Médecins Sans Frontières Vacancies in NIgeria for Midwives

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.

Médecins Sans Frontières is recruiting to fill the job positions below:

Job Title: Midwife
Contract: Fixed-term contract. Working hours according to Nigerian law.
Main Purpose

  • Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to
    patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical
    knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to
    improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.

Job Description (Shortened)

  • Ensure the implementation and continuity of antenatal and
    postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (BEmONC 1 and CEmONC
    2), 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.
  • Assess the feasibility for referral of pregnant women form the
    TBAs to the OPD/MCH for medical evaluation and/or complicated
    deliveries. .
  • 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 ,respect medical confidentiality
  • 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)
  • According to MSF protocols in force, conduct normal deliveries
    independently Manage obstetric emergencies; identify cases needing
    referral and send them in time, clean up the newborn, executing and
    registering first neo-natal medical acts (cutting and cleaning the
    umbilical cord, vaccination, etc.),detecting possible
    anomalies/infections of the newborn
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  • Education: Essential Midwifery qualification or specialization,
    Registered Midwife Certification (Nursing and Midwifery Council of
  • Experience: Essential working experience of at least two years in midwife activities related jobs
  • Languages: Mission language essential (English). Local language essential (Hausa or Kanuri)
  • Competencies: Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service,

Job Title: Midwife Assistant
Contract: Fixed-term contract. Working hours according to Nigerian law.
Main Purpose
Assist the midwife during labour and all sexual and reproductive health
activities, according to his/her instructions and MSF protocols, in
order to ensure hygiene, care and comfort of all patients.
Job Description (Shortened)

  • Assist the midwife during delivery and antenatal; postnatal and
    family planning consultations, in order to receive and install the
    patient, providing them the information required, helping in taking,
    monitoring and interpreting the parameters, etc.
  • Follow hygiene and safety protocols at all times, during
    delivery, consultations, etc., ensuring the cleanliness and tidiness of
    all facilities, material, linen, equipment, and carrying out the sorting
    and waste disposal.
  • Inform patients and their relatives throughout their stay.
  • Set up health education sessions, according to needs.
  • Ensure comfort of bed-ridden patients: washing, installation for eating meals, changing position, etc.
  • Refer to the midwife in case of any abnormal change in patient’s health status and other problems occurring.
  • Ensure good transfer and transport of patients between the different services and departments.
  • Transport samples to the laboratory and collect the results.


  • Education: Certified CHEW
  • Experience: With at least 2 years experience in Community Midwifery
  • Languages: Mission language essential (English). Local language desirable.
  • Competencies: Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service,
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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s, qualifications and a cover letter with contact details to: msff-abuja-recruitment@paris.msf.org or in MSF Office in Abuja. Application subject should be identified with “MIDWIFE”.

Note: No monetary transactions, neither demands of
favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the
recruitment process. MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring of a
candidate having benefited from such acts. All illicit demands of these
types may be pursued through the judicial system.

Application Deadline  24th November 2016.

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