Médecins Sans Frontières South Africa: Clinical Nurse Practitioner

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012
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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation committed to two objectives: providing medical assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion, natural and man-made disasters; and speaking out about the plight of the populations assisted. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF has also been providing medical and humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwean and other vulnerable migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers in Musina and inner-city Johannesburg since 2007.  In 2011, MSF opened an ambitious ‘TB and HIV incidence reduction’ project in Eshowe township and Mbongolwane health service area in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

MSF seeks to appoint a Clinical Nurse Practitioner, based in Eshowe/Mbongolwane, KwaZulu/Natal.

S/he will lead a mobile team, provide training, mentor and support to healthcare workers in the field, and implement programme strategies for a long-term HIV and TB incidence reduction project in hyper-epidemic setting.


  • Lead teams visiting hospitals, clinics, health points, and community groups in the course of implementation of the project’s objectives;
  • Provide training, mentoring and support in all aspects of health-seeking behaviour, and especially in relation with HIV/TB, to healthcare workers in the field– nurses, lay counsellors and community health workers (CHWs);
  • Contribute in developing training material for project;
  • Promote strategies of task-shifting, decentralisation of care, with emphasis on nurse-initiated management of ART (NIMART), and integration of HIV and TB care;
  • Contribute to the operational research (OR) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) components of the project by keeping records of work done and results achieved, and collect additional data as required;
  • Manage relevant equipment and supplies.


  • Qualification as professional nurse;
  • Post-basic qualifications in primary health care
  • Qualifications in midwifery and/or community health and/or administration will be an advantage;
  • Minimum of five years nursing experience, with minimum one year experience in the initiation and management of ART;
  • NIMART training or equivalent;
  • Experienced in all aspects of HIV/TB care;
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council;
  • Leadership and mentoring skills;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office;
  • Fluency in both English and isiZulu;
  • Experience in both public health and NGO sector showing a willingness to adhere to the humanitarian principles of Médecins Sans Frontières;
  • South African citizen or holder of a valid South African work permit;
  • Valid driver’s licence.

Advantages and career opportunities

  • Experience in a well-known and professionally recognised international medical humanitarian organisation.
  • Salary: A salary package comparable to other nonprofit organisations, level 7 medical on function grid, 100% medical aid, 13th month cheque and 10% towards a pension fund will be offered.

To apply, submit CV and motivation letter to msfb-eshowe-admin@msf.org.za or post to Médecins Sans Frontières, Office Nr.1, Adams Building, 7 Osborn Road, Eshowe 3815, KwaZulu-Natal.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal interview in MSF-Switzerland office in Nhlangano.
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