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  • Posted on: 9 August, 2016 Deadline: 12 August, 2016
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  • Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

    Pharmacy Supervisor

     

    Context

    • Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

    Main Purpose

    • Ensure general functioning of the pharmacy and supervise pharmacy supply chain processes in accordance with MSF’s standards, in order to ensure its efficiency and operating availability.

    Job Description

    • Define storage, stock management and supply processes, as well as hygiene and security procedures, tools, and protocols (controlling pests and rodents), implementing appropriate quality controls and records, in order to ensure good storage conditions (temperatures, humidity and light exposure) and availability of drugs and medical material. This will be done according to MSF protocols, national regulations and in cooperation with the logistics department.
    • Coordinate the delivery, reception and recording of international and local orders, in close coordination with the logistics department, updating stock files and informing line managers on their status (shortfalls, over-stocking, expiry dates), in order to permanently ensure security stock levels and ensure efficient management of stock.
    • Supervise orders of medical and drug material in order to ensure an efficient and appropriate consumption pattern under budget constraints.
    • Supervise the supply drugs to patients, according to medical prescriptions, informing them on consumption patterns and keeping conditions in order to ensure their therapeutic progression
    • Ensure efficient supply to other pharmacies managed/supported by MSF according to orders and stocks, and using cold chain when needed. Monitor and analyse orders of depending pharmacies in order to avoid ruptures of stock or having expired drugs.
    • Supervise, with the HR department, the associated processes (sizing, staff shifts, recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development and internal/external communication) of the pharmaceutical team and the nursing staff, in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required and to improve their dispensing capabilities.
    • Report on drug consumptions and medical equipment dispensed according to protocols, informing on unusual patterns as well as forecasting future needs, in order to rationalise the budget and to ensure availability.
    • Records all items received and issued in computer (Isystock)
    • Assist in training of nursing staff regarding dispensing of drugs and their side effects.

    Requirements

    Education:

    • Essential, degree of pharmacy management or nursing related studies., or medical profile

    Experience:

    • At least 1 year certified work experience as a pharmacy manager

    Languages

    • Essential mission and local language

    Competence

    • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
    • Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, stress management.

    Work Location

    • Monguno (Nigeria).

    Contract

    • 208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.

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    Epidemiologist

     

    Context

    • Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

    Main Purpose

    • Carry out investigation, implement assessment and epidemiological surveillance systems/monitoring (if needed) according to MSF protocols in order to contribute to appropriate evidence-based decision making using well managed health data in emergency MSF France programmes in Borno State.

    Job Description

    • Carry out key epidemiological activities in community based surveillance (mortality, malnutrition) and in outbreak investigation (description including time, place, people with emphasis on mapping when it is needed) and advise on the operational response
    • Maintain and develop if required community based surveillance to monitor demography, mortality, malnutrition
    • Monitor epidemiological trends of relevant outbreak-prone diseases
    • Guide activities of medical staff and community staff for surveillance and/or active case finding, including ensuring understanding of the need for consistent case definitions and data recording (briefing of all new staff)
    • Manage data systems and ensure accurate, high quality databases
    • Prepare regular written reports on progress and findings for medical coordinator/HQ and when appropriate to external collaborators/networks (MoH, other NGOs)
    • Implement initial Assessment (for emergency situation), rapid health assessment and (baseline or follow-up) surveys:
    • Where standard protocols are not available or appropriate, develop a protocol seeking extensive feedback and pilot testing of tools to ensure the objectives will be met robustly with support of HQ epidemiologist
    • Prepare / adapt routine documentation (survey forms, training materials, letters of request/notification, locally appropriate consent forms etc) with support of HQ epidemiologist
    • Prepare an appropriate sampling frame and sample selection guidelines with support of HQ epidemiologist
    • Hire, train and supervise survey staff, including ensuring staff exhibit required skills after training and pilot test
    • Manage data systems and ensure accurate, high quality databases
    • Analyze results and report on findings
    • Implement/maintain relevant epidemiological surveillance systems/monitoring
    • Provide training sessions to medical teams on relevant aspects of epidemiology to enhance team response capacity

    Requirements

    Education:

    • Medical doctor (preferable), or nurse with a degree in epidemiology (not in public health)

    Experience:

    • Experience in field epidemiology
    • Experience in community based surveillance system

    Languages:

    • English fluent
    • Asset, good command of one or more of the following: Hausa, Kanori, Shuwa, Arabic

    Knowledge:

    • Use of epidemiology related analytical software (excel, Epi-info, STATA or SPSS)

    Competencies:

    • People Management.
    • Commitment
    • Flexibility
    • Reactivity
    • Communication (oral and written)
    • Results
    • Teamwork

    Work Location

    • Position based in Maiduguri, with possible travel within Borno State

    Contract

    • 208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.

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    Watsan Supervisor

     

    Context

    • Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

    Main Purpose

    • During preparation, explo or response to emergencies: supervise the daily logistics activities and provide maintenance to the MSF equipments, facilities and infrastructures, according to MSF protocols in order to maintain the facilities in perfect conditions and collaborate in the development of the mission.
    • Supervise implementation and monitoring of water hygiene and sanitation activities during emergencies response according to MSF protocols, in order to improve health conditions of the targeted population.

    Job Description

    • Monitor maintenance activities of infrastructures, management of non-medical stocks and equipment according to MSF standards.
    • Ensure the check and follow-up of facilities under the EPREP Log manager supervision.
    • Carrying out daily visits to the facilities, reporting any anomalies or problems to the EPREP log manager.
    • Evaluating rehabilitation needs and following up minor building rehabilitation work in accordance with instructions given by his supervisor, and accounting to him/her on progress
    • Checking that premises observe security norms (fire extinguishers present, electrical installations earthed, etc.).
    • Monitoring the consumption of mechanical and electrical vehicles/machines/devices
    • Planning together with EPREP log manager required checks and maintenance activities of energy systems/set-up according to MSF standards
    • According to the emergency scenario and defined team, coordinate and lead that team under his/her responsibility, in particular:
    • Defining each person’s tasks, supervising them on a daily basis and checking the quality of their work (punctuality, rigour, quality, etc.).
    • Drawing up working schedules.
    • Organising and leading meetings.
    • Participating in the recruitment of personnel for his team.
    • Attending logistics meetings and accounting for his activities.
    • Provide technical support
    • Collect logistics & WASH orders coming from different departments or health facilities,
    • Draw up and follow up orders according to the procedures in place.
    • Make local purchases according to MSF supply procedures
    • Ensure reception conditions of freight or arriving material as well as the organization and setting up of material before its shipment.
    • WASH Activities Supervision
    • Conduct WHS assessment in collaboration with medical teams, identifying WHS needs and recommends EPREP log manager on findings and appropriate responses. Participates in elaborating of WHS emergency strategies and response plans including resources in collaboration with the medical and logistical teams.
    • Provides support to the logistical and medical teams in their identification, implementation and monitoring of the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation activities in health structures according to the protocols of MSF (e.g. essential Water and Sanitation requirements). A particular support might be required to assure that environmental control measures are defined to address infection control issues related to patients with highly infectious diseases.
    • Implements and monitors the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation activities outside of health structures according to the protocols of MSF ( e.g. Public Health engineering in emergencies)
    • Perform the physical organization of materials and tools used in water, hygiene and sanitation activities outside of health structures in particular:
    • Inventory of stocks.
    • Receiving and processing orders for water, sanitation and hygiene material.
    • Check that the amounts received are recorded.
    • Check monthly consumptions.
    • Manage the watsan team involved in WHS activities outside of health structures in terms of:
    • Participate in staff selection.
    • Participate in staff training.
    • Ensure the daily work is done correctly.

    Requirements

    Education:

    • Technical diploma, desirable specialization in water and sanitation

    Experience:

    • Previous experience in technical works.

    Languages: .

    • English is essential, Hausa language desirable.

    Competencies

    • Stress Management
    • Commitment
    • Flexibility
    • Results
    • Teamwork

    Work Location

    • 20% MSF Abuja Office and 80% Field (Nigeria).

    Contract

    • 208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.

    Method of Application

    Submit your CV, qualifications and a cover letter with contact details to the MSF Admin’ Office in Borno (“Application Box” at the Watchmen Desk).

    Applications can be submitted in person or by email to: msff-abuja-recruitment@paris.msf.org

    • Deadline for the submission of applications: 12th of August 2016
    • Important: Please make sure to inscribe in the subject: position and place of work you apply for.
    • Please make sure to submit your application on or before this date.
    • NB: only successful applicants will be called for interview.
    • Notice: No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process.
    • MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring of a candidate having benefitted from such acts. All illicit demands of these types may be pursued through the judicial system.
    • Closing Date: 12th August, 2016

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