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Medical Coordinator

Bangui (Central African Republic)

  • Organization: MSF - Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)
  • Location: Bangui (Central African Republic)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Doctor
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-06

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Start Date: 1st October 2021

Duration: 12 months


Main Purpose

Plan, design, lead, coach and coordinate the implementation of the overall medical content, strategies, activities, and resources in the mission in order to facilitate the delivery of quality medical care for patients and their communities as well as to improve population health condition, its humanitarian living conditions and disease prevention.

Guarantee the appropriate implementation and management of medical aspects of MSF projects in the mission, ensuring the achievement of the objective set. This will be done in close collaboration with the Head of Mission, the Medical Department and other local authorities and following the corporate MSF ethos and values, health policies, protocols, and operational plan; and monitoring medical and humanitarian situation in the country.


Your Main Responsibilities

  • Be responsible to define, monitor and update the medical content of the MSF country policy, annual plan and budget, by scanning health needs through exploratory missions and implementation of health information system, elaborating, monitoring and reviewing project proposals, determining, necessary resources in order to cover medical and humanitarian needs of the population at risk. This will be done ensuring linkage with the community, its proximity by safe-guarding medical ethics and the quality of medical programming (ie. Relevance, effectiveness, safety, accessibility and appropriateness of MSF’ s medical interventions, as well as “best practices” clinical management of patients.).
  • Be accountable to ensure that the objectives and goals set in the Mission’s annual plan, Country Policy Paper and project plans in regard to the medical activities carried out by MSF are achieved.
  • In close collaboration with the Human Resources Coordinator, participate in the planning, definition, and sizing of the health-workforce in the mission to ensure the implementation of medical activities in the mission.
  • Be responsible to define and size other resources (pharmacy and medical equipment management in collaboration with logistics) and timelines, procedures, and protocols in order to efficiently achieve the medical objectives in the mission.
  • Be responsible to coach, and directly support project coordinators and medical teams in the implementation of the medical activities, translating the MSF health policy and identified health needs into project objectives and activities in order to ensure high quality health assistance to population and that mission medical objectives are achieved.
  • Be responsible to evaluate medical team through regular appraisals and detect training and developing needs in order to manage talent and increase medical staff contribution.
  • Be responsible for the Mission’s Health Policy and Medical Repatriation Policy. Together with the Human Resources Coordinator, define, update, and implement an appropriate health policy framework, including medical insurance and social packages, for international and national staff, providing all prophylactic and preventive necessary measures, structures, and emergency plans, managing any medical evacuation in order to ensure MSF staff health.

MSF Context / Specific Accountabilities

Central African Republic is one of the most dynamic and neglected contexts where MSF works and thus provides a challenging yet satisfying environment to work in with diverse medical needs, as follows:  

Bossangoa: Pediatric Hospital, Health Centers, Health Posts, Point Palus and Community Health Worker Network

Boguila: Triage and Emergency ward, maternity, SGBV activities at Community Base Care

Bambari: Pediatric and Surgical Hospital, Health Centers, Health Posts, Point Palus and Community Health Worker Network

HIV Community ARV Groups (CAGs): Novel approach being implemented for providing HIV care for approximately 1500 patients.

Emergency Preparedness and Response


Your Profile


Degree in medicine or other paramedical studies. Specialization in tropical medicine or a degree in Public Health would be an asset


Working experience of at least 2 years in relevant jobs and previous humanitarian experience in MSF or other NGOs in similar contexts


English and French; local working language would be an asset


Computer literacy (word, excel and internet)


Strategic Vision

Leadership Analytical

Thinking Results & Quality Orientation

Networking & Building Relationships

Technical Skills

Clinical Expertise

Medical stock management and pharmacy

Quality assurance


MSF Offers

As an international staff leaving to the field, you will receive:

  • A fixed term contract for the duration of the assignment
  • 1 week of holiday for every 3 months of assignment
  • Initial preparation before your first assignment
  • Detailed briefings
  • Psychosocial assistance
  • Salary based on previous work experience and country of residency
  • Coverage, such as medical care and vaccination package, accident insurance, including repatriation
  • Accommodation and round-trip transportation to and from the field as well as travel costs
  • Per diem (calculated according to local cost of living) to cover daily expenses
  • Travel costs and visa administration
  • Debriefing and personal career advice as well as training opportunities
  • Departure on assignment is non-accompanied (no family or couple departures)


The applications will be treated confidentially

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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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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