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Facilitator for Basic Emergency Care (BEC) Training at Medecins du Monde

Medecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Facilitator for Basic Emergency Care (BEC) Training

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Contract

MDM Strategy

  • In Nigeria, Médecins du Monde provides emergency medical assistance to host and displaced populations within the Northeast region of the country.
  • This intervention is delivered through the following sectors: Improved access of host and displaced populations to free and comprehensive primary health care; universal access to SRH services, strengthening the continuum of care in SRH, and establishing good quality community care structures throughout the lives of the service users; improved access of the malnourished children, aged 6-59 months, to quality nutrition treatment including the management of Severe Acute Malnutrition.
  • A component of MdM’s integrated primary health care services is staff capacity building and institutional strengthening. This is delivered through on job trainings and specific formal trainings according to particular needs.
  • As part of this intervention, MdM will train the medical team on ‘’Basic Emergency Care’’ to scale up the quality of the emergency care provided at field level.


  • Most life-threatening conditions, whether the original cause was medical or surgical, infection or injury, will present with one of these: Trauma, Difficulty in breathing, Shock and Altered mental status.
  • In some cases, the diagnosis may be known, while in others, intervention may be required before a diagnosis can be made, perhaps because of limited diagnostic resources, but often because of the acuity of the condition.
  • This BEC training introduces a systematic approach to assessment and management that can be used whether or not a diagnosis has been made.

Purpose and Objectives

  • The main objective of this service is to provide high-quality training on Basic Emergency Care to equip the participants with basic knowledge, skills and attitude to perform with confidence basic resuscitation techniques to save lives.

By the end of the training, participants should be better equipped to:

  • List the hazards that must be considered when approaching an ill or injured person
  • List the elements to approaching an ill or injured person safely
  • List the components of the systematic ABCDE approach to emergency patients
  • Assess an airway
  • Assess breathing
  • Explain when to assist breathing
  • Assess fluid status (circulation)
  • Provide appropriate fluid resuscitation
  • Explain when to use airway devices
  • Explain when advanced airway management is needed
  • Describe the critical ABCDE actions
  • List the elements of a SAMPLE history
  • Perform a relevant SAMPLE history.

Minimum Requirements

  • Trained Medical Personnel certified by WHO
  • Must be able to issue training certificate to successful participants
  • 5 years work experience.
  • Supported/certified by Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)
  • Facilitator must have relevant University Degree

Desirable criteria:

  • A Registered company/organisation recognized by WHO


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their expressions of interest to: [email protected] using "Basic Emergency Care Training" as the subject of the email.

Application Deadline  5th December, 2022 (11:59 pm Nigerian time).


  • Candidates must send:
    • A comprehensive / detailed profile, indicating their competencies and experiences on similar projects.
  • You are not expected to submit your proposals. However, the successful candidates would be sent "Terms of Reference" requesting for proposals

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