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    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation…

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    • Open Jobs
      1. Medical Data Entry Supervisor
      2. Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) Supervisor
    • Method of Application

    Medical Data Entry Supervisor

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification OND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Sokoto
    • Job Field ICT / Computer&nbsp

    Duty Station: NOMA Project, Sokoto

    Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

    • Ensure completion of all activities related to medical data entry and data management into the mission database. Supervise, organise and plan the activity of Data Entry officers/operators, as well as identify their training needs in order to provide a good service support and reliability of the data collected.

    Accountabilities

    • Supervise, organise and plan the activity of Data Entry officers to have a reliable record of medical activity performed, as well as identify their training / technical support needs in order to provide a good service support and reliability of the data collected.
    • Ensure collation and entry of all data identified by project managers for collection (e.g. morbidity, mortality, surveillance of diseases of epidemics, nutrition, psychological and women’s health, etc) into the appropriate data management system while ensuring quality of data
    • Do quality control data officers’ performance on regular basis
    • Know and ensure proper use of software used for recording (i.e. Fuchia, Epi Info, etc.).
    • Ensure accuracy of the medical data entered into the mission’s database on a regular basis, according to MSF protocols and carry out regular back-ups.
    • Provide technical support to data entry officers/operators in project sites and give response to their training needs.
    • Provide regular statistical reports for the medical team as well as informing the superior of any missing information, major changes or big differences in data

    MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities

    NOMA Research
    Following up on the NOMA related researches with the NOMA project epidemiologist.

    • Meet with noma epidemiologist once a week to update on tasks and projects.
    • Submit all noma research studies to the Nigerian ERBs (will vary per study but likely UDUTH, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi MOH). Follow up on these applications and get ethical approval.
    • Conduct trainings with staff who are involved in data collection for the noma studies.
    • Make sure all data is being collected for the studies in a timely and accurate way. Do data quality checks.
    • Conduct research activities:
      • Outcomes study: upload pictures to the telemedicine platform from follow-up visits no more than 10 days after the assessment, work with outreach team to follow-up with patients, check each form after the assessment to see all questions are answered (especially the quality of life section).
      • Anka study: set up of data collection tablets, help with training the study team, keep in touch with data collectors to make sure there are no technical issues, facilitate hand over of tables from the noma project to the study team.
      • KAP study: assist with training of data collection team, data quality control, set up of data collection tablets.
      • Pre-sequelae stage outcomes: set up data collection tools, ensure all team members know what data points they are collecting, do data quality checks once a week, arrange follow-up visits, make sure all data points are collected.
      • Physio: assist Victor in gaining ERB approval, data collection, analysis and write up.
    • Hand over research reports/ publications to the states and federal ERB’s once projects are complete.
    • Assist with other research related ad hoc activities.
    • Providing monthly updates and progress reports in relation to ongoing activities including researches in the project.

    Routine project data:

    • Performing data entry of all epidemiological information into select databases program and creating appropriate reports, providing data for project development purposes.
    • Ensuring that all data entered are authorized and appropriate documentation has been received (patient records, treatment monitoring, etc.).
    • Ensuring all the various departments have the adequate update version of data collection tools for appropriate data collection in the field.
    • Ensuring that all data entry processes occurs in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Participating in the search for missing data and making regular back-ups of all data processed.
    • Looking after all equipment provided and keep recording area clean and tidy, giving special importance to all patient files.
    • Reporting any issue concerning data management to superior
    • Elaborating statistical reports when required by the medical team.
    • Ensuring, promote and maintain confidentiality regarding all information registered and keeping data safe and filed appropriately.
    • Performing routine data quality analysis.
    • Communicating regularly with the HCW’s, assisting in the (re)training when necessary, on proper registration of patients, proper filling of the various forms, clarifying queries, obtaining missing information and correcting errors, ensuring they have ongoing sufficient supplies of necessary hardcopy data collection forms
    • Assisting in the compilation and preparation of regular reports and providing detailed information to medical and laboratory teams (weekly, monthly, according to patient treatment requirements).
    • Updating the NOMA specific tool and exporting to the medical team leader on a monthly basis.

    Requirements (Qualifications)
    Education:

    • Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology or Statistic is essential proven computer literacy, data analysis and research essential.

    Experience:

    • Essential minimum 2 years work experience in data entry/analysis. Desirable 1 year working experience with MSF

    Languages:

    • Mission working language and local languages essential.

    Knowledge:

    • Essential knowledge of use of computer including processing of documents (Word, Excel).
    • Essential knowledge on medical statistics databases.

    Competencies:

    • Results and Quality Orientation – L2
    • Teamwork and Cooperation – L2
    • Behavioural Flexibility – L2
    • Commitment to MSF Principles – L2
    • Stress Management – L3

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    Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) Supervisor

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Sokoto
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Location: NOMA Project, Sokoto

    Main Objective and Responsibilities of the Position

    • Implementing and supervising an infection control program in a project or health facility, according to MSF protocols, safety and IPC measures, in order to ensure quality of care and safety of patients, caretakers and staff

    Accountabilities

    • In collaboration with each service activity manager, maintaining and supporting the day to day implementation of the standard precautions in health structures in all departments including sterilization, laundry and kitchen, and providing technical supervision, training and support to the staff on IPC related issues using existing tools such as audits, checklist, surveillance
    • Implementing and monitoring adherence to additional precautions for air, droplet and contact transmissible diseases when indicated. Based on a given patient-diagnosis, evaluating the need and supporting the implementation, if needed, for additional precautions in collaboration with the medical team and act accordingly
    • Implementing as planned, the correct ‘clean and dirty flows’ inside the health facility. Ensuring that environmental standards in the facility are respected (bed spacing, number of handwashing stations etc.) and together with the Hospital Facilities Manager and WHS Supervisor, that the essential requirements are available in the health structures
    • Guaranteeing compliance to aseptic care techniques and to the correct use of antiseptics, disinfectants and detergents.
    • Checking the consumption and the quality of IPC materials and equipment, including cleaning materials and equipment, PPE, etc.
    • As member of the Infection Control Committee, participating in and supporting the development and following up the Infection Control Action Plan.
    • Supervising the team under his/her responsibility and participating in the associated HR processes (e.g. recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, coaching, development and communication) in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required.
    • Reporting any irregularities to NAM or IPC managers or PMR and producing reports with information recommendations for the monthly medical reporting

    NB: IPC standard precautions include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand hygiene, prevention of accidental exposure to body fluids, safe and appropriate treatment of re-usable medical devices, waste management, cleaning and disinfection of surface and environment, respiratory hygiene and individual hygiene for staff, caretakers and patients IPC essential requirements include water supply, solid waste and waste water treatment/disposal, latrines and shower facilities, dead bodies management, vector control and medical waste management

    MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities:

    • The IPC Supervisor in Noma Project is the main responsible for the implementation of all IPC related activities, protocols and different recommendations to ensure quality of care and patient safety in MSF Health Facilities including Noma Children Hospital Sokoto. The IPC Supervisor works closely with all multidisciplinary team members to raise awareness and ensure IPC issues are identified and addressed by all staff members.
    • As a member of the Infection Control Committee, participating in and supporting the development and follow up of the Infection Control Action Plan and other communication activities are key (may support MTL with minutes / agenda / action points, also may chair the meeting in absence of MTL)

    Liaison with all Managers / Supervisors and Balanced Leadership and Communication Skills:

    • Liaises with Watsan Supervisor, to provide technical support to Hospital Cleaners in NHCS and and ensure cleanliness of wards (based on IPC requirements) and hospital yard.
    • Liaise with Watsan Supervisor to directly provide technical support to the laundry and ensure quality of bed sheets and linens are in enough quantity to maintain adequate recycling.
    • In collaboration with WatSan team, ensure maintenance of a clean and hygienic environment.
    • In conjunction with Supervisors / Managers, carry out training of all staff (Medical, Lab, Hygiene Agents / cleaners , Watchmen etc.) on relevant IPC information – IPC Pillars and aseptic technique.
    • In conjunction with WatSan and Matron of the NCHS ensure IPC measures in the Kitchen are adhered to and maintained.
    • Liaise with the WatSan Supervisor to ensure vector control in the hospital wards and other departments (use of light insecticide etc) and dead body management in the ward while waiting for evacuation.
    • In Conjunction with WatSan Supervisor and Nursing Team Supervisor ensure waste segregation and collection in different wards and keep high hygiene standard.

    Stock Management:

    • Under leadership of Nursing Activity Manager and Pharmacy Supervisor / technician ensure ordering, storage and management of IPC materials (hand sanitizers, surfanios and hexanios, chloramine solutions, face masks, disposable gowns etc) for daily usage.

    Supervision & Policy / Protocol Implementation:

    • Policy management of IPC activities in all locations and work in conjunction with all heads of departments to ensure and supervise implementation of IPC policy and protocols.
    • Supervises directly the OT nurse and ensure surgical materials are safe for patients, sterilization procedures follow IPC protocols, and provide necessary training.
    • Ensure compliance of the 3 IPC pillars (Hand hygiene, Cleaning and Disinfection, transmission based precaution) in Noma Children Hospital sokoto .

    Reporting:

    • Be responsible for monitoring of hand hygiene compliance using the hand hygiene observation tool (HHOT) and monthly updating of results.
    • Carry out SIPCA assessment with support from line manager.
    • Report IPC activities in the MMR.

    Other:

    • Gap fill WatSan Supervisor / Manager in case of absence.

    Performing the day to day purchases for NERU and Noma project under the supervision and guidance of the respective supervisor

    Requirements (Qualifications)
    Education:

    • Nurse or Midwife (or equivalent) diploma

    Experience:

    • At least two years’ experience working as a Nurse, midwife, or equivalent diploma.
    • Preferable: Previous working experience working with MSF or other NGOs
    • Experience in OT, Intensive Care Unit is an asset

    Languages:

    • English is essential, Hausa is desirable

    Knowledge:

    • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

    Competencies:

    • Results and Quality Orientation – L2
    • Teamwork and Cooperation – L2
    • Behavioural Flexibility – L2
    • Commitment to MSF Principles – L2
    • Stress Management

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application Letter, latest CV and photocopies of all necessary Credentials with telephone contact details (daytime) in an envelope (Specify on the envelope “Application for the post of Medical Data Entry Supervisor – NOMA Project”) to the address below:
    Human Resources Manager,
    Medecins Sans Frontieres – Holland, NOMA Project,
    Runjin Sambo Area,
    Sokoto State.

    OR
    Any of MSF OCA Project offices in Abuja, Benue, Sokoto and Zamfara States.
    OR
    Via e-mail to: [email protected] with “Application for the post of Medical Data Entry Supervisor – NOMA Project” as email subject.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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