Epidemiologists Jobs in Nigeria at Médecins Sans Frontières

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Epidemiologists
Job Description

  • Define, implement and follow up epidemiological activities,
    ensuring the proper implementation of protocols, the development of
    appropriate methodology and the quality of studies to identify risk
    factors for diseases and determining optimal treatment approaches to
    clinical practice and for preventive medicine to be used in the
  • Supervise data filing procedures ensuring that all epidemiology
    software tools are properly used and are updated regularly, in order to
    ensure full data traceability and availability
  • Plan and supervise, in close coordination with the HR department
    and the MSF vision, policies and values, the associated processes (job
    description, recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development
    and internal/external communication) of the epidemiological staff in
    order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required,
    improve people technical capabilities, contribution and their commitment
    to MSF values.
  • Supervises, in close coordination with the logistic manager,
    that research equipment and material is properly maintained and stock
    level is above minimum point in order to ensure availability and
    research activity continuity. Organize and/or assist medical staff in
    preparing epidemiological reports related to health facilities and to
    researched areas and participate in operational monthly reports
  • Define, schedule and organize, in close collaboration with other
    medical team members, the annual epidemiological activity plan as well
    as its associated budget in order to improve early detection of risk
    factors to better define treatment approaches and preventive practices.
  • Lead the implementation of the protocols and epidemiological
    methodology, ensuring all related staff follows them in order to improve
    research efficiency
  • Supervise, according to annual plan, epidemiological research
    activity ensuring: that contacts with community groups and authorities
    are aligned with the objectives of the research that the population
    participating in the research is properly informed reporting on the
    progress of data collection, on ongoing analysis of research or on any
    issue causing delay is done in order to achieve epidemiological goals on
  • Advise the MSF medical team on epidemiological matters that
    arise in the course of their activity research, and, when necessary,
    design and implement epidemiological tools and data collection to meet
    new epidemiological needs.
  • Ensure, in coordination with logistics department, that national
    or international shipment of laboratory samples acquired for research
    purposes is done within datelines and according to protocols, following
    security rules and keeping conditions needed for the sample
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  • Essential, medical or nursing related diploma. Desirable specialization or training in tropical diseases.
  • Mission working language essential, local language desirable.
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet)
  • People Management
  • Commitment
  • Flexibility
  • Results
  • Teamwork
  • Desirable Degree (or Masters) in Epidemiology or Public Health with extensive training in statistics and epidemiology
  • Essential working experience of at least two years in nursing activities related jobs
  • Desirable working experience with MSF or other NGOs
  • Desirable working experience in developing countries

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and cover motivation letter under the reference “EPINIGERIA” to: recruitment-bcn@barcelona.msf.org


  • Please submit your CV and cover letter in ONE file and name the file with your LAST NAME
  • Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates

Application Deadline  24th July, 2016.

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