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MSF Switzerland



MSF-CH is seeking candidates for the post of Nurse to support its humanitarian operations in Somalia

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need. At present, MSFCH operates in three project locations in Somalia: Belet Weyne, Dinsor and Afgoi.

Location: Nairobi with possibility of field visit to the projects.
Start date: March 2011
Type of contract: 12 months fixed term contract

Scope of responsibilities:

The role of the Nurse is to ensure nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients in accordance with doctors’ prescriptions, MSF protocols and context for the MSF CH mission managed from Nairobi:

  • Ensure efficient management of the stock and proper follow-up of movements of drugs and material.
  • Ensure cold chain functioning, maintenance and ensure storage conditions according to national regulations.
  • Ensure regular physical inventories are carried out in accordance with the mission’s procedures.
  • Ensure adequacy between orders and freight and quantify the damaged drugs and material
  • Ensure an efficient supply of other pharmacies.
  • Participate actively in the monitoring and the reporting of medical activities.
  • Participate and /or facilitate training at Nairobi or field level- give support to the training team at field level
  • Carry out when necessary a therapeutic education of the patient (and family) using a patient based approach.

Recruitment criteria:

  • Nurse degree/diploma recognised by National Authorities.
  • Member of the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Demonstrated skills in records management.
  • 2 years experience in a well known hospital.
  • Able to train / coach staff
  • Excellent computer skills – Excel, Word, E-mail and Internet
  • Knowledge in pharmacy management is an asset
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of Somali language is an added advantage.

Personal qualities:

  • Organized, methodical and accurate
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Good team player.
  • Motivated with a demonstrated ability to adapt to new working methods.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.

All applicants should send a detailed CV (2 referent persons), copy of diploma and letter of motivation to:

Human Recourse Manager
MSF Switzerland Somalia Missions
P. O. Box 25091 -00603,

Application deadline: 25th of February 2011. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. – NGO Jobs in Kenya