Midwife – Hermel – 60-100%

Midwife – Hermel – 60-100%
Deadline for applications: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Location: Bekaa
Working area: Hermel
Job Description

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in 1971. Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, and exclusion from health care or natural disasters. MSF in Lebanon currently has 2 projects mainly on primary health care and mental health, in Tripoli and the Bekaa valley.

Scope of responsibility:

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.


Function responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (BEmONC 1 and CEmONC 2), neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections and Fistula care in accordance with MSF Reproductive Core Package of Activities and reinforce the implementation of standardised 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 Sexual Violence cases
  • Assess the feasibility for referral of pregnant women form the TBAs 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 ward in collaboration with other midwifes and the maternity ward supervisor. Ensure transfer of relevant information to the next shift team (specially identifying risk cases).
  • Work in collaboration with other wards and departments (eg operating theatre, paediatric ward, laboratory)
  • According to MSF protocols in force, conduct normal deliveries independently Manage obstetric emergencies; identify cases needing referral and send them in time, clean up the newborn, executing and registering first neo-natal medical acts (cutting and cleaning the umbilical cord, vaccination, etc.), detecting possible anomalies/infections of the newborn and reporting them to the doctor, in order to ensure successful interventionsSupervises 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. 1 BEmONC = basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care = Administration of antibiotics, oxytocics, anticonvulsants, manual removal of the placenta, removal of retained products following abortion, assisted vaginal delivery, preferably with vacuum extractor and newborn care including neonatal resuscitation. 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 newborns


Specific activities:

  • Collaborate with TBAs in the community to encourage them to make early referral of complicated obstetric cases to the local health centre.
  • Participate actively in the recording, monitoring and reporting of medical activities (eg registers, partograms, patient files, reports and the compilation and analysis of statistics).
  • Report immediately to the technical referent any problem arising in the service, especially the loss/ robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines.
  • Perform any other tasks, as requested.



Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Required qualification: • Essential midwifery qualification or specialization. Desired Bachelor in Midwifery. Experience required: • Essential working experience of at least two years in midwife activities related jobs. • Desirable experience in MSF or other NGOs. Personal qualification: • Teamwork. • Flexibility. • Commitment • Service • Stress management
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Submission guidelines: Starting date: As soon as possible Type of contract: 60-100% employment contract, renewable. Updated competitive salary package with benefits including allowances, medical coverage and 5 weeks of paid leave Place of work: Hermel Please send your CV & Cover Letter to the below email before Sunday 10th September and specify the position you are applying for in the subject of your email otherwise it will not be considered. Email: msfch-bekaa-hr@geneva.msf.org Subject: HERMEL MIDWIFE Only selected applicant will be contacted for a test and an interview if successful.
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
Husein Bechara
HR/Admin Assistant