Program Manager job opening at Médecins du Monde – Maiduguri, Borno

Posted on
Médecins du Monde Logo

Médecins du Monde

Position: Program Manager

Industry: Company Humanitarian Aid and Healthcare

Employment Type: Full-Time

Placement: Maiduguri, Borno State

Job Description

Médecins du Monde is seeking candidates for a position in Program Manager based in Maiduguri, Borno State. If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the details below.

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical care to vulnerable populations around the world. The organization aims to stimulate voluntary commitment from healthcare providers and experts from other fields, enlisting all competent support required to achieve its projects. MdM has been recognized globally for its Harm Reduction efforts and has been active in Kenya since 2013 to strengthen local capacities and serve as a model project.

MdM is currently seeking a Program Manager for its integrated health program in Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria. The Program Manager will oversee the implementation, follow-up, and overall supervision of the health program in alignment with MdM's standards and donor requirements. This role requires significant experience in public health, project management, and a strong ability to lead and motivate a team under challenging conditions.

Job Detail


  • Develop and implement all MdM activities in Katsina according to proposals, donor guidelines, and MdM standards.
  • Contribute to needs assessments and context analysis for the Katsina region.
  • Support and implement health surveillance systems, providing regular feedback on the health situation.
  • Supervise health facilities (MOH and MdM) considering their needs in assets, equipment, supply chain, and operations.
  • Monitor ongoing projects, supervise data collection processes, and analyze medical data monthly.
  • Manage and monitor the program budget, ensuring effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Develop the health strategy for MdM in Katsina, including sustainability and adaptability to needs.
  • Ensure quality and consistency of program activities according to MdM policies and standards.
  • Work in close collaboration with the technical program unit in Abuja and local partners.
  • Ensure implementation of recommendations from Technical Advisors and follow-up with an action plan.
  • Manage and support medical supervisors and teams, ensuring all staff understand their roles and responsibilities.
  • Plan and implement capacity-building training for MdM/MoH medical staff.
  • Establish and supervise the procurement and delivery of medical supplies and drugs to clinics.
  • Contribute to writing proposals and donor reports.
  • Represent MdM in relevant forums and medical meetings in Katsina, ensuring good relationships with stakeholders.
  • Maintain transparent and proactive communication with MdM's hierarchy and HQ.

Job Requirements

Before applying, please take the time to thoroughly review and comprehend the job requirements outlined below. Ensuring that you meet all the specified criteria will significantly enhance your candidacy for the Program Manager position at Médecins du Monde:


  • Medical Doctor, Nurse, Midwife, or relevant experience in public health and project management.
  • Significant experience in similar positions.
  • Experience in supervising health facilities.
  • Experience in health system strengthening projects.
  • Experience in program cycle management and budget follow-up.
  • Experience in outbreak management and emergency response.
  • Ability to analyze epidemiological contexts and propose interventions.
  • Ability to make quick decisions in coordination with the team.
  • Knowledge of the Katsina context.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

Experience Requirements

  • Experience in managing and motivating a team.
  • Humanitarian experience.
  • Emergency management experience.


  • Project management
  • Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
  • Ability to coordinate
  • Training delivery
  • Training program planning
  • Organizational skills
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Team spirit
  • Respect for traditions and local culture
  • Ability to work under tense conditions

Salary, Benefits and incentive

Provided below are the offerings in terms of salary, benefits, and incentives awaiting you in the role of Program Manager at Médecins du Monde:


NGN 4,200,000 - 5,500,000 per-Month.

Job Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Accommodation provided
  • Travel allowances
  • Professional development opportunities

Incentive Compensation

  • Performance-based bonuses
  • End-of-contract bonuses

Date posted: June 19, 2024

Posted on: Maiduguri


To apply for the Program Manager position at Médecins du Monde, please click the button below:

Apply Now

The Program Manager will play a crucial role in ensuring the effective delivery of healthcare services to vulnerable populations in Maiduguri, contributing significantly to MdM’s mission in Nigeria. This position demands a professional with strong leadership qualities, capable of navigating complex humanitarian settings and managing diverse teams.