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Nurse Aides - COVID Response (20 positions)

Date Posted: Jan 13, 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 Coordination office:


                     :        Blantyre-QECH

Type of contract           :        3-month Fixed term contract with possible extension

Start date                       :        Immediate


Main purpose of the position

Assisting in the nursing activities with hospitalized patients, according to nurses and doctor’s prescription, universal hygiene standards and MSF protocols, standards, and procedures in order to ensure the delivery of quality and safe medical care for patients.

Main responsibilities

  • Knowing, Assisting the nurse in organizing and providing care and treatments to patients, respecting at the rules of hygiene, safety, comfort, dignity, medical secret and patient confidentiality. Giving response to nurse’s requirements in case of an emergency
  • Participating in the surveillance and monitoring of the patient and reporting to the nurse any relevant information. Compensating patients’ possible lack of autonomy by assisting and helping them in feeding, personal hygiene, movements and general comfort
  • Assisting the nurses, social workers, and registrars to obtain basic vital information (i.e.g body temperature, weight, and height) and sociodemographic information (i.e. registration of patients, recording district of where patients are from, etc
  • Assisting the nurses in running errands to support medical activities (e.g. running errands for nurses to collect laboratory order results, consumables and other supplies from the log-store or pharmacy, carrying medical supplies during home visits, etc…)
  • Participating actively in the hospital platform (meetings, committee), trainings and in the basic health education sessions
  • Ensuring cleanliness of his/her working environment (including facilities, material, linen, equipment, and carrying out the sorting and disposal of waste
  • Will act as caretaker/Guardian of Patients.Ccollaborate and work flexibility with other staff at QECH


Education:                 Desired Clinical Studies  

                 Local Language and able to speak English

                Essential previous working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs.

                                    Desirable experience in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries.

Knowledge:               Computer Literacy (Excel, Word)

How to apply

Documents to provide:

  • Cover letter, Updated CV, ID Copy and relevant certificates

Deadline for submission of application:  15th January  2021

Application should be submitted to:

Coordinator Human Resources

Médecins sans Frontières France

Po Box 2736



E-mail address: msff-lilongwe-recruitment@paris.msf.org 

With in object

:   Please clearly indicate the position title on the application. Letters, CVs and any documentation included in application package will not be returned. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. MSF is an equal opportunity employer: all applicants will be equally considered under the same criteria and expectations. MSF 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 on 0992 962 251 or email: msff-lilongwe-recruitment@paris.msf.org as soon as possible.

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