We urgently need experienced midwives to make motherhood safer for women in communities with some of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates.
Roles are generally longer term, ranging from one to two years, but we also have occasional short-term assignments for up to six months.
You’ll be a qualified midwife with at least two years’ experience (five years for short-term placements). Clinical and classroom teaching experience is desirable, as is experience of managing and mentoring others.
What you’ll be doing
As well as improving maternal healthcare and management, you’ll be training staff in all aspects of midwifery. Countries you could be working in include Ethiopia or Sierra Leone.
Midwife Beth in Malawi
VSO volunteer midwife trainer Beth Connelly spent a year at a hospital in rural Malawi sharing vital midwifery skills with more than 200 students. Watch Beth's video