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DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS   (Kumba, South West Cameroon)

Posted : 4 August, 2020
Category : MEDICAL    Location : Kumba, South West Cameroon
Job type : Full Time






                                                                                                                                             Kumba, 01/08/2020






Doctors without Borders, for its activities in Kumba, is looking for:


NURSE (Ref: ) 



  2. Doctors Without Borders is an international non-governmental medical association providing assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions. We observe neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and claim full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of our functions.


    Related with our activities we are looking for a NURSE

  4. Working location: PGH / Kumba, with movement in the field in surrounding Doctors Without Borders facilities

  5. Type of contract : Fixed Term contract, 6 month

  6. Salary: According to the organisation´s Salary Grid, level 5.


    Principal Tasks


  • Knowing, promoting, implementing and following up the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensuring high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment. Respecting medical secrets and confidentiality at all times.

  • Organizing and carrying out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions, and assisting during consultations, daily rounds and other medical procedures. Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.

  • Identifying Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and referring them to the medical team so they can receive the necessary treatment. Knowing and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit

  • Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort. For ER and OPD nurse, ensuring triage of patients in waiting areas, wards or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases,  carrying out first aid care and referring them to the doctor when necessary

  • Sending material to be sterilized and recuperates it from sterilization

  • Carrying out admission, surveillance and follow-up of patients (i.e. assessment of the evolution of their state of health and the identification of any emergency situation or deterioration

  • Following medical prescriptions to make sure MSF drugs are available and used for free for beneficiaries 

  • Carrying and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fill in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, registers, health files, etc.), ensuring an appropriate written/oral handover, and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise. Participating in data collection and keeping doctors/supervisors informed .

  • Informing NURSE ACTIVITY MANAGER  of any issue to deal with PGH Kumba management

  • Participating in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (quality and its functioning, storage conditions, follow-up of expired drugs inventories, stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorisation, etc.)

  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance  for  biomedical equipment used. Fol-lowing the user manual and  protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.



Required Competences


            Education        Essential Nursing qualification or specialization. Desirable bachelor in Nursing.


Experience       Desirable 2 years of previous experience as Nurse and desirable experience in other NGO’s


            Languages       English and Pidgin essential.




All applications (CV, cover letter, diplomas, working certificates, telephone number, etc.) must be sent by email to the following address msfe-cameroon-recruitment@barcelona.msf.org mentioning on the subject:  NURSE KUMBA (Ref: )  or else be submitted at the Doctors without Borders office in Kumba, next to Winnas Chapel, in a sealed envelop mentioning NURSE APLICATION for the attention of Doctors Without Borders HR department.




Deadline for the reception of applications :  Saturday, 15th  August 2020




NB: writing tests and interviews will be done in our office in Kumba after the selection of the applications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.