Medical Doctor 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: Medical Doctor
Location: Damboa, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

Main Responsibilities
Under the supervision of Medical Supervisor, the Medical Doctor will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:

  • Provision of free of charge curative health consultations
  • Admission, weekly medical follow-up and discharge of the malnourished children in OTP program
  • Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

Task Description
Provision of free-charge curative health consultations:

  • Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM office
  • Follow the basic medical rules of hygiene when performing curative health consultations
  • Participate actively in triage activities before to start curative health consultations
  • Perform curative consultations:

Take a proper medical history including:

  • Reason for consultation
  • Duration of the illness or complaints
  • Main symptoms
  • Past medical history and treatment.
  • Perform a correct physical examination:
  • Inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation
  • Systematic checking of signs of severity            
  • Fill in the registration form for each patient, according to the diagnosis of the morbidity surveillance form
  • Check the immunization status for all EPI targeted children and referred the unvaccinated children to the vaccinator
  • Investigate any information regarding unusual health events or diseases outbreak, provided through any source
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity                    
  • Diagnose and treat the diseases according to protocols in use (i.e. clinical guidelines)
  • Write the most important complaints, signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment on the patient’s registration form.
  • Explain the treatment to the patient
  • Give individual health education related to the patient’s disease
  • Manage emergency cases according to MdM protocols and regulation

Admission, weekly medical follow-up and discharge of the malnourished children in OTP program:

  • Ensure that all the 6-59 months children have been screened (MUAC, H/W and edemas)
  • Admit new cases in OTP program according to the criteria’s of national nutrition protocol and give systematic treatment for SAM cases
  • Refer complicated SAM cases to identified Stabilization Center
  • Fill in the specific OTP form
  • Ensure weekly follow up of SAM cases and adapt RUTF doses
  • Discharge cases according to the criteria’s of national nutrition protocol

Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly epidemiological data:

  • Perform the daily data collection regarding curative consultations
  • Participate to the weekly computerization  and analysis of the medical data

Reporting and attendance to different meetings:

  • Prepare a weekly activities report to submit to team leader
  • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)
  • Participate to all the  trainings organized by MDM


  • Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinics
  • Participate to the loading and unloading of the vehicles and to  the setting up of the mobile clinics
  • Participate to weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacy
  • Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
  • Perform other additional duties on request of the team leader
  • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field

Skills Required:

  • Medical Doctor or any relevant experience in public health and project management
  • Significant experience in similar positions
  • Experience in supervising health facilities
  • Ability to have a global overview of a program (not only on medical plan)
  • Ability to analyze an epidemiological context and propose relevant interventions
  • Ability to take quick decisions according to the context in coordination with the team
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Knowledge of the Maiduguri context
  • Experience in health system strengthening project
  • Experience in program cycle management and budget follow up
  • Experience in outbreak management and emergency response

Personal Skills Required:

  • Ability to manage a team and work in an international team
  • Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, capacity to take initiatives
  • Organizational skills 
  • Interest for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law
  • Respectful of the traditions and local culture
  • Capacity to work and to live in tense conditions (climate, cultural context, promiscuity, isolation)
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Ability to manage priorities
  • Team spirit

N500,000 - N750,000 monthly.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV and cover letter in the same document to: [email protected] using the position as the subject of the email.

Application Deadline  25th June, 2024.


  • Please note that MdM does not engage in or accept bribes in exchange for job opportunities. Any attempts to offer or accept bribes will result in immediate disqualification from the recruitment process.
  • Due to the nature of this role we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and the role might be filled and closed before the closing date. Early applications are encouraged