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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: Medical Coordinator, Support

Location: Abuja (FCT)

Main Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Medical Coordinator through delegated tasks and responsibilities including administrative tasks related to the coordination of work, ensuring good relationships with local and national authorities and ensuring adequate program management in the projects, according to MSF protocols, (para)medical standards, rules of hygiene and the standard precautions in order to ensure the delivery of quality medical care for patients and their communities as well as to improve the health conditions of the targeted population.

Description of the Responsibilities / Activities

  • Monitoring, supervising and evaluating the implementation of medical activities in the project, visiting projects according to pre-set schedule and participating in defining the human resources needs, materials and techniques. Assisting in the implementation of MSF protocols, (para) medical standards, the rules of hygiene and universal precautions in service.
  • Assisting in the collection of information on national health policy (meetings, reports, articles, etc.), collecting and participating in the analysis of epidemiological data (meetings, reports, articles, etc.) from the projects
  • Ensuring medical follow up of patients (treatment, improvement) in collaboration with the medical referent of the health structure and overseeing all medical expenses associated with the patient, in collaboration with the supervisors. Organize the administrative and medical information (reports, ongoing treatments), the discharge of patients and return to their homes
  • Supporting and supervising the project teams and participating in the management of the medical team in the capital (recruitment, training, monitoring their work, vacation planning, assessments, etc.). Participating in briefings and debriefings of the (para) medical team members and promoting communication and active participation in the development of the project
  • Applying the employee health policy and participating in the evaluation of hospital structures that can serve as reference structures for national and international staff. Participating in the medical monitoring of MSF personnel and overseeing all medical expenses associated with various consultations and hospitalizations in collaboration with the line manager
  • Participating in the management of the central pharmacy, advising and guiding the logistics team in the mission of drug stock management. Organizing the start-up, inventory and management of operational medical library according to the classification plan
  • Participating in the data collection and management from the projects as well as preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports and organizing · data archiving and medical reports in the project
  • Performing other duties at the request of Medco (exceptional strengthening of a field team, involvement in evaluations, etc.)

MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Support Medical coordinator in participating in various meetings.
  • Responsible for implementation of National Staff health policy in collaboration with HR department including ensuring giving medical inputs at the time of recruitment. Education of the national staff on preventative measures and ensuring that they are following that in the mission.
  • Act as a mission focal point in terms of national staff health issues.
  • Assist medical coordinator for administration of expat health policy.
  • Monitor the key health concerns in the mission and ensure regular information sharing and exchange with national staff colleagues in the mission.
  • Compile monthly medical report across the mission including providing feedback to the staff in the field. Detect data errors in the report and address with the respective field in collaboration with mission DHIS focal person.
  • Get latest updates on the DHIS for better understanding with an objective of becoming mission DHIS focal person in future.
  • Gather relevant medical contextual information and share with medical coordinator.
  • Participates in the emergency assessments or response when required in the field.
  • Gap fill relevant position in the field in the case of needs after discussions and agreement with MedCo.
  • Replace MTLs in the field in the case of gaps/holidays in agreement with MedCo.

Requirements & Qualifications
Education:

  • Medical Doctor diploma or equivalent in a related allied health. NYSC discharge or exemption certificate

Experience:

  • 2-year experience minimum as a Medical Doctor or in clinical work essential, training or experience in tropical medicine and/or public health is an asset
  • Experience working in a developing country and Emergency contexts experience
  • Experience working with INGOs is a strong asset.

Languages:

  • Excellent command of English and French. Control of local languages

Knowledge:

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

Competencies:

  • People Management and Development L2
  • Commitment to MSF Principles L2
  • Behavioural Flexibility L3
  • Results and Quality Orientation L3
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L3.

Interested and qualified candidates should:     
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Health Promoter Supervisor
Location: NOMA Project, Sokoto
Employment Type: Full-time

Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

  • In close collaboration with the Health Promotion IEC (Information, Education, Communication) Activities Manager, implementing and supervising educational campaigns according to MSF values, standards and procedures in order to increase awareness of the targeted population and to promote prevention and treatment of diseases in the project area.

Accountabilities

  • In close collaboration with the Health Promotion manager, participating in the definition and update of the Health Promotion / Information Education Communication strategy and identifying indicators in order to monitor Health Promotion activities, results, and achievements
  • Supporting the Health Promotion manager in organizing and carrying out assessments and research on the impact of Health Promotion activities and identifying and reporting the constraints, difficulties or strength points of the HP strategy inside and outside the medical structures in order to reinforce the link between the communities and the project
  • Providing support in selecting and developing quality pedagogical communication strategies towards the community. Planning information campaigns, including targets, objectives, methods and goals in order to increase awareness among the targeted population.
  • Informing, according to protocols, community members and identified risk groups (prisons, army, sexual workers, etc.) about health related issues
  • Organizing health awareness sessions for MSF’s medical and non-medical staff
  • Identifying key actors (local authorities, local NGOs, traditional healers, formal or informal authorities) and being the focal point for the networking in order to support the dissemination of health information of the target population, and be the point of reference for the relation and networking with these subjects
  • Organizing, training, and supervising the HP team in terms of planning and organizing their work, supporting, evaluating and coaching of personnel, collecting reports and reporting the activities of each health worker and regularly visiting communities that are under his/her responsibility
  • Supervising, in close collaboration with the HR department, the HR associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required
  • Ensuring cleanliness of IEC (information, education and communication) areas
  • Collecting and reporting to the medical team any information linked to the health situation of the population and the patient.

MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities:

  • Plan, organize and supervise the implementation of all health promotion activities in the NOMA children Hospital and Outreach according to the project’s HPCE strategy
  • Establish strong community engagement platforms with stakeholders at all levels of service delivery and ensure that traditional leaders, patients and the general community take a leading role in improving their health.
  • Coordinate the review / adaptation / development of all IEC materials for NOMA including pretesting and translation to local language with technical support from IECHP Flying Manager
  • On weekly basis, liaise with the NAM to identify and discuss challenges encountered with NOMA patients (quality of care, poor adherence to treatment including missed appointments etc.) on a regular basis in order to establish solution for resolving the issues
  • Be responsible for the daily functional, management of the Health Promotion department in collaboration with MoH and attend meetings, trainings, workshops as requested with support from the NAM and IECHP Flying Manager
  • Identify challenges faced by the NOMA patients in the community, proactively engage with community members through focal and key persons, and together find appropriate solutions
  • Collaborate with the NAM and focal persons on daily basis and ensure support to all medical needs identified for the best interest of the NOMA patients
  • In collaboration with NAM and focal persons, organize the pick-up of NOMA patients from the community to the Hospital for treatment and surgical interventions
  • Ensure smooth and consistent collaboration with stakeholders including Ministry of Health staff and contact persons in health promotion activities in the community
  • Perform health promotion sessions in the Noma Children Hospital to the outpatient and inpatient departments on a regular basis.

Requirements (Qualifications)
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (Sociology, Social Work), Health Promotion, Public or Environmental Health

Experience:

  • Essential working experience in MSF (1 year minimum) in health promotion activities, or training-education activities.
  • Experience in supervision.

Languages:

  • English is essential, local language desirable.

Knowledge:

  • Computer Literacy (Ms Word, Excel and Internet)

Competencies:

  • Results and Quality Orientation L2
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L2
  • Behavioural Flexibility L2
  • Commitment to MSF Principles L2
  • Stress Management L3.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Health Promoter IEC (Information, Education, Communication) Officer
Location: NOMA Project, Sokoto
Employment Type: Full-time

Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

  • Implement Health Promotion / IEC (Information, Education, Communication) activities with patients and local population to raise their knowledge and skills on relevant medical topics.

Accountabilities

  • Inform patients and communities about MSF and services it provides.
  • According to medical priorities, deliver information to the patients and community on specific health topics.
  • Implement activities of health education and awareness (sessions in schools, churches, community), under the indications and supervision of the HP Supervisor.
  • Under the guide of HP Supervisor, assess the impact of activities (with questions, verifications and behaviors observations), and report problems, success and constraints to him/her.
  • Collect all type of information related to specific health and living conditions of the population, in particular to identify the most vulnerable populations to target.
  • Report to HP Supervisor: activities, problems met, strengths and constraints.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with social partners, including other NGO’s, governmental health services that can provide answers to social problems.
  • Keep education and communication areas clean and tidy and professional materials available.
  • Participate in creation of any material needed for the activities of information, education and communication.

MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities:

  • Plan and organize weekly sensitization and awareness campaigns/meetings/health education sessions on NOMA with different target groups in collaboration with focal and key persons in the community and in the Noma Children Hospital
  • Provide weekly mentorship to focal persons on health promotion activities with a strong emphasis on prevention of NOMA in the community
  • Participate in the development and translation of IEC materials targeting NOMA patients
  • Promote MSF free medical services available for NOMA patients through focal and key persons in the community during health promotion activities
  • Facilitate and conduct timely defaulter tracing including missed appointments with focal persons and ensure patients are back to medical care after proper counseling.
  • Plan and organize weekly disease surveillance with focal persons and ensure early detection and referral of NOMA cases to Hospital

Requirements (Qualifications)
Education:

  • Degree / Diploma in Social Sciences (Sociology, Social Work), Health Promotion, Public or Environmental Health

Experience:

  • 1 year work experience.
  • Preferable previous experience in health promotion interventions, social work, community mobilization, health issues sensitization and awareness.

Languages:

  • English is essential, local language desirable.

Knowledge:

  • Computer Literacy (Ms Word, Excel and Internet)

Competencies:

  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Service Oriented
  • Stress Management.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Note

  • Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
  • Only one online application form should be submitted as multiple submissions will not be considered.
  • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organisation

 

Application Deadline 30th July, 2021.


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