Obstetrician/Gynecologist - SOMALIA (based in Nairobi with frequent visits to Somalia) - family posting for 2-year commiment

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Country: Kenya
Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Closing date: 16 May 2021

Gynaecologists are increasingly in demand on MSF projects. To work for us as a gynaecologist, you need be prepared to work with limited resources, in isolated contexts and with other staff who sometimes have little training. MSF gynaecologists work in close coordination with other members of both the expatriate and national team (nurses, midwives, lab technicians, etc.). Among other things, MSF gynaecologists’ responsibilities include attending to planned and emergency obstetric surgery, complicated births, and doing post-operative follow-up together with the anaesthetist. Clinical skills and problem-solving capacity are vital for coping with the shortcomings in infrastructures. A major component of our gynaecologists’ work is the supervision and training of national staff. Responsibilities:

  • Train, support and coach Ministry of Health (MoH) maternity staff in person when in field and remotely when not presence in the field.
  • Assess and support other OT staff (nurse anaesthetist).
  • As part of medical team participate in IMO, reporting and annual plan process.
  • Lead Maternal Mortality discussion.
  • To take a lead in fistula surgery implementation in Somalia mission through mobilization, case identification and surgical management with aim of developing local skills for management of obstetric fistula
  • Contribute in the development/improvement of fistula management strategy.
  • Support midwives, midwife activity supervisors and managers in Somalia mission.
  • Recruitments of the maternity doctors.
  • To improve technical capacity of SRH team in all Somalia mission.
  • Projects visit will be prioritized according the technical (or urgent) needs, which will agreed between the gynaecologist, medical coordinators and project coordinators.

Minimum requirements:
 Degree in medicine and completed residency in gynaecology and obstetrics.
 Medical registration.
 At least two years’ work experience, including experience in surgery.
 Ability to work with limited resources, in difficult conditions (high insecurity context) and under pressure.
 Good level of English (minimum B2)
 Basic IT skills.

Desired requirements:
 Field experience with other NGOs.
 Experience with fistula surgery
 Experience in supervising, managing and training of staff.

What we offer:

 Preparatory course before leaving to the field.

 Possibility for family posting provided a minimum commitment of at least 24 months with benefits for partner and children

 According to the MSF international remuneration policy, the gross entry salary for this position will be of :

  • 15,939 EUR/year (hence around 1,300 EUR/month) for candidates without prior international humanitarian experience (NGO and/or UN agencies);

  • Between 21,180 EUR/year and 23,159 EUR/ year for candidates with at least 24 months of prior international humanitarian experience.

The salary is regularly reviewed according to the length of time in the organisation and the experience acquired.

 The chance to develop professionally in an international organisation. A profile manager from the HR department will monitor your professional development (career path, training, etc.) within the organisation.

 The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and helping those most in need.

How to apply:

To apply, please, follow the link below and submit your application (CV + cover letter) and indicate the title of the vacancy in your cover letter.
https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=3823&company=medicossin

Closing date: May 16th 2021, 23:59 CET (Central European Time)

MSF OCBA is a people-focused humanitarian organization that offers a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive work environment. We believe this approach enhances our work and we are committed to equity in employment. We embrace diverse backgrounds of people working together to exhibit their passion in action for the social mission of MSF.



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