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Deputy Medical Coordinator

Nairobi (Kenya)

  • Organization: MSF - Canada
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Managerial positions
    • Medical Doctor
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-03

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DUTIES: Under the direct supervision of the Field Co-ordinator, South Sudan, and the overall supervision of the Senior Emergency Officer, South Sudan, the incumbent will:

· Supporting the Medical Coordinator in defining, monitoring and updating the medical content of the MSF country policy and annual plan, by scanning health needs and translating them into objectives, priorities and resources needed in order to cover medical and humanitarian needs of the population at risk.

· At the request of the Medical Coordinator, representing MSF before third parties concerning medical issues, and informing them on MSF charter, values and principles

· Participating and contributing in the definition and update of the country policy, annual plan and budgets in order to develop the projects and programmes aimed at addressing humanitarian issues at stake ensuring its efficiency and quality ( i.e. monitoring the project implementation, assisting the Project Coordinator and the medical teams in drafting the project proposal and follow up, identifying priority needs, other potential areas of action and emergency situations and collaborating and assisting in the production of medical reports)

· Coaching, training and motivating the teams in the mission in order to align all field staff with MSF values and ethics, and ensuring their capability to carry out their job achieving MSF quality standards (i.e. induction, briefing/debriefing, training, potential detection, evaluation)

· Collaborating, together with the logistics department and according to project needs, in the pharmacy management in order to ensure enough and quality supply of drugs and medical material (i.e. review of medical orders and monitoring of medicines consumption and stock levels of the different projects)

· Assisting in defining and implementing the staff health and security policies for international and national staff in order to ensure its overall safety (i.e. monitors both physical and mental health state of staff, promotes compliance of all related protocols and procedures and collaborates in the update of issues regarding the security context)

· Ensuring the Medical Coordination in the Mission and fully assuming the Medical Coordinator’s tasks and responsibilities in case of absence/gaps.**

  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management: Support the mission epidemiologist in the establishment and maintenance of robust monitoring and evaluation systems for in-county medical activities. Support the medical coordinator in ensuring routine reports are generated & maintenance of mission medico-operational memory. Under the guidance of the medical coordinator and in collaboration with the mission epidemiologist, conduct periodic evaluation of medical activities in the mission

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to email a motivation letter and updated Curriculum Vitae as a single file by 3rd Dec 2020 to msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org and mention on the subject line “Deputy Medical Coordinator”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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