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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)(Midwife)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF – Doctors without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that provides medical aid to populations in distress, victims of natural and manmade disasters and victims of armed conflict, regardless of race, religion and political believes.

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POSITION:  Midwife  

Location: Tripoli, Libya


Main Responsibilities:

Provide obstetrical care to pregnant women and their babies, doing follow up before, during and after delivery, according to MSF obstetrical and reproductive health protocols, universal hygienic and newborn caring standards and under supervision of a specialist doctor, in order to ensure their health conditions and avoid post-delivery complications.


  •  Ensure the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care neonatal, management of victims of violence, reproductive tract infections and Fistula care in accordance with MSF Reproductive Core Package of Activities and reinforce the implementation of standardized protocols.
  • Where PMTCT is implemented, ensure implementation of the PMTCT protocol in the ANC/delivery and PNC consultations (pre counselling, test and post counselling.
  • Collaborate with the medical doctor and /or nurse in the management of Violence cases.
  • Assess the feasibility for referral of pregnant women to the OPD/MCH for medical evaluation and/or complicated deliveries.
  • Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria (including universal precautions) are met according to MSF specifications.
  • Guarantee a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders.
  • 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
  • Supervise that administrative procedures of admissions and hospitalizations comply with MSF protocols , as well as verify patients are properly informed and receive the documents required (birth certificate, vaccination card, etc.
  • Participate in the organisation of the MCH team in collaboration with other midwifes and the supervisor. Ensure transfer of relevant information (specially identifying risk cases)
  • According to MSF protocols in force, manage obstetric emergencies; identify cases needing referral and send them in time, executing and registering first neo-natal medical acts detecting possible anomalies/infections of the newborn and reporting them to the doctor, in order to ensure successful interventions Supervises the use of drugs, facilities and obstetric material, in order to ensure, in accordance with number of patients and prescriptions, a rational use as well as pharmacy stock levels are permanently updated, kept under appropriate conditions and above minimum safety point.  It is essential to have strong humanitarian values and an interest in providing healthcare to the migrant population in Libya.
  • It is essential to have strong humanitarian values and an interest in providing healthcare to the migrant population in Libya.
  • To work as part of a women and children’s health team providing ante natal/ post-natal care, family planning, vaccination, breast feeding support and those who may have been victims of violence.
  • To work closely with the existing mobile clinic medical team in providing outreach activities in detention facilities and PHCs in and around Tripoli.
  • To implement the standard MSF protocol for PMTCT.







·         Education


Essential midwifery qualification or specialization. Desired Bachelor in Midwifery

·         Experience

Essential working experience of at least two years in midwife activities related jobs

·         Languages

Essential Arabic and English

·         Personal Qualities

        Commitment Teamwork and Flexibility.



  • Experience in an INGO/NGO

Working hours and Salary

Salary: 1363 LYD/ Week.

9 working hours a day (8 Hours work + 1 Hour Break), From Sunday to Thursday



Interested candidates should submit their applications in English with a CV, motivation letter and supporting documents (certificates, diplomas etc.) to Médecins Sans Frontières, via E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The reference Midwife must be stated in the application to be valid.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 25 January (after this date we will not accept applications).


*Please indicate that you found this position on in your application.

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