Full Time
February 26, 2024
Blantyre, Malawi
February 29, 2024

Company: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a non-profit, independent international humanitarian organization committed to delivering medical aid to populations facing crises, with a steadfast commitment to impartiality and without regard to race, religion, creed, or political affiliation. In Malawi, MSF collaborates closely with the Ministry of Health and the local community, particularly in the Cervical Cancer project in the Blantyre district, as well as the CBO Project in Zalewa and Dedza District.

MSFF is looking for its Blantyre Cervical Cancer Project Office:

NURSE- In Patient Department (IPD) – 1 Position

Workplace                   :        Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) Blantyre

Type of contract :  1 Year Fixed Term Contract with possible extension

Start date :    March 2024

Main purpose 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, to ensure the quality and continuity of care for the targeted population.

Main 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 including participating in Unit Deep Cleaning at scheduled times.
  • Knowing and adherence to Accidental Exposure to Blood Protocol.
  • Always respecting medical secrets and confidentiality as well as patient’s privacy.
  • Organizing and carrying out patient-centered care and treatments according to medical protocols and prescriptions; and assisting during consultations, daily rounds, and other medical procedures
  • Ensuring appropriate use and documentation of control drugs as well as the storage of their empty vials.
  • Participating in health education of the patient (and family) when necessary.
  • 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.
  • Providing holistic pre-and post-operative nursing care to all patients requiring surgical interventions in line with medical prescriptions and established protocols
  • Ensuring that materials to be sterilized are promptly sent and collected from the Sterilization Unit after processing.
  • Carrying out general 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).
  • Admitting and providing the prescribed level of care (including monitoring and surveillance) for all patients in the In-Patient Department High Dependence Unit (HDU) following established protocols and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Proper documentation and reporting of all nursing activities in the HDU to enable optimal monitoring and evaluation of the activities.
  • Knowing and promptly utilizing established patient care escalation process in the management of all patients.
  • Carrying out and supervising administrative procedures and documents (fills in patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, etc.), ensuring appropriate written/oral handover, and reporting any problematic situations and cases that may arise. Filling in all necessary registers and health files; participate in data collection and keeping doctors/supervisors informed.
  • Accurate and timely documentation of all nursing procedures, patient outcomes, and any adverse events or complications both in hardcopy files and the EMR as may be required.
  • Ensuring adequate comfort and palliative care of all terminal patients and always adhering to prescribed resuscitation orders.
  • Participating in the department-related pharmacy and medical equipment inventories, control, and maintenance (quality and its functioning, storage conditions, follow-up of expired drugs, stock taking of medicines and materials at every team changeover ensuring no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorization)
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance of biomedical equipment used following the user manual and protocols and alerting Supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
  • Guiding and training Nurse Aides, Hygienists, and other related staff under his/her supervision, ensuring teamwork and adherence to all appropriate protocols and procedures

The above-mentioned responsibilities are not exhaustive. You may be required, by your supervisor, to perform other tasks even if they are not documented in the job description.



  • Essential Nursing Degree/ Diploma
  • Desirable Bachelor of Science in Nursing Experience
  • Preferred at least two years of prior experience, including involvement in other non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Proven experience in supervising and training team members in a collaborative environment Languages
  • English and Chichewa


  • Essential computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Internet usage.


  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Stress Management

How to Apply

Applicants meeting the requirements are encouraged to send their Cover Letter, Updated CV, ID Copy, and relevant certificates to the Human Resources Manager at Médecins sans Frontières France through email to . Please use the subject line “NURSE-IPD, Your Full Name,” and ensure that each file is appropriately labelled, such as “CV – (Name)”. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing date for receiving applications is 29th February 2024

Only shortlisted 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 email: as soon as possible.