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General coordinator (head of mission) (F/M)


  • Organization: MDM - Médecins du Monde
  • Location: Sanaa
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MdM currently works in 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

Currently, MdM intervenes in the Northern and Southern parts of Yemen in the governorates of Sanaa, Amanat Alasima, Ibb, Lahj and Abyan. MdM's strategy is based on 2 key axes:

  • providing primary healthcare services, including OPD, vaccination, nutritional care, reproductive health. 16 health facilities are directly supported
  • providing mental healthcare and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in specific healthcare facilities and via a network of CHVs trained in detection and community awareness-raising


Under the supervision of the desk manager, you are responsible for the overall management of the Yemen mission.

More specifically, your main responsibilities are the following:

  • Recruit, manage, train and motivate the mission’s team
  • Define the operational and advocacy strategy together with the coordination team, the desk manager and the volunteer board delegates of the mission
  • Plan and monitor activities, implement corrective action when necessary, providing technical support to the team
  • Represent MdM with authorities, local actors, partners, donors and the media
  • Monitor partnership agreements with partners, authorities and donors, seek out and develop new partnerships, and ensure or supervise fundraising
  • Ensure the financial coverage of the mission by leading fundraising and budget management
  • Draft, adapt and monitor safety regulations and procedures and coordinate crisis management in the region
  • Implement and monitor the application of MdM’s programmatic and support services framework, policies and procedures
  • Supervise reporting to MdM and donors

Status: Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration: 12 months

  • Starting date: beginning of March
  • Gross monthly salary: 3,732 euros
  • Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments - minimum of 6 months seniority required
  • Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
  • Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
  • Guesthouse housing
  • 22.5 recovery days per year
  • 5 weeks of paid leaves per year
  • Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
  • Insurance (repatriation…)

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  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, political sciences, international relations, humanitarian and international cooperation or related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar position with an international NGO working in emergency contexts preferably within the health sector, or previous field experience with MdM in different contexts
  • Experience in managing medical activities and programs focussing on health
  • Experience in safety and security management
  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary, multi-national team in a challenging context
  • High level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context
  • Adapt language and feedback to the audience
  • Analyze the context and the consequences of an intervention, assess the risks and constraints, and identify priorities
  • Manage and follow a budget
  • Identify the levers and barriers to advocacy work
  • Diplomacy, negotiation skills

Languages: fluent in English and Arabic is an asset

You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

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