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About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Doctors Without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters to populations in danger in more than 70 countries.

Job Summary

Defining, coordinating, monitoring all midwife and maternity related activities in KMH and supported CHCs, according to MSF policies, protocols and standards in order to provide a high-quality Mother and Child Health (MCH) care to the population.

Duties & Responsibilities

–       Planning, organizing and ensuring the implementation and supervision, in close collaboration with other medical staff, all Sexual and Reproductive health activities. Participating in the definition and update of annual project planning and budget, and if needed, in any emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the project area

–       Informing other medical managers or doctors about any possible serious problem or complication (i.e. worsening of state of patients, problems in medicines, etc.). Coordinating and assessing the feasibility for referral of pregnant women to receive further medical evaluation, in order to manage efficiently the resources needed for delivering MCH care while keeping good quality levels.

–       Assisting and collaborating with the field doctors and nurses when required (normal or complicated deliveries, SV cases, etc.), to complement the existing human resources and contribute to the resolution of complicated cases. Ensuring the new-born babies are followed up correctly since delivery and until discharge and that all pregnant women and new born children are referred to the Extended Program on Immunization (EPI).

–       Managing the midwife and maternity staff in the project. Planning and supervising the associated HR processes (training, performance evaluation, motivation, internal/external communication, etc.) in order to improve staff capabilities and to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required

–       Ensuring and supervising the implementation of protocols by all staff under his/her responsibility in order to improve the quality of the healthcare given to population and to prevent any infection due to staff malpractices

–       Supervising the proper distribution of drugs and use of materials, keeping track of consumption patterns and supply orders, and monitoring inventories, together with the project logistician. Training the midwife and maternity staff in order to ensure having minimum levels of stock to carry out the activities of the project and a rational and appropriate use of material resources

–       In coordination with the project biomedical service supervising the appropriate use of medical devices and anticipating and communicating future needs.

–       Supervising administrative procedures and documents, analysing routine data for monitoring purposes, and being responsible for the collection and analysis of medical statistics and reporting of SRH activities (participation in epidemiological reports and monthly reports according to guidelines) in order to have updated and correct information about the day-to-day activity in the project and to provide support in the decision-making


Note: 1. SRH Activities in KMH include: postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (CEmONC 2), neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence,

 Note: 2. CEmONC = comprehensive obstetric and neonatal care = the full package of BEmONC Plus; surgery (caesarean section, hysterectomy, laparatomy), safe blood transfusion and care to sick and low birth weight new-borns)

MSF Context Specific Accountabilities

­       Participate in the briefing of new staff for their integration and ensure they understand their roles in SRH services provision according to MSF guidelines and protocols in the line with 2024 Medical strategy and log frame.

­       Organize, prepare, and represent Midwifery department in various meetings involving midwifery or with midwifery related decisions.

­       Ensure that NCAT based assessment is done every 3 months by supervisors to evaluate previous action plan implementation as well identify the gaps and initiate a new quarterly action plan.

­       Follow up and support to ensure the availability of daily supplies in the hospital (drinking water, baby sheets, baby blankets and other hygienic supplies ..etc)

­       Supervise and revise the compilation of the monthly and quarterly report of midwifery team

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements and Competencies

–        Midwifery Diploma recognized qualification is mandatory.

–        At least 2-year experience as a midwife in a busy setting,

–        At least 1 years’ experience in a managerial/Supervision position,

–        Previous experience in MSF or other NGOs is desirable

–        IPC training, nursing or quality assurance trainings are of added value

–        Computer knowledge of excel power point, word, and internet.

–        English between fluent and good.

Submission Guideline

How to apply

  1. Follow the below link OR scan the QR code to access the online job application survey. Candidates must fill in the survey in order to be considered for shortlisting: https://forms.office.com/e/Np8WXwD8Kx
  2. After completing the survey, send the following documents to emailMSF-KHOST-RECRUITMENT@MSF.ORG

1. CV and motivation letter

2. Scan of Midwife diploma and other diplomas/certificates

3. ID card both sides (this will be used for visitor authorisation pass)

4. 3 professional work references with their professional email address if possible (whom are NOT related to you)


N.B: The above two steps are required for your application to be considered.

        Interested candidates must submit their applications before June 15th, 2024, at 4:30 PM

** Only applications received by online survey and documents sent by email will be treated **

** Applications in hardcopy (paper) will not be accepted **

** Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted **




The reference “Midwife Activity Manager” must be stated in the email subject to be valid. If you do not clearly state the position for which you are applying & attach the required diploma & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered.

Only candidates who meet the essential criteria will be shortlisted and contacted.

MSF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to MSF Administration through the recruitment contact.

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