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Job Vacancies at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Switzerland

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Midwife Supervisor (Nigerian Nationals – Local Position)

Location: Ngala, Borno
Place of Recruitment: Gambaru
Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Scope of Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Supervising the clinical activities and guaranteeing the quality of midwifery care in the department, according to MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards in order to provide a high quality Mother and Child Health (MCH) care to the population:
  • Supervising, supporting and evaluating the team under his/her responsibility particularly midwives, midwife assistants and other related staff in her team such as Hygiene agents. Planning and organizing their work (areas, days, absences, visits, holidays, etc) and coaching them in their work with special focus in following all appropriate protocols and procedures
  • Ensuring team work and a professional relationship between maternity and other departments.
  • Supervising the clinical activities in all the maternity departments and activities such as ante-natal consultations, delivery and after delivery follow up, post-natal consultations, family planning consultations, new-born vaccinations and liaising with the Medical Doctor about the patients who need special care times, visiting hours, etc.
  • Ensuring that the staff on duty knows, implements and follows at all times the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control in the medical premises ensuring high standards of hygiene in the working environment
  • Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained, cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols, reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service.
  • Being responsible for the department-related pharmacy activities (stock and consumption monitoring) as well as maintenance of the medical equipment
  • Being responsible for ensuring that all the administrative procedures, patientsТ data and documents are filled in correctly and registered for compiling monthly reports reflecting the activity in the department.
  • In certain contexts, being responsible for ensuring that the maternity staff is able to identify, receive and provide care to the victims of the SGBV in collaboration with the Obs & Gyne MD and following the protocols

Minimum requirements

  • Recognized Bachelor’s degree in Nursing & Midwifery or Diploma in Midwifery
  • Valid license for midwifery
  • Desirable 2 years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGOТs
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Commitment, Flexibility, Stress Management, Results, Teamwork, Service

 

Job Title: Nurse (Nigerian Nationals – Local Position)

Location: Ngala, Borno
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Place of Recruitment: Gambaru
Slot: 7

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.
  • Identifying Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and referring them to the medical team so they can receive the necessary treatment. Knowing and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit
  • 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
  • Sending material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization
  • 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
  • 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.)
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
  • 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 diploma. Desirable Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • Desirable 2 years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGOТs
  • Valid license in Nursing
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Commitment, Flexibility, Stress Management, Results, Teamwork, Service

Deadline: 30th June, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: msfchbornorecruitment@gmail.com using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Or send your application with your name and the position stated boldly on your envelope as “Midwife Supervisor – Ngala” to:
MSF Switzerland Office in Gambaru,
Borno State.

Applications must be in English and include:

  • Complete CV and Copies of all certificates and diplomas mentioned in the CV.
  • Updated contact details and a copy of Nigerian Identification Card
  • Contact information of the previous employer/s for reference.

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