Nursing Activity Manager Job Opening at Medecins Sans Frontieres – Kano, Kano State

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

Position: Nursing Activity Manager

Industry: Company Medical and Humanitarian Relief

Employment Type: Full-Time

Placement: Kano, Kano State

Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) is seeking candidates for a position in Nursing Activity Manager based in Kano, Kano State. If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the details below.

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, is the premier independent international medical relief organization. Operating in nearly 72 countries worldwide, MSF is dedicated to providing emergency medical and humanitarian assistance to those in need, regardless of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. For 50 years, we have been a beacon of hope, offering lifesaving medical aid in areas ravaged by conflict, natural disasters, epidemics, and malnutrition crises.

MSF is supported by a global network of 25 associations, 24 sections, 17 offices, and 6 operational entities. Our work is guided by the principles of independence, neutrality, and impartiality as enshrined in the MSF Charter. We implement medical programs in regions where health systems are either non-existent or overwhelmed by the needs of the population.

Our mission in Kano, Nigeria, urgently requires a dedicated and experienced Nursing Activity Manager. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in planning, coordinating, and supervising nursing-related activities, ensuring the delivery of high-quality healthcare services in line with MSF standards.

Job Detail


  • Plan and organize all nursing-related activities including IPD, OPD, maternity, and nutrition.
  • Participate in the annual planning and budget updates to ensure continuity of quality healthcare.
  • Schedule duty rosters, shifts, and on-call assignments for nursing staff.
  • Coordinate and supervise the implementation of legal therapeutic protocols and standards.
  • Provide technical support to ensure quality nursing care, confidentiality, and information traceability.
  • Supervise nutritional activities to ensure the provision of therapeutic food meets quality and quantity standards.
  • Ensure correct use of administrative procedures and data management tools.
  • Supervise pharmacy activities, including distribution according to medical prescriptions and preparation of new orders.
  • Monitor the use of medical devices and communicate future needs in coordination with the biomedical service.
  • Supervise laboratory outputs related to nursing activities, ensuring timely and accurate blood test results.
  • Plan and supervise recruitment, training, evaluation, and development of nursing staff in coordination with the HR department.
  • Train nursing staff on pertinent technical elements (PTE).
  • Report relevant information on nursing activities to the line manager and participate in monthly reports.

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 Nursing Activity Manager position at Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders):


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or a related field.

Experience Requirements

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in nursing management.


  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Proficiency in implementing and supervising legal therapeutic protocols.
  • Ability to coordinate and provide technical support for nursing staff.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Competency in using administrative and data management tools.
  • Knowledge of pharmacy activities and stock management.
  • Experience in supervising laboratory activities related to nursing.
  • Capacity to train and develop nursing staff.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in challenging environments.

Salary, Benefits and incentive

Provided below are the offerings in terms of salary, benefits, and incentives awaiting you in the role of Nursing Activity Manager at Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders):


NGN 2,000,000 - 3,500,000 per-Year.

Job Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • Accommodation provided
  • Transportation allowances
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Supportive and mission-driven work environment

Incentive Compensation

  • Performance-based bonuses
  • End-of-year bonuses

Date posted: June 28, 2024

Posted on: Kano


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The Nursing Activity Manager role is critical in supporting MSF's mission to provide essential medical care in Kano, Nigeria. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned nursing professional with experience in managing nursing activities, capable of working in a fast-paced and challenging environment. If you are passionate about humanitarian work and meet the qualifications, we encourage you to apply.