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Midwife Trainer


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

In this context, MSF is recruiting a Midwife trainer for a replacement and to reinforce its pool of replacement

Job Details

Date Posted: 01 Oct 2016 Reference: 142
Closing Date: 22 Oct 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Female
Functional Area: Health/Medical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 37430 to 0 AFG
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 1 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The Midwife Trainer will work under the direct supervision of the Midwife Activity Manager.
1. Be present in the departments and closely observe the clinical- and professional performances of the midwives
2. Assist the department supervisors in identification of training needs for all midwives
3. Organize, facilitate and provide theoretical trainings in collaboration with the Learning & Development Department and all maternity department supervisors.
4. Provide daily bed-side training
5. Support and coaching of midwife on- the- job in the different maternity departments.
6. Assist the department supervisors in improving professional-and ethical behaviour of the midwives


Good organizational skills (punctuality, planning skills, …);
- Excellent communication skills (confident speaker in front of groups, professional, culturally appropriate communication towards colleagues, patients and superiors);
- Good team spirit;
- Motivated to work in a difficult and challenging work environment;
- Flexible and capable of adapting to rapid changing needs and circumstances;
- Sense of responsibility and care, respect for patient confidentiality and medical ethics


- Fully achieved diploma in Midwifery
- >1 year experience as a midwife in emergency obstetrics care (labour-,delivery-, postpartum, and new-born care)
- Previous experience as Midwife trainer is an asset
- Basic level of English (spoken and written) B1
- At least 21 years old
SALARY: 37,430 AFN (non-negotiable)

Job Location

Afghanistan - Khost


Diploma, Health/Medical

Submission Guideline

The interested candidates should submit their applications before the October 22nd 2016 at 4 pm with the CV, motivation letter, including references details and with supporting documents (certificates, diplomas etc.) to Médecins Sans Frontières, Administration department, Khost Project via
 a sealed envelope to Administration department, MSF Khost Maternity Hospital, Matun Road 9, Khost City
THE REFERENCE MIDWIFE TRAINER MUST BE STATED IN THE APPLICATION 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 shortlisted candidates will be 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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