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As a midwife with MSF your experience in both complicated and normal deliveries will be essential.

With responsibilities ranging from conducting deliveries independently to supervising the use of medical resources, midwives play a vital role in safeguarding the health of mothers and infants in humanitarian contexts.

The role of a Midwife with MSF is crucial in providing obstetric care to pregnant women and their babies in challenging environments. Working under the supervision of a specialist doctor, midwives ensure the implementation of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, and obstetrical services according to MSF protocols. They also manage cases of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections, and neonatal care, while upholding hygiene standards and ensuring a steady supply of essential drugs and equipment.

This is an exciting and diverse role involving some or all of the following:


  • Provide obstetric care to pregnant women and their babies, including follow-up before, during, and after delivery.
  • Implement and ensure continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care, neonatal care, and comprehensive abortion care.
  • Collaborate in the management of sexual violence cases and assess the feasibility for referral of pregnant women.
  • Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria are met, and perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment.
  • Guarantee a regular supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities and follow up newborn babies until discharge.
  • Respect patients' right to privacy and confidentiality and supervise administrative procedures.
  • Participate in the organisation of the ward and ensure transfer of relevant information to the next shift team.
  • Conduct normal deliveries independently, manage obstetric emergencies, and identify cases needing referral.
  • Supervise the use of drugs, facilities, and obstetric material to ensure rational use and appropriate stock levels.
Every day that I work, everywhere that I work, I get to witness something universally incredible. Kirsti Rinne, Midwife


  • Midwifery qualification or specialization (essential), Bachelor in Midwifery (desired).
  • At least two years of working experience in midwife activities-related jobs.
  • Proficiency in the mission language; local working language would be an asset.


  • Bachelor in Midwifery.
  • Experience in midwife-related jobs
  • Proficiency in the local working language.
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