Midwives needed at Medecins Sans Frontieres

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

Job Title: Midwives


Job Field
Medical, Health, Safety

Job Description
Provide obstetrical care to pregnant women and their babies, doing follow up before, during and after delivery, according to MSF obstetrical and reproductive health protocols, universal hygienic and newborn caring standards and under supervision of a specialist doctor, in order to ensure their health conditions and avoid post-delivery complications.
Ensure the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care, neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections and Fistula care in accordance with MSF Reproductive Core Package of Activities and reinforce the implementation of standardised protocols.
Collaborate with the medical doctor and nurse in the management of Sexual Violence cases
Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria including universal precautions are met according to MSF specifications.
Guarantee a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders.
Properly follow up all newborn babies from delivery until discharge, informing mothers and relatives about importance of breast feeding, vaccination and possible complications resulting from harmful traditional practices.
Ensure patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected
Supervise that administrative procedures of admissions and hospitalizations comply with MSF protocols , as well as verify patients are properly informed and receive the documents required birth certificate, vaccination card, etc
Participate in the organisation of the ward in collaboration with other midwifes and the maternity ward supervisor. Ensure transfer of relevant information to the next shift team specially identifying risk cases

Essential recognized midwife degree
Desirable 2 years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGO’s
Fluency in spoken and written English and Hausa language
High level of motivation and ability to learn
Work Location

Qualified Persons should send CV to msff-abuja-recruitment@paris.msf.org

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