Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    June 6, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    June 12, 2024
  • Experience
    2 Years
  • Gender
  • Qualification
    Certificate, Bachelor Degree
  • Organization
    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Required Languages
    English, Krio, Mende

Job Description




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.

Job Details


Title of position: CLINICAL OFFICER

Status of position: Full Time

Number of positions:  Reserve Pool

Location: Hangha (Kenema District) – MSF Hospital

Salary: Based on the organization scale

Main responsibilities of the position


Organizing and ensuring medical consultations to the target population providing treatment to patients within the scope of his/her medical competencies and referring them when appropriate, according to MSF protocols, procedures and the universal hygiene standards in order to guarantee quality and efficiency of the service provided.



  • Ensuring the implementation and standardization of MSF clinical policies, tools, and hygiene protocols in order to minimize clinical risks and to guarantee the quality of patient care management. Promoting and maintaining confidentiality regarding all patient cases and records 
  • Implementing diagnosis, prescription and prevention procedures that fall under the scope of his/her competencies applying medical knowledge, asking appropriate questions to patients and following protocols in force as well as using laboratory services when necessary, in order to ensure a correct implementation of the medical treatments and to refer patients when appropriate. 
  • Participating in the planning and supervision, in close coordination with other supervisors, the HR processes (sizing, staff shifts, recruitment, training, evaluation, development and communication) of the team in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people triage capabilities, their motivation and commitment and their active participation in teaching the targeted population on therapeutic and preventive protocols.
  • Ensuring that all staff using medical devices are qualified and trained. Ensuring cleaning and minor maintenance tasks are performed according to the protocols. Reporting any malfunction to the project biomedical service. List item  
  • In cases of emergency, carrying out first aid care and treatment according to protocols in order to reduce mortality rates 
  • Recording in the individual patient’s card and registration books, all performed medical activities (drugs prescribed, lab results, vaccination status, epidemiological activity, doses, etc.) keeping data traceability in order to ensure patients treatment continuity. 
  • Participating in data collection and reporting when required 
  • Knowing and implementing Patient Therapeutic Education (PTE), i.e. keeping contact with all patients, providing them information regarding their health state and responding to their questions. 
  • Knowing and promoting the proper application of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Kit and Sexually Gender Based Violence (SGBV) protocol.


Required Criteria:

Education: Essential clinical officer diploma

Essential: Knowledge on diagnoses and treatment of paediatric patients with tropical diseases

Essential: Knowledge on diagnoses and therapy of paediatric patients with severe malnutrition

Experience: Essential: 2 years of relevant working experience

Essential: Prior experience in paediatric patient management

Prior experience in the management of the neonatology patient.

Languages:  English, Krio, Mende

Application Details


Applicants should submit: Application letter, CV, copy of certificates/diplomas, copy of labour card, copy of work certificates from previous employment. no original documents to be submitted


Applications can be submitted to: MSF Kenema Hospital (Hangha), MSF Kenema Base (Tissor), MSF Belgium office in Freetown or to 


Application deadline: June 20, 2024 – no late applications will be accepted


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further recruitment process.


Please note that MSF does not reimburse transportation cost if applicants are asked for a test or interview.


Please indicate CHO on the envelope or in the subject line of your email. 

MSF does not charge fees for receiving any applications or participating in any recruitment process