Nursing Team Supervisor at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Belgium

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  • Jega, Kebbi, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) - Belgium View on Map
  • Post Date : January 19, 2024
  • Apply Before : January 31, 2024
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  • Job ID 42490
  • Experience See Job Description
  • Gender Male or Famele
  • Qualifications See Job Description

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nursing Team Supervisor

Location: Jega, Kebbi
Employment Type: Full-time

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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 health care and the development of the plan of action.


  • Carry out the functions and tasks associated with nursing i.e. perform as a nurse or anaesthetist, 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 to 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-making.
  • Give feedback/ reports to the medical focal point.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Provide leadership to the nursing Team in ITFC/ATFC unit fostering positive and collaborative environment
  • Together with NAM support in bedside coaching and training of the nurses and Nutrition Assistant. Report the training needs to the Nursing Activity Manager in order to create and organize teaching tools and trainings together.
  • Supervise the quality of nursing care provided: e.g. preparation and administration of medication, measuring and interpretation of vital signs, application of the medical protocols, clinical follow-up, and early detection of the medical complications.
  • Assist in the morning ward round to identify problems that should be attended to immediately.
  • Ensure a good and complete handover between the different shifts
  • Ensure that comprehensible health education sessions are given for all caretakers, performed by the health promoters and the medical staff.
  • Make sure that communication between the mental health counsellor, Health Promoter and other medical staff is clear and that is given to caretakers needing it.
  • Ensure a good working relationship between all the staff in all the units.
  • Participate in quality improvement and collaborate with IPC to improve Infection prevention measures
  • Good collaboration with other supervisors. e.g. Pharmacy and Laboratory
  • Be flexible to work in another department ITFC/ATFC
  • Assess and solve problems occurring between staff, in collaboration with the Nursing Activity Manager
  • Any other role which might be deemed important in ITFC/ATFC as requested by your Manager

Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Essential: Nursing Degree / Diploma. Speciality (Midwifery/ Anaesthetist etc) an advantage.


  • Essential: 2 years of previous Experience. Having worked with MSF or with other NGOs is desirable.


  • Mission language (English) is essential, and the Local language (Hausa, Fulani) is desirable.


  • Commitment to MSF Principles L1
  • Behavioural Flexibility L1
  • Stress Management L1
  • Results and Orientation L1
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L1
  • Service Orientation L1.

Application Closing Date
31st January, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Submit hard copies of their Applications, including a Cover Letter, Resume, and copies of relevant Certificates in a sealed envelope marked with the position applied for, to the nearest MSF OCB Setup at:
Maiyama ITFC or MSF Office, Kebbi.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for an interview; MSF Belgium takes this opportunity to thank all potential candidates for their applications.
  • This job description may be amended in line with the activities or evolution of the Mission.


  • Applications should be sent through the indicated channel (hard copy) containing the right subject, meeting all requirements, otherwise application will not be entertained.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next recruitment steps.
  • MSF reserves the right to cancel any step or whole of the process at any stage of recruitment.

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