Deputy Medical Coordinator at Medecins Sans Frontieres

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Medical Coordinator

Location: Abuja
Contract (Working Hours): 208 working hours per month

Main Purpose

  • Supporting the Medical Coordinator through delegated tasks and responsibilities including defining, leading and coordinating the entire medical scope of the mission, according to MSF protocols, standards, policies and values, in order to ensure the quality of the medical care given to the targeted population and thus improving their overall health and living conditions.
  • Fully assuming the medical coordinator’s responsibilities in case of absence.

Job Description

  • Supporting the Medical Coordinator in defining, monitoring and updating the medical content of the MSF country policy and annual plan by scanning health needs and translating them into objectives, priorities and resources needed in order to cover medical and humanitarian needs of the population at risk.
  • At the request of the Medical Coordinator, represent MSF before third parties concerning medical issues, ensuring its good public image and the alignment with the mission interests through regular contacts with other actors in the country, negotiating with authorities when necessary, and informing on MSF charter, values and principles.
  • Collaborating with with the logistics department according to project needs on pharmacy management in order to ensure enough and quality supply of drugs and medical material (i.e. review of medical orders and monitoring of medicines consumption and stock levels of the different projects).
  • Assist in defining and implementing the staff health and security policies for international and national staff in order to ensure its overall safety (i.e. monitors both physical and mental health state of staff, promote compliance of all related protocols and procedures and collaborate in the update of issues regarding the security context).
  • Participating and contributing in the definition and update of the country policy, annual plan and budgets in order to develop the projects and programmes aimed at addressing humanitarian issues at stake ensuring its efficiency and quality.
  • Coaching, training and motivating the teams in the mission in order to align all field staff with MSF values and ethics, and ensuring their capability to carry out their job achieving MSF quality standards.
  • Able to fully undertake the responsibilities of the Medical Coordinator and his tasks in case of absence/gaps.

Requirements
Education:

  • Essential Degree on Medicine or other Paramedical Studies.
  • Training in tropical medicine or Public Health will be an asset.

Experience :

  • Essential 2 years experience in relevant jobs, in MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries.

Language:

  • Mission working language essential.

Knowledge:

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet).

Remuneration

  • As per the MSF salary scale (National contract).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • To Apply Fill in the above link and attach your CV in the attachment.
  • Only successful applicants will be called for next steps and are obligated to disclose any information about family member(s) currently in the employ of MSFSpain in any location.
  • No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the MSF recruitment process.
  • MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring a candidate having benefitted from any such acts. All illicit demands may be pursued through the judicial system. MSF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages any Nigerian citizen to apply irrespective of race, gender, religion, creed, political affiliation.
  • MSF Encouragers Women and People with Disabilities to Apply

Application Deadline  13th September, 2021.

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