Level   3

Reports to (Hierarchical)

Nurse Supervisor

Reports to (Functional)

Nurse Supervisor

Job Family

Medical & Paramedical

Main Purpose

Performing vaccination of a target population, typically children and pregnant women, according to MSF principles and values and universal hygiene standards, in order to improve health conditions of the target population


  • Ensuring safe and correct administration of the vaccination according to the specific vaccine requirements according to the EPI schedule
  • Following the universal guidelines for management of vaccines (cold chain, administration), reporting any anomaly, checking all vaccine vials (content, label, expiry date) before each session and disposing correctly of sharps after use
  • Observing any immediate adverse reactions and, if required, providing first aid, e.g. anaphylactic shock
  • Informing about possible side effects and the date of return for the next dose. May be required to give health education to the vaccinated/ caretakers on an individual basis.
  • Recording the given vaccination details in the registration book and other reporting/follow up tools such as tally sheet and report for EPI/MOH (Form 1)
  • Providing the vaccinated/caretaker with the completed vaccination card
  • Reporting on consumption and, in absence of a storekeeper, ordering regularly to prevent any ruptures in stock


Essential Secondary education. Nurse Aid Diploma studies desirable if available in the country. Nurse-aid diploma desirable. If not; Vaccination training is provided by MSF


No previous experience required

Language Level Description

B1  Independent User

Threshold or intermediate

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Technical Skills

This job doesn't have technical skills.

Transversal Competencies

Commitment to MSF’s Principles

Demonstrates knowledge of and accepts MSF’s principles

  • Respects the choices made by the organisation.
  • Has basic knowledge of MSF’s mission and main activities.
  • Respects and accepts the medical ethics and principles of MSF.
  • Knows the difference between MSF’s activities and those of other NGOs and actors.

Behavioural Flexibility

Accepts changes

  • Accepts changes without knowing the full reasons for them.
  • Accepts new ideas in a positive way.
  • Positively accepts changes in his/her environment.
  • Accepts arguments opposed to his/her own.
  • Is willing to listen and to take on new tasks in his/her job. 

Stress Management

Manages own stress

  • Expresses awareness of his/her own stress level.
  • Is able to identify causes of his/her own stress and/or asks for help in detecting them.
  • Is able to express to others his/her personal stressors at an appropriate time without overwhelming them. 

Results and Quality Orientation

Performs his/her work

  • Knows objectives of the job.
  • Defines tasks to achieve objectives and establishes a working plan.
  • Reviews and checks his/her work to detect mistakes and to correct them immediately.
  • Values high-quality work. 

Service Orientation

Knows and understands clients’ needs and interests

  • Identifies and has a clear understanding of who the client to be served is.
  • Identifies clients’ needs and concerns, and provides them with useful information and quick solutions.
  • Listens to clients and asks them questions to determine their needs and motivations.
  • Gets to know how the rest of the team works. 

Teamwork and Cooperation

Acknowledges the importance of teamwork and cooperation

  • Is responsible for his/her work because he/she knows the repercussions it has on the team or on others.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with colleagues, is accessible and listens to others.
  • Cooperates with the team and supports decisions made.
  • Demonstrates a predisposition to work with others and gives help when asked.
  • Acknowledges there are common goals as well as individual objectives deriving from the personal plan of action. 

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