Recent Vacancies at Médecins Sans Frontières

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 position below:


Job Title: Medical Activity Manager

Location: Benue
Employment Type: Full-time

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 active surveillance on population displacement assessment in Benue state a well as monitoring disease outbreraks and plan for appropriate response while providing guidence and follow up on the surveillance team to ensure correct demographic data collection
  • To fill gaps of MTL, MD, and the Pharmacy-storekeeper during their absence.
  • In collaboration with the MTL and all departmental heads, participates in the planning, organizing and implementation of Benue project activities including emergency interventions.
  • Closely collaborate with the MTL and PC in the translation of the project proposal’s medical objectives into a successful work plan.
  • Ensure a smooth coordination of referrals between MSF and all the MoH and non-MoH designated referrral facilities, follow up on refereed patients while continiously monitor the quality of services rendered and patient outcomes in collaboration with the MSF refrral Nurse.
  • Collaborate with MTL and MoH in organizing and facilitating reactive vaccination campaigns as well as preventive vaccination campaigns when required.
  • Provide 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, dispensing and information dessemination according to the MSF guidelines and protocols.
  • Be the National Staff health focal person.

Reporting and Administrative:

  • Compile MMR reports from all medical departrment supervisors and share with the MTL as per the agreed timelines.
  • Participate in trip planning and pre-depature organization
  • Follow up and ensure timely submission of hospital claims from the designated hospitals where MSF is referring their patients.
  • 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 accordingly.
  • Participate in routine Benue reports as well as intervention reports.
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Stock and Drug Management:

  • In collaboration with the MTL and other Key medical Supervisors, participate in the formulaton of the PMSL and FMCs
  • Participate in the monthly TSR analysis together with the Supply team and the MTL.
  • Ensure proper consumption tracking of medical items and sharing this information with the MTL as may be required.
  • Participate in international medical order processes.
  • Routinely monitor prescription parttens by clinicians to ensure adherence MSF protocols.
  • Rotinely give feedback to clinicians in terms of ruptures, overstocks and propose for solutions that include use of alternative drugs e.t.c.

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.
  • Liaise with the MTL on medical human resources requirements to ensure reasonable coverage.
  • To contribute if necessary to the updating of the job descriptions of the medical team.
  • Ensure that everyone is timeously taking their annual leaves.
  • Ensure staff under his supervision understands their role and what they are expected of.
  • Collaborate with the MTL in transferring information necessary for updating emergency pool staff profile after E-prep trainings or post-intervention.

Networking & Representation:

  • Together with the MTL, participate in representing MSF in stakeholders meetings and maintaining good relations with the local authorities such as the MOH and SEMA.
  • Proactively and continiously build networks with relevant partners and authorities including those in neighbouring states in order to have more interlocators for passive disease survaillance.
  • Routinely conduct actor mapping in the state and understanding their response capacity.
  • To represent MSF and safeguard the identity, principles and policy of MSF.


  • Closely monitor events of recent violent clashes determining the origin/reason of the conflict and possible needs/area of intervention including RH SGBV.
  • Ensure all alerts coming from MSF and outside sources are triangulated and verified for validity before conducting assessments.
  • Assess the capacity of response from the MoH in case of medical emergencies.
  • Be the lead in analysing the quality of data and information from assessments and participate in making conclusions and recommendations accordingly.
  • Plan and conduct assessments if information from alerts and verification deems it necessary to.
  • Participate in exploratory missions, operational research activities and outbreak investigations and report findings using the outbreak toolkit.

Staff Health:

  • Ensure that all staff members understand the Staff health policy and always update them whenever there are any changes.
  • Ensure adherence to staff health policy by the staff as well as the health insurance company.
  • Liaise with the MTL for possibility of exceptionally financially supporting services that the medical insurance does not cover.

Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)
Applicants must meet the following criteria:


  • 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 L2
  • Leadership L2
  • People Management and Development L3
  • Service Orientation L3
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L4.



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


  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview
  • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization
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Application Deadline  29th June, 2021



Job Title: Supply Chain Supervisor – (CTC / CTU)
Location: Bauchi
Employment Type: Contract
Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Scope of Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Planning and supervising the execution of the supply chain activities in the project or capital (order, pro-curement, transport and customs and stock management) according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure the optimal functioning of the mission.

Planning, coordinating, supervising and monitoring on a day-to-day basis the implementation of the supply activities in the project as specified by the line manager, ensuring compliance to MSF standards, protocols and procedures. Including the following tasks:

  • Order management: Responsible for the supply administration, the correct filing and archiving of supply database and the efficient processing and follow up of orders and requests
  • Procurement: Responsible for purchase management, in particular the follow up of purchases, preparation, together with the Logistics Manager, market assessments, contracts and supplier evaluations and communication with local suppliers for the status of purchase orders, claims and complaints
  • Transport and Customs: Ensuring the clearing and the transport of medical and non-medical goods of the mission and provide info on timelines regarding administrative procedures concerning, import, customs clearance, etc.
  • Communicating with customers, keeping them up to date concerning their orders status (BO confirmation) and prioritizing procurement and transport according to their needs
  • Coordinating and leading the team under his/her responsibility including the definition of each person’s tasks (daily supervision and checking the quality of their work), drawing up working schedule
  • Supervising, in close coordination with the HR department, the 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
  • Stock management: Controlling quality and costs and the physical state of orders and determines the quantities of products to buy (volume) taking into account the demand and needs of the mission, the availability forecasts, delivery timelines, budget and other relevant factors and monitors stock levels related to monthly consumption figure, expiry dates, excess drugs and possible shortage in the capital

Minimum Requirements

  • Essential Technical diploma, in Supply Chain.
  • 1 – 2 years in MSF Logistics Department, previous experience in supply chain activities related jobs
  • Desirable computer literacy (word, excel).



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

Applications must be in English and include:

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

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Application Deadline  19th June, 2021 at 12h00


Job Title: Health Promoter Supervisor – (CTC / CTU)
Location: Bauchi
Employment Type: Contract
Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Scope of Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • In close collaboration with the HP IEC Activities Manager, implementing and supervising educational cam-paigns 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.
  • In close collaboration with the HP manager, participating in the definition and update of the HP/IEC strategy and identifying indicators in order to monitor HP activities, results, and achievements. Supporting the HP manager in organizing and carrying out assessments and research on the impact of HP 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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  • Essential diploma in Social Sciences or Education / Pedagogy / or Social Work.
  • Essential working experience in MSF (1 year minimum) in health promotion activities, or training-education activities.
  • Desirable computer literacy (word, excel).



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

Applications must be in English and include:

  • Complete CV and Copies of all certificates and diplomas mentioned in the CV.
  • Updated contact details and ID
  • Contact info


Important Notes

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