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Medical coordinator (M/F) - Yemen

Sanaa (Yemen)

For more than 30 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 41 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts.

After many years of internal tensions, the Yemeni conflict has escalated significantly since President Hadi was ousted from the capital and went into exile in February 2015. The country is torn between ascendant Houthis, remnants of the former regime, AQAP, and a secession movement in the south, and none are capable of controlling the entire country. Thus the country has become the theater of Violent armed clashes between Houthis affiliated militants with militants remained loyal to President Hadi and supported by the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia.Since March 2015, the Arab coalition strikes constantly massively bombing Houthi positions.

Humanitarian consequences of this conflict are major and the situation of access to healthcare is alarming. In this context, MdM that is active in the country since 2007, is developing an emergency response based on 3 axis:

-the provision of health care services through:the revitalization of 4 health facilities in Sana'a governorate and 1 in Ibb governorate; and the provision of PHC services in main IDPs spots and in remote areas of Jehana, Sanhan and Yareem districts through 3 mobile clinics. Provision of GBV services will be included in the delivered health package.

-the provision of mental healthcare and psychosocial support in targeted health facilities, mobile clinics and through a network of trained Community Health Volunteers

-the reinforcement of emergency response capacity through emergency team ready to be deployed in case of large influx of injured people, new displacement of population or onset of any outbreak in the targeted areas


As Medical Coordinator you will be in charge of the implementation, follow up and supervision of the different medical activities in Yemen in coordination with MdM team and partners (INGO, NGO, health authorities...).

According to the security situation, the medical coordinator may need to work in remote management and will be more in a role of medical advisor for the national medical manager

Program Management
-Ensure the consistency of MdM program
-Prepare and implement medical operational action plan for MdM program
-Develop and implement evaluation systems, supervise and monitor data collection processes and analyse the medical data on a regular basis and set up corrective measures in case of need
-Develop and implement health surveillance system and give regular feedback on the contextual health situation
-Supervise when possible the medical teams to monitor the quality of delivered services
-React to any change by adapting the program if necessary
-Support finance department on the elaboration and follow-up of the programme’s budget

Team management
-Recruit and train the medical staff
-Provide technical support to the medical teams
-Organise regular meetings, briefings and debriefings with the medical teams
-Maintain good inter-team communications, engender good team dynamics and take suitable action when problems occur
-Support team members professionally and support stress management
-Carry out appraisals as per MdM standard requirements and procedures

Management of medical stock and logistic chain for medical purchase
-Ensure that orders for medical equipment, drugs and consumables are appropriate to program requirements and local constraints
-Supervise medical purchase process
-Ensure the supervision of the pharmacist in collaboration with the medical manager

Coordination with UN agencies, NGOs, medical and local authorities
-Participate to the different medical meetings and any relevant medical coordination mechanisms
-Establish and maintain strong partnership with national NGOs involved in MdM medical program
-Establish and maintain good relationship with Ministry of Health
-Coordinate with UN agencies and other NGOs
-According to security, organize regular meetings with the district authorities and with the community leaders to maintain a full adherence to MdM medical program

Reporting; communication
-Participate to MdM internal meetings
-Elaborate weekly sitrep with the coordination team
-Participate in the writing of donor’s activity reports and proposals.


Status : Employee

Contract : Fixed-term contract

Duration : 4-6 months

Position based in Sanaa (80%) and Djibouti (20%)

Single posting


You are a Medical Doctor or Nurse or Midwife with experience in Public health and project coordination
You have significant experience in similar positions
You have working experiences in public health Experience in outbreak management and emergency response
You have experience in hard negotiations with local authorities, partners and staff in a tricky context
You have an ability to have a global overview of a program (not only on medical plan)
You have an ability to take quick decisions according to the context in coordination with the team

You have anability to manage a team and work in an international team, you have a good team spirit
You have reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, capacity to take initiatives
You have organizational skills, good writing and communication skills
You are able to manage priorities
You have interest for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law
You are respectful of a very traditional Muslim society
You have a capacity to work and to live in tense conditions (climate, cultural context, promiscuity, isolation)

Languages: English fluent, Arabic is an asset, French is an added value
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

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  • Organization: MDM - Médecins du Monde
  • Location: Sanaa (Yemen)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-11

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