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Medecins Sans Frontieres

Date Posted: 12/Mar/2014
Deadline: 24/Mar/2014

Medical Doctors (2 Positions) in Medecins Sans Frontieres

Recruitment Notice 
The French Section of Médecins Sans Frontières is recruiting for its project in Jahun:

1 Medical Doctor
Open To Qualified Doctors

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

Job Description

  • General practitioner with interest in maternal health
  • Team leader and management skills
  • Flexibility to work in a mixed MOH and MSF environment
  • Daily medical care of all the patients at the VVF-centre including selection of patients, pre-and postoperative care, preparation for discharge, referrals and follow-up
  • Supervising physiotherapy and counseling activities
  • Quality control of the care given: adherence to medical protocols, registration of complications, leading morbidity and mortality meeting
  • Supervising data collection, data analysis and regular reporting 
  • Organizing proper care for the inoperable/incurable patients through partnerships with other organizations
  • Initiating, and leading operational research in the field of vvf (after proper training provided by MSF)
  • Leads outreach activities including active recruitment of patients 
  • Liaison between MSF and the National fistula program of Nigeria
  • Observe and respect the MSF Charter and adhere to work schedule as per roster and on-call requirements;
  • Treat the patient with respect, providing good quality care and ensuring privacy and confidentiality.

Required Skills and Conditions

  • Nigerian Medical Diploma with minimum of 1 year of active clinical experience since graduation;
  • General practitioner with interest in maternal health
  • Team leader and management skills
  • Flexibility to work in a mixed MOH and MSF environment
  • Strong work ethic, commitment to humanitarian objectives and patient care;
  • Motivation, flexibility and capacity to work as a team and in emergency program;
  • Preferably female, from Northern Nigeria and speaking one or more local languages

Work Location

  • Jahun Hospital, Jigawa State (Nigeria).


  • Unlimited contract duration starting as soon as possible in April, 2014.
  • 208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.  

Method of Application 
Submit your CV, copies of nursing qualifications and a cover letter with contact details to the MSF Admin’ Office in Jahun ("Application Box" at the Watchmen Desk).
Applications can be submitted in person or by email to: [email protected]

Deadline for the submission of applications: Tuesday March 25TH, 2014.


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