Medical Doctor for Emergency Team at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Medecins Sans Frontieres is a private, international organisation. The organisation is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims. Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Medical Doctor for Emergency TeamLocation: AbujaMain PurposeContribute to increase MSF capacity to react timely to emergencies (disease outbreak, natural disaster and violence) in Nigeria, especially in the identify statesTo achieve these objectives implement an internal monitoring/surveillance system, active networking at both federal and state levels with various actors (government, NGO, community etc)Timely propose appropriate action plan for the emergency and formulate an implementation strategyProvide medical support to the other MSF project in NigeriaProvide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.Provide best possible care before, during and after surgery in the OT in accordance with MSF protocols;Job DescriptionFollow up of MSF emergencies activity (Disease surveillance, outbreak investigation and data collection) and the definition of objectives:Collaborate in the development of a contact network with the State epidemiologists and DSNO at State level of epidemiology surveillance, others agencies involved in the surveillance (WHO/UNICEF….) or emergency preparedness and local communities; and on need basis with the FMOHOn continuous basis, do web-based updates and further research on the national politics and policy of surveillance and management of epidemics (meetings, reports, article)Collect and compile epidemiological data (meetings, reports, articles), analyse and realize monthly, quarter and annual report proposed to Emergency team Coordinator:Organize and analyze the epidemiology data, medical emergency reports and medical assessment.Ensure a qualitative and comprehensive data and report archiving processImplementing an internal surveillance system for Northern States of the country prone to seasonal epidemics, which includes collection of second-hand information -through formal and informal networking- and, when possible collection of first-hand information -field evaluation- so as to complement, verify or assess health situationFollowing up on main indicators collected and making proposal accordinglyPerform regular monthly field visits to achieve the above objectives in collaboration with the coordination team and submit proposal to coordination teamMan-made and natural disaster ; response to violence; floods:Participate in creation and/or update of a comprehensive health structure mapping on each structure levelon continuous basis do web-based updates and further research on the national politics and policy of surveillance and management of epidemics (meetings, reports, article)Carry out exploratory missions to achieve the above objectives in collaboration with the coordination team and submit proposal to coordination teamResponse proposal and activity implementation:Based on the results of the investigations, propose an appropriate medical response to the Emergency team Coordinator/medical coordinatorEventually be involved in the implementation of the response and the direct clinical management of patientSupport to other MSF Activities in NigeriaMore generally, the Emergency team doctor, can be involved in other tasks including:Support to the projects:Carrying out some medical activities and maintaining links with the fields and desk/technical departmentReplace members of the field team if neededWork in other MSF program in order to cumulate experience.Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocolsPharmacy management – In collaboration with the country pharmacist:Participate in stock inventory processPrepare the medical boxes for the exploratory mission; Anticipate and report needs to the CoordinatorGet proficient with cold-chain management as per MSF standards; Responsible for cold-chain management on the fieldResponsible for collecting and filing consumption and donation forms on the field

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