Medecins Sans Frontieres Midwife Jobs in Kenya

Medecins Sans Frontieres Midwife Jobs in Kenya


  • 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

  • Valid registration.

  • Two year's post-qualification experience.

  • 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.

  • Please note that in order to work with MSF as a midwife, it is not necessary to also be qualified as a nurse.

    Qualifications

  • Tropical nursing diploma.

  • Knowledge of STDs/HIV/AIDS.

  • Family planning experience.

  • Community midwifery experience.

  • Good level of French or Arabic.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Medecins Sans Frontieres Midwife Jobs in Kenya


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