Nurse Team Supervisor at Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an independent humanitarian medical NGO that was created in 2009 by professionals of humanitarian medicine. ALIMA’s mission is to provide medical care in emergency situations or medical catastrophes.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Nurse Team Supervisor

Location: Ondo, Nigeria

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Details

  • ALIMA’s aim since its creation in 2009 is to provide a high standard of healthcare in situations of emergency or medical disaster and to improve the practice of humanitarian medicine by developing innovative projects associated with medical research.
  • By joining us, you will integrate a young and dynamic organization and contribute to its associative development as well as its operational impact on the field. As the Medical Activity manager, you will have the opportunity to manage challenging and innovative medical programs in line with ALIMA’s values and objectives while bringing your humanitarian experience.

Main Purpose

  • Provide nursing care, treatment and follow-up of patients, according to doctors’ prescriptions, ALIMA & National protocols applied in service and universal hygiene standards/precautions, in order to ensure the quality and continuity of free care for the patients.


  • Know, promote, implement and follow at all times the universal hygiene standards/precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection prevention and control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises in order to ensure high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment;
  • Provide the nurses’ duty roster and ensure it is followed;
  • Requisition needed items from the pharmacy in collaboration with Pharmacist Assistant;
  • Ensure patients are properly received and installed in the Lassa Fever Ward. Ensure that patients with lack of autonomy are assisted, especially regarding their feeding, personal hygiene, movements and comfort;
  • Participate in the pharmacy and medical equipment control and maintenance (carrying out inventories, stock and material assessment at every team changeover, ensuring that no material is taken out of nursing area/wards without prior authorization, checking its quality and its functioning, storage conditions, doing follow-up of expired drugs, etc.);
  • Carry out and supervise administrative procedures and documents (patient’s files, forms, consumptions, statistics, etc.), ensure an appropriate written/oral handover, and report any problematic situations and cases that may arise;
  • Fill in all necessary registers and health files, participate in data collection and keep doctors/supervisors informed.


  • Ensure good communication with all members of the nursing team and other disciplines or professionals in the centre, verbally, through formal documentation and electronic sources;
  • Support the centre managers in ensuring that all staff (nurses/cleaners/launderers/assistants), patient’s relatives and visitors are aware and comply with policies/protocols/standard operational procedures/guidelines of the centre;
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure efficient inter-disciplinary teamwork, making sure misunderstandings are effectively worked out to meet patients and relative’s needs;
  • Based on nursing perspective, contribute meaningfully to decisions about goal setting, patients’ care and discharge planning;
  • Maintain good communication with patients (and their relatives) and ensure privacy when discussing sensitive medical issues;
  • Ensure accurate and detailed documentation and clinical records, recognizing the legal implication of nursing documentation;
  • Ensure confidentiality of patients’ information;
  • Monitor medical equipment on the ward, ensuring their right handling, cleaning and decontamination and promptly reporting any malfunctioning;
  • Act as patients’ advocate when and where necessary and appropriate;
  • Supervise the activities of subordinates (nurses, cleaners and launderers);
  • Ensure all staff/visitors going into the high-risk zone are properly downed (dressed in PPE) i.e. crosscheck everyone before entering the high-risk zone;
  • Attend meetings and training.

You might be interested in:


  • Essential University Degree in Nursing (3 years) or Masters in Nursing Degree


  • 3 years experience with NGOs, or  2 years experience in Pediatric service with management of emergencies.


  • Mission language essential; local language essential.


  • Able to learn and use complex biomedical equipment, patient care tools, reporting tools etc.
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel)
  • Competences
  • Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service

Application Closing Date
4th July, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the job title as the subject of the email.

Important remarks:

  • Women are encouraged to apply
  • Only successful applicants will be called for an interview.
  • No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process

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