Research Doctor at Medecins Sans Frontieres

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.Location: Abakaliki, Ebonyi Main Duties and Responsibilities

Provide medical care to patients/beneficiaries suspected / confirmed for Lassa Fever in observation bays (OBs) and virology unit (VU) according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, Contribute to the operation research (OR), LASCOPE study protocol, MSF values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries health conditions.
Apply medical knowledge, skills to diagnose, and prevention. Carry out inpatient consultations in observation bays and virology unit, prescribing the required treatment following the conditions of Lassa fever patients included in the LASCOPE study, this in collaboration with AEGFUTHA counterpart.
Follow up of the evolution of the hospitalized patients in OBs and in VU , deciding whether patient can be discharged or transferred to other departments following the protocol in place – in collaboration with other doctorsand informing the family about the patient’s evolution(through daily visits, consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following LASCOPE.
Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take care of the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assure General compliance on IPC measures, standards and hygiene put in place
Participate in query management and monitoring of the LASCOPE study, checking validity and completion of case report forms (CRFs) for the purpose of medical data collection. Report to 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.

Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications Education:

Medical Doctor Degree. Degree in Tropical Medicine is essential
Master’s Degree in Public health is an added Advantage


2-year experience minimum as a Medical Doctor
Recent experience in managing Lassa fever patient in Isolation in the last two months is an added advantage
Previous management/supervision experience desirable
Good understanding and knowledge in operational research and clinical trials


Experience in tropical medicine, or post-registration experience in Public Health, obs and gynae, paediatrics, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS/STDs, TB, general practice, general medicine or minor surgery
International NGO experience is desirable


English Language and Igbo language essential.

Applicatns can Send their Hard copy to: MSF Belgium Human Resources Office, Block D 33 Liberation Estate (after the Enugu/Abakaliki express), Abakaliki – Ebonyi State.
Or Send to: Documents to Provide

Cover Letter
Updated CV
Copies of diploma(s) and work certificate(s) relevant for the position
ID copy


Application envelope should be identified with: “Obstetrician Gynaecologist – Jahun”
Only complete and relevant applications will be considered in the process.
Only successful applicants will be called for interview.
Paper application: No document will be given back to the applicant. Only provide copies.

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