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  • Medical Supervisor at Medecins Du Monde

  • Posted on: 10 June, 2019 Deadline: 14 June, 2019
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  • Médecins 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.

    Medical Supervisor


    SUPERVISOR: Health Coordinator

     Line Reports: Clinic Staff

     Work Location: Maiduguri


    • Under the supervision of the health  Coordinator, 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 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

    • 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…)


    • 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


    • Medical Doctor
    • Experience in similar position (management) for at least 2 years
    • 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

    Method of Application

     Send CV + cover letter explaining why you consider yourself suitable for this position and providing a valid email and telephone contact via email to:

    Ensure to place “Psychosocial Support Counsellor” OR Medical Supervisor  in the subject line

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Starting date: ASAP

    Our process of selection include some written tests and oral interviews

    Interviews written test and interviews will be done in Maiduguri                         

    Applications not meeting the minimum qualifications or received after the expiry date of this Vacancy Notice shall not be considered. 

    MDM would like to thank all applicants for their interest.

    MDM is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from anyone regardless of your gender.

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