Saturday, 6 April 2019

Job for a Medical Doctor at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organi-zation that delivers emergency aid in more than 70 countries to people affected by armed con-flict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Medical Doctor

 Gwoza, Borno
Working hours: 48 Hours Per week
Grade level:Level 9, under local contract
Reports to (Hierarchical): Medical Activity Manager
Reports to (Functional): Medical Activity Manager / Project Medical Referent
Job Family: Medical
Main Purpose
  • Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medi-cal knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocols.
  • Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow, checking they have understood.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problem or complication of the patients illness, medical error and monitors the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material.
  • Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.
  • Knows and ensures all MSF medical protocols are followed and implemented, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control. Ensures professional confidentiality is respected.
  • Manage the team under his/her direct responsibility according to MSF HR policies and procedures, supervising their performance, organizing and scheduling shifts and rotations, directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary.
  • Follow up the evolution of the hospitalized/IDP patients, through daily visits , consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.
  • Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take care the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assure general compliance with standing hygiene standards.
  • Education: Medical Doctor diploma, Desirable diploma in Tropical Medicine
  • 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 , obs and gynae, paediatrics, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS/STDs, TB, general practice, general medicine or minor surgery.
  • Mission language (English) essential. Local language desirable
  • People Management
  • Commitment
  • The employee is encouraged to continually improve the skills associated with his/her position.
  •  The employee should also cooperate with co-workers in order to compensate for absences and changes in the project.
  • As a humanitarian organization involved in emergency programs, all national and international MSF staffs are expected to be available for emergency response activities.
  • Flexibility
  • Results
  • Teamwork
As per the MSF salary scale (national contract)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a CV, Motivation Letter, and Credentials either by email to: [email protected]
Send in person in an envelope marked ‘Title’ to:
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Spain Office,
Borno State.
  • Only short-listed applicants are contacted.
  • Applications are non-returnable. Do not submit original certificates or credentials.
  • MSF encourages woman apply.
  • MSF encourages people with disability status to apply.
  • MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such MSF is by choice an association.
  • Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF.

Application Deadline  11th April 2019.

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