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Job Vacancy for Medical Doctor (Emergency) at Medecins Du Monde


Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.

We are recruiting to to fill the position below:

Job Title: Medical Doctor (Emergency)

Location: Roving (Damboa, Kawamela, Gaba Buzu, El Maskin and Mainok) Borno
Supervisor:  Emergency Team Leader
Line Reports: Emergency Team Leader/ Medical Coordinator                                                                                                               
Main Responsibilities 
The medical doctor (within the emergency team) will:

  • Respond to different crises identified by MdM needs assessment (epidemic and/or sudden mass displacement of population) as part of the emergency team.
  • Once an emergency situation has been established, the medical doctor along with the emergency team will be deployed to support the different MdM clinics in Maiduguri, Jere and Damboa LGAs.

Under the direction of the Emergency Team Lead, the medical doctor is expected to:

  • Respond to the health needs associated with population influx and communicable disease outbreak(s)
  • Make appropriate patient referrals to the specified health facilities
  • Collect, computerize and analyze weekly epidemiological data
  • Attend and report the required meetings
  • Provide free of charge healthcare to the affected populations
  • Develop and comply with infection prevention control practices and the isolation needs required
  • Follow the various MdM healthcare guidelines and seek support from superiors when needed
  • Work closely with existing MdM teams and other partners in the area

Once an emergency has been established:

  • Under the supervision of the Emergency Team Lead or Medical Supervisor of specified camp, the Medical Doctor will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:
    • Provision of free of charge curative health consultations
    • Appropriate referral of mental health patients to MdM services
    • Compassionate and sensitive treatment of GBV survivors in accordance with MdM policy
    • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
    • Reporting and attendance to required meetings
    • Supporting existing MdM healthcare teams during emergencies
    • Filling personnel gaps where needed
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The emergency team medical doctor must be willing to travel and relocate at short notice

Tasks Description

Provision of free of charge curative health consultations:

  • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM office
  • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene and waste management when performing curative health consultations
  • Participate actively in triage activities before starting curative health consultations

The medical doctor will:

  • Take a proper medical history including:
    • Reason for consultation  
    • Diagnose and treat the diseases and conditions according to protocols in use (i.e. clinical guidelines)
    • Write the most important complaints, signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment on the patient’s registration form
    • Explain the treatment to the patient
    • Duration of the illness or complaints
    • Main symptoms
    • Past medical history and treatment.
    • Perform a correct physical examination:
    • Inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation
    • Systematic checking of signs of severity         
    • Give individual health education related to the patient’s need

In addition, the medical doctor will:

  • Manage emergency cases according to MdM protocols and regulation
  • Fill in the registration form for each patient, according to the diagnosis of the morbidity surveillance form
  • Check the immunization status for all EPI targeted children and referred the unvaccinated children to the vaccinator
  • Investigate any information regarding unusual health events or diseases outbreak, provided through any source
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity

Admission, weekly medical follow-up and discharge of the malnourished children in OTP:

  • Ensure that all the 6-59 months children have been screened (MUAC, H/W and edemas)
  • Admit new cases into the OTP according to the criteria of national nutrition protocol and give systematic treatment for SAM cases
  • Ensure weekly follow up of SAM cases and adapt RUTF doses
  • Discharge cases according to the criteria of national nutrition protocol
  • Refer complicated SAM cases to identified Stabilization Center
  • Fill in the specific OTP form
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Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data:

  • Perform the daily data collection regarding the emergency response and when supporting MdM clinics the curative consultations
  • Participate in the weekly computerisation and analysis of the medical data

Reporting and attendance to different meetings:

  • Prepare the weekly activities report to submit to the emergency team leader
  • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security etc.)
  • Participate in all the trainings organised by MDM


  • Give suggestions to improve the functioning of the emergency medical team and MDM clinics
  • Participate in the loading and unloading of the vehicles to the setting up of the mobile clinics
  • Participate in weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacy
  • Be flexible in performing your duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
  • Perform other additional duties on request of the team lead
  • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field

Deadline:24th July, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Because of the emergency relief nature of MDM’s work, working hours may be irregular and employees are expected to be flexible in their


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