Midwife Supervisor at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

About (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and exclusion from healthcare.

MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation.

MSF is guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality, which apply to all MSF staff.

Job TitleNurse Midwife
EmployerMédecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
IndustryPrivate Sector (NGOs)
LocationKigoma, Tanzania
DeadlineSeptember 14, 2023

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Midwifery or Diploma of Midwife
  • Must be Registered by Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNMC) with a Valid License to Practice.


  • Essential 2 years of previous experience in related jobs
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a Midwife


  • Essential mission languages: English and Swahili (Kirundi and/or French will be a plus.)

Professional and Competencies:

  • Knowledgeable in Tropical diseases
  • Desirable computer literacy
  • Results-oriented
  • Teamwork skills
  • Flexibility
  • Commitment
  • Stress management

Objectives of the Position: 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 high-quality Mother and Child Health (MCH) care to the population.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervising, supporting, and evaluating the team under his/her responsibility, particularly midwives, midwife assistants/nurse aids, and other related staff. Planning and organizing their work, identifying training needs, providing training and coaching them in their work with a special focus on following all appropriate protocols and procedures.
  • Carrying out the functions and tasks associated with midwifery, i.e., performing as a midwife whenever required or needed, in order to optimize resources and contribute with knowledge and experience.
  • Ensuring teamwork and a professional relationship between maternity and other departments.
  • Supervising the clinical activities in all 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 other staff members about patients who need special care.
  • Ensuring that the staff on duty knows, implements, and always follows universal hygiene standards/precautions, bio-hazard prevention, and infection prevention and control in the medical premises ensuring high standards of hygiene and general quality of care in the working environment.
  • Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained, performing cleaning and minor maintenance tasks according to protocols, and reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service, as well as maintenance of medical equipment.
  • Being responsible for department-related pharmacy activities, including stock inventories, ordering, follow-up of expired drugs, storage conditions, and consumption monitoring.
  • Being responsible for ensuring that all administrative procedures, patients’ data, and documents are filled in correctly and registered for compiling monthly reports reflecting the activity in the department.
  • Being responsible for ensuring that the maternity staff can identify, receive, and provide care to the victims of SGBV in collaboration with the Midwife Activity Manager, SGBV focal person, and following the protocols.
  • Being responsible for following up on referral cases in Kibondo in collaboration with the Kibondo focal person, maintaining a good relationship with the team in Kibondo, and ensuring the team at Nduta is performing well during the handover.

How to Apply

All interested candidates shall submit their motivation letter, CV, and a copy of relevant professional certificates. Please quote the job title on the email subject “MIDWIFE SUPERVISOR”.


Please send your application to the email address

The applications can also be sent to
P.O.Box 83,

Or submitted at MSF offices situated at Warioba RD, Mikocheni B, Plot 100, Daima Street House no 16 or To MSF Project Admin in Nduta Refugees Camp, Kibondo District.

Application Deadline

Submit your application not later than 14 September 2023 at 4:00 pm

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