Midwife Supervisor at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, gender, creed or political affiliation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Midwife Supervisor

Location: Calabar, Cross River
Contract: Fixed term contract and Working hours according to Nigerian law

Accountabilities / Responsibilities (non-exhaustive list)

  • Supervising The Clinical Activities And Guaranteeing The Quality Of Midwifery Care In The Department, According To Msf Protocols, Values And Universal Hygiene Standards In Order To Provide A High Quality Mother And Child Health (Mch) Care To The Population.
  • Supervising, supporting and evaluating the team under his/her responsibility particularly midwives, midwife assistants and other related staff in her team such as cleaners. Planning and organizing their work (areas, days, absences, visits, holidays, etc) and coaching them in their work with special focus in following all appropriate protocols and procedures
  • Ensuring team work and a professional relationship between maternity and other departments.
  • Supervising the clinical activities in all the maternity departments and activities such as ante-natal consultations, delivery and after delivery follow up, post-natal consultations, family planning consultations, new-born vaccinations and liaising with the Medical Doctor about the patients who need special care times, visiting hours, etc.
  • Ensuring that the staff on duty knows, implements and follows at all times the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control in the medical premises ensuring high standards of hygiene in the working environment
  • Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained, cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols, reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service.
  • Being responsible for the department-related pharmacy activities (stock and consumption monitoring) as well as maintenance of the medical equipment
  • Being responsible for ensuring that all the administrative procedures, patients’ data and documents are filled in correctly and registered for compiling monthly reports reflecting the activity in the department.
  • In certain contexts, being responsible for ensuring that the maternity staff is able to identify, receive and provide care to the victims of the SGBV in collaboration with the Obs & Gyne MD and following the protocols

Required Skills and Conditions

  • Diploma in Midwifery


  • Essential working experience of at least two years in midwife activities related jobs. Desirable to have experience with MSF or other NGOs.


  • English required additional local languages desirable.

Computer Literacy:

  • Excel and Word required. Proven ability to learn finance & HR systems.

Competencies and Qualities:

  • Commitment, Flexibility, Stress Management, Results, Teamwork, Service.

According to the MSF salary scale and 13th month allowance equivalent to 1 month of gross salary.

Application Closing Date
12th March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV, Copies of all certificates and diplomas mentioned in the CV, Cover Letter, diploma, Valid Practicing Licence, Work Certificates and Updated contact details and ID to: msf.waca.recruitment.abuja@gmail.com using “Midwife Supervisor – Calabar” as the subject of the mail.
Click here to fill the Application Form


  • Non-compliant or late applications will not be considered
  • Only successful applicants will be called for written test and interview.
  • No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process.
  • MSF is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.
  • MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring of a candidate having benefitted from such acts. All illicit demands of these types may be pursued through the judicial system.
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