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Referral Focal Point
Medecins sans Frontieres France

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) translates to Doctors without Borders. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - bound together by our charter.  Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organization.

MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors.


 Gross Salary: 845 USD
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 6 Months Renewable
 Closing Date: 28 Nov 2021


Scope of responsibilities:


Ensure the follow-up and management of patients (Mygoma project beneficiary) in need of referral to a third level health facility, in accordance with the Mission's policy and referral criteria.


 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that all referrals are approved according to the patient referral criteria established by the mission. Evaluate each referral proposal and validate according to agreed upon criteria.
  • Ensuring the management of patients referred.
  • Together and in coordination with the project team and the logistics department, organizing the movement of patients, guards and accompanying medical staff (when necessary).
  • Referring/accompanying the patient to the most appropriate hospital, according to the patient's pathology and the competencies/specialties of each of the selected structures and according to the mission's referral policy, to ensure the best possible care.
  • Ensuring regular monitoring of the patient's progress, with regular visits to the health facilities, participation in ward rounds of our patients, and discussions if necessary with the staff, making sure that the treatment is given and the diagnostic tests are performed within the established criteria;
  • Ensuring that MSF patients do receive timely their treatment (are not being kept unnecessarily )not hang around in the chosen hospitals for no logical reason in order to avoid additional costs for MSF
  • Informing the medical coordination in case of difficulties in management.
  • Taking care of administrative issues related to referrals (completion of patient files, counter-referrals, per diem, invoice control, appointments, etc.).
  • Ensuring the regular update of the referral table of each project, and send them on a weekly basis for a good follow-up of the evolution of referred patients.
  • Ensuring that the counter-referral file is sent to the projects once the patient is discharged from the health facility.
  • MSF focal point in the hospitals where the patients are referred, were the interlocutor with the nursing staff (nurses, doctors, surgeons) and administrative staff of the health structures involved.
  • If necessary, supporting the department in other areas related to patient management (sending samples, tracking specific drugs with the Ministry of Health and others).
  • According to the national staff health policy, following up on patients (MSF staff) referred to the selected hospitals. Evaluate/validate/schedule (in communication with medical coordination) needed services outside the framework agreement.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


- Registered nurse or other health specilization required


- 5 years experience in similar field is required


- Experience with MSF and collaboration with Ministry of Health institutions is asset


- Mission Language Required


- Computer luteracy required ( word / excel)

Applications must be in English language and include:


  • Complete CV and Copies of all certificates and diplomas.
  • Cover letter in English
  • Updated contact details (candidate’s phone number and a backup phone number)
  • Sudanese National ID.  Copy of Labor card and civil certificate.


Application should be submitted before 27 of November 2021 in sealed envelope mentioning “MSF France- application for  Referral Focal Point”, to Labour office, Khartoum Al Jamahiriya Street or to  MSF France Office at Al Ryad district, Block#12, House#2, Jazer street, Khartoum State.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications to be submitted to HR office.


Note:  Covid19 risk factors will be done by MSF staff health before the confirmation of the contract.

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