Stabilization Center Doctor at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is an International Organization with a dual mandate of humanitarian and development work. It has been working for the rights of Children globally for over 90 years. Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001 and has presence in 20 states. Save the Children launched the humanitarian response in the North East Nigeria in 2014 and since then has drastically expanded its capacity to provide lifesaving assistance to people affected by the conflict. Its humanitarian response currently delivers integrated programmes to enhance food security, restore livelihoods, reduce malnutrition, improve psychosocial wellbeing, protect children, and improve access to education and water, sanitation and hygiene services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Stabilization Center Doctor

Job ID: 230001MD
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Grade: 3
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Team/Programme: Programme Operation

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • The Stabilization Care Doctor will ensure quality of services in the stabilization centre (CMAM programme) through strengthening capacities on the clinical management of SAM and facilitating integration of services related to new born and child health.
  • With the support of the Primary Healthcare Technical Coordinator, He/She will oversee the day-to-day activities/services provided to admitted cases (and Caregivers) at the Stabilization Centre and will generally support the documentation and stock-management of commodities, medicines/consumables, and data tools.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: Primary Healthcare Technical Coordinator
  • Staff reporting to this post: Stabilization centre Nurse
  • Budget Responsibilities: none
  • Role Dimensions: The role is expected to foster relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including Save the Children members, the Country Office Programme Development & Quality team, advocacy, operations, finance, supply chain, HR and admin colleagues and field offices.
  • Context: Humanitarian and development.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme implementation:

Provision of high-quality care to complicated SAM cases:

  • Provide clinical care to complicated cases of SAM admitted at the Stabilization Centre (SC).
  • Ensure clinical care provided at the SC is in accordance with the National guidelines for In-patient Management of SAM.
  • Mentor and provide on-the-job training on stabilization care and documentation to nurses and other health workers deployed to the SC to ensure:
    • Respect of approved protocols for management of acute malnutrition
    • Correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording) tools
    • Appropriate use of resources, stock control and ordering procedures.

Programme Management and Documentation:

  • Monitor the In-patient Management of SAM.
  • Supervise the use of medicines, medical supplies, nutrition-related commodities and data tools in the SC.
  • Participate in the development and review of programme monitoring and evaluation tools where necessary.
  • Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all SC activities
  • Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement
  • Prepare weekly and monthly activities’ reports, and any other ad hoc report that may be required.

Support the supply chain management and Forecast for Medicines, Medical supplies, Nutrition Commodities (F-75, F-100, Resomal and RUTF) and Data tools:

  • Monitor the stock of Commodities, medicines, medical supplies : calculate needs, decide quantities to be delivered to the Stabilization Centre,
  • Support procurement in conjunction with the Stabilization Centre Doctor in charge, Nutrition in Emergency Advisor, Logistics and Warehouse Officer.

Ensure Coordination and Collaboration with other programmes related to newborn and child health (immunization, HIV, malaria, newborn care, etc) and with relevant authorities at both State and LGA levels:

  • Participate in stakeholder meetings on crosscutting health issues.
  • Facilitate integration of services for a holistic approach of SAM by working in collaboration with partners
  • Promote integrated care in the SC.

Institutional capacity building:

  • Provide on the job training and mentoring for staff in SC to ensure:
  • Respect of approved protocols for management of acute malnutrition
  • Correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording) tools
  • Appropriate use of resources, stock control and ordering procedures
  • Promote integrated care in the SC.

Representation and relationships:

  • Participate in Nutrition related Meetings, Seminars and Workshops and feed information acquired back into programming.
  • Work closely with other thematic teams in Nigeria Country office and the Yobe State offices.
  • Other – Other tasks as requested by Line Manager.

Additional job responsibilities:

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI’s global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Gender Equality Policies, supported by relevant procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


  • Medical Degree (MBBS)
  • NYSC certificate or Exemption certificate
  • At least three years post-graduation experience
  • Previous experience with NGOs
  • Experience in Nutrition and in community-based programmes
  • Training and experience on treatment of acute malnutrition
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staff
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility with good workload management, multitasking and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills

Additional skills:

  • Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
  • Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
  • Effective planning and organising skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Application Closing Date
1st April, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:


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