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  • Posted: Oct 22, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 5, 2021
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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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    MHPSS Officer

    Location: Damboa, Borno

    Overall Responsibilities

    • The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Officer supervise the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of MHPSS components of the programs in MdM clinics in Maiduguri and contribute to their development Under the supervision of the Medical Supervisor, he/she is working in collaboration with MHPSS technical Advisor.

    Implementation and Monitoring Of MHPSS Program:

    • He/She supports the project team and trainers during the training phase
    • He/She prepare handouts and materials for training on MH GAP and Basic PSS under the supervision of the Technical Advisor.
    • He/She communicate, provides technical guidance, and support to clinic staff
    • He/She supports the supervision process set up for MHPSS clinic staff
    • He/She supports in the collection of MH data for project follow up, coordinate with the MEAL team and report to the Line Manager.
    • He/She supports in monitoring and evaluation, data collection during training, supervision and on the stage of service provision

    Quality Assurance of MHPSS Projects Activities and Communication:

    • He/She proactively participate in relevant team meetings, as requested by the Medical Supervisor
    • He/She debrief on a weekly basis with the clinic staff.
    • He/She provides follow on the day-to-day progress of activities at the field level, mainly the activities implemented by the clinic staff based on a previous well-set plan designed by the operational and technical managers.
    • He/She establish and maintain collaborative relationships with relevant partners and other project stakeholders working in the project areas.
    • He/She ensures documents are recorded and maintained confidentially at all times.
    • He/she ensures that confidentiality and consent processes are in place and adhered to.
    • He/she assists in the development and implementation of the technical monitoring tools for the project’s activities for all MHPSS components, in collaboration with MHPSS TA

    Other Activities:

    • He/She supports follow up of the referred cases, with the patient and the referring counsellor.
    • He/She supports in dissemination and implementation awareness campaign
    • He/She supports the workshops, training, and meetings hosted as part of the project.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

    Team management and support at the field level:

    • Provide supervision to the team in the field
    • Liaise with each member of the team in the provision of health services.
    • Ensure that team have the necessary available resources to achieve the team objective.

    Involved in project planning and intervention:

    • Participate in the planning of project intervention
    • Contribute to the identification of difficulties and share propositions.

    Participate in representation with stakeholders on behalf of the MHPSS TA:

    • Attend stakeholder meetings on behalf of MDM when called upon
    • Attend and report the meeting minutes.

    Work closely with the existing MDM team and other partners in the area of operation:

    • Participate in a pro-active way in MdM internal meetings (medical, security etc.)
    • Participate in all the relevant training organised by MDM and partners.

    Collect, compile and analyze weekly epidemiological data:

    • Compile the, daily and weekly activities report to submit to the Medical Supervisor.
    • Participate in the weekly computerisation and analysis of the medical data.

    Hierarchical & Functional links:

    • He/she works under the supervision of the Medical Supervisor in the clinic hierarchy and technically to the Mental Health Technical Advisor.

    Job Requirements

    • B.Sc Degree in Psychology or Clinical Psychologist with 2 years experience.
    • Significant experience in similar positions.

    Personal Skills Required:

    • Ability to manage a team.
    • Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, capacity to take initiatives
    • Organizational skills
    • Good writing and communication skills
    • Ability to manage priorities
    • Team spirit.

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    MHPSS Counsellor

    Location: Damboa, Borno

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision of the Medical Supervisor the MHPSS counsellor provides psychosocial and/or psychological interventions in an individual or group format.
    • The MHPSS Counsellor will liaise with the mental health team (Medical Supervisor and MHPSS Counsellors) on the implementation of MHPSS interventions and activities, more specifically.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Deliver one-on-one (Individual) and group counselling sessions to identified clients within MdM Clinics, and in line with MdM integrated approach
    • Develop psychosocial activities; community mobilization, awareness raising, and any other related activity requested by Medical Supervisor.
    • Support MHPSS TAin delivering training or workshops
    • Support in the creation of materials including publicity documents.
    • Engage with the community to deliver and promote MDM MHPSS project activities in the designated locations.
    • Assist in writing monthly, quarterly, annual reports, monitoring and evaluation activity and progress reports of project activities including monthly reporting to the MHPSS Supervisor.
    • Assist in the implementation of preventive MHPSS interventions at the community and PHC level.
    • Coordinate referrals

    Tasks Description
    Provide MHPSS consultations within PHC setting:

    • Provide individual or group consultations to beneficiaries presenting in PHC or referred and in need of MH interventions
    • Assist in the identification of psycho-social needs and proposition needed interventions in collaboration with the mental health team and PHC staff
    • Weekly reporting activities and data collection
    • Coordinate with MHPSS supervisor on cases requiring higher level interventions

    Provide psycho-social support for mental health beneficiaries:

    • Work directly with MHPSS Supervisor to develop individualized treatment plans for MH beneficiaries
    • In coordination with community mobilizers use participatory methods to adapt activities in accordance to the needs of the different target groups (children, women etc)

    Community mental health interventions:

    • Participate in defining effective and culturally appropriate approaches and interventions on the community level
    • Focus on information dissemination and collecting opinions to foster knowledge and self-care practices for communities in areas of intervention
    • Initiate and facilitate group interventions

    Analysis, detection and reduction of risk factors influencing the mental health status at community level:

    • In collaboration with the mental health team, explore and detect potential risk factors influencing mental health status of the target population
    • Coordinate with other actors concerned to reduce and/or eliminate potential risk factors.

    Others:

    • Any other related MDM tasks as assigned by the MHPSS Supervisor or MHPSS Coordinator
    • Under the guidance of MHPSS Supervisor and MHPSS Coordinator support in the collection of information related to behaviors of the community to reinforce quality of MHPSS services
    • Collaborate and participate, in any field survey, data collection and/or needs assessment organized by MDM in relation to MHPSS
    • Participation in MDM internal meetings, trainings and individual meetings with the MHPSS Supervisor or MHPSS Coordinator
    • The activities may change based on the changing context
    • To inform immediately security focal point in the case of any security problem.
    • Note: This job description is not exhaustive and the staff member may be asked from time to time to perform duties over and above those described here. The staff member is also expected to maintain confidentiality of all beneficiaries and internal information at all times.

    Eligibility Criteria
    Essential:

    • Degree or HND in Psychology, Counselling, Social Works, Psychiatric Nursing, or related field from a recognized institution
    • 1 - 2 years of professional experiences in relevant field (clinical psychology, educational psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, or other related field)
    • Strong communication and facilitation skills
    • Experience working in humanitarian sector is an asset – specifically in MHPSS programs
    • Good knowledge of counseling and community mobilization methods and tools
    • Good spoken and written English
    • Good spoken and written Hausa , with at least one other local language: Kanuri and Marghi, Shuwa, Fulani,
    • Willingness to work long hours and weekends when necessary
    • Good computer skills (Microsoft word, Power Point and Excel)
    • Proactive and ability to work with multicultural team would be highly appreciated
    • Be committed to MdM’s values as an organization and motivated by its non-statutory, Not For Profit model

    Desirable:

    • Experience in supporting medical team and community based organizations
    • Experience working with survivors of trauma, including GBV
    • Working in emergency and development project
    • Exposure to research
    • Good knowledge of Borno state.

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    Medical Doctor

    Location: Damboa, Borno

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

    • Provision of free of charge curative health consultations
    • 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.

    Requirements

    • Qualified and registered national Medical Doctor from a recognized university with a valid practicing license from Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

    Work experience:

    • At least 2 years of progressive work experience with similar role as a Mobile clinic physician.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the INGO systems and structure.
    • Previous work with humanitarian organizations is added plus.

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    Pharmacy Assistant

    Location: Damboa, Borno

    Main Responsibilities

    • Under the supervision of the pharmacist in Damboa and with the functional supervision of Pharmaco, the Pharmacy Assistant will assist the pharmacist in carrying out daily activities in the pharmacy.
    • S/He will also support mobile clinics in Damboa to carry out day to day pharmacy related activities.
    • Assist the pharmacist in implementing a quality drugs supply system in line with MdM standards.
    • Assist the pharmacist in the reception and preparation of orders.
    • Reporting and attendance to meetings.
    • Stock management in link with mobile clinics.
    • Dispensing of drugs to patients and patients counseling.
    • Collection, inventory and analysis of weekly drugs consumption and requests.

    Tasks Description

    • Assist the pharmacist in implementing a quality drugs supply system in line with MdM standards.
    • Update in a timely way the stock movement (IN/OUT) from the pharmacy on stock cards.
    • Monitor, and record manually the daily temperature and humidity of the pharmacy warehouse.
    • Alert the pharmacist in case of deviation from MdM set standards.
    • Organize and supervise the cleaning of the pharmacy warehouse.
    • Participate in analysis of needs, preparation of regular forecasts, calculation of replenishment orders and buffer stocks of the project.
    • Ensure all boxes and items are proper identified and registered in stock cards.
    • Support pharmacy assistant in the weekly drugs requests to MdM pharmacy.
    • Collaborate closely with the pharmacist and build the capacities of dispensers of supported health facilities and mobile clinics.

    Assist the pharmacist in the reception and preparation of orders:
    Support the Pharmacist to:

    • Check quantities and quality of the received items.
    • Integrate all received items into physical stock.
    • Prepare and distribute the drugs according mobile clinics requests and projects needs.
    • Check the rationality of the requests.
    • Pack supply request from the supported facilities and mobile clinics in a timely way.
    • Update the stock cards according to the stock movements.

    Reporting and Attendance to Meetings:

    • Support the mobile clinic to prepare request for the clinic and validate with Medical supervisor.
    • Liaise/inform clinician, doctors and midwife about drug availability.
    • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security)
    • Participate in all the trainings organized by MDM.
    • Stock management in link with mobile clinics.
    • Stock management in link with mobile clinics.
    • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before leaving MdM office
    • Store drugs according to instructions and standards.
    • Realize the pharmacy stock management (in/out) at the mobile clinics
    • Calculate daily consumption for each item in order to anticipate any shortage
    • Do a weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacy
    • Support the mobile clinic team in the preparation of weekly drugs orders to MdM central pharmacy with the assistance of the medical supervisor.
    • Monitor the supply quantity, expiration dates and quality of medicines and medical supplies.

    Dispensing of Drugs to Patients and Patients Counseling:

    • To support the team in drug dispensing in case of need.
    • Give drugs according to medical prescription.
    • Indicate the name, presentation and dosage of the drugs on the dispensing bag.
    • Explain to the patient how to take the treatment and make sure that the explanations have been understood
    • Explain the potential side effects of a drug to the patients
    • Fill in the daily consumption form for each item.
    • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity

    Collection, Inventory and Analysis of Weekly Drugs Consumption and Requests:

    • Collect the daily mobile clinic consumption.
    • Participate to collect the weekly consumption and analysis of the medical stock needs.

    Others:

    • Stand in for the pharmacist and perform his/ her essential functions while on leave for smooth running of MdM activities.
    • Perform other additional duties on request of the Medical Supervisor/ PharmaCo and Pharmacist.
    • Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinics.

    Profile Required

    • Candidates should possess a Bachelor's Degree qualification.
    • Preferred at least 1 year as professional pharmacist.
    • Strong sense of responsibilities and organization skills.
    • Strong sense of organization and attention to details.
    • Flexibility.
    • Good communication and team work.
    • Ability to work within a complex structure to ensure continuous supply of required.
    • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
    • Languages (spoken and written): English, Kanuri and Hausa.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in a single attachment to: [email protected] using "the job title" as the subject of the email

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