Midwives provide maternity checkups, childbirth assistance, postpartum care, family planning, and education to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Assistance is needed for high-risk and abnormal delivery in regions where prenatal care is not common and testing equipment is limited. In areas with a high birth rate, midwives play an important role in helping to ensure vaginal delivery over caesarean section whenever possible.


  • Manage the obstetrics ward (work schedule and activity report creation, supply management/ordering, data management, etc.)
  • Plan and implement daily guidance and technical training for locally hired midwives and nurses
  • Coach and support local mobile care TBA (Traditional Birth Attendant)
  • Manage teams (recruitment, training, etc.)
  • Submit activity reports and manage data (patient files, forms, statistics, databases, etc.)



  • EssentialCompliance with Essential Requirements for all potential candidates
  • EssentialQualification as a registered midwife
  • EssentialAt least 2 years of professional experience as a midwife
  • EssentialExtensive experience in high-risk management and abnormal delivery assistance
  • EssentialExtensive experience in guidance and training of newcomers and teams
  • EssentialAbility to work in English and/or in French
  • EssentialALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) certificate
  • EssentialNCPR (Neonatal Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation) certificate
  • DesirableExperience assisting delivery for pregnant women with infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS
  • DesirableKnowledge of or clinical experience with tropical medicine
  • DesirableClinical experience in environments with limited human resources and materials, such as isolated islands, remote areas, and developing countries

Submit your application

Please first prepare your CV (free form) and a motivation letter. Some positions may request you to download and fill specific CV (MSF CV template) and a technical check list. Please check below to ensure document(s) requested for your profile. You need to fill all necessary documents in English or French, then complete your application through our online form.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) accepts applications for international positions through the form below.

Medical Guidelines

Information about clinical and medical necessities for MSF’s activities in developing countries, such as required medical supplies, clinical guidelines, refugee healthcare, tuberculosis, obstetrics, and so on, is available on our website (English)Open a new window. PDF materials, ebook materials, and a smartphone application are available for download. Printed materials are made available at our information sessions.