International / Multinational

Medical Data Processing Officer at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières 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: Medical Data Processing Officer

Location: Abakiliki, Ebonyi
Contract Period: Four (4) Months

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carrying out medical data collection and entry activities into the mission database, recording all relevant clinical and demographic data of patients and ensuring data quality/reliability according to MSF protocols. Maintaining confidentiality while producing the appropriate and updated documents for the medical team in order to support decision making processes.
  • Ensuring that all data entered has been authorized and that appropriate documentation has been received (patient records, treatment monitoring, etc.). Ensuring that all data entry processes occur in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Communicating regularly with the HCW’s, assisting in the (re)training when necessary, on proper registration of patients, proper filling of the various forms, clarifying queries, obtaining missing information and correcting errors, ensuring they have ongoing sufficient supplies of necessary hardcopy data collection forms.
  • Ensuring all data collected and entered to databases is consistently accurate and complete. Being responsible for ensuring that quality control queries of the database are followed up, ensuring identification of data entry errors and corrections. Immediately reporting to the supervisor, any anomalies in the database
  • Assisting in the compilation and preparation of regular reports and providing detailed information to medical and laboratory teams (weekly, monthly, according to patient treatment and project requirements).
  • Participate in data collection and data entry related to operational research activities in the project

MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Participate in data collection and data entry related to operational research activities in the project

Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have at the minimum, a certificate in Computer Education
  • An OND, HND or BSc in Computer Science/Computer engineering, health technology, statistics or other related fields will be an added advantage.


  • Minimum 2 years work experience in data entry/analysis
  • Computer literacy; Ability to use Microsoft Office (MS Office, Word, Excel etc.)
  • Preferable: Previous working experience working with MSF or other NGOs


  • English Language essential

Deadline: 8th December, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application, including Cover Letter, Resume and copy of relevant certificates and NYSC certificate / Exemption Letters to:
Send Hard Copy to:
MSF Belgium Human Resources Office,
Plot D33 Libration Estate (after the Enugu / Abakaliki Express),
Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Important Notice
In the body of the mail, please indicate the following in the format as seen below:

  • Qualification(s)
  • Current location
  • Languages you speak
  • Years of relevant experience
  • NYSC status


  • The vacancy is open to all residents of Nigeria.
  • MSF is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.
  • Please note 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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