As a medical coordinator (MedCo), you will be responsible for the overall development of the medical strategy and medical programming for MSF’s projects in a country.
Your work as a MedCo will be very diverse, whereby you plan, design, coach and coordinate the implementation of the overall medical content, strategies, activities and resources in order to facilitate quality medical care for patients and their communities. You will also guarantee the appropriate implementation and management of all medical aspects of the projects of the mission. This will be done in close collaboration with the Head of Mission, the Medical Department and other local authorities and stakeholders, while following MSF protocols and values. More specifically, some tasks you will complete include: evaluating the medical team through appraisals; defining and implementing an appropriate health policy framework; being responsible for preparing all medical orders and medical purchase requests; and supervising the medical-technical aspects (in coordination with the LogCo); and representing MSF at all times. You will be stationed in Bukavu (South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo).
Requirements for Medical Coordinator
- Degree in medicine or other paramedical studies.
- A minimum of 2 years relevant post-qualification work experience with similar responsibilities in a comparable position
- A minimum of 2 years working in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries
- Fluency in English and French
- Experience in training, coaching and supervision
- Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload
- Ability to work in an international team
- Competencies: Strategic vision, leadership, analytical thinking, networking, (quality) results oriented
- Willingness to work in an unstable and insecure environment
- Availability of 12 months (with opportunity for possible extension)
- Computer literacy is required
- Able to start as soon as possible
- A specialization in tropic medicine or a degree in Public Health.
- Familiarity with tropical and infectious diseases
- Knowledge of key international public health issues and clinical topics (relevant to MSF)
- A good command of Swahili
Please read the job description thoroughly before applying and make sure you meet the criteria outlined above. Before starting your application (by clicking on the apply button below), please take the following into consideration. We require several documents during the application process online. We advise you to gather and prepare these documents first before applying. Only complete applications can be considered. Please note, it may take up to 4 - 6 weeks before you hear feedback on your application.
- Your most recent English CV not exceeding 3 pages.
- A cover letter explaining your motivation to work with MSF, what assets and skills would contribute to MSF practices, and elaborating further on both your training/coaching experience, as well as your management capacities (responsibilities, number of people you managed, and the context in which you worked).
- A clear scan of your relevant diploma’s and certificates.
- After initial (positive) assessment of these documents, we will schedule an interview.
- If you are currently working for MSF or have done so in the past as national staff in one of our projects, we require that you upload a recommendation letter for expatriation from your HrCo, Head of Mission or other senior staff such as a PC and include two of your most recent MSF evaluations.