Midwife at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

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  • Company: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Advertising/Media Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

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.

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
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  • Company: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Advertising/Media Jobs in Kenya

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 30th April, 2021
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