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Employment Opportunities at Medecins du Monde (MdM), 9th July, 2019

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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: Midwife

Location: Damboa, Borno
Slot: 2 Openings

Job Descriptions
Under the supervision of the Sexual Reproductive Health Supervisor, the Midwife 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 reproductive health consultations
  • Implementation of health education sessions
  • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

Tasks Descriptions
Provision of free of charge reproductive health consultations:

  • Prepare all the material and equipment and ensure that everything is ready before starting the activities
  • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene when performing reproductive health consultations
  • Participate actively in triage activities before to start reproductive health consultations
  • Perform antenatal consultations according to the protocols , detect and mention all the risk factors
  • Perform postnatal consultations during the 6 weeks following the delivery, give appropriate treatment and refers to female medical doctor when needed.
  • Perform family planning consultations and counseling according to protocol
  • Give systematic prophylactic treatments to pregnant women
  • Refer to the female medical doctor all pregnant women with a pathology associated to the pregnancy
  • Verify the tetanus vaccination of each pregnant woman
  • Explain in details the treatment to the patient
  • Manage RH emergency cases with the assistance of the medical doctor according to MdM protocols and regulation
  • Fill in the reproductive health form for each patient
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity

Implementation of health education sessions:

  • Give health education sessions to the patients in the different waiting areas
  • Spread main messages about health education for the following topics: immunization, antenatal care, post-natal care, assisted delivery, family planning, at-risk pregnancies, breastfeeding and weaning

Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data

  • Perform the daily data collection regarding reproductive health consultations
  • Participate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the reproductive health data

Reporting and attendance to different meetings

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

Others:

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

Working Condition:

  • Because of the emergency relief nature of MDM’s work, working hours may be irregular and employees are expected to be flexible in their approach to working hours under emergency conditions.

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • Diploma in Midwifery from an accredited institution
  • At least 2 years post qualifying experience in a similar environment/context
  • Possession of a valid practicing certificate.
  • Diploma in Nutrition will be an additional advantage
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency is an added advantage.
  • Good command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of Kanuri and Hausa Languages will be an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player.
  • Must possess the ability to learn with speed and ease.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, power point presentation etc.)
  • Strong sense of responsibility, methodical and accurate with high organizational skills
  • Honesty and integrity and able to cope with stressful situations.
  • Manages effectively his own time as well as flexible and available to work over time when needed
  • Willing to be deployed to the newly liberated local government areas.

 

Job Title: Nurse

Location: Damboa, Borno
Supervisor: Medical Supervisor
Line Reports Medical Supervisor
Slot: 2 Openings

Main Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Medical Doctor Supervisor, the Nurse will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:
  • Realization of the patients triage and taking vital signs
  • Realization of paramedics acts including vaccination
  • Implementation of health education sessions
  • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

Tasks Description
Preparation of the medical site:

  • Install the furniture and the material before the start of each mobile clinic
  • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before starting the activities

Realization of the patients triage and taking vital signs:

  • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM office
  • Keep always the nurse tools clean and organized
  • Do the triage of the patients with the medical doctors and give an MDM number to the patients needing a medical consultation
  • Take weight, temperature and BP for all the patients who have been registered
  • Give deworming drugs to all the targeted children according to the protocol
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity
  • Identify medical emergencies and refer them immediately to the medical doctor

Realization of paramedics acts including vaccination:

  • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene when performing paramedics acts
  • Realize malaria rapid diagnostic tests according to necessity and/or prescription
  • Urine dipstick tests to the patients according to necessity and/or prescription
  • Haemoglobin test according to prescription
  • Make dressings according to MdM protocols
  • Do injections according to necessity and/or prescription
  • Ensure the cleaning and sterilisation of dressing material on a daily basis
  • Check the immunization status of the children and proceed to proper immunization of targeted children according to EPI calendar
  • Evaluate the right quantity of vaccines and consumables per day

Health education sessions:

  • Give health education sessions to the patients in the different waiting areas
  • Spread main messages about health education for the following topics: hygiene, safe water, nutrition, immunization (explain vaccination importance to mothers and caregivers, explain immunization schedule, ensure that all mothers or caregivers have understood adverse event following Immunization), antenatal care, post-natal care, assisted delivery, family planning, ARI, diarrhea, malaria, cholera,

Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data:

  • Perform the daily data collection regarding paramedics acts
  • Participate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the paramedics data

Reporting and attendance to different meetings:

  • Prepare a weekly activities report to submit to Team Leader
  • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)
  • Participate to all the trainings organized by MDM

Others:

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

Qualifications and Experience and Attributes

  • Diploma in Nursing from an accredited institution
  • At least 2 years post qualifying experience in a similar environment/context
  • Possession of a valid practicing certificate.
  • Diploma in Nutrition will be an additional advantage
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency is an added advantage.
  • Good command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of Kanuri and Hausa Languages will be an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player.
  • Must possess the ability to learn with speed and ease.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, power point presentation etc.)
  • Strong sense of responsibility, methodical and accurate with high organizational skills
  • Honesty and integrity and able to cope with stressful situations.
  • Manages effectively his own time as well as flexible and available to work over time when needed
  • Willing to be deployed to the newly liberated local government areas.

 

Job Title: Medical Doctor

Location: Damboa, Borno
Slot: 2 Openings

Job Descriptions

  • Under the supervision of the team leader, the Mobile Clinic 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
  • Admission, weekly medical follow-up and discharge of the malnourished children in OTP program
  • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

Tasks Descriptions

  • 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 when performing curative health consultations
    • Participate actively in triage activities before to start curative health consultations
  • Perform curative consultations:
    • Take a proper medical history including:
    • Reason for consultation
  • 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
  • Diagnose and treat the diseases 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
  • Give individual health education related to the patient’s disease:
    • 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 program:
    • Ensure that all the 6-59 months children have been screened (MUAC, H/W and edemas)
    • Admit new cases in OTP program 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
  • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data:
    • Perform the daily data collection regarding curative consultations
    • Participate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the medical data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings:
    • Prepare a weekly activity report to submit to team leader
    • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)
    • Participate to all the trainings organized by MDM

Others:

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

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • Essential Bachelor’s University Degree in Medicine and Surgery from an accredited university.
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience, including in a developing country, in public health and nutrition.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Good command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of Kanuri and Hausa Languages will be an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player.
  • Must possess the ability to learn with speed and ease.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, power point presentation etc.)
  • Strong sense of responsibility, methodical and accurate with high organizational skills
  • Honesty and integrity and able to cope with stressful situations.
  • Manages effectively his own time as well as flexible and available to work over time when needed
  • Willing to be deployed to the newly liberated local government areas.

Job Title: Data Officer

Location: Damboa, Borno

Main Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Supervisor, the Data Officer will be responsible for the following main activities in accordance to national and MdM procedures:

  • Data Management
  • Data Report Design
  • Field Monitoring Supervision
  • Other Tasks.

Detailed Activities:

  • Data management on the corresponding forms and tools
  • Receiving the data from the project team or if not, collect it
  • Enter medical data in the mission database appropriately and on a regular basis (from mobile teams and supported health facilities)
  • Update and maintenance of database (data, formulas, graphs…)
  • Report and alert to the line manager of any problem arising with data provided or database.

Data Report Design:

  • Update the standard monitoring tool designed on Excel
  • Create and generate relevant graphs to show the data developments/movements
  • Finalising development of database in collaboration with coordination team if needed
  • Contributing to design various studies (surveys, new forms…).

Field Monitoring Supervision:

  • Supportive supervisions of mobile clinics team to support and improve field data collection
  • Conduct regular field visits to verify data collected on different activities
  • Conduct regular field visits to conduct on-the-job trainings on data collection

Other Tasks:

  • Assist the M&E Supervisor on M&E activities in Damboa
  • Direct supervision of registrars in all mobile clinics to ensure data quality
  • Instruct colleagues on various tools to be used
  • Train mobile clinics team on proper use of data collection tools
  • On request, will have to read documents, reports etc, to look for data.

Others:

  • Be flexible in performing his/her duties
  • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem
  • Perform other additional duties on request of the Medical Supervisor/Health Program Coordinator

Profile
Academic Background:

  • B.A/S or equivalent in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Management, Social Sciences, International Development or other relevant field.

Professional Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in the non-profit sector in Information and Data Management or Monitoring & Evaluation.

Excellent Excel Skills:

  • Excellent Information Technology skills
  • Ability to think independently and identify data discrepancies
  • Experience designing and implementing electronic data collection methods
  • Understanding of confidentiality requirements for medical data is a plus
  • Knowledge of the use of GIS applications a plus
  • Experience working in a multi-organizational team (international and national partners) is a plus.
  • Ability to work under less supervision
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English required, including report development, writing and editing.
  • Excellent skills in Excel and data analysis are required for this position, and will be tested at interview
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and Hausa required

Competencies

  • Rigor and organization skills
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Because of the emergency relief nature of MDM’s work, working hours may be irregular and employees are expected to be flexible in their approach to working hours under emergency conditions.

Deadline: 12th July, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV explaining why you consider yourself suitable for this position and providing a valid email and telephone contact to: recruitment.nigeria@medecinsdumonde.net using “Data Officer Damboa” as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • We’ll pay attention only to the complete files in English.
  • Our process of selection include some tests and interviews.
  • Thanks to note that only the persons who will be seen on interviews will be contacted.

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