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  • Posted: Nov 26, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 10, 2020
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    edecins Du Monde - For more than 30 years, Medecins Du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those w...
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    Interpreter

    Main Responsibilities
    Under the supervision of the Medical supervisor, the mobile clinic translator will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:

    • Interpret documents in English, Hausa and Kanuri, and vice versa as directed by Technical Advisors or clinical supervisor
    • Interpret discussions/meetings (Community) as requested by other MdM staff as required
    • To ensure neutrality and accuracy when translating
    • To declare any “conflict of interest” when asked to translate (e.g. personal involvement) which would necessitate using other staff members for translation
    • Assist MdM team in everyday activities of the project including meetings with community groups and leaders
    • Conduct basic language courses to medical staff working in the facilities
    • Performs additional duties as per the request of immediate supervisor or project coordinator in other associated project activities
    • To strengthen MdM’s relations with local community
    • To ensure confidentiality at all times
    • To take care of translation between the beneficiaries and the clinical team
    • To provide visitors with Health Education along with the community workers if required
    • Advice visitors regarding the medical services in the facility

    Task Description
    He/she is expected to:

    • Have an extensive vocabulary of the major languages spoken in Maiduguri i.e English, Hausa and Kanuri
    • He/she must make sense of the message composed in one language while simultaneously constructing and articulating the same message in another language
    • He/she must have a very good knowledge of healthcare and medical terms. Also have ability to learn and retain new terminology
    • Be a very good listener and be able to pick up on every word, every intent and every meaning
    • Interpret with highest degree of accuracy and completeness: interpreting the exact meaning of what is being said without editing or deleting anything
    • Have knowledge, skills and techniques to provide an accurate interpretation of all communication (verbal and non-verbal) between the Doctors/Midwives/MHPSS Counsellors/Social workers, the patient and other individuals involved in the care and the treatment of the patients
    • Behave and present him/herself in a professional manner always, regardless of the familiarity or unfamiliarity with the individuals involved
    • Communicate any special needs of the patient to the Doctors/Midwives/MHPSS Counsellors/Social worker

    Profile Required

    • Completed Diploma in health-related field with a minimum of 3 years work experience.
    • Good command of written and spoken English, Hausa and Kanuri
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to organise and prioritise workload independently, using initiative when appropriate
    • Ability to be flexible and use common sense to develop appropriate solutions to regular project problems.
    • Experience in working in community setting activities would be an advantage
    • Caring, compassionate and confident: willing to be a strong advocate for the improved quality of the services to the patients
    • Pleasant and polite attitude at all times; ability to reflect the professional standards of MdM interest in and commitment to MdM’s activities and values

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    Clinical Health Officer

    Location: Damboa, Borno

    Main Responsibilities

    • Under the supervision of the Medical Supervisor, the Clinical Health Officer will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in mobile clinics:
      • Provision of free of charge curative health consultation
      • Admission, weekly medical follow-up and discharge of the malnourished children in OTP program
      • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
      • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

    Tasks Description

    • Provision of free of charge curative health consultations:
    • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM office
    • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene when performing curative health consultations
    • Participate actively in triage activities before to start curative health consultations
    • Perform curative consultations
    • Take a proper medical history including
    • Reason for consultation
    • Duration of the illness or complaints
    • Main symptoms
    • Past medical history and treatment.
    • Perform a correct physical examination:
    • Inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation
    • Systematic checking of signs of severity
    • Diagnose and treat the diseases according to protocols in use (i.e. clinical guidelines)
    • Write the most important complaints, signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment on the patient's registration form.
    • Explain the treatment to the patient
    • Give individual health education related to the patient's disease
    • Manage emergency cases according to MdM protocols and regulation
    • Fill in the registration form for each patient, according to the diagnosis of the morbidity surveillance form
    • Check the immunization status for all EPI targeted children and referred the unvaccinated children to the vaccinator
    • Investigate any information regarding unusual health events or diseases outbreak, provided through any source
    • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity
    • Admission, weekly medical follow-up and discharge of the malnourished children in OTP program:
    • Ensure that all the 6-59 months children have been screened (MUAC, H/W and edemas)
    • Admit new cases in OTP program according to the criteria's of national nutrition protocol and give systematic treatment for SAM cases
    • Ensure weekly follow up of SAM cases and adapt RUTF doses
    • Discharge cases according to the criteria's of national nutrition protocol
    • Refer complicated SAM cases to identified Stabilization Center
    • Fill in the specific OTP form
    • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data:
    • Perform the daily data collection regarding curative consultations
    • Participate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the medical data
    • Reporting and attendance to different meetings:
    • Prepare a weekly activities report to submit to team leader
    • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security)
    • Participate to all the trainings organized by MDM

    Others:

    • Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinics
    • Participate to the loading and unloading of the vehicles and to the setting up of the mobile clinics
    • Participate to weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacy
    • Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
    • Perform other additional duties on request of the team leader
    • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field
    • Because of the emergency relief nature of MDM's work, working hours may be irregular and employees are expected to be flexible in their approach to working hours under emergency conditions.

    Qualifications and Experience and Attributes

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Certificate in Community Health with a valid License
    • At least 3-5 years post qualifying experience in a similar environment / context
    • Possession of a valid practicing certificate.
    • Background / familiarity with Emergency is an added advantage.
    • Good command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of Kanuri and Hausa Languages will be an advantage.
    • Strong interpersonal and team building skills and excellence as a team player.
    • Must possess the ability to learn with speed and ease.
    • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point Presentation etc.)
    • Strong sense of responsibility, methodical and accurate with high organizational skills
    • Honesty and integrity and able to cope with stressful situations.
    • Manages effectively his own time as well as flexible and available to work overtime when needed
    • Willing to be deployed to the newly liberated local government areas.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in one single attachment via email to: recruitment.nigeria@medecinsdumonde.net using "the job title" as the subject of the mail.

    Note: Applications without the correct subject will not be treated.

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