Career Opportunities at Medecins du Monde

Medecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Medical Supervisor

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Supervisor: Health Program Manager
Line Reports: Clinic Staff

Main Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the health Program Manager, the Medical Supervisor will be responsible for the following main activities:

  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of one of MDMs field clinics
  • Act as a focal point for the clinic in the field
  • Providing technical and operational support to mobile clinic staff and/or OTP staff
  • Management and leadership of Clinic team
  • Collection and analysis of health & pharmaceutical data
  • Supporting the development of coherent project implementation strategy
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings
  • Manage Community Health Workers
  • Liaise with medical trainers to ensure the delivery of quality SRH, CMAM, PHC services to the target population.

Tasks Description

  • Providing technical support to mobile clinic staff
  • Train MC staff on medical protocols including hygiene protocols
  • Ensure use and respect of medical protocols through observation and supervision of medical and paramedics staff
  • Implement regular on-the-job trainings and supportive supervision according to a weekly/monthly schedule
  • Train and supervise CHW working in mobile clinic areas
  • Establish mechanisms of providing regular weekly/monthly feedback on statistics and health activities to Clinic Staff
  • Plan and implement thematic capacity building or specific trainings according to the identified needs for MC staff and/or OTP staff
  • Participate in establishing/improving referral system
  • Supervise drugs stock management in mobile clinics and OTP
  • Work in close collaboration with the MDM medical trainers to ensure comprehensive on-the-job training for each of the specialities: SRH, PHC, EPI, Nutrition, LAB,
  • Oversee and support the implementation of best practices introduced by trainers and HPC
  • Operational Management of Clinic team
  • Act as focal point for liaison with community leaders and representatives in clinic area of operation
  • Lead on coordination with other actors, including UN, INGO and GoN, in clinic area of operation
  • Provide regular, timely updates to Health Coordinator
  • Organize the weekly schedule of the Clinic team to ensure the smooth running of the activities
  • Ensure that Clinic medical and paramedics staff respect their assigned tasks
  • Provide strong leadership to ensure Clinic staff understand and work according to MdM principles
  • Collection and analysis of health & pharmaceutical data
  • Ensure the implementation of data collection protocols, working closely with the database officer and HPC
  • Ensure accurate collection of MC/OTP data
  • Monitor the drugs consumption by establishing/maintaining mechanisms of consumption record and inform the Health Program Coordinator and Pharmacist in case of any unusual consumption, or stock shortages
  • Identify and rectify gaps or weaknesses in medical activities by using monitoring and supervision tools
  • Ensure rapid communication of suspect communicable disease to HPC
  • Developing coherent project implementation strategy
  • Assist in preparing and implementing operational action plan for MC and/or OT component in collaboration with MdM coordination team
  • Assist in the implementation of the project activities in collaboration with MdM coordination team
  • Assist MdM Health Coordinator and MdM medical coordinator in preparing data collection tools as well as medical and paramedics protocols
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings
  • Prepare a weekly activity report to submit to the Health Program Coordinator
  • Compile epidemiological reports for inclusion in medical reports or any other relevant reports
  • Support the pharmacist to compile drug consumption report per month
  • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)

Others:

  • Establish good relationship with the different stakeholders in order to have a smooth implementation of MdM project
  • Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
  • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field
  • Perform other additional duties on request of the Health Program Coordinator and coordination team

Profile Required

  • Medical Doctor
  • Experience in similar position (management) for at least 3years
  • Good knowledge in nutrition
  • Good knowledge of pharmacy
  • Capacities in team management
  • Strong sense of responsibilities and organization skills
  • Strong work ethic and rigor
  • Languages (spoken and written): English
  • Flexibility
  • Team player

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV with Cover Letter explaining why you consider yourself suitable for this position and providing a valid email and telephone contact via email to: [email protected]

 

 

Job Title: Medical Doctor

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

Main Responsibilities
Under the supervision of Medical Supervisor, the Medical Doctor will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:

  • Provision of free of charge curative health consultations
  • Admission, weekly medical follow-up and discharge of the malnourished children in OTP program
  • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

Tasks Description
Provision of free of charge curative health consultations:

  • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM office
  • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene when performing curative health consultations

Participate actively in triage activities before to start curative health consultations. Perform curative consultations:

Take a proper medical history including:

  • Reason for consultation
  • Duration of the illness or complaints
  • Main symptoms
  • Past medical history and treatment.
  • Perform a correct physical examination:
  • Inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation
  • Systematic checking of signs of severity
  • Diagnose and treat the diseases according to protocols in use (i.e. clinical guidelines)
  • Write the most important complaints, signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment on the patient’s registration form.
  • Explain the treatment to the patient
  • Give individual health education related to the patient’s disease
  • Manage emergency cases according to MdM protocols and regulation
  • Fill in the registration form for each patient, according to the diagnosis of the morbidity surveillance form
  • Check the immunization status for all EPI targeted children and referred the unvaccinated children to the vaccinator
  • Investigate any information regarding unusual health events or diseases outbreak, provided through any source
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity
  • Admission, weekly medical follow-up and discharge of the malnourished children in OTP program:
  • Ensure that all the 6-59 months children have been screened (MUAC, H/W and edemas)
  • Admit new cases in OTP program according to the criteria’s of national nutrition protocol and give systematic treatment for SAM cases
  • Ensure weekly follow up of SAM cases and adapt RUTF doses
  • Discharge cases according to the criteria’s of national nutrition protocol
  • Refer complicated SAM cases to identified Stabilization Center
  • Fill in the specific OTP form
  • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data:
  • Perform the daily data collection regarding curative consultations
  • Participate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the medical data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings:
  • Prepare a weekly activities report to submit to team leader
  • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)
  • Participate to all the trainings organized by MDM

Others:

  • Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinics
  • Participate to the loading and unloading of the vehicles and to the setting up of the mobile clinics
  • Participate to weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacy
  • Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
  • Perform other additional duties on request of the team leader
  • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field.

Requirements

  • Qualified and registered national Medical Doctor from a recognized university with a valid practicing license from Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

Work experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressive work experience with similar role as a Mobile clinic physician.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the INGO systems and structure.
  • Previous work with humanitarian organizations is added plus.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in one single attachment via email to: [email protected] using “Job Title and location” as the subject of the mail. For example: Medical Doctor Maiduguri.

 

Application Deadline 17th June, 2021.

 

Note: Applications without the correct subject line stated above will not be treated.

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