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Health Care
Adola / with displacements in the zone of project activities, Oromia 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
As per MSF salary Grid

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

MSF-Spain has the following vacant position:

  Title:                             NURSE

Place of Work:            Adola / with displacements in the                                         zone of project activities.

Conditions:                 LOCAL

Salary:                         According to the new salary grid MSF

Contract:                     6 months with possible extension


Main Purpose

Providing 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




•          Knowing, promoting, implementing and following up 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

•          Carrying out 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 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 and 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

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

Apart from nursing activities, the Nurse will be based in Adola with the possibility of taking a referral to Hawassa and sometimes coming to support Darme HC at the request of MAM and NAM. S/He will be responsible for monitoring all referrals in Adola General Hospital and or Hawassa Hospital (case by case) from Darme HC supported by MSF:

·       Update the database of referred patients and share bi-weekly and monthly with the MAM.

·       Ensure that protocols are strictly followed and implemented.

·       In collaboration with the logistics team, ensure that the ambulance is in good condition and well equipped by respecting the measures of IPC. Make sure that the emergency kit available for referrals is up to date and reports to NAM of any failure.

·       Monitor all the medical prescription, in the event that the referral hospital has no medication, contact the MAM before any purchase.

·       Taking referral cases to hospitals as needed, supporting patient registration in a referred hospital and handovering of patient to hospital staffs. 

·       Supporting MSF doctors and supervisors  in Darme Centralized HC ward visits when requested by the MAM (in case there is no patient in the referral Hospital.

·       Performing basic Nursing procedures in Pediatric, ER, General ward such vital signs taking & monitoring; accurate documentation/charting; cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for newborn infants; and the ability to start and terminate an intravenous (IV) line.

·       S/He can perform the nursing activities in Darme HC when there is no referral cases.

Job Requirements


•          Essential recognized nurse degree/diploma with valid nursing license.

•          Desirable Bachelor of Science in Nursing


•          Desirable 2 years of previous experience and previous experience in another NGO’s

•          Demonstrable experience in supervising and training others in a team setting


Local language essential. Mission language desirable


•          Results and Quality Orientation L1

•          Teamwork and Cooperation L1

•          Behavioural Flexibility L1

•          Commitment to MSF Principles L1

•          Stress Management L2

How to Apply

All applicants should send their application files (composed by CV, cover letter, educational records, work certificates and copy of ID card) by email to [email protected] OR drop their application file in the letter box at the gate in the Guji Project Office IN ANY CASE, NAME AND POSITION SHOULD BE CLEARLY MENTIONED AS SUBJECT.


Posting date:  October 11, 2021

Closing date: October 21, 2021 (5PM international time).






Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Copies of CV + supporting documents are non-returnable. Phone calls are not allowed.   

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