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Latest Job Vacancies at Medecins Sans Frontieres, 22nd May, 2019

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Medecins Sans Frontieres is a private, international organisation. The organisation is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims. Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Mental Health Supervisor

Location: Abakaliki, Ebonyi
Contract Period: Indefinite

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the planning, supervision and coordination of mental health / psycho-social related services in the Ebonyi Lassa Fever programme in accordance with MSF standards in order to provide the most appropriate mental health support for patients.
  • Coordinates activities of counseling services with other relevant actors and liaises with the local counterparts (like MoH, WHO, and the Federal Teaching Hospital of Abakaliki FETHA) on mental health matters, including referral services.
  • Supervise the daily mental health activities and patient support according to MSF protocols and standards in order to provide the most appropriate psych-social for patients affected by the Lassa Virus, and their families.
  • When needed, give psychological support to patients according to MSF protocols to improve mental health conditions of patients and enhance their functionality.
  • Compile the data and statistics linked with MH activities and report to the MH activity manager; as well as the epidemiological team as required.
  • In collaboration with the MH Activity Manager, assist in planning and facilitating internal (within MSF) and external trainings / workshops.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Be available to conduct outreach to community locations within Ebonyi State
  • Flexibility to respond to emergent cases on weekends, if the MH Activity Manager is not available.
  • Commit to co-management of patients in the multi-disciplinary treatment team in the Primary Health setting (FETHA).

Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications
Education:

  • University Degree in Clinical Psychology/Counseling/other related field is essential Postgraduate Degree in Clinical Psychology is an added advantage

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of Psychosocial counseling experience
  • Previous management/supervision experience desirable
  • Experience working with the psychological effect of mental health or other traumatic event highly desirable
  • International NGO experience will be desirable

Languages:

  • English Language and Igbo language essential.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a soft copy of their Application, including Cover Letter, Resume and copy of relevant Certificates and NYSC certificate/Exemption Letters to: Msfocb-ebonyi-hrmanager@brussels.msf.org
Or
Send their Hard copy to:
MSF Belgium Human Resources Office,
Block D 33 Liberation Estate
 (after the Enugu/Abakaliki express),
Abakaliki – Ebonyi State.

 

Job Title: Obstetrician Gynaecologist

Location: Jahun, Jigawa
Start date: 15 June
Type of Contract: Fixed term contract / 208 hours / month Roster, flexibility required

Main Purpose of the Position

  • To provide support to the project medical team by giving specialized consultation, clinical and surgical management of obstetric and gynecological patients and to improve and reinforce the quality of obstetrics and gynecology care according to MSF standards.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide health care related to gynecology and obstetrics to patients in the project, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • Share the tasks with national GPs in management of obstetric patients; support clinical thinking and decision making, ensure safe management, and coach GPs
  • Ensure in collaboration with medical activity manager/MTL the implementation of MSF clinical policies, tools, guidelines and protocols related to gynecology and obstetrics in order to minimize clinical risk and to extend best reproductive practices
  • In collaboration with other medical colleagues, carry out the collection of quantitative gynecological data and ensure exhaustive use of management tools
  • Participate in the maternal mortality review process / Nearmiss ( record in the dedicated tool, analysis and presentation)
  • Participate in collaboration with the head nurse and the Midwife manager the maintenance and running of the gynecological equipment and drug consumption, preparing new orders when required and ensuring its rational use as well as that pharmacy stock level are permanently updated and available.
  • Participate in the Plan and supervision of the HR associated processes (recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development and internal/external communication) of the gynecological staff or other staffs
  • Participate in the maternal mortality review process / Nearmiss ( record in the dedicated tool, analysis and presentation)

Requirements

  • Education: Essential, Gynecology specialist diploma
  • Experience: Essential at least 1 year certified work experience in Gynecology
  • Language: Pidgin and English required; Haoussa will be an additional
  • Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (word, excel)
  • Competencies: Results Teamwork Flexibility Commitment Stress management

Salary
Monthly Gross salary of N650,000 Naira (Six hundred fifty thousand naira only) per month plus 13th month allowance equivalent to 1 month of gross salary.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send the following documents stated below to:
Jahun Surgical Project,
Unguwar Turaki, Along Kafin Hausa Road,
Behind Upper Sharia Court Jahun / Jahun Local Government Area,
Jigawa State
.
Or
Send to: msff-abuja-recruitment@paris.msf.org

Documents to Provide

  • Cover Letter
  • Updated CV
  • Copies of diploma(s) and work certificate(s) relevant for the position
  • ID copy

 

Job Title: Research Doctor

Location: Abakaliki, Ebonyi

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide medical care to patients/beneficiaries suspected / confirmed for Lassa Fever in observation bays (OBs) and virology unit (VU) according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, Contribute to the operation research (OR), LASCOPE study protocol, MSF values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.
  • Apply medical knowledge, skills to diagnose, and prevention. Carry out inpatient consultations in observation bays and virology unit, prescribing the required treatment following the conditions of Lassa fever patients included in the LASCOPE study, this in collaboration with AEGFUTHA counterpart.
  • Follow up of the evolution of the hospitalized patients in OBs and in VU , deciding whether patient can be discharged or transferred to other departments following the protocol in place – in collaboration with other doctorsand informing the family about the patient’s evolution(through daily visits, consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following LASCOPE.
  • Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take care of the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assure General compliance on IPC measures, standards and hygiene put in place
  • Participate in query management and monitoring of the LASCOPE study, checking validity and completion of case report forms (CRFs) for the purpose of medical data collection. Report to 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.

Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications
Education:

  • Medical Doctor Degree. Degree in Tropical Medicine is essential
  • Master’s Degree in Public health is an added Advantage

Experience:

  • 2-year experience minimum as a Medical Doctor
  • Recent experience in managing Lassa fever patient in Isolation in the last two months is an added advantage
  • Previous management/supervision experience desirable
  • Good understanding and knowledge in operational research and clinical trials

Desirable:

  • Experience 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
  • International NGO experience is desirable

Languages:

  • English Language and Igbo language essential.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a soft copy of their Application, including Cover Letter, Resume and copy of relevant Certificates and NYSC certificate/Exemption Letters to: Msfocb-ebonyi-hrmanager@brussels.msf.org
Or
Send their Hard copy to:
MSF Belgium Human Resources Office,
Block D 33 Liberation Estate
 (after the Enugu/Abakaliki express),
Abakaliki – Ebonyi State.


Deadline: 29th May, 2019.

Note

  • MSF is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interview; MSF Belgium takes this opportunity to thank all potential candidates for their application.

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