Nurse Jobs at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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Job Summary:

Job Title Nurse
Job TypeFull time
Location Kigoma, Nduta, Nyarugusu
Employer Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Deadline July 11, 2023

Company Introduction

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization 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. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality.

These principles must apply to all MSF staff.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Required: Degree/Diploma in Nursing. Desired bachelor’s in nursing.
  • Must be registered and allowed to practice under Tanzania Nurses and Midwives Council (TNMC) Experience:
  • Desirable: Two years of previous experience and previous experience in other NGOs Languages:
  • Essential: Swahili and English (Kirundi and/or French will be a plus.)

Objectives of the Position

  • Providing nursing care, treatment, and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Knowing, promoting, implementing, and following up the universal hygiene standards/precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules, and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensuring high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment. Respecting medical secrets and confidentiality at all times.
  • Organizing and carrying out care and treatments according to medical prescriptions and assisting during consultations, daily rounds, and other medical procedures. Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.
  • Identifying Sexually Gender Based Violence victims and referring them to the medical team so they can receive the necessary treatment. Knowing and is aware of the importance and appropriate use of the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit.
  • Ensuring patients are properly received and installed and that those with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements, and comfort. For ER and OPD nurse, ensuring triage of patients in waiting areas, wards, or during emergencies, detecting the priority acute/emergency cases, carrying out first aid care, and referring them to the doctor when necessary.
  • Sending material to be sterilized and recuperating it from sterilization.
  • Carrying out admission, surveillance, and follow-up of patients (i.e. assessment of the evolution of their state of health and the identification of any emergency or deterioration).
  • Carrying and supervising administrative procedures and documents (filling in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, registers, health files, etc.), ensuring an appropriate written/oral handover, and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise. Participating in data collection and keeping doctors/supervisors informed.
  • Participating in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (quality and its functioning, storage conditions, follow-up of expired drugs inventories, stock takes of medicines and material at every team changeover ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorization, etc.).
  • Performing cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and protocols and alerting supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
  • Supervising and training nurse-aids, nutritional assistants, cleaners, and other related staff under his/her supervision, ensuring teamwork and adherence to all appropriate protocols and procedures.
  • Organizing and carrying out nursing activities according to Doctor/Cos prescriptions and orders in line with the MSF protocols.
  • Respecting the six rights of Medicine Administration.
  • Being accountable for the quality and continuity of care.
  • Making the handover at the bedside of the patient and all materials including pharmaceuticals and hardware.
  • Being able to quickly handle a patient with emergency signs on the principle of A, B, C, D.
  • Registering as soon as possible the consumption of drugs in the tally sheet and reporting rupture or deterioration of materials.
  • Preparing the necessary equipment and materials for the medical ward round and being aware of all changes made by the doctor/CO.
  • In the quality care aspect, dating venous catheters, nasogastric tubes, and the open infusion bag.
  • Ensuring vital signs are taken at the respected times and at times of deterioration and reporting and acting on any abnormalities.
  • Performing anthropometric measurements (Malnutrition assessment) and being able to interpret the results.
  • Performing basic laboratory tests (MDRT, blood sugar, and Hb).
  • Respecting Infection Control and Prevention procedures.
  • Performing other tasks related to patient’s management despite the department.

Competencies, Knowledge and Skills

  • Maintaining a calm, helpful demeanor and respecting interactions with staff, patients, and patients’ families.
  • Working in a professional manner within a collaborative multidisciplinary team environment.
  • High commitment to MSF Principles.
  • High capacity for stress management.

How to Apply

All interested candidates shall submit their motivation letter, CV, and copy of relevant professional certificates.


Please quote the job title on the email subject “NURSE”. Send your application to the email address

The applications can also be submitted at MSF offices situated at Warioba RD, Mikocheni B, Plot 100, Daima Street House no 16 or to MSF Project Admin in Nduta Refugees Camp, Kibondo District.

  • People living with disabilities or minorities to indicate in their CV or Motivation letter.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Write to

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF),Warioba RD, Mikocheni B, Plot 100, Daima Street House no 16


You can submit your application on hand in Dar es Salaam MSF Offices at Mikocheni or Kigoma to the Project Admin Nduta, Refugees Camp, Kibondo District.

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Application Deadline

Submit your application not later than Tuesday, July 11th, 2023, at 4:00 PM.

Privacy Protection Note:

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