Nursing Team Supervisor

Mdecins Sans Frontires

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Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.


Main Purpose:

Plan, organize, and evaluate the activities concerning his/her field of action (Paediatrics IPD,ER and ICU) 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.


Job Description:

  • Carry out the functions and tasks associated to his/her speciality, 
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Nurse diploma essential
  • Experience:
  • Licensed Nurse.
  • Essential 2 years of previous experience having worked in MSF or other NGO’s and in developing countries is desirable
  • Languages:
  • English, Hausa and or Kanuri
  • Knowledge:
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel)
  • People Management
  • Commitment
  • Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, stress management


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Mdecins Sans Frontires

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Healthcare / Pharmaceutical

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years