Emergency Medical Referent At ALIMA

ALIMA’S ETHOS: ALIMA’s purpose is to save lives and provide care for the most vulnerable populations, without any discrimination based on identity, religion or politics, through actions based on proximity, innovation, and the alliance of organizations and individuals. We act with humanity and impartiality in accordance with universal medical ethics. To gain access to patients, we undertake to act in a neutral and independent manner.

Our CHARTER defines the VALUES and PRINCIPLES of our action:

  1. The patient First
  2. Revolutionising humanitarian medicine
  3. Responsibility and freedom
  4. Improve the quality of our actions
  5. To trust
  6. Collective intelligence
  7. Environmental responsibility


Since its creation in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 10 million patients. Today ALIMA works in 12 countries in Western and Central Africa. In 2021, we developed 60 humanitarian medical response projects to meet the needs of populations affected by conflict, epidemics and extreme poverty. All of these projects support national health authorities through nearly 357 health structures (including 45 hospitals and 312 health centres). We work in partnership, especially with local NGOs, whenever possible to ensure that our patients benefit from the expertise wherever it is, whether in their country or the rest of the world. In addition, to improve the humanitarian response, we are carrying out operational and clinical research projects, particularly in the field of the fight against malnutrition and hemorrhagic viral fevers. ALIMA is also leading operations in response to the covid-19 pandemic across all of our missions.

ALIMA’S TEAM: More than 2000 people currently work for ALIMA. The field teams, as close as possible to the patients, receive their support from the coordination teams generally based in the capitals of the countries of intervention. These receive support from the 4 desk teams and the emergency and opening service team based at the operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. The Paris and New York teams are actively working on fundraising as well as representing ALIMA. The rest of the ALIMA Galaxy includes individuals and partner teams who work on behalf of other organisations such as medical NGOs BEFEN, ALERTE Santé, SOS Médecins / KEOOGO, AMCP, research organisations PACCI, INSERM, Universities of Bordeaux or Copenhagen, the NGO Solidarités International and many others.

COUNTRIES WHERE WE WORK IN 2021: Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, South Sudan, Mauritania, Senegal, Sudan, Ethiopia and Ukraine.

THE WORK WE DO covers: Primary and Secondary Health Care, with a main focus on children and women – including treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition, maternal health, mental health, response to epidemics (Ebola, Cholera, Measles, Dengue, Lassa Fever), surgery, displaced populations, and gender based violence, Covid 19.


In Nigeria, ALIMA is running four health and nutrition projects in Borno State (Maiduguri/Jere), Yobe state (Karasuwa /Yusufari/ Gashua ), Katsina ( Kaita), Research and Lassa fever response in Ondo State, OWO. ALIMA’s teams in Nigeria represent about 25 expatriates and more than 150 national staff.

Mission Location: Maiduguri/Jere.


The medical référent supervises the overall management and ensures the smooth running of Cholera outbreak activity in Borno State specially in Maiduguri/Jere LGAs.

Ensures that all activity linked to the cholera outbreak management done in the areas supported by ALIMA is implemented according to the standard and helps to get solutions to reach vulnerable populations.

Works in an intelligent relationship/collaboration with the MOH (Director of LGAs, Borno State EOC, PHCC in charge, etc).


  • Management Activities
  • Participates in the planning, training, and implementation of the project activities with the state teams and other partners
  • Supervises the work of other persons (Doctor, Nurse, etc) with close consultation of your line supervisor (PC)
  • Supervises daily routine activities in the field (the mobilisation teams) and supporting daily planning of the work where necessary
  • Carries out supportive supervision through the time of implementation
  • Ensures proper protocol for management of cholera is followed
  • Ensures IPC and cholera safety measures are observed on the field
  • Participates in the planning and management of waste generated during the activity, ensuring all waste is properly destroyed
  • Evaluates the progress of the activities and take appropriate action when necessary
  • Attends evening review meetings at state and LGA level and proffer solutions to any challenge/gap noticed in the field
  • Ensures ORS posts are in place and a proper management of cholera cases at this level
  • Follows up community sensitization and mobilisation
  • Ensures that with the support of the field project all logistic part in the management of cholera outbreak is in place and is done (cholera beds, water supply, waste areas, construction of latrines, etc)
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Collaborates with State and LGA data teams to ensure proper data harmonisation and reporting daily.
  • Ensures daily, weekly, SITREPs and monthly Data analysis and report according to the management of cholera outbreak .
  • Ensures a global analysis of the cholera situation in Borno State and particularly for the JERE/MMC LGAs and support the donor reports
  • Management of drugs and medical equipment
  • Makes order with collaboration of medical referent of the project to avoid gaps on management of cholera outbreak
  • Manages the availability and correct use of drugs, consumable and IPC materials
  • Ensures that ALIMA ambulances or ambulances of LGA are properly equipped with necessary medical supplies during the referral of cholera critical patients
  • Ensures no drugs or medical consumables get expired in the field
  • Human Resources Management
  • Identifies possible HR needs in relation to the evolution of activities and participates in the elaboration of job profiles in collaboration with the Project coordinator, Medical coordinator and the administrator
  • Participates in the recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, and communication of the staff under his/her responsibility
  • Plans on-job training of all Nurses and staff related to its activities
  • Meetings and others
  • Participates in the epidemiological reports related to health facilities in the project area
  • Participates in meetings with other supervisors
  • Performs any other duty as assigned by the organisation through the Medical Coordinator or the Project Coordinator
  • Implementation of prevention measures against abuse of power, gender-based and sexual violence
  • Participates in training and awareness sessions
  • Participate in the Implementation abuse prevention standards
  • Ensures that team members complete training and awareness sessions and follow abuse prevention rules
  • Helps create and maintain a nurturing and protective environment

Experiences and Skills

Experience :

  • Essential Medical degree
  • MBBS
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Medical practice
  • Experience in community activities
  • Previous experience with ALIMA or other NGO’s in developing countries is desirable
  • Experience in management of cholera is an asset


  • Advanced knowledge in Medical management
  • Essential computer literacy (Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet)
  • Training skills
  • Well organised with good negotiation and communication skill
  • Ability to work as part of a team, a part of multicultural and multi-disciplinary team, in emergency and under pressure, to manage stress easily and result oriented
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with MOH staff
  • Can work and create teamwork, flexible, and committed to the assigned position
  • Interest in and commitment to ALIMA’s activities, enthusiasm to represent the organisation to others, to travel to different regions of Nigeria


  • English compulsory
  • Others are an asset like Hausa, Kanuri


  • Contract term: Contract under French law; contract length: 2 months
  • Position to be filled: ASAP
  • Salary: Depending on experience

ALIMA pays for:

  • Travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location
  • accommodation costs
  • Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee and his/her family
  • Evacuation of the employee

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter online.

Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. ALIMA reserves the right to close the offer before the initial deadline if an application is accepted. Only complete applications (CV in PDF format + letter of motivation) will be considered.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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May 2024