Médecins du Monde Job in Nigeria for a Midwife

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in 44 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting  sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction associated with drug use, emergencies and crisis.

In Nigeria, violence in the northeast has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement: it has disrupted food supplies, seriously hindered access to basic services, and limited agricultural activities. In seven years of conflict, over 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram-related incidents. The entire population of northeast Nigeria – 24.5 million people – is indirectly affected. People affected by violence in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, and neighbouring Bauchi, Taraba, and Gombe states are in urgent need of protection, shelter, food, and access to health services and education. Since February 2016, as humanitarian access is increasing, extreme food insecurity and malnutrition conditions have been revealed in Borno state.

As of 3rd August, 1.82 million people are estimated to be displaced within/from of Borno state, from which 1.63 million actually stayed within the state . Most of them (more than 1.2m) are living in Maiduguri with the host community and others in formal and informal camps.

MdM is starting an emergency response to this crisis, in the Borno state and is looking for experienced human resources to join its team on the field in the coming weeks.

JOB TITLE:  Midwife
Under the supervision of the medical coordinator, you will be in charge of the implementation, follow up and supervision of some aspects of the different medical and paramedics activities in Maiduguri.
More precisely, you will be in charge of :
-The medical program implementation

  • You will organize, and participate to triage activities in collaboration with expatriate nurse(s) and medical doctor(s)
  • You will implement and supervise sexual and reproductive health activities: antenatal and postnatal consultations, family planning, gynaecology consultations
  • You will manage issues related to gender-based violence (GBV) including SGBV
  • You will train the national midwives staff on site
  • You will implement and supervise community health trainings in link with SRH and GBV
  • You will train the community health workers on health education topics in link with SRH and GBV
  • You will organize the SRH referrals to pre identified structures in collaboration with the health program coordinator
  • You will organize the weekly activities schedule with expatriate nurse(s) and medical doctor(s)
  • You will participate to the management of MC & HF pharmacies in collaboration with MdM medical team

-The reporting activities and communication

  • You will compile and computerize medical data for inclusion in medical reports or any other relevant reports
  • You will prepare a weekly activities report to submit to health program coordinator
  • You will participate to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)
  • You will attend to external medical meetings upon medical coordinator or health program coordinator request
  • You will follow up medical issues and sharing of information with health program coordinator

Status : Volunteer – VSI
Contract : Volunteer – VSI (French status)
Duration : 3 months
915 euros / month + perdiem
Single posting


  • Diploma of midwife
  • Experience in training appreciated
  • Languages: English
  • You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply


Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
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