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NURSE – Polyvalent Nurse, Medicins Sans Frontiers – Holland Vacancy Announcement

NURSE – Polyvalent Nurse, Medicins Sans Frontiers – Holland Vacancy Announcement, June 14 2024



Organization: Medicins Sans Frontiers – Holland

Position: NURSE – Polyvalent Nurse

Location: Jijiga

Employment: Full Time

Date of Announcement: 07/06/2024

Deadline: 20/06/2024




Job Description


Main Purpose/Job Summary :-

Provides nursing care, treatment, and follow-up of care for patients following doctors’ orders and using infection control practices and procedures in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.

General Accountabilities:

  • Knowing, promoting, implementing and following up on the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensuring high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment. Respecting medical secrets and confidentiality at all times.
  • Organizing and carrying out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds and other medical procedures. Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.
  • Identifying Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and referring them to the medical team so they can receive the necessary treatment. Knowing and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit.
  • Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort. For ER and OPD nurse, ensuring triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care and referring them to the doctor when necessary.
  • Sending material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization.
  • Performing admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients (i.e. assessment of the evolution of their state of health and the identification of any emergency situation or deterioration).
  • Carrying out and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, registers, health files, etc.), ensuring an appropriate written/oral handover, and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise. Participating in data collection and keeping doctors/supervisors informed.
  • Participating in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (quality and its functioning, storage conditions, follow-up of expired drugs inventories, stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorisation, etc.)
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual, protocols, and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
  • Supervising and training nurse-aids, nutritional assistants, cleaners and other related staff under his/her supervision, ensuring teamwork and adherence to all appropriate protocols and procedures.

Specific Accountabilities:

The Somali Region Emergency Response Unit (SRERU) of MSF is a specialized project designed to provide rapid assistance in case of primary emergency scenarios in Somali region. These may include outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, acute watery diarrhea, malnutrition, displacement of populations, or mass casualties. The focus of SRERU is on collaborating with other NGOs and governmental partners to provide short-term interventions. Their main objective is to support the emergency phase and to build capacity and advocate for a hand-over potential. The project is based in Jigjiga, Somali region.

  • Along with the previously mentioned responsibilities, this position will also assume additional duties as needed by the project.
  • Conduct medical consultations for all age groups in mobile clinics based on MSF protocols.
  • Ensure patient confidentiality and quality of care in accordance with MSF guidelines.
  • Provide technical support to medical personnel and respond to their training needs. This includes working with MoH staff and requires flexibility, negotiation skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborate and contribute to a good working environment with regional/ district health teams, government health care workers and stakeholders.
  • Prepare and maintain all materials needed for activity before departure; including all emergency boxes.
  • Ensure safe working conditions, maintaining IPC measures.
  • Monitor and be responsible for passive cold-chain when needed.
  • Collaborate with Nursing team supervisor to ensure appropriate waste management in health facilities.
  • Ensure, in collaboration with team leader, efficient and safe stabilization & referral of critical patients.
  • Manage pharmacy, food, and medical equipment (carrying out inventories, checking its quality and its functioning, storage conditions, doing follow-up of expired drugs, etc.)
  • Provide, in collaboration with team members, health education to patients and caretakers on relevant subjects as Vaccine preventable disease, nutrition and hygiene.
  • Support NAM and Epidemiologist to input and manage medical data in a database as per the protocols established by MSF. It is also necessary to assist in gathering data and tracking down any missing information. Regularly updating patient records and backing up all processed data, while ensuring confidentiality of all registered information.
  • Participate in public health emergencies responses and investigations like epidemic/pandemic response, health and nutrition emergency response and the likes.
  • Support the NAM/NTS in recruitment/ HR needs of the nursing/medical team when needed.
  • Collaborate with the Medical Activity Manager (MAM) to ensure the staff’s health and carry out specific tasks.
  • Execute other responsibilities as required by the supervisor.
  • Be ready, able, and willing to deploy for outbreak responses.
  • Be able to move locations in terms of activities across Somali Region, including overnight stays (multiple) outside of Jigjiga. Assessment and intervention locations could be in remote locations with basic living conditions.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a lead-by-example approach given the dynamic nature of the project.

Position Holder Report To(Direct And Functional Supervision): Nursing Team Supervisor

Positions That Report To This Position Holder(If Any): Nurse aids

Remuneration And Benefits:

  • Starting Gross Salary: ETB 28,861
  • Medical Cover: as per the organization’s policy
  • No. Of Positions: Two (2)
  • Place Of Work: Sreru project based in Jigiga
  • Position Holder Report To(Direct And Functional Supervision): Nursing Team Supervisor
  • Positions That Report To This Position Holder(If Any): Nurse aids
  • Date(10 Working Days): 7 June 2024 To 20 June 2024


Job Requirements



  • Essential Criteria’s: Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Midwifery with a valid Nursing/Midwife practicing license
  • Desirable Criteria’s: Bachelor in Science of Nursing


  • Essential Criteria’s: Minimum of 2 years of clinical work experience with MSF, NGO/government/private institutions with demonstrable experience in supervising and training others in a team setting
  • Desirable Criteria’s: Experience in outbreak response (especially measles and cholera), mobile/inpatient nutrition pharmacy management and health promotion


  • Essential Criteria’s: Local language (Somali) and Mission language (English)


  • Essential Criteria’s: computer literacy (word, excel, power point, emails and internet usage)


Essential Criteria’s:

  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Behavioral and Flexibility
  • Commitment to MSF Principles and values
  • Stress management


How To Apply

Interested applicants shall submit a non-returnable up to date CV and application letter including photocopies of all supporting documents via THIS LINK

Sincerity Of Declarations And Documents Submitted To MSF

Use of false documents to gain employment with MSF will lead to automatic cancelation from the recruitment process and if found after employment it will lead to termination.

Female Candidates Are Highly Encouraged To Apply!

Please note that we only contact short-listed candidates with the required documents to attend further assessment.



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