Medical Coordinator – Support at Medecins Sans Frontieres

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Full Time
  • Post Date: August 22, 2020
Job Description

Medical Coordinator – Support at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Holland 

About Company

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 Coordinator Support

Location: FCT, Abuja (MSF OCA)
Job Type: Indefinite Period

Main Objective and Responsibilities of the Position

  • 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.)
  • 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.

Requirements (Qualifications)

  • Medical Doctor diploma (MBBS / MBChB) or equivalent in a related allied health. NYSC discharge or exemption certificate


  • 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.


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


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


  • People Management
  • Commitment
  • Flexibility
  • Results
  • Teamwork

Application Closing Date
27th August, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application Letter, latest CV and photocopies of all necessary Credentials with telephone contact details (daytime) in an envelope (Specify on the envelope “Application for the post of Medical Coordinator Support – Abuja”) to any of our project offices in “Benue, Sokoto and Zamfara States”.
Send to the address below:
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF),
The Human Resource Coordinator,
11, First Avenue, Gwarinpa,

For digital applications, you can send through: using the “Job title” as the subject of the email.


  • Only complete applications will be considered and shortlisted candidates contacted.
  • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization
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