Health / Medical

Nurse – Pool at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

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: Nurse – Pool

Code: MT03100
Locations: Pulka & Gwoza LGA, Borno
Reports To: Nurse Team Supervisor
Report To (functional): Nursing Activity Manager
Area: Medical & Paramedical
Working Hours: 48 per week
No of Places: One (01)
Contract Duration: N/A
Level: 5

Main Purpose
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.


  • Organizing and carrying out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds and other medical procedures.
  • 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
  • Participating in msf strategies of staff development (in ensuring teamwork and adherence to trainings, meetings)
  • Ensuring all rapid test ( RDT, HB, Glucose …) requested by doctors are done in the ward without delay , and participating in urine test , stools sample collection by filling the lab form and submit the form immediately to the laboratory. All this in a very good collaboration with lab team and update the file of the patient accordingly.
  • Ensuring a good, quality of waste management in the unit furthermore waste segregation and ensure that all the team members are respecting that related to the guideline and posters on the wall.
  • Knowing and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit.
  • Ensures triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies
  • 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)
  • Assists the doctors during their daily rounds and keeps them informed of the progress of each patient
  • 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.
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Fol-lowing the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
  • 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.)
  • Carry out his job with respect to MSF principles and patient confidentiality.


  • Education: Essential recognized nurse degree/diploma
  • Desirable Bachelor in Science of Nursing Experience
  • Desirable 2 years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGO’s
  • Demonstrable experience in supervising and training others in a team setting Languages English and Hausa essential.


  • Results and Quality Orientation L1
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L1
  • Behavioural Flexibility L1
  • Commitment to MSF Principles L1
  • Stress Management L2


  • 3,014,622 NGN per annum (Basic salary + 13th Month) As per the MSF salary scale (National contract)


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


  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
  • Applications are non-returnable. Do not submit original certificates or credentials
  • MSF Encourages Women and People with Disability Status to Apply


Application Deadline  27th June, 2020.

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