Midwife Trainer

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Médecins Sans Frontières en Suisse

Field-based position with visits to the headquarters in Geneva

Mission & Context

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation that provides emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, exclusion from health care and natural disasters. MSF provides assistance to people solely on the basis of their needs and without distinction of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

The midwife trainer is involved in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of training courses in sexual and reproductive health, sexual violences, ALSO, EVA…

The project support strategy in terms of training consists of developing and structuring our actions in the long term and proposing training adapted to the contexts, to be deployed as close as possible to the activity in order to reach the greatest number of caregivers and to offer a theoretical and practical approach in order to favour the transfer of knowledge. The general objective is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of care by strengthening the skills of the care teams and consolidating teamwork. The mission of the person in charge of the training courses is to contribute to a better care of the populations in precarious situation by its expertise notably in the domains of learning.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Description of responsibilities and main activities:

  • Assess the needs, design, implement and monitor SRH decentralized Trainings in collaboration with the technical referent
  • Implement and monitor ALSO, Sexual Violence, EVA, SACI regional or onsite trainings in collaboration with the technical referent
  • Supports the transfer into practice (bedside training, mentoring or coaching)

Training Conception in collaboration with the training referent

  • Access the needs
  • Design Training ToR (training specifications)
  • Design Retro planning in collaboration with training reference team
  • Contribute to design objectives & adapt training contents
  • Organize reference documents for website, USB and binder Work out session plans and materials
  • Prepare & anticipate the monitoring & follow up

Training Implementation

  • Coordinate and facilitate trainings in collaboration with the technical referent
  • Manage organization and group dynamic

After training

  • Writes the training report & share recommendations during debriefings
  • Suggests improvements and supports the team in developing a training plan to strengthen midwives’ skills
  • Design future edition in relation with needs from the field
  • Supports the learning transfer at workspace.
  • Organize trainees follow up

Dossiers de Fonds

  • In collaboration with the technical referent, develop and implement post-training tools (follow-up of acquisitions, transfer of skills)
  • Capitalization of tools and material developed for the field trainings.

Administrative tasks

  • In collaboration with field team, PDM, organize location, accommodation for field training
  • Follow up of communication with field and participants about organization
  • Monitor the Budget

Your Profile


  • Midwifery degree


  • Up-to-date knowledge, excellent knowledge of MSF guidelines and policies
  • Pedagogical and facilitation skills


  • French & English fluent
  • Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese an asset

Personal Abilities

  • Good communication
  • Flexible,
  • Open-mindedness,
  • Pro active initiatives,
  • Independent

Terms of Employment

  • Fixed-term contract, 6 months
  • Part-Time, 80%
  • Working place: Field-based position with visits to the headquarters in Geneva
  • Practical working conditions in the field are in accordance with the MSF OCG volunteer manual.
  • Ideal start date: January 5th, 2023
  • Gross monthly salary: CHF 4’400.- for a 80%
  • Benefits: Health insurance and living expenses in the countries of intervention and at headquarters, paid according to internal regulations.

How to apply

Candidates submit their application following the requirements: CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – in French or English.

Deadline for application is December 11th, 2022


The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our staff members. We strive to create workplaces where teams of people with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, perspectives, ideas and experiences work together for the social mission of MSF to create better outcomes for our patients and the communities we work with.

We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, background, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.

MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.