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Palliative Nurse Supervisor

Date Posted: Mar 08, 2021

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières, (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other sectors in Blantyre and environs on a cervical cancer project.

MSFF is looking for its Blantyre office, Cervical Cancer Project.

Position: Palliative Nurse Supervisor 1 POSITION

Workplace : Blantyre

Type of contract : 6 Months Fixed term contract with possible extension

Start : March 2021

Main purpose of the position

Ensuring the daily running of the palliative activity according to MSF protocols and universal health standards, in order to guarantee the security, continuity and quality of health care in the project.

Main responsibilities

  • To draw up and ensure the follow-up of the weekly activity planning, in collaboration with the palliative MAM.
  • Taking the lead in tracking the patients who missed their appointments, in order to avoid lost to follow-up cases.
  • Providing clinical supervision and training for the palliative nurses, based on identified needs.
  • Collaborating closely with the team in order to provide continuous quality of care in the projects, upholding and respecting the charter of MSF and ensuring that patient interest and autonomy are respected at all times:
  • Supporting nursing team in case of absence of a nurse, or unexpected increase in the workload, by providing nursing care or any technical support needed, to ensure continuity of care for the patients.
  • Organizing/attending wards meetings and participate in any other relevant meeting and make sure that the collaboration with the MOH or other actor (e.g. Tiyangane clinic) is going well.
  • Ensuring and follow-up with the pharmacy supervisor that the orders are regular done in order to always maintain the necessary minimum of stock of the essential drugs in palliative care.
  • Supervision of the daily refill of the medications in the home care bag.
  • Collaborate with the dispenser or the pharmacy supervisor on managing expired items and regular inventories of medication in the home care bag.
  • Supervising and follow-up of the appropriate use of medical devices and biomedical equipment (weekly quality control), and anticipating and communicating future needs, in close collaboration with the pharmacy supervisor and the logistic team.
  • Ensuring good supply of medical items used by the team (hand sanitizer, surgical masks), by passing order/internal requests, and follow-up the reception and the consumption of these items.
  • Monitoring the process of dispensing and consumption of restricted drugs, dispensed during home-based visits.



  • Essential Speciality diploma (nurse/midwife) & valid registration with Nurses Council

  • Essential 2 years of previous experience, essential experience of supervising (supervisor or manager), experience of gynecological, oncological, palliative and surgical nursing desirable.
  • Work experience in MSF or another NGO’s desirable.

  • English written and spoken, Chichewa

  • Strong in planning and organizing, punctual, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, stress management.

How to apply

Documents to provide

Cover letter, Updated CV Copies and work certificate(s) relevant for the position, ID copy, valid nurses registration proof.

Deadline for submission of application: 12th March 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 0994343467 or email:  as soon as possible

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