Clinical Officer (Local Status) – Medicins Sans Frontieres-Belgium (MSF-Belgium) Vacancy Announcement

Medicins Sans Frontieres-Belgium (MSF-Belgium) Vacancy Announcement, May 5, 2023





Job Overview

Organization: Medicins Sans Frontieres-Belgium (MSF-Belgium)

Position: Clinical Officer (Local Status)

Location: Afar

Experience Level: Junior Level (2 Years)

Salary: As per the salary scale of MSF

Number of Positions: Not Specified

Date of Announcement: May 4, 2023

Deadline: May 13, 2023


Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 70 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

Duration:                   Until December 31/2023 with Possible Extension

Main Purpose

Organizing and ensuring medical consultations to the target population providing treatment to patients within the scope of his/her medical competencies and referring them when appropriate, according to MSF protocols, procedures and the universal hygiene standards in order to guarantee quality and efficiency of the service provided.


•             Ensuring the implementation and standardization of MSF clinical policies, tools, and hygiene protocols in order to minimize clinical risks and to guarantee the quality of patient care management. Promoting and maintaining confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records

•             Implementing diagnosis, prescription and prevention procedures that fall under the scope of his/her competencies applying medical knowledge, asking appropriate questions to patients and following protocols in force as well as using laboratory services when necessary, in order to ensure a correct implementation of the medical treatments and to refer patients when appropriate.

•             Participating in the planning and supervision, in close coordination with other supervisors, the HR processes (sizing, staff shifts, recruitment, training, evaluation, development and communication) of the team in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people triage capabilities, their motivation and commitment and their active participation in teaching the targeted population on therapeutic and preventive protocols.

•             Ensuring  that all staff  using medical devices are qualified and trained. Ensuring  cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed  according to the protocols. Reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service.List item

•             In cases of emergency, carrying out first aid care and treatment according to protocols in order to reduce mortality rates

•             Recording in the individual patient’s card and registration books, all performed medical activities (drugs prescribed, lab results, vaccination status, epidemiological activity, doses, etc.) keeping data traceability in order to ensure patients treatment continuity.

•             Participating in data collection and reporting when required

•             Knowing and implementing Patient Therapeutic Education (PTE), i.e. keeping contact with all patients, providing them information regarding their health state and responding to their questions.

Knowing and promoting the proper application of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit and Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol.

MSF Section/ Context Specific Accountabilities

·        Provide support for the Medical Doctors to ensure high quality care is delivered in ITFC, pediatrics and isolation

·        Report to the Medical Doctor when there is a need to escalate care and/or patient deterioration

·        As required, perform duties as a Clinical Officer in the surveillance team including management of uncomplicated cases in the community if necessary

·        As required, perform duties as a Clinical Officer in the Ambulatory Therapeutic Feeding Centre

Medicins Sans Frontieres Belgium Vacancy Announcement 2023


Job Requirements


·             Essential Clinical Officer Degree.

Experience ·       Desirable previous Clinical Supervision experience of at least one Year.

·       Essential 2 years relevant working experience.

·       Essential local Language Mission working local Language knowledge would be an asset.

·       Desirable Computer Literacy.


Medicins Sans Frontieres-Belgium (MSF-Belgium) Vacancy Announcement 2023


How to Apply

All applicants should send a CV, a cover letter, educational records, work certificates and a copy of national ID.

Application can be submitted/sent: by email: OR YOU CAN BRING HARD COPY TO OUR OFFICE LOCATED AT AFAR, SEMERA INFRONT OF ARDI ETHIOPIA HOTEL (please indicate on the subject box: the vacancy title and your name)


Posting date: 04/05/2023

Closing date: 13/05/2023



We strongly encourage women and people with reduced mobility (able to work in remote places) to apply.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Copies of CV + supporting documents are non-returnable. Phone calls are not allowed.





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