Emergency Health and Nutrition Response Plan


​The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has developed an Emergency Health and Nutrition Response Plan to address the humanitarian crisis in Borno State. The key interventions to be delivered are; emergency nutrition, management of co-morbidities (provision of basic essential health services), supply of medicines and health commodities, co-ordination and management information system among others.

The emergency intervention program is for a period of six (6) months focusing on the most vulnerable (women, children under 5, pregnant and lactating mothers) in the most affected areas.

Specifically the emergency support will be targeted at:

* IDPs in camps and host communities

* Host Communities impacted by influx of IDPs

* IDPs in make-shift or informal camps

* IDPs that move out of camps to their original communities.

* Refugees returning from other countries

* People residing in newly assessable areas.

In view of the above, the FmoH seeks to recruit volunteers for six (6) months: medical doctors, nurses, nutrition officers, pharmacists/pharmacy technicians, and laboratory scientist, These volunteer health personnel to be recruited will have the following responsibilities:

i. To support the delivery of health services at functional facilities within Borno State.

ii. To provide outreach and mobile health services to various communities in the state in line with existing protocols and standard operating procedures.

iii. To support development of mechanisms and strategies pursuant to improvement of quality of health services in health facilities according to their levels.

iv. To support the generation of information at health facility and community levels on the services provided in line with the National Health Management Information Systems (NHMIS).

v. To support health promotion and community mobilisation with a view to improving community knowlegde on health issues and eventual increase in demand for services. vi. To perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the FMOH Management.

Required Qualifications:

A. Medical Doctors:

* Candidates must possess a MBBS Degree and have successfully completed the one year internship

* Candidates must have Current Practicing License.

* At least Two (2) years post registration experience

* Letter of recommendation from a reputable citizen or public officer

B. Pharmacist

* Candidates must possess a Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy and must be registered with the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN).

* Candidates must also possess the NYSC Discharge Certificate. Candidate must possess a current practicing licence. At least Two (2) years’ experience

Pharmacy technicians; Qualified with four (4) years post qualification experience

* Letter of recommendation from a reputable citizen or public officer

C. Nurses/midwife

* Must have a registered nursing/midwifery certificate

* Must possess a NYSC Certificate

* At least 1-2 years post registration preferably in a Health facility

* Letter of recommendation from a reputable citizen or public officer

Nutrition Officers.

* Candidate must possess a BSc/HND Nutrition

* NYSC Certificate

* 1-2 years’ experience

* Letter of recommendation from a reputable citizen or public officer

D. Laboratory Scientist

* Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science

* Must provide evidence of registration by the Medical Laboratory Science council of Nigeria

• Must possess the NYSC Discharge Certificate.

* Letter of recommendation from a reputable citizen or public officer

Interested and eligible candidates are to submit their CVs with relevant copies of thier credentials not later than one (1) week from the date of this publication. The required documents are to be submitted in triplicate and enveloped clearly marked stating the position applied at the top right hand corner with the person’s name written behind and addressed to :

Office of the Honourable Commissioner,

Borno State Ministry of Health and scanned soft copes of forwarded documents should be emailed to: fmohspecialprojects@yahoo.com

4.0 All submissions should be mailed to the address below:

Office of the Honourable Commissioner

Borno State Ministry of Health

3rd floor, Musa Usman Secretariat Maiduguri, Borno

5.0 Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview slated for the 6th of January 2017 in Borno State (Venue and time would be communicated to shortlisted candidates).

Please note that selected candidates would embark on a three (3) day training and orientation exercise from the 10th- 13th of January and be subsequently deployed to any of the affected Local Government Areas in the State.


1. Staff presently engaged in full time employment need not apply for any of the advertised positions.

2. Sucessful candidates would be subject to a pre-engagement background check

Signed Permanent Secretary


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