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  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation…

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      1. Nurse – Gomboru/Ngala
      2. Midwife – Gomboru/Ngala
      3. Nursing Team Supervisor – Ngala/Gambaru
      4. Medical Doctor –Gomboru/Ngala
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    Nurse – Gomboru/Ngala

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Borno
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

    Place of Recruitment: Gomboru/Ngala — Work location: Gomboru/Ngala — Type of Contract: fixed term

    Scope of responsibilities and accountabilities:

    • Providing nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population
    • Knowing, promoting, implementing and following up the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensuring high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment. Respecting medical secrets and confidentiality at all times.
    • Organizing and carrying out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds and other medical procedures. Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.
    • Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort. For ER and OPD nurse, ensuring triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care and referring them to the doctor when necessary
    • Carrying out admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients (i.e. assessment of the evolution of their state of health and the identification of any emergency situation or deterioration
    • Carrying and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, registers, health files, etc.), ensuring an appropriate written/oral handover, and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise. Participating in data collection and keeping doctors/supervisors informed .
    • Participating in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (quality and its functioning, storage conditions, follow-up of expired drugs inventories, stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorisation, etc.)
    • Supervising and training nurse-aids, nutritional assistants, cleaners and other related staff under his/her supervision, ensuring teamwork and adherence to all appropriate protocols and procedures

    Minimum requirements:

    • Essential recognized nurse degree/diploma
    • Desirable Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Essential previous experience of at least two years, in MSF or other INGOs.
    • Demonstrable experience in supervising and training others in a team setting
    • Commitment, Flexibility, Stress Management, Results, Teamwork, Service

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    Midwife – Gomboru/Ngala

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Borno
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

    Place of Recruitment: Gomboru/Ngala — Work location: Gomboru/Ngala — Type of Contract: fixed term
     

    Scope of responsibilities and accountabilities:

    • Provide obstetrical care to pregnant women and their babies, doing follow up before, during and after deliv-ery, according to MSF obstetrical and reproductive health protocols, universal hygienic and newborn caring standards and under supervision of a specialist doctor, in order to ensure their health conditions and avoid post-delivery complications.
    • Ensuring the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (BEmONC 1 and CEmONC 2), neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections and Fistula care in accordance with MSF Reproductive Core Package of Activities and reinforce the implementation of standardised protocols.
    • Where PMTCT is implemented, ensuring implementation of the PMTCT protocol in the ANC/delivery and PNC consultations (pre counselling, test and post counselling
    • Collaborating with the medical doctor and /or nurse in the management of Sexual Violence cases
    • Assessing the feasibility for referral of pregnant women form the TBAs to the OPD/MCH for medical evaluation and/or complicated deliveries.
    • Ensuring hygiene and sterilization criteria (including universal precautions) are met according to MSF specifications.
    • Performing cleaning and minor maintenance  for  biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and  protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
    • Guaranteeing a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders.
    • Properly following up all newborn babies from delivery until discharge, informing mothers and relatives about importance of breast feeding, vaccination and possible complications resulting from harmful traditional practices.
    • Ensuring patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected
    • Supervising that administrative procedures of admissions and hospitalizations comply with MSF protocols , as well as verify patients are properly informed and receive the documents required (birth certificate, vaccination card, etc
    • Participatingin the organisation of the ward in collaboration with other midwifes and the maternity ward supervisor. Ensure transfer of relevant information to the next shift team (specially identifying risk cases)
    • According to MSF protocols in force, conduct normal deliveries independently Manage obstetric emergencies; identify cases needing referral and send them in time, clean up the newborn, executing and registering first neo-natal medical acts (cutting and cleaning the umbilical cord, vaccination, etc.), detecting possible anomalies/infections of the newborn and reporting them to the doctor, in order to ensure successful interventionsSupervises the use of drugs, facilities and obstetric material, in order to ensure, in accordance with number of patients and prescriptions, a rational use as well as pharmacy stock levels are permanently updated, kept under appropriate conditions and above minimum safety point.  1 BEmONC = basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care = Administration of antibiotics, oxytocics, anticonvulsants, manual removal of the placenta, removal of retained products following abortion, assisted vaginal delivery, preferably with vacuum extractor and newborn care including neonatal resuscitation.  2 CEmONC = comprehensive obstetric and neonatal care = the full package of BEmONC Plus; surgery (caesarean section, hysterectomy, laparatomy), safe blood transfusion and care to sick and low birth weight newborns

    Minimum requirements:

    • Essential midwifery qualification or specialization.  Desired Bachelor in Midwifery
    • Essential previous experience of at least two years, in MSF or other INGOs.
    • Demonstrable experience in supervising and training others in a team setting
    • Essential local working language would be an asset
    • Commitment, Flexibility, Stress Management, Results, Teamwork, Service

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    Nursing Team Supervisor – Ngala/Gambaru

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Borno
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

    Place of Recruitment: NGALA/Gambaru

    Work location: NGALA/Gambaru

    Contract Type: LOCAL BASED FIXED-TERM: RENEWABLE.

    Scope of Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • Plan, organize, and evaluate the activities concerning nursing and the team associated, according to MSF values, policies and protocols and universal health standards, in order to warrant the quality and continuity of the health care and the development of the plan of action.
    • Carry out the functions and tasks associated to nursing i.e. perform as a nurse or anesthetist, whenever required or needed, in order to optimize the resources, contributing with his/her knowledge and experience.
    • Implement all the protocols and hygiene procedures, and supervise his/her team follow the same standards, in order to warrant the quality of the care and service in his/her speciality.
    • Organize and coordinate the activities of his/her team (week’s schedule, annual leave, absences, etc.), evaluate their performance and define and ensure the needs for training of staff, in order to ensure the coverage of the human resources needs and maintain high standards of quality.
    • Carry out and/or supervise the ( decentralized) pharmacy and medical equipment management (drugs orders, follow-up of the stock, storage conditions, inventories, follow-up of expired drugs and their destruction, drugs consumption, etc.)in his or her department, in order to satisfy the needs of material with efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained. Ensuring that cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols. Reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service.
    • Carry-out and/or coordinate administrative (exit-paper, transfer-paper, etc.), information and data collection (patient files, forms, statistics, etc.) tasks, and elaborate regular reporting, in order to have updated and reliable information about the day-to-day activity in the project, output/ outcome and support decision-taking.
    • Give feedback/ reports to medical focal point.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Specialty (nurse or anesthetist) diploma essential.
    • Essential 2 years of previous experience. Having worked in MSF or other NGO’s and in developing countries is desirable.
    • English language essential, local language – Hausa/Kanuri desirable
    • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
    • Flexibility, Stress Management, Results, Teamwork & cooperation
    • Ready, available to work in Ngala/Gambaru, at full time.

    CANDIDATE APPLYING MUST HAVE A VALID NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD ISSUED BY NIMC & A BVN NUMBER

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    Medical Doctor –Gomboru/Ngala

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Borno
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

    Place of Recruitment: Ngala/Gambaru — Work location: Ngala — Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Scope of responsibilities and accountabilities:

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Minimum requirements:

    • Essential medicine degree. Training in tropical medicine desirable.
    • Essential working experience of at least two years in related position
    • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
    • Valid practicing licences.
    • Commitment, Flexibility, Stress Management, Results, Teamwork, Service

    CANDIDATE APPLYING MUST HAVE A VALID NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD ISSUED BY NIMC & A BVN NUMBER

    Method of Application

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    Complete CV and Copies of all certificates and diplomas mentioned in the CV.

    • Updated contact details and ID
    • Contact information of the previous employer/s for reference.

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

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    Notices:

    MSF is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.

    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

    MSF thanks all the candidates for their interest in this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.



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