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  • Organization: MSF - Médecins Sans Frontières (Artsen Zonder Grenzen) - Netherlands
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job Brief

As a midwife, you will be involved in coordinating a mother and child health department in a rural clinic, providing reproductive healthcare from mobile clinics, or treating patients in a hospital.

MSF is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation. MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a worldwide movement of more than 63,000 people.

MSF coordinates operations through collaborations between global offices. The ‘MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam’ (OCA) is a partnership that is composed of the partners MSF-Canada, MSF-Germany, MSF-SARA, MSF-Sweden, MSF-Holland and MSF-United Kingdom. MSF-OCA has a team of more than 11,000 staff working in 115 emergency projects in about 31 countries.

The office of MSF-Holland located in Amsterdam hosts more than 400 employees, offering direct support to MSF-OCA operations. Around 50 staff focus on recruitment, communication and fundraising and 350 staff are focused on supporting MSF-OCA operations.  

MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such, MSF is by choice (Chantilly) an association. Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and commitment and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF. 

At Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Artsen zonder Grenzen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. We encourage applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, disability status, and all other diversity characteristics.  




Objectives and responsibilities of the position

As a midwife, you will be involved in coordinating a mother and child health department in a rural clinic, providing reproductive healthcare from mobile clinics, or treating patients in a hospital.

In all of those situations, your most important role will be that of a manager. You will monitor, train and coach the team of local staff such as midwives and traditional birth attendants. You will organize outpatient (and perhaps also inpatient) maternity services. Data collection, analysis and reporting are an intrinsic part of the role. Furthermore, you will be responsible for forecasting medical supply needs and managing medical stocks.

Candidate profile

  • A qualification to practice as a midwife
  • At least 2 years post-qualification experience
  • Patient care experience in the past 2 years
  • Hands-on experience in managing principal obstetric emergencies (e.g. eclampsia, obstructed labour, haemorrhage and sepsis)
  • Ability to work independently managing healthcare given to women and infants
  • Experience in training, coaching and supervision
  • Work or travel experience in developing countries
  • A good command of the English language (B2)
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload
  • Ability to work in an international team
  • Willingness to work in an unstable and insecure environment
  • Availability of 9 months or more

Only applications that meet the above requirements will be considered

Strong Assets

  • Successful completion of a course in tropical healthcare
  • Hands-on experience in any of the following: offering advice on family planning; providing care to sexual assault survivors; treating patients with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections; and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
  • Experience with a similar non-governmental organization abroad
  • A good command of the French and Arabic language

Information and Application

If you recognise yourself in this profile and meet the requirements, we welcome you to apply directly via the Apply button on this page and upload the following documents:

  • Your most recent English CV not exceeding 3 pages
  • A cover letter explaining your motivation to work with MSF
  • A clear scan of your relevant diploma’s and certificates


In MSF we are strongly committed to professionalism and responsible behaviour and therefore the final phase of the application process is a background screening. Such screening can consist out of an identity check, check of employment history, reference check and declaration on behaviour.

If you are interested and would like to have additional information, please contact Recruitment,

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