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Field coordinator (M/F) - Bangladesh

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

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 more than 45 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.

From 25th August 2017, a massive wave of population fleeing violence in the Rakhine state in Myanmar crossed the border to find refuge in Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. This unprecedented situation (more than 500 000 new comers arrived in a very fragile area) creates an emergency situation that is very worrying for many stakeholders.
MdM France opened a mission in Bangladesh in February 2017. Operations are run through 2 partnerships with local institutions, namely “Gonoshasthaya Kendra” (GK) a local non-governmental organization (NGO) specialized into primary health care and community health care, and the “Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association”, a lawyer’s association based in Dhaka that aims “to create equal opportunities and equal rights for every woman and child in the country “BNWLA”. For these two partners, MdM focus its intervention today on capacity building activities on medical and psychological care for Gender Based Violence (GBV) victims, in several regions of the Country.

After 9 months of emergency activities in Cox’s bazar, MdM is now entering a new phase. From July 2018 and onwards, MdM France aims at strengthening its response at qualitative level and to become a recognized actor on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Mental Health and PsychoSocial Support (MHPSS) through technical support to all non-governmental organizations (national and international) implementing healthcare services in refugee camps for both host communities and rohingya population. These capacity building and support activities (specific training, disseminating guidance and good practices, supervisions focusing on GBV and MHPSS components) will be offered through dedicated GBV and MHPSS clusters and in coordination with UNFPA and WHO.

Under the responsibility of the general coordinator, you are responsible of the implementation of all MdM activities in the district of Cox’s bazar including mainly the refugee camps.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

-Ensure the management and operational development of the area
-Contribute to the writing of MdM’s operational strategy and ensure that new strategic orientations are taken into consideration
-Ensure a good communication and information between the MdM team members and the partners’ teams
-Ensure and update partners’ MoUs based on understandings and developments of the projects
-Follow-up contextual development in the region of Cox’s bazar
-Propose new ideas and modalities to improve the project activities implementation
-Proactively monitor the political, military and security situation in the project areas
-Be responsible for security management
-Monitor the issue of access to the camps for expatriates, assess the possibilities and propose various options
-Manage directly a logistic assistant, a mental health and psycho-social support coordinator and a gender based violence coordinator
-Ensure professional grow of your staff through regular evaluations and trainings
-Ensure familiarity with donor compliance issues, ensuring all projects are compliant with these and MdM procedures
-Ensure appropriate administrative, financial and logistical MdM systems/procedures are in place
-Monitor expenditure and budget compliance on a regular basis, report any concerns to the general coordinator
-Ensure that appropriate security guidelines are developed, communicated, adhered to, and regularly reviewed
-Produce bi-monthly reports on project achievements and donor reports when requested
-Participate to clusters meetings at national and local level
-Liaise with MdM operational partners at national level, represent MdM in front of INGOs/NGOs/UNs for new partnerships in Cox’
-Propose relevant needed adaptation to the organization chart and contribute to its implementation
-Contribute to ensure a progressive nationalization of expatriate project positions throughout the period
-Coordinate and produce proposals and reporting towards donor, UN coordination system and authorities
Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 6 months

Position based in Cox's Bazar
Starting date: as soon as possible

2 820 euros gross monthly salary on 13 months
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year.
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Punctual teleworking agreement
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
Single posting
Master’s degree in relevant field (public health, social work, development studies, humanitarian affairs)
At least 5 years of humanitarian experience with 1 year of experience as program/field coordinator
Experience of working in partnerships
Experience in MHPSS and/or GBV is an asset

Knowledge of the Pack Office (Word, Excel)
Strong communication, reporting and organisational skills, strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
Adaptability, capacity to support all departments (programme and support)
Ability to take initiative, work in an autonomous way and foster a team environment
Good sense of diplomacy and understanding of international global political issues

Languages: English fluent
French is an asset

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: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-31

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