Opportunities at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)



Title: Nursing Team Supervisor

Duration: 12 months (Fixed Term Contract) – Full time position (100%)

Direct Reports: Nursing Activity Manager.

Location: Nduta Camp Kibondo.




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. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These principles must apply to all MSF staff.

Required Criteria:

Minimum Educational Qualification:

·         Nurse or midwife (or equivalent) diploma

·         Must be registered and allowed to practise under Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council/ Medical Council of Tanganyika.


Essential 2 years of previous experience in related jobs


·         Essential mission language: English and Swahili (Kirundi and/or French will be a plus.)

Objectives of the position:

Plan, organize, and evaluate the activities concerning his/her field of action (Nursery, laboratory, midwifery, anesthesiology) and the team associated, according to MSF values, policies and protocols and universal health standards, in order to warrant the quality and continuity of the health care and the development of the plan of action

Main Responsibilities:

•       Carry out the functions and tasks associated to his/her speciality, i.e. perform as a nurse, midwife, labtech and anesthetist, whenever required or needed, in order to optimize the resources, contributing with his/her knowledge and experience.

•       Implement all the protocols and hygiene procedures, and supervise his/her team follow the same standards, in order to warrant the quality of the care and service in his/her speciality.

•       Organize and coordinate the activities of his/her team (week’s schedule, annual leave, absences, etc.), evaluate their performance and define and ensure the needs for training of staff, in order to ensure the coverage of the human resources needs and maintain high standards of quality.

•       Carry out and/or supervise the ( decentralized) pharmacy and medical equipment management (drugs orders, follow-up of the stock, storage conditions, inventories, follow-up of expired drugs and their destruction, drugs consumption, etc.)in his or her department, in order to satisfy the needs of material with efficiency and effectiveness.

•       Carry-out and/or coordinate administrative (exit-paper, transfer-paper, etc.), information and data collection (patient files, forms, statistics, etc.) tasks, and elaborate regular reporting, in order to have updated and reliable information about the day-to-day activity in the project, output/ outcome and support decision-taking.

•       Give feedback/ reports to medical focal point

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•       Supervise all quality of care tasks in the department which include, appropriate nursing care according to protocols, documentation of care provided and quality of care assessment (Files evaluation and practical clinical care) quarterly and bi-annually.

•       Supervise, motivate, caoch and train the nurses in his/her department.

•       Creation, monitor and evalution of the ojectives for the nurses.

•       Monitor admission and discharge criteria in his/her department.

•       Monitor morbidities trends in his/her  department, analyze the situation and report the results to the supervisor

•       Ensuring the flow of patients is respected and patients are admitted to the right ward.

•       Daily, weekly, and monthly data are collected accurately, on time, and submitted to the data office.

•       Training responsibilities

•       In collaboration with the other supervisors, and the managers, evaluates then prioritizes the training needs for paramedical and medical staff (Nurses, medical, doctors & clinical officers, Lab, pharmacy. Health promotors and IPC).

•       Ensure the follow-up of the training (Training is conducted in the relevant department by following the chronogram)

•       Evaluate the quality of the follow-up system: Carry out post-training evaluations and strategies.

•       Conducting in-depth reflection and analysis with a view to improving the training offer in different units under medical

•       Accompany the consolidation of knowledge in terms of norms, standards, guidelines, and tools through the implementation of training and coaching in the care practice.

Professional and Competencies:

•       Essential computer literacy (word, excel and power point)

•       Results

•       Teamwork

•       Flexibility

•       Commitment

•       Stress management

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All interested candidates shall submit their motivation letter, CV and copy of relevant professional certificates not later than Thursday, 15th June 2023 at 4:00 pm. Please quote the job title on the email subject “NURSING TEAM SUPERVISOR”.

Please send your application to the email address MSFCH-Tanzania-Recruitment@geneva.msf.org. The applications can also be sent to P.O.Box  83, Kibondo or  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.

·         Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

·         People living with disability and minorities are highly encouraged to apply.

The protection of your personal data is important to MSF. By submitting your application, you consent to MSF using your data only for the recruitment process to have all the information and documents necessary to proceed with the recruitment, validation of your application and selection of the most suitable candidate. Your data will be treated confidentially. Only people part of the recruitment process have access to your data. MSF does not sell your data under any circumstances.

If you have any questions or requests, you can contact MSFCH-Tanzania-HrManager@geneva.msf.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted