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Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)


He/she is responsible for MSF operational response in the Project. In close collaboration with the capital team, define and plan the Project objectives and priorities, identifying population’s health and humanitarian needs, analysing the context and the humanitarian issues at stake, the risks and constraints and calculating human and financial needs. Coordinate, in close collaboration with the Head of Mission, its implementation in order to efficiently ensure the goals as well as to improve targeted population’s health conditions and humanitarian situation,


§ Represent MSF within project limits. In close consultation with the Head of Mission, develop institutional contacts with national partners at project’s level (civil society, civil and military authorities, local NGOs, Ministry of Health representatives, etc.) as well as with media in order to obtain all information and agreements necessary for the integration of MSF’s programmes in the local context and improve the targeted population’s awareness on them.

§ Supervise the political and humanitarian situation in the project’s region in order ensure that MSF's charter, policies and image are respected with regards to national employees, populations, authorities and partners.

§ Gain an in-depth understating of the humanitarian and health needs of the population in the zone and in Fik woreda particularly, as well as the context particularities ( access to health care, pastoralism etc)

§ Together with the project team, evaluate needs by identifying the population’s health status, by analysing the context (environment, actors involved, negotiations for access etc.) and associated risks and constraints in order to define priorities and projects goals and to calculate material, human and financial resources needed.

§ Ensure a data collection and epidemiological surveillance system, in agreement with the Medical Coordinator, in order to define medical and technical programs and preventative protocols for the targeted population.

§ Steer and supervise the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programmes in collaboration with the team, by collecting information and comparing it with the objectives, schedules in order to monitor progression and early detect deviations and propose corrections.

§ Provide reporting to the coordination team on project’s evolution and propose corrections if needed,

§ Elaborate the Project’s institutional memory, keeping written records (and file them) on its development, in order to broadcast MSF achievements and improve awareness.

§ Monitor the risks and threats around the project(s), documenting the situation and analysing the consequences of political decisions or negotiations in course, in order to bear witness of and to render the populations' distress public.

§ In coordination with the Administration Supervisor and Activity Managers, plan and organise the organizational charts, plan and distribute tasks and workload among the teams, guiding their understanding of the issues linked to the Project and the Mission through regular working meetings and feedback, in order to ensure an efficient deployment of the resources and the achievement of the expected goals.

§ Inform the field team on the instructions given by the Capital promoting fluent, smooth written and oral communication and information flow and ensuring confidentiality and full compliance with security rules and medical ethics.

§ Be responsible of the proper application of HR policies and associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, potential, detection, staff’s development and internal communication) in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required for the activities he/she is accountable for.

§ In coordination with the Administration Manager and Activity Managers, identify training needs, provide individual follow up and coaching, carry out end of mission evaluation of the team members and lead internal communication initiatives in order to facilitate people’s integration and professional development and to maximize their capabilities and commitment to MSF values and project’s goals.

§ Supervise the project material resources put at MSF’s disposition in order to ensure a correct use and its longevity.

§ Supervise all orders (medical and logistical) and the Project’s purchases as well as the financial indicators, with the support of the capital referents, in order ensure efficiency and early detect deviations and its causes.

§ Define and regularly update, in close collaboration with the Head of Mission, the Project’s security policy and strategic response to emergencies, reporting any concerning issue, in order to improve risk working conditions and to ensure staff’s full adherence to security rules and protocols.

§ Manages the security in the project, ensuring that all necessary security measures are in place for the safety of MSF staff and its operations.


Education and experience

· Essential university degree.

· Medical or paramedical diploma desirable

· Desirable degree in Project Management or Management.

· Must have original documents of diplomas AND TRANSCRIPTS (required for work permit)

· Essential working experience of at least two years as program manager in MSF or other NGO’s.

· Essential working experience in developing countries.

· Desirable experience opening project/programs.

· Desirable working experience in difficult context/assertive states

· English essential, Somali or Amharic desirable

· Desirable person from Anglophone country (to avoid having to translate diplomas, and to present English proficiency certificate)

· Basic computer literacy (word, excel and internet)


· Commitment to MSF’s Principles

· Cross-cultural Awareness

· Behavioural Flexibility

· Service Orientation

· Teamwork and Cooperation · Leadership

People Management


· Ready to live in a remote area with very limited communications (no internet, unstable phone network)


· Availability to travel and on short notice.

· Flexibility with working hours.

Applicants should send their CVs and Cover motivation letter indicating your availability under the reference of ‘project Coordinator’ to

2 month assignment, new assignments based on performance

Closing date: April 10th 2016.

Please submit your CV and cover letter in ONE file and name the file with your LAST NAME

Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates.

Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above mentioned position.

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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: MSF - Canada
  • Location: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • Grade: Junior - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-10

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