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Monday, November 27, 2017

Medical Doctor For Emergency Team at Medecins Sans Frontieres

The French Section of Médecins Sans Frontières is recruiting for its Mission in Nigeria:

Position: Medical Doctor

 Main Purpose

Contribute to increase MSF capacity to react timely to emergencies (disease outbreak, natural disaster and violence) in Nigeria, especially in the identify states
To achieve these objectives implement an internal monitoring/surveillance system, active networking at both federal and state levels with various actors (government, NGO, community etc)
Timely propose appropriate action plan for the emergency and formulate an implementation strategy
Provide medical support to the other MSF project in Nigeria
Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.   Provide best possible care before, during and after surgery in the OT in accordance with MSF protocols;

Job Description
  • Follow up of MSF emergencies activity (Disease surveillance, outbreak investigation and data collection) and the definition of objectives:
  • Collaborate in the development of a contact network with the State epidemiologists and DSNO at State level of epidemiology surveillance, others agencies involved in the surveillance (WHO/UNICEF….) or emergency preparedness and local communities; and on need basis with the FMOH
  • On continuous basis, do web-based updates and further research on the national politics and policy of surveillance and management of epidemics (meetings, reports, article)
  • Collect and compile epidemiological data (meetings, reports, articles), analyse and realize monthly, quarter and annual report  proposed to Emergency team Coordinator:
  • Organize and analyze the epidemiology data, medical emergency reports and medical assessment.
  • Ensure a qualitative and comprehensive data and report archiving process
  • Implementing an internal surveillance system for Northern States of the country prone to seasonal epidemics, which includes collection of second-hand information -through formal and informal networking- and, when possible collection of first-hand information -field evaluation- so as to complement, verify or assess health situation
  • Following up on main indicators collected and making proposal accordingly
  • Perform regular monthly field visits to achieve the above objectives in collaboration with the coordination team and submit proposal to coordination team
Man-made and natural disaster ; response to violence; floods
  • Participate in creation and/or update of a comprehensive health structure mapping on each structure level
  • on continuous basis do web-based updates and further research on the national politics and policy of surveillance and management of epidemics (meetings, reports, article)
  • Carry out exploratory missions  to achieve the above objectives in collaboration with the coordination team and submit proposal to coordination team
 Response proposal and activity implementation
  • Based on the results of the investigations, propose an appropriate medical response to the Emergency team Coordinator/medical coordinator
  • Eventually be involved in the implementation of the response and the direct clinical management of patient
  • Support to other MSF Activities in Nigeria
  • More generally, the Emergency team doctor, can be involved in other tasks including:
Support to the projects:
  • Carrying out some medical activities and maintaining links with the fields and desk/technical department
  • Replace members of the field team if needed
  • Work in other MSF program in order to cumulate experience.
  •  Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocols
Pharmacy management: In collaboration with the country pharmacist
  • Participate in stock inventory process
  • Prepare the medical boxes  for the exploratory mission; Anticipate and report needs to the Coordinator
  • Get proficient with cold-chain management as per MSF standards; Responsible for cold-chain management on the field
  • Responsible for collecting and filing consumption and donation forms on the field
Required Skills and Conditions
Medical Doctor Degree. Diploma in Tropical Medicine is a plus
  • NYSC Certificate or Discharge certificate.
  • Experience:  
  • 2 year experience minimum as a Medical Doctor or in clinical work (can be
  • within medical training). Desirable in tropical medicine,
  • or post-registration experience in Public Health, general practice,
  • general medicine or minor surgery.
English Language essential. Hausa language desirable.

Essential computer literacy (word, excel).

Work Location
Abuja with 80% of working time on the field.

Unlimited contract duration starting as soon as possible.
Flexibility required.

Method of Application
Submit your CV, copies of diplomas, degrees, qualifications and a cover letter with contact details to the MSF Administration/Human Resources Office in Port Harcourt at No. 20 Olu Bodo Street GRA Rivers State or in Abuja at N0 26 Olu Agabi close Life Camp, Abuja.  (“Application Box” at the Watchmen Desk).

Applications can be submitted in person or by email
 Applications can be submitted in person or by email to:

Please make sure to submit your application by this date.

NB: only successful applicants will be called for interview.

Notice: No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process.
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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