Job Vacancies: Alliance International Medical Action

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Job Vacancies: Alliance International Medical Action is an international medical organization, founded in 2009. ALIMA’s aim is to provide a high standard of healthcare in situations of emergency or medical disaster and to improve the practice of humanitarian medicine by developing innovative projects associated with medical research. The specific feature of the association is to base its operating methods mainly on partnership with national medical players. By pooling and capitalizing on their skills, ALIMA and its partners give as many people as possible access to a high standard of treatment.

Contents

  • Open Jobs
    1. Medical Doctor
    2. Nurse
    3. Nurse Team Supervisor
    4. Nurse Aide
    5. Midwife
    6. Midwife Supervisor
    7. Data Entry Officer
  • Method of Application
Medical Doctor
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience2 years
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field Medical / Health
Main Purpose
Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, ALIMA protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients’ /beneficiaries health conditions.

Accountabilities

  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting ALIMA protocols.
  • Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow, checking they have understood.
  • Follow up the evolution of the hospitalized/IDP patients, through daily visits, consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following ALIMA protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.
  • Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take care the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assure general compliance with standing hygiene standards.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problem or complication of the patients’ illness, medical error and monitors the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material.
  • Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.
  • Knows and ensures all ALIMA medical protocols are followed and implemented, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control. Ensures professional confidentiality is respected.
  • Manage the team under his/her direct responsibility according to ALIMA HR policies and procedures, supervising their performance, organizing and scheduling shifts and rotations, directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary.

Requirements

Education
Medical Doctor diploma  Desirable diploma in Tropical Medicine (For OCB & OCBA Tropical Medicine Is essential)
Experience
2 year experience minimum as a Medical Doctor or in clinical work (can be within medical training). Desirable in tropical medicine, or post-registration experience in Public Health , obs and gynae, paediatrics, A&E, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS/STDs, TB, general practice, general medicine or minor surgery.

Languages    
Mission language essential. Local language desirable.

Knowledge
Essential computer literacy (word, excel)

Competences

  • People Management
  • Commitment
  • Flexibility
  • Results
  • Teamwork
Nurse
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field Medical / Health

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Main Purpose

Provide nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.

Accountabilities

  • Know, promote, implement and follow at all times the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensure high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment.
  • Organize and carry out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, as well as assist them during consultations/ daily rounds and other medical procedures.
  • Ensure patients are properly received and installed in the health service. Ensures that patients with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort.
  • Respect medical secret and confidentiality
  • Carry-out admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients meaning assessment of their health state evolution, and identification of emergency situation or any deterioration,
  • Participate in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary
  • Supervise and train nurse-aids, nutritional assistants, cleaners and other related staff under his/her supervision in their work with special focus in following all appropriate protocols and procedures and ensuring team work
  • Participate in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (carrying out inventories, carrying out stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover, ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorisation, checking its quality and its functioning, storage conditions, doing follow-up of expired drugs, etc.).
  • Carry-out and supervise administrative procedures and documents (fill in patients files, forms, consumptions, statistics, etc.), ensure an appropriate written/oral handover, and report any problematic situations and cases that may arise. fill in all necessary registers and health files, participate in data collection and keep doctors/supervisors informed.
  • For ER and OPD nurse, ensure triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care when necessary and referring them to the doctor.
  • If applicable, identify Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and refer them to the medical team, so they can receive the necessary treatment.
  • Knows and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit
  • Sends material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization.
Requirements

Education
Essential recognized nurse degree/diploma

Experience
Desirable 2 years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGO’s.

Languages 
Local language essential. Mission language desirable

Competences
Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service

Successful candidates should have a Diploma in Nursing Sciences, and at least two years post qualifying experience and have post training experience in the provision of nutritional services to under-fives.  Candidates should possess a valid practicing certificate, and willing to develop career within a humanitarian context.

Nurse Team Supervisor
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field Medical / Health
Main Purpose

Plan, organize, and evaluate the activities concerning his/her field of action (Nursery, laboratory, midwifery, anesthesiology) and the team associated, according to ALIMA 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.

Accountabilities

  • Carry out the functions and tasks associated to his/her speciality, i.e. perform as a nurse, midwife, labtech and anesthetist, 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.
  • 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.
Requirements

Education
Speciality (nurse, labtech, midwife or anesthetist) diploma essential.

Experience
Essential 2 years of previous experience  Having worked in ALIMA or other NGO’s and in developing countries is desirable.

Languages  
Mission and local language essential.

Knowledge
Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

Competences
Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, stress management

Successful candidates should have a Diploma in Nursing Sciences, and at least two years post qualifying experience and have post training experience in the provision of nutritional services to under-fives.  Candidates should possess a valid practicing certificate, and willing to develop career within a humanitarian context.

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Nurse Aide
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field Medical / Health
Description:

Location – Askira UBA

Main Purpose

Assist in nursing activities with hospitalised patients, according to nurses and doctors prescriptions, protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards, in order to ensure delivering a comfort care and a proper management of patients’ basic needs.

Accountabilities

  • Assist the nurse in organizing and providing care and treatments to patients, respecting the rules of hygiene, safety, comfort, dignity, medical secret, at all times;
  • Ensure cleanliness of his/her working environment (including facilities, material, linen, equipment, and carrying out the sorting and disposal of waste);
  • Compensate patients’ possible lack of autonomy by assisting and helping them in feeding, personal hygiene, movements and general comfort;
  • Participate in the surveillance and monitoring of the patient and report to the nurse of any relevant information;
  • Give response to nurse’s requirements in case of an emergency;
  • Participate in the basic health education sessions;
  • Participate in the monitoring of nursing activities (correctly fill in patient files, etc.) and ensure a relevant transfer of information between duty teams;
  • Report any problem arising in the care unit, especially the loss, robbery or damage of equipment or medicines;
  • Work together with the nurses, cleaners and care-takers;
  • Participate actively in the hospital platform (meetings, committee…) and trainings;
  • Participate in any other related activities as requested by the line manager.
Requirements

Education
Nurse-aid diploma required (if there is one recognised by the country)

Experience
Suitable but none is required.

Languages      
Local language essential, mission language desirable

Competencies

  • Results
  • Teamwork
  • Flexibility
  • Commitment
  • Service
  • Stress Management

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Midwife
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field Medical / Health
Description:

Location: ASKIRA UBA, Borno State

Midwife

 Main Purpose

Provide obstetrical care to pregnant women and their babies, doing follow up before, during and after delivery, according to ALIMA obstetrical and reproductive health protocols, universal hygienic and new-born caring standards and under supervision of a specialist doctor, in order to ensure their health conditions and avoid post-delivery complications.

Accountabilities

  • Ensure the implementation and continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, family planning, obstetrical care (BEmONC[1] and CEmONC[2]), neonatal and comprehensive abortion care, management of victims of sexual violence, reproductive tract infections and Fistula care in accordance with MSF Reproductive Core Package of Activities and reinforce the implementation of standardised protocols.
  • WherePMTCT is implemented, ensure implementation of the PMTCT protocol in the ANC/delivery and PNC consultations (pre counselling, test and post counselling
  • Collaborate with the medical doctor and /or nurse in the management of Sexual Violence cases
  • Assess the feasibility for referral of pregnant women form the TBAs to the OPD/MCH for medical evaluation and/or complicated deliveries.
  • Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria (including universal precautions) are met according to ALIMA specifications.
  • Guarantee a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders.
  • Properly follow up all new-born babies from delivery until discharge, informing mothers and relatives about importance of breast feeding, vaccination and possible complications resulting from harmful traditional practices.
  • Ensure patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected
  • Ensure that administrative procedures of admissions and hospitalizations comply with ALIMA protocols, as well as verify patients are properly informed and receive the documents required (birth certificate, vaccination card, e.t.c
  • Participate in the organisation of the ward in collaboration with other midwifes and the maternity ward supervisor. Ensure transfer of relevant information to the next shift team (specially identifying risk cases)
According to ALIMA protocols in force, conduct normal deliveries independently Manage obstetric emergencies; identify cases needing referral and send them in time, clean up the new-born, executing and registering first neo-natal medical acts (cutting and cleaning the umbilical cord, vaccination, etc.), detecting possible anomalies/infections of the new-born and reporting them to the doctor, in order to ensure successful interventions Supervises the use of drugs, facilities and obstetric material, in order to ensure, in accordance with number of patients and prescriptions, a rational use as well as pharmacy stock levels are permanently updated, kept under appropriate conditions and above minimum safety point.

Requirements

Education
Essential midwifery qualification or specialization.

Experience
Essential working experience of at least two years in midwife activities related jobs.

Languages
Essential, mission language; local working language would be an asset.

Competences
Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service

Applications clearly stating the vacancy and applied should be addressed to email: recruitment@nigeria.alima.ngo

[1] BEmONC = basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care = Administration of antibiotics, oxytocics, anticonvulsants, manual removal of the placenta, removal of retained products following abortion, assisted vaginal delivery, preferably with vacuum extractor and newborn care including neonatal resuscitation.

[2] CEmONC = comprehensive obstetric and neonatal care = the full package of BEmONC

Plus; surgery (caesarean section, hysterectomy, laparatomy), safe blood transfusion and care to sick and low birth weight newborns

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Midwife Supervisor
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field Medical / Health
ALIMA Nigeria is seeking to recruit dynamic and suitably qualified and experienced Nigerians for its Emergency Medical Response Project.

ASKIRA UBA, Borno State

Midwife Supervisor

Main Purpose

  • Ensure the proper functioning of the reproductive health activities under his/her responsibility in Monguno where ALIMA is running medical activities.
  • Defining and implementing universal protocols and procedures; guaranteeing the quality of healthcare in order to improve health conditions of the target population.
Accountabilities

Assessment of activities
Identify the needs and means to improve the reproductive health care (BEmONC and CEmONC) in the ALIMA supported health facility in Monguno.

Implementation and Monitoring of Activities

  •  Provide support to the recruitment procedures if needed (New staffs);
  •  In collaboration with the Medical Referent and the rest of the medical team, and other actors implements and monitors reproductive health activities according to the universal standards procedures and protocols;
  •  Ensuring patients are being informed of their care and treatment plans, and explanations of their conditions;
  •  Ensuring newborn care according to the standard protocols;
  •  Ensure patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality is respected;
  •  Carrying out surveillance of parameters following the protocol in use;
  •  Detecting any neonatal infections, hypoglycemia of the newborn, hyper-hypothermia, any anomalies, etc and informing the doctor in charge of newborn unit;
  •  Ensuring Breastfeeding, and information sharing with mothers;
  •  Ensuring that required newborn vaccination is done;
  •  Ensuring good advices are provided to the mothers on discharge;
  •  Preparing newborns and mothers for referral.
  •  Organizes data collection on medical activities (Reproductive Health Care);
  •  Participates in the collection and analysis of reproductive health activity data;
  •  Organizes feedback on medical activity data to his/her team during the monthly meeting;
  •  On call duties and drawing the Doctor’s attention to all potential complicated deliveries, making referrals without delay.
Skills strengthening
  • Assist the new and/or the existing staff on obstetrical procedures: Like episiotomy, suturing lacerations, uterine revision, manual removal of placenta, breech deliveries;
  • Ensuring Universal precautions and hygiene procedures according to the guidelines;
Administrative tasks
  • Keeping up to date and organizing folders related to the work, particularly protocols;
  • Participation to medical meetings and any other requested field meetings;
  • Filling the registration book and other statistics files in the ward;
  • Guarantee a regular and ongoing supply of drugs and equipment required for maternity activities (including monitoring/consumption control/ordering of orders).
Requirements

Education
Specialty (midwife diploma essential)

Experience
Previous experience of at least two years in humanitarian assistance as midwife supervisor with NGOs or the Ministry of Health.

Languages
English is a pre-requisite, local language

Knowledge

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

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Data Entry Officer
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationSecondary School (SSCE)
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field ICT / Computer
Main Purpose
Carry out all activities related to entry of medical data into the mission database, according to ALIMA protocols and maintaining confidentiality, in order to have reliable and up to date information.

Accountabilities

  • Enter medical data (e.g. patient data, dates of visit, content of prescription, viral load, etc.) in mission’s database on a regular basis and according to ALIMA protocols.
  • Participate in compilation of data both from ALIMA structures and from collaborating health facilities.
  • Participate in the search for missing data.
  • Update files of existing patients and make any corrections needed.
  • Make regular back-ups of all data processed.
  • Look after all equipment provided and keep recording area clean and tidy, giving special importance to all patient files.
  • Report any issue concerning data management to superior
  • Elaborate statistical reports when required by the medical team.
  • Ensure, promote and maintain confidentiality regarding all information registered.
Requirements
Education
Secondary education essential.

Experience
None is required.

Languages
Local language essential. Mission language desirable.

Knowledge Competences

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel
  • Results, teamwork, commitment, flexibility, service

Method of Application

ALIMA is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply.

Note: Only short listed applicants will be contacted

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