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  • Posted on: 15 June, 2017 Deadline: 31 August, 2017
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    Medecins Du Monde or Doctors of the World, is an international humanitarian non-profit organization that provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable populations while advocating for equal access to Healthcare worldwide.

    Medical Coordinator (M/F)


    Location: Maiduguri, with movements to Abuja

    Job Decriptions

    • Under the responsibility of the general coordinator, you guarantee that the medical activities implemented are in line with MdM’s strategy and you are responsible of every medical aspect of the program.
    • You are supervising the health program coordinator, database officer and pharmacist concerning technical aspects and health activities implementation.


    • Drive the medical and technical aspects in the development of MdM’s strategy and make sure the different components are in accordance with donor obligations.
    • Participate in the implementation of medical activities in link with the needs.
    • Conduct rapid health assessments when requested.
    • Analyse the medical data received on a weekly basis, and provide feedbacks.
    • Are responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the medical program.
    • Supervise the medical team, responsible for ensuring the team capacity building and ensure that recruitments are completed on time.
    • Organise regular meetings with the medical teams as well as performance evaluation.
    • Ensure the supervision of the medical stock and logistic chain for medical purchase.
    • Participate in the different intern and extern meetings, especially on health and nutrition cluster meetings.
    • Lead on liaison with the Minister of Health authorities and participate in the identification of MdM operational partner for Gender Based Violence component.
    • Participate in the writing of donor’s activity reports and proposals.

    Conditions of Employment

    • Status: Employee
    • Contract: Fixed-term contract
    • Duration : 6-9 months
    • Position to be filled as soon as possible
    • Single posting


    • Medical Doctor
    • Significant experience in public health and/or project coordination
    • At least 5 years of experience in non-profit sector, with minimum 2 years in humanitarian response
    • Experience in working within the cluster system
    • Knowledge in primary health care and sexual reproductive health
    • Experience in supervising health promotion activities and some basic mental health activities
    • Experience in working with local authorities, partners


    • Ability to manage a multi-national team
    • Ability to have a global overview of a program
    • Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability
    • Excellent organizational skills 
    • Good writing, computer and communication skills
    • Capacity to work and to live in tense conditions
    • Languages: fluent English is required

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    Female Medical Doctor / CHO



    MDM is seeking female clinicians to work in our Primary Health Care facilities in Damboa and Maiduguri ***

    • Under the supervision of the team leader, the Mobile Clinic Doctor/CHO 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


    • 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


    • 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



    • Qualified Medical Doctor or Clinical Health Officer
    • Completed Internship in Nigeria
    • Strong work ethic, flexible, high level of integrity
    • Fluent Hausa
    • Desirable
    • Experience in the humanitarian sector
    • Local Languages (Kanuri, Fulani)

    Method of Application

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