Migration Health Physician (Pediatric Specialist) at Committed To Good (CTG)

Posted on: Fri 10-05-2024

Committed To Good (CTG) is an award-winning private sector company that enables humanitarian and development projects in conflict zones. As a people solutions business, we recruit, deploy and manage the right people with the right skills to implement projects in the world’s toughest regions.

Having worked in more than 25 fragile and conflict-affected countries, we pride ourselves on hiring 90% local employees, providing decent, dignified work and new opportunities in fragile communities. 90% of our turnover goes back into the local economy.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Migration Health Physician (Pediatric Specialist)

Job ID: VAC-11801

Location: Bama, Borno

Employment Type: Contract

Contract Duration: 6 months

Overview of Position    

  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, Head of Office, Project Manager & direct supervision of the National Migration Health Officer, the incumbent will support the mobile neonatal emergency health service delivery, expansion & deployment of all our clients Norway neonatal project in coordination with the Principal Medical Officer (PMO) of the General Hospital, Bama, Emergency Response Coordinator in the LGA & Head of Sub Office (HoSO) in Maiduguri, s / he shall coordinate specialized care for patients with neonatal critical illnesses.
  • S / he shall provide leadership & guidance in establishing the highest standards of care & ensuring optimal delivery of quality care in line with international best practices.

Role Objectives    

S / He will undertake the below tasks:


  • Responsible for the overall operation of the neonatal room & provision of life saving healthcare services to neonatal patients in the facility.
  • Ensure the smooth running of all the services for all the units related to this project, but not limited to reception & counseling, triage, registration, out patient management, treatment, admission in patient management, nursing, referral, discharge, follow up, administrate, laboratory & data management.
  • Will work side by side with the PMO of the hospital to ensure an efficient and healthy working relationship for the benefit of the patients.
  • Responsible for supervising the facilitation of referrals from the IDP camps & host community via (Neo Tricycle) ambulance(s) to the pediatric neo room for proper management of neonates.
  • Responsible for the clinical care of critically ill neonates admitted to the neo room / SCBU according to generally accepted standards.
  • Conduct training for his / her team on basic & emergency neonatal care / management.
  • Supervise & maintain detailed reports on each child & document on their progress.
  • Manages critical & emergency cases, then refer complicated cases to other specialists the patient might be seeing.
  • With strict adherence to the rational drug use & prescribing practice, s / he will prescribe medications that are compatible with a particular patient & their other medication.
  • Advice patient’s parents / guardians on any alternative treatment they might be seeking.
  • Help the patient to fully recover from their illnesses & have the patient follow up even after they are okay as post recovery treatment is considered important.
  • Communicate & cooperate with other colleagues who wish to discuss other pertinent medical problems regarding neonates in other areas of the hospital.
  • S/he will be in charge specifically of the ventilatory, circulatory fluid & nutritional therapy concerning the neonates & pediatrics in the ICU.
  • Keep abreast of the latest medical information through continuous medical education, formal education & personal professional development.
  • Facilitate & make clinical & non clinical documentation & presentations of all admitted neonates & pediatric patients.
  • Ensure ethical conduct & professionalism in discharging his / her duties observing & staying up to date with the laws & statutory codes of medical practice.
  • Ensures that all cases in need of basic & emergency medical assistance are provided with adequate health services.
  • Will be accountable for professional & administrative supervision of the facility.


  • Participate in the design & formulation of unit policies, SOPs & clinical pathways.
  • Performing other applicable tasks & duties as assigned by the Pediatric Consultant, Chief Medical Officer / National Migration Health Officer.
  • Responsible for managing the facility with all the medical supplies.
  • Abide by the hospital rules, protocols & standard practices.
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned.

Project Reporting:

This role will work under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, Head of Office, Project Manager & direct supervision of the National Migration Health Officer.


Fellow Fellow Medical Doctor (Consultant) or Senior Registrar in Pediatrics with a Pediatric Sub Specialty from an Accredited Academic Institution or Nigeria Medical & Dental Council with at least two years of professional work experience or a Fellowship in Pediatrics (consultant) or a Senior Registrar (membership in Pediatrics) practice in Nigeria & with a valid registration license (essential).

Sector Experience:

Minimum of 2 years of demonstrable relevant Healthcare experience (essential).

Geographical Experience:

Minimum of 2 years of experience in Africa (essential).


  • Fluent in English (Essential).
  • Fluent in Kanuri (Desirable).
  • Fluent in Hausa (Desirable).

Key Competencies:

  • Fellow medical doctor (consultant) or senior registrar in pediatrics with a pediatric sub specialty from an accredited academic institution or Nigeria Medical & Dental Council with at least two years of professional work experience or a fellowship in pediatrics (consultant) or a senior registrar (membership in pediatrics) practice in Nigeria & with a valid registration license.  
  • Has hands on experience in the management of various neonatal & pediatric critical care patients, including trauma intensive care, respiratory therapy, ICU / SCBU, nutrition, infectious disease & pulmonary hypertension ICU management.
  • Possess general medical knowledge & an understanding of how treatments affect different developmental growth stages.
  • Provide basic & advanced neonatal & pediatric life support (certification & abilities) & advanced mechanical ventilation & high frequency oscillatory ventilation management.
  • Should be updated on the latest breakthroughs in the field of neonatology & pediatrics.
  • Previous work experience with the UN, international organizations & companies would be an advantage preferably within the United Nations or the international humanitarian sector.
  • Training / experience in paediatrics is an advantage.
  • Good computer literacy & demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Power Point, Word & Share Point.
  • Attention to detail & accuracy in handling & reporting data.
  • Flexible work schedule & be ready to be engaged on short notice.  
  • Proven ability to establish & maintain strong working relations with relevant government counterparts, international organizations & private sector entities.
  • Is conversant with the norms, culture & religion of the people & can adapt easily, preferably some from that region. Given the stressful nature of Borno’s security situation, which remains fluid & unpredictable & its high interpersonal & communication skills demands, the doctor will need to be able to fit easily into a complex & highly operative team of various cultural backgrounds.
  • English language is required (oral & written).
  • Working knowledge of the local language like Hausa & Kanuri is an advantage.
  • Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences. Encourages diversity & inclusion.
  • Maintains high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
  • Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected & fairly treated.
  • Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
  • Produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner. Is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own actions & delegated work.
  • Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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