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Emergency coordinator (F/M) - Gaza


  • Organization: MDM - Médecins du Monde
  • Location: Gaza
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-16

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.

According to UNRWA, nearly 1.9 million people in Gaza, or nearly 85 percent of the population, are estimated to be internally displaced, including people who have been displaced multiple times.

It is worth mentioning that the acute shortage of fuel and electricity is seriously affecting the most critical functions of all hospitals and the response capacity of ambulances. Depletion of fuel endangers the lives of patients in intensive care, those who need surgery or neonatal incubators. The two main hospitals in southern Gaza are operating at three times their capacity, while facing severe shortages of basic supplies and fuel. According to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, the occupancy rate now reaches 206% in hospital wards and 250% in intensive care units. In addition, these hospitals house thousands of displaced people.

In addition, continued bombing and destruction have seriously affected the infrastructure of the Gaza Strip and hampered ambulance access to the injured (76 ambulances were affected), as well as access for people of concern. to health services.

MdM-France is currently carrying out an emergency response in Gaza. The team already present on the field needs to be supported by an emergency team in order to frame and reinforce the coordination of the activities on the field.


Under the supervision of the General Coordinator Palestine and in the context of the humanitarian Emergency in Gaza, the responsabilities of the Emergency Coordinator are the following:

  • Manage the emergency response team, hand in hand with the Field Coordinator, the GH/office and ensure that the activities meet the objectives
  • Ensure the deployment of MdM frameworks, policies and procedures
  • Lead with the Field Coordinator the implementation of the projects in Gaza, according to projects proposal including budget monitoring of activities, coordination with other NGOs and government bodies
  • Ensure team security and safety and compliance with security regulations for the staff under their own responsibility
  • Assess continuously the humanitarian and security situation in the field and timely inform the General Coordinator (Head of Mission)


  • Starting date: as soon as expatriates will be able to enter Gaza
  • Duration: 3 weeks rotations minimum
  • Gross monthly salary: €3,362
  • 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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  • Higher education in project management or general field of study
  • Minimum five-year experience in a similar position with an international NGO working in emergency contexts within the health sector and in high intensity conflicted areas
  • Experience in a high intensity conflict setting is mandatory
  • Strong experience of security management at the field site level
  • Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
  • Diplomacy, negotiation, and networking skills
  • Ability to work under a minimum of supervision
  • Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability and capacity to take initiatives
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills
  • Good Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word etc.)
  • Languages: fluent in English is mandatory (oral and written) and knowledge of 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.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter following this link:

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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