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Stabilization Center (SC) Medical Doctor at Premiere Urgence Internationale

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Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.

PUI has been implementing humanitarian activities in Nigeria since April 2016, supporting population with food security, nutrition, health and protection project in Maiduguri and Borno State.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Stabilization Center (SC) Medical Doctor

Locations: Monguno, Borno
Number of position:01
Deadline to apply: 12th August 2021
Starting date: ASAP
Duration of contract:- 6 Months (with possible extension).

General Objective

  • Under the direct supervision of the Health / Nutrition PM, the Stabilization Centre (SC) Doctors will be responsible for the overall and day to day management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) at PUI Stabilization Centre (SC) in Monguno PHCC.
  • S/he will closely work with the Health/Nutrition PM for the planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring of agreed nutrition activities in line with donor agreements and ensures maximum quality for the treatment of SAM complications in accordance with the national and international standards and protocols and with the quality standards of the organization.
  • S/he will be in charge for the overall support and direct supervision of the SC staffs including SC Nurses and SC Nurse Assistants.

Responsibilitis and Tasks
Medical Functions:

  • Carry out daily ward rounds in the morning and evening with SC nurses and ensure patients are visited as appropriately. Fill the notes on patient cards after the ward rounds or any other patient examination or procedures
  • Facilitate and perform decisions on admission and referrals to/from the SCs properly
  • Ensure that SC beneficiaries, caretakers and members of the community are treated respectfully at all times
  • Supervise the daily clinical management of SC patients and follow the SC protocols for the medical care of the SAM with the medical complications
  • Monitor and ensure patients are receiving comprehensive health checks, regular checking of vital signs and frequent medicines and feeding administration according to the protocols
  • Undertake emergency procedures as required (including resuscitation), taking the lead as necessary
  • Liaise with SC Nurses regularly (at least every 3-4 hours) to check on patient progress, or more frequently if the need arises and respond to calls from the ward relating to patient care
  • Ensure regular procedure like taking blood samples, providing IV medications and other necessary procedures are done timely with if required him/her carries as necessary
  • Ensure timely preparation, provision and monitoring of feeding for the patients admitted in the SC

Team Management:

  • Ensure that all the SC team  is familiar with and respect all the PUI Internal rules and regulations
  • Plan and maintain working schedules/rotations for the SC team
  • Plan and maintain work plan, schedules and rotations for the SC team
  • Provide capacity building and training to the Nutrition team in collaboration with the Nutrition PM.
  • Provide regular mentoring and on-the-job training for the staffs in the SC ward including SC Nurses, SC Nurse Assistant and staffs in the pediatric ward involved in the treatment of SAM with complication patients
  • Plan, organize and follow up the weekly and monthly implementation chart, after being endorsed by the Nutrition PM.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Ensure proper organization and functioning of the Stabilization Center in compliance with the goals defined in the project proposals
  • Report the progress and any problem in timely manner
  • Ensure that the SC team are following up proper implementation protocols and applying them according to international and national recommendations and guidelines through monitoring and technical assistance
  • Monitor day to day activities of the Stabilization Center
  • Ensure the collection, compilation and analysis of quality data and product the required reports for the SC activities including weekly and monthly reports.

Logistical and Administrative Support:

  • In coordination with the Health / Nutrition PM, Logistics Department and Base Pharmacist, ensure appropriate supply plan on weekly basis principle, for the stabilization centers
  • Support the Health / Nutrition PM for all the necessary planning and preparations to establishing SC in Monguno PHC like facility set-up, staff recruitment and selection process
  • Ensure the proper storage of SC medical supplies, medicines and nutrition commodities
  • Supervise the use of medicines, medical supplies, and nutrition-related commodities and data tools in the SC
  • Provide, on a monthly basis, the Health / Nutrition PM with information necessary for the development of cash flow estimates specific to SC activities

Internal and External Coordination and Representation:

  • Network and coordinate with the relevant units with in the primary health care or other tertiary health facilities for issues that need further support for the patients
  • The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.
  • When required, s/he represents PUI in coordination meetings and technical working groups for the relevant matters and contribute to the good relations with the project partners
  • Build collaborative relations with MoH, WHO and other stakeholders to ensure a successful SC project
  • Closely coordinate with the Nutrition teams in the OTP and in IYCF activities as well as other staffs in the Primary health care centers.

Prioritities of the Department

  • Support the opening and running of stabilization center in monguno phcc.
  • Build the capacity of the nutrition team on thematic areas related to nutrition.
  • Ensure nutrition activities are conducted in a quality manner complying with the national and international protocols.
  • Set-up and enforce effective referral pathways within the pui nutrition components (cm, otp, sc and iycf) and with the other departments (health, fsl and protection) to assure pui integrated approach.

Mandatory Requirements
Education Degree:

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

Language Skills:

  • Good command in English and in local Dialects: Hausa mandatory and Kanuri is a plus

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient user of MS office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Work experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressive work experience with similar role as SC physician.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the MOH systems and structure.
  • Previous work of CMAM program and with humanitarian organizations is added plus.

Assets
Interests:

  • Commitment to the NGO values and principles
  • Understanding of the political situation in the area

Transversal Skills:

  • Strong motivation to help people in need
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Understanding of the context of the area
  • Honesty and reliable
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Understanding and capacity of integration into the local environment
  • Ability to analyse and suggest improvements of the activities
  • Well organized and hard worker

 

 

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

Note: Female applicants with strong skills and competence are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 12th August, 2021.


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