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Medical Doctor / Medical Officer (Oncology)

Date Posted: Sep 08, 2021

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. In Malawi, MSF works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the local community in integrated HIV/AIDS in Chiradzulu District and Cervical Cancer projects Blantyre districts.

MSFF is looking for its Blantyre Cervical Cancer Project Office:


Workplace : Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) Blantyre

Type of contract : 6 Months Fixed Term Contract with possible extension

Start date : Mid-October

Main purpose of the position

Provide outpatient and/or inpatient medical care to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the patients/beneficiary’s health conditions

Main Responsibilities

  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnose and prevention. Carry out outpatient and inpatient consultations, prescribing the necessary treatment respecting MSF protocols.
  • Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the illness and provide appropriate explanations about the treatment to follow, checking they have understood.
  • Follow up the evolution of the hospitalized/IDP patients, through daily visits, consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to other departments – in collaboration with other doctors- and informing their family about the patient’s evolution.
  • Check and control the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and take care the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assure general compliance with standing hygiene standards.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problem or complication of the patients’ illness, medical error and monitors the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material.
  • Ensure ongoing training of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the quality of care.
  • Knows and ensures all MSF medical protocols are followed and implemented, checking universal precautions are followed at all times and reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control. Ensures professional confidentiality is respected.
  • Manage the team under his/her direct responsibility according to MSF HR policies and procedures, supervising their performance, organizing and scheduling shifts and rotations, directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary.
  • Assesses, treats and monitors in- and outpatients in the Oncology Department.
  • Supervises the nursing team, clinical and supporting staff in the wards.
  • Supervises and teaches health facility students.
  • Participates in department research activities and projects primarily in Cervical Cancer.
  • Performs doctor on call duties in the Oncology Department.
  • Under the supervision of consultant oncologist, helps in the process of treating cancer patients.
  • Maintain collaboration between 4C Gynecological Oncology and 4B Oncology Department.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Carry out administrative procedures and documents (fill in of patients’ files, forms, statistics, database etc.), in order to have updated and correct information about the day-to-day activities


Education:  Medical Doctor Degree and Valid Registration with Medical Council of Malawi

Experience: 2 Years minimum experience as a Medical Doctor or in Clinical work (can be within medical training). Desirable experience with MSF/other NGOs.

English and Local language knowledge essential.

Knowledge: Computer literacy essential.

Commitment, Flexibility, Results, Teamwork.

How to apply

Documents to provide:
  • Cover letter, Updated CV, ID Copy and relevant certificates

Deadline for submission of application: 17th September 2021

By Email: 


By Mail: 

Médecins Sans Frontières – France 

P.O. Box 2736,




NOTE: Letters, CVs and any documentation included in application package will not be returned. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. MSFF does not reimburse the possible costs for transportation for tests and interviews that may take place during the recruitment process. MSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees. : if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration at 0997003712 or email:  as soon as possible.”

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