Vacancies at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. We have been working in Nigeria since February 1996. A Memorandum of Understanding between Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Federal Government of Nigeria facilitates this. We are at present co-operating with the Federal Ministry of Health, State and Local Government departments of health on various health projects.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:


Job Title: Midwife

Location: MSF OCA – Makurdi, Benue  Project
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Type: Indefinite contract

Main objective and responsibility of the position

  • Provide obstetrical care to pregnant women and their babies, doing follow up before, during and after delivery, according to MSF obstetrical and reproductive health protocols, universal hygienic and newborn caring standards and under supervision of a specialist doctor, in order to ensure their health conditions and avoid post-delivery complications.

Description of the responsibilities / activities

  • Ensuring the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (BEmONC 1 and CEmONC 2), neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections and Fistula care in accordance with MSF Reproductive Core Package of Activities and reinforce the implementation of standardised protocols.
  • Where PMTCT is implemented, ensuring implementation of the PMTCT protocol in the ANC/delivery and PNC consultations (pre counselling, test and post counselling
  • Collaborating with the medical doctor and /or nurse in the management of Sexual Violence cases
  • Assessing the feasibility for referral of pregnant women form the TBAs to the OPD/MCH for medical evaluation and/or complicated deliveries.
  • Ensuring hygiene and sterilization criteria (including universal precautions) are met according to MSF specifications.
  • Performing cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual, protocols, and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
  • Guaranteeing a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders.
  • Properly following up all newborn babies from delivery until discharge, informing mothers and relatives about importance of breast feeding, vaccination and possible complications resulting from harmful traditional practices.
  • Ensuring patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected
  • Supervising that administrative procedures of admissions and hospitalizations comply with MSF protocols , as well as verify patients are properly informed and receive the documents required (birth certificate, vaccination card, etc
  • Participate in the organisation of the ward in collaboration with other midwifes and the maternity ward supervisor. Ensure transfer of relevant information to the next shift team (specially identifying risk cases)
  • According to MSF protocols in force, conduct normal deliveries independently. Manage obstetric emergencies; identify cases needing referral and send them in time. Clean up the newborn, executing and registering first neo-natal medical acts (cutting and cleaning the umbilical cord, vaccination, etc.), detecting possible anomalies/infections and reporting them to the doctor, in order to ensure successful interventions.
  • Supervises the use of drugs, facilities and obstetric material, in order to ensure, in accordance with number of patients and prescriptions, a rational use. Ensure pharmacy stock levels are permanently updated, kept under appropriate conditions and above minimum safety point.
  • 1 BEmONC = basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care = Administration of antibiotics, oxytocic’s, anticonvulsants, manual removal of the placenta, removal of retained products following abortion, assisted vaginal delivery, preferably with vacuum extractor and newborn care including neonatal resuscitation.
  • 2 CEmONC = comprehensive obstetric and neonatal care = the full package of BEmONC Plus; surgery (caesarean section, hysterectomy, laparotomy), safe blood transfusion and care to sick and low birth weight newborns.
  • Support SGBV activities.

Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)

  • Essential – Midwifery qualification or specialization.
  • Desired – Bachelor in Midwifery


  • Essential working experience of at least two years in midwife activities related jobs.


  • Fluent in English (verbal/ written) and knowledge of Tiv is essential


  • Results
  • Teamwork
  • Flexibility
  • Commitment
  • Service.

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

Job Title: Medical Activity Manager

Location: MSF OCA – Makurdi, Benue Project
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Type: Indefinite Contract

Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

  • Defining, coordinating and monitoring the medical activities under his/her responsibility according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to ensure the delivery of quality medical care for patients and their communities as well as to improve the health condition of the target population.

Description of the Responsibilities / Activities

  • Coordinating, assessing and supervising the proper functioning of the medical activities (Measles, cholera, meningitis, mobile clinics etc.), according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures and through the correct compilation and analysis of medical data regarding patients’ health conditions.
  • Participating in the definition of annual planning and budget for the project and in the follow up of the programs / project. Supervising and ensuring that medical activities objectives under his/her responsibility are achieved, reporting to the technical referent any problem arising in the service
  • Checking all administrative procedures related to patients’ follow-up (individual card filling, registers, paper exit, discharge, transfers …) are carried out correctly and according to MSF procedures.
  • Ensuring an efficient pharmacy management and monitoring the rational use of them. In coordination with the project biomedical service supervising the appropriate use of medical devices and anticipating future needs. Preparing the medical orders needed to implement the medical activities under his/her responsibility, and identifying and reporting to the line manager, non-medical support needs (material, infrastructure, transport, etc.)
  • Coordinating and monitoring the daily working plan of the team under his/her responsibility (absent personnel, vacations, tracking leaves …).
  • Planning and supervising, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development and internal communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to improve staff capabilities and to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required.
  • Participating in the monthly reports according to guidelines (i.e. SitReps, medical statistical reports, etc.).

Specific Objectives:

  • Carry out disease outbreak investigation and assessment of population displacements with more focus surveillance and response in surrouding states of nasarawa, Taraba and plateu.
  • To fill gaps of each other between the MD and MAM
  • Participates in the planning, organizing and implementation of Benue interventions.
  • In Colloboration with the MTL, Medical activity manager manages mobile clinics, Cholera treatment centres and Meningitis treatement centres during outbreak interventions.
  • The MAM ensures guidance to the mobile clinic medical teams, outbreak treatment centre teams, health promoters or community health workers; MSF and MoH to ensure correct diagnosis, prescription and dispensing according to the MSF guidelines and protocols.
  • To translate the medical objectives of the Benue project proposal into a work plan together with MTL and the PC.
  • The MAM is also required to follow-up and provides guidance to the Benue surveillance team in ensuring correct weekly demographic data, passive and active surveillance of epidemic prone diseases are collected.
  • MAM to ensure referral cases are coordinated following procedures and standards for secondary health care during emergencies and follow-up of the outcome of the patients.
  • MAM to ensure data collection is done in the appropriate way as required in the scenario being responded to.
  • Collaborate with MTL and MoH in organizing and facilitating reactive vaccination campaigns as well as preventive vaccination campaigns when required.
  • Collaborate with MTL and MOH create a pool of workers in the neoghboring states Benue,Taraba, Nasawara and plateu with a focus on displacement scenario.

Reporting and Administrative:

  • Ensure proper documentation of staff payment and perdiem sheets during interventions.
  • MAM in collaboration with the nurse supervisor should ensure the scheduling duty rosters and shift for the medical team is done and followed weekly and monthly.
  • Participate in routine Benue reports as well as intervention reports.
  • Participate in trip planning and pre-depature organization

Stock and Drug Management:

  • Analyse the Benue total stock report monthly.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Benue team in stock counts if needed.
  • Ensure proper consumption tracking of medical items and sharing this information with the MTL as may be required.
  • Participate in international medical order processes.
  • Attend relevant medical-logistic meetings in the project if needed.

Human Resource Management:

  • To supervise, coach and support the medical teams and facilitate training as needed in the field.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of Emergency preparedness training for emergency pool staff.
  • Communicate to the MTL on medical human resources requirements.
  • Collaborate with the MTL in transferring information necessary for updating emergency pool staff profile after Eprep trainings or post-intervention.
  • To contribute if necessary to the updating of the job descriptions of the medical team.

Networking & representation:

  • Support the MTL in maintaining good relations with the local authorities and actively try and understand the context we work in and patients we serve.
  • To participate in building network with relevant partners and authorities in the visited state in order to be informed on time about onsets of outbreaks or other emergencies in the state.
  • To assist in identifying other actors on ground, their probable field of intervention and assess their response capacity.
  • To represent MSF and safeguard the identity, principles and policy of MSF.


  • Monitor the news and rumors and investigate where possible.
  • Suggest for the assessment in case if alerts investigated through desk assessment reveals so.
  • Participate in exploratory missions, operational research activities and outbreak investigations and report findings using the outbreak toolkit.
  • To assess the capacity of response from the MoH in case of medical emergencies.
  • Identify events of recent violent clashes (If possible determining the origin/reason of the conflict) and possible needs/area of intervention.
  • To be responsible for the medical aspect of the emergency team members when appointed as the Eprep medic on a trip.

Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)

  • Essential – Medical doctor. Desirable specialization or training in Tropical Medicine or related studies.
  • Desired – Medical Doctor Degree
  • Specialization or training in tropical medicine would be an asset.


  • Essential – Two years working experience related to the diploma/degree and previous experience in MSF in the field
  • Desirable – Working experience in MSF or other NGO’s


  • Fluent in English (verbal/ written) and knowledge of Tiv is desirable.


  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet).


  • Strategic Vision
  • Leadership
  • People Management and Development
  • Service Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation.

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


Job Title: Supervisor, Medical Data Entry

Location: MSF OCA, Benue Project
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Type: Indefinite contract

Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

  • Ensure completion of all activities related to medical data entry and data management into the Project database. Supervise, organise and plan the activity of Data Entry operators (if any), as well as identify their training needs in order to provide a good service support and reliability of the data collected.

Description of the Responsibilities / Activities

  • Supervise, organise and plan the activity of Data Entry officer to have a reliable record of medical activity performed, as well as identify their training/technical support needs in order to provide a good service support and reliability of the data collected.
  • Do the tasks of the Data Entry Operator if there is none.
  • Ensure collation and entry of all data identified by project managers for collection (e.g. morbidity, mortality, surveillance of diseases of epidemics, nutrition, psychological and women health, etc) into the appropriate data management system while ensuring quality of data
  • Do quality control of data officers performance on regular basis
  • Know and ensure proper use of software used for recording (i.e. SGBV, ASH, MH, Epi Info, etc.).
  • Ensure accuracy of the medical data entered into the Benue project database on a regular basis, according to MSF protocols and ensure regular back-ups.
  • Provide technical support to data entry officers/operators in project intervention sites and give response to their training needs.
  • Provide regular statistical reports for the medical team as well as informing the MAM of any missing information, major changes or big differences in data
  • In collaboration with the MAM and MTL, participate in the recruitment and evaluation of data entry operators.
  • In collaboration with the MAM, MTL and flying epidemiologist participate in the planning and implementation of Benue emergency preparedness training for emergency pool staff. This involves preparing and making presentation on epidemiology and data collection aspect of the training.
  • Report any challenge encountered in the collection and entry of data to the MAM, MTL and flying epidemiologist.
  • Ensure medical staff in different locations/involved in different activities are collected and recorded properly. Identify the training needs for improvement of data collection system and provide training to the staff concerned not only limited to data entry supervisor.
  • To be responsible for weekly/monthly passive surveillance reports and document meeting and feedback to health authorities as required.
  • Track and keep records of Benue explos, meetings and trainings.

To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:


  • Essential: Essential proven computer literacy, secondary education or qualifications either in administration, data entry or in statistics.
  • Desired: Degree in Information and Technology (IT).


  • Essential: Working experience of at least one year with MSF.


  • Essential knowledge of use of computer including processing of documents (Word, Excel).
  • Desirable knowledge on medical statistics databases.


  • Fluent in English (verbal/ written) and knowledge of Tiv desirable


  • Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service, Ability to work in a strict procedural framework, Ability to deal with confidentiality, Discrete, Diplomatic, Accuracy and attention to details, Ability to coach others.

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


Application Deadline  20th January, 2021.


  • Applications for this role can only be made online.
  • Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview
  • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization


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