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections; and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
  • Experience with a similar non-governmental organization abroad
  • A good command of the French and Arabic language


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What's it like working with MSF?

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