11 September, 2018

Medical coordinator at medecins du monde

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.

We are recruiting to to fill the position below:

Job Title: Medical Coordinator (M/F)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno


Under the direct supervision of the general coordinator, you guarantee that the medical activities implemented through the project are in line with MdM’s strategy, policies and principles.

You are responsible of every medical aspect of the program.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

Supervise the implementation of MdM’s activities, proactively monitoring the context and health response, subsequently sharing any proposition in case of context change

Lead the development of the general strategy on medical activities with the general coordinator, HQ referent and the team

React to any change by adapting the program if necessary and conduct rapid health assessments when requested

Participate to the monitoring on a regular basis and set up corrective measures in case of need

Supervise and provide support to the medical team

Be responsible for ensuring the team capacity building

Support and supervise the health programme coordinator

Supervise the data base officer to ensure that all data from the field reaches in a timely manner

Identify needs of medical staff, draft job profiles and validate recruitment from a technical point of view

Conduct regular performance appraisals with directly supervised staff (quarterly basis)

Ensure the timeliness and accuracy of the medical purchase process in close collaboration with the logistics coordinator

Ensure the supervision of the pharmacy

Participate to the different MdM meetings and to external medical meetings especially on health and nutrition Cluster

Lead on liaison with the MoH authorities and with health actors

Be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the medical programme

Analyse the medical data received on a weekly basis and submit weekly reports

Participate in the writing of donor’s activity reports and proposals.


Medical doctor, Nurse or Midwife diploma

Significant experience in public health and/or project coordination

Experience in humanitarian response

Experience in working within the cluster system

Knowledge in primary health care and sexual reproductive health

Experience in supervising health promotion activities

Experience in working with local authorities, partners

Ability to manage a multinational team

Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability

Excellent organizational skills

Good writing, computer and communication skills

Capacity to work and to live in tense conditions

Languages: fluent English is required

You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its nonstatutory, NFP model.

Conditions: Fixed term contract
6 to 9 months

Starting date: ASAP

2820 Euros gross monthly salary on 13 months

Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)

Transportation cost (homework), vaccines and visas covered
22.5 RTT per year

5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM)

Insurance (repatriation…)
Punctual teleworking agreement (after 6 months)

Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
Single posting.

Application Closing Date: Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply

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