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Medical coordinator (M/F) Kenya - Nairobi

Nairobi (Kenya)

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 40 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.

MdM is present in Kenya since 2007. The office in Nairobi is in charge of the coordination of the activities in Kenya and Somalia.
MdM started a comprehensive programme in Nairobi in May 2013, focusing on the slum areas and the more remote locations of Dagoretti County.
The programme focuses on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis through the implementation of a broader multidisciplinary framework of intervention than the UN core package, while advocating for a long term and sustainable harm reduction approach for Kenya.
MdM is present in Somalia since 2011. In collaboration with a local partner, Integrated Services for the Displaced Population (ISDP), and the Ministry of Health, MdM has been offering primary health care services to the poor host populations and IDPs.


As medical coordinator, you will be in charge of the implementation, follow-up and supervision of medical activities of MdM in Kenya and Somalia. You will report directly to the general coordinator and have a direct functional link with the medical advisor working in Paris Headquarters.

-You will be in charge of the capacity building of medical staff, with special emphasis on development of multimedia training tools
-By delegation of the general coordinator, you will represent MdM by liaising with the national authorities, donors, international organizations and other stakeholders
-You are responsible for the functional management of the medical team and work in collaboration with the programme coordinators for Somalia and Kenya
-You participate to the development of the general strategy on MdM activities
-You develop the analysis of the medical data and ensure appropriate and early reporting system
-You supervise the pharmacy, the medical purchase process and the medical stock management in Nairobi and in each base through the medical supervisor


Status : Employee

Contract : Fixed-term contract

Duration : 12 months

Starting date: April 1st, 2016

Position based in Nairobi with frequent field visits to Somalia.

Family posting possible


Doctor, nurse, midwife or public health diploma
Experience in harm reduction for drug users and in sexual reproductive health
Experience in negotiations with local authorities, partners and staff in difficult contexts
Humanitarian experience in coordination positions
Ability to train and to manage an international team
Strong capacities in monitoring and evaluation of programs
Capacity to work in a volatile security context and able to apply strict security rules
Listening and diplomacy skills
Good writing and communication skills
Knowledge of the region is an asset

English fluent (oral and written)
French is an asset
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

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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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  • Organization: MDM - Médecins du Monde
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Junior - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-18

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