Latest Recruitment at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Company Info


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.

1). Psychologist

Location: Sokoto

Main Objective and Responsibility of the position

  • The staff health counsellor provides psychosocial and mental health support to national staff and in case of incidents to international staff. You receive technical support and clinical supervisor from the Staff Health Unit Amsterdam.

General Accountabilities

  • Provision of psychosocial and mental health support for national staff both in groups and individually.
  • Identification and assessment of stress related issues and mental health (exposures to traumatic events, vicarious trauma, burnouts, compassionate fatigue, and personal factors), improving staff coping mechanisms.
  • Referral/ case manage clients in need of psychiatric support.
  • Organization of psycho-education and self-help group session for the national staff.
  • Liaise and build local professional network of mental health professional.
  • Management of clear boundaries between individual support and operations.
  • Design psycho-education material for national staff.
  • Data monitoring and reporting.
  • Keep strict confidentiality.

MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities
Support Nigeria mission (i.e. Benue, Zamfara, Gummi and Sokoto Projects):

  • Your role focuses on the staff and no role/ activities in the mental health programs for the MSF beneficiaries.
  • Work in collaboration with the MTLs at the project level/ medical coordination to support staff health, ensuring positive mental health for project staff to enhance productivity.
  • Promote healthy behaviors and prevention of diseases among staff through share of information.
  • Provide training and information to staff on psychological well-being and stress management.
  • Provide support during a crisis, carry out an assessment and diagnostic tests, give individual, family and group psychotherapy.
  • Support projects in the management of poor performance among project staff.
  • May support the project team during conflict.

Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)
To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:


  • Essential: Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
  • Desirable: Master’s Clinical Psychology, Clinical Social Work.


  • Essential: 2 years experience minimum as a clinical Psychologist.
  • Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries.
  • Clinical experience in health setting, cognitive behavioral treatment experience, previous staff health counselling experience. Experience supporting people exposed to vicarious trauma.


  • English essential, Hausa is desirable.


  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet).
  • Proven ability to manage organizational boundaries, organizational psychology background.


  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Behavioral Flexibility
  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Stress Management.



2). Nursing Team Supervisor (Outreach)

Location: Benue

Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

  • Plan, organize, and evaluate the activities concerning nursing and the team associated, according to MSF values, policies and protocols and universal health standards, in order to warrant the quality and continuity of the health care and the development of the plan of action.


  • Carry out the functions and tasks associated to nursing i.e. perform as a nurse whenever required or needed, in order to optimize the resources, contributing with his/her knowledge and experience.
  • Implement all the protocols and hygiene procedures, and supervise his/her team follow the same standards, in order to warrant the quality of the care and service in his/her speciality.
  • Organize and coordinate the activities of his/her team (week’s schedule, annual leave, absences, etc.), evaluate their performance and define and ensure the needs for training of staff, in order to ensure the coverage of the human resources needs and maintain high standards of quality.
  • Carry out and/or supervise the (decentralized) pharmacy and medical equipment management (drugs orders, follow-up of the stock, storage conditions, inventories, follow-up of expired drugs and their destruction, drugs consumption, etc.)in his or her department, in order to satisfy the needs of material with efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained. Ensuring that cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols. Reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service.
  • Carry-out and/or coordinate administrative (exit-paper, transfer-paper, etc.), information and data collection (patient files, forms, statistics, etc.) tasks, and elaborate regular reporting, in order to have updated and reliable information about the day-to-day activity in the project, output/ outcome and support decision-taking.
  • Give feedback/ reports to medical focal point.

MSF Section / Context-Specific Accountabilities

  • Nursing team supervisor ensures the running of Nursing activities in Benue outreach and Targeted Primary Health Care sites in conjunction with the Medical Activity Manager (MAM) with possibility to ensure medical coverage of new camps identified and validated by the mission.
  • The Nurse Supervisor is required to ensure guidance to the mobile clinic /TPHC teams, to ensure correct diagnosis, prescription and dispensing according to the MSF guidelines and protocols.
  • The nurse supervisor is also required to follow-up and provides guidance to the nurses and clinical assistances in ensuring correct weekly demographic data and active surveillance of epidemic prone diseases are collected and shared appropriately with data processing office.
  • With support from, MAM, ensure that mobile clinic teams/TPHC (Makurdi and other locations ) have support on a continuous basis to make sure proper follow-up on issues that may arise
  • In collaboration with the referral nurse, Nursing Team Supervisor, ensure referral cases are coordinated following procedures and standards guidelines for cases requiring secondary and tertiary health care. Support the referral focal nurse in tracking all referred cases and submitting a monthly referral report.
  • Nurse Supervisorensures accurate and timely medical data collection is done by all responsible in the field.
  • Collaborate with MAM and MoH for facilitating immunization activities to meet with the mission agreed targets.
  • Nurse supervisor should ensure the scheduling duty rosters and shift for the medical team is done and followed weekly and monthly bases and report any issue regarding this for better improvement.
  • Attend relevant meetings in the project .
  • Promote capacity building, trainings, and coaching national staff under his/her supervision.
  • Ensure that all essential drugs are available in the clinics and Targeted Primary Health Care sites.
  • Ensure weekly stock count in all sites and place request to pharmacy strorekeeper.
  • Carry out regular prescription analysis in collaboration with the pharmacy supervisor to ensure rational use of medication and report results to the MAM.

Medical Administration:

  • Ensure proper registration of medical morbidity and other records. Maintain confidentiality and secure management of medical records.
  • Ensures that all staff under their supervision perform their duties observing the MSF policies and in compliance with relevant SOPs of the department. Reports to manager immediately whenever compliance is not or cannot be met.

Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)
To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

  • Education: Specialty (Nurse) Diploma or Degree is essential.
  • Experience: Essential: 2 years of previous experience. Having worked in MSF or other NGO’s in a similar position and in developing countries is desirable.
  • Languages: Mission and local language Essential, English language is necessary.
  • Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Competencies: Result Oriented, Teamwork, Flexibility, Commitment, Stress management, Team management

Deadline: Mar 22, 2023.

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