The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Vacancy for a Medical Activity Manager

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an independent
medical aid organization based in Dakar, Senegal. ALIMA has three
principal areas of expertise: providing medical care in humanitarian
crises, supporting the development of national medical organizations,
and conducting operational research to bring medical innovation to the

Since its creation in 2009, ALIMA has treated over 1,500,000 patients in
34 medical projects in some of the most challenging humanitarian
contexts in the world. ALIMA’s team has grown from seven co-founders to
1,500 staff, its budget from 250,000 euros to 24 million in 2015, its
network of medical partners from two to five, and its research
activities from pilot phases to conducting the first large-scale
clinical trial of anti-Ebola treatment in Guinea.

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Medical Activity Manager (M/F)
Monguno, Borno
ALIMA supports two health and nutrition projects in Borno State, in
Monguno and Maiduguri. Following a United Nations alert in May about
the dire situation of people displaced by conflict in northeastern
Nigeria, ALIMA conducted an exploratory mission in Monguno, a city in
Borno State where more than 100,000 displaced people are seeking
refuge. Working alongside the Ministry of Health, ALIMA vaccinated
children against measles. ALIMA found that more than 40% of children
were suffering from acute malnutrition, 13 % of whom were suffering from
severe acute malnutrition and at a high risk of death.

Faced with this major emergency, ALIMA deployed additional resources and
has now opened 5 clinics to provide urgent medical care to displaced
people in Monguno. ALIMA teams on the field are providing over 1,000
medical consultations per day, a figure that reveals how alarming the
health situation is and the lack of other actors in Monguno, since ALIMA
is the only INGO to cover health and nutrition at the moment for over
150,000 people, all the more  that internally displaced people are
continuing to arrive in Monguno every day.

Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, has seen its population more than
double with the influx of people displaced from other areas of the
state. Especially in Muna where about 50 000 IDP moved into the Muna
Garage camp and all around, the bad sanitarian, medical and nutritional
situation has to be addressed. ALIMA is opening a clinic by the end of
August, and already provide general consultations for children and
adults. Malnutrition cases are managed by the teams, but a larger
screening would show how numerous they really are. ALIMA plans to
enlarge its activities to provision of services for pregnant women and
capacity to take in charge victims of sexual violences. ALIMA’s teams in
Nigeria represent 15 expatriates, and planned to reach 17 by beginning
of September: 10 and soon 11 in Maiduguri/Muna, and 5 soon 6 in Monguno.

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Mission and Main Activities

  • The Medical Activity Manager (MAM) ensures the proper
    functioning of the medical activities under his/her responsibility,
    defining and implementing ALIMA’s policies, protocols and procedures,
    and guaranteeing the quality of healthcare in order to improve health
    conditions of the target population.
  • Plans and supervises, in close coordination with the HR
    department, the associated processes (recruitment, training, performance
    evaluation, development and internal communication) of the staff of the
    activity in order to ensure both the sizing and the amountn of
    knowledge required, and to improve people capabilities.
  • Coordinates and monitors the daily working plan of the team
    under his/her responsibility   (absent personnel, vacations, tracking
    leaves …). Replaces a doctor if necessary and participates by taking
    shifts. Supervises an efficient management of the ALIMA field pharmacy
    and medical equipment, in conjunction with the Logistics area, and
    monitor consumption follow-up and preparation of drug orders to avoid
    stock shortages and provide drugs at all circumstances; also considers
    program directions and protocol changes.
  • Participates in the programs / project follow-up, supervises and
    ensures that medical activities objectives under his/her responsibility
    are achieved and report to the technical referent any problem arising
    in the service.
  • Participates in the monthly reports according to guidelines
    (i.e. SitReps, medical statistical reports, etc.) and definition of
    annual planning, budget for the project
  • Report to the Medical Coordinator all medical issues concerning his/her field.
  • Implements the health policy for international and national
    staff; provides all prophylactic and preventive necessary measures,
    structures and emergency plans; manages any medical evacuation in order
    to ensure ALIMA staff health.
  • Identify needs and organize training of the medical staff of the project. Etc.
  • Coordinates, supervises and gives support to the medical team
    members’ performance to improve the medical components of the project
    and ensures compliance with ALIMA protocols and standards as well as MoH
    (Ministry of Health) protocols
  • The Medical Activity Manager (MAM) reports directly to the Project Coordinator. He/She:
  • Coordinates, assess and supervises the proper functioning of the
    medical, according to ALIMA protocols and procedures and through the
    correct compilation and analysis of medical data regarding patients’
    health conditions.
  • Checks all administrative procedures related to patients’
    follow-up (individual card filling, registers, paper exit, discharge,
    transfers…) are correctly carried out according to ALIMA procedures.
  • Prepares the medical orders needed to implement the medical
    activities under his/her responsibility, and identifies non-medical
    support needs (material, infrastructure, transport, etc.), reporting
    them to the line manager.
  • Ensures an efficient pharmacy and medical equipment management and monitors the rational use of them.
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Experience and Skills

  • Essential Medical Doctor Degree.
  • Essential minimum 2 years experiences as a medical doctor in medical activities related jobs.
  • Desirable working experience with International medical NGO in developing countries.
  • Working experience at management positions is essential.
  • English Speaking, reading and writing, mandatory. French is an asset.
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet)
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team work
  • Working experience in nutritional projects is an asset.
  • Desirable: Experience in tropical medicine, or post-registration
    experience in Public Health, obs and gynae, paediatrics, A&E,
    infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS/STDs, TB, general practice, general
    medicine or minor surgery.


  • Contract term: contract under French law, contract length: 3 months, renewable.
  • Salary: depending on experience + per diem

ALIMA pays for

  • Travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location
  • Accommodation costs
  • Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month
    after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee
  • Evacuation of the employee

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and covering letter to: with the reference “Medical Activity Manager – Nigeria” in the subject line.

Application Deadline  30th October, 2016.

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