Deputy Medical Coordinator
Medecins Du Monde
Borno
16d ago
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  • For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organization 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 organization 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 46 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas : caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts.

    Line Manager : Medical Coordinator

    Medical Coordinator

    Length of contract : 6 months

    Possibility for extension : yes

    JOB TASKS

    Under the supervision of the Medical Coordinator, the Information Education Communication Manager will be responsible for the following activities :

    Defining and updating the HP / IEC strategy and related activities through annual project and budget plan (objectives, target population, campaigns, messages, activities, specific actions, etc.

    Assessing knowledge of the target group on a health risk and analyzing the context (local culture, traditions, habits, health perception) to adapt health activities and support the social mapping (villages, populations, actors), Identifying indicators in order to monitor HP activities results and achievement and using the concrete tools to measure and follow up those activitiesAssessing, developing and adapting IEC / HP materials according to the needs of the project.

    Ensuring content and format have been pre-tested with target groups in order to ensure the adequacy, relevance, full understanding of the messages.

  • Leading focus-group discussions with target groups in order to ensure the adequacy, relevance, broadcasting and full awareness of the messages, ensuring they are worded in a pedagogic mannerLiaising with other relevant actors (national and International NGO’s , authorities) also involved in prevention activities, analyzing interventions and building cooperative relationships and advocacy, in order to enhance the influence of the campaigns and messages and to improve awareness among the targeted population;
  • Ensuring regular collaboration and coordination with the MDM medical team, to guarantee that the HP is part of medical activities and contribute to the medical objectives of the projectKnowing protocol(s) for Gender Based Violence (GBV) and ensuring its application.

    Ensuring that the GBV component is part of the sanitization. Link with the GBV team for training and support the HE to sensitize, identify and refer the victims of GBV the medical team for treatment according to protocol(s) and apply same knowledge for the special cases of MHPSS including providence of PFASupervising the IEC / HP team and their activities, in and outside health facilities, reporting difficulties and progress as well as adapting format and content when necessary.

    Planning and supervising the HR associated processes (recruitment, training, evaluation, development and internal communication) of the IEC / HP staff of the project.

    This will be done in close coordination with the HR department, the administration manager and project coordinator and according to MDM vision, values and procedures.

    Ensuring that HP / IEC participates in counseling services when needed.Participating in the monthly reports according to guidelines (SitReps, statistical reports, etc.)

    PROFIL REQUIRED : General Program :

    General Program :

    Together with the MedCo and / or Deputy Medco develop plan of action for implementation.Support the local partners in planning and organization of health education activities.

    Oversee the implementation of the health education component of the program in the fieldActively participate in field assessments and baseline surveysParticipate to analysis and writing detailed assessment and survey reportsDevelop and implement a monitoring system to monitor the progress and outcome of the activities.

    Conduct pre and post KAP surveys in the intervention area.Advice MDM the Medical Coordinator and the General Coordinator on needs identified and propose new program strategies and areas.

    Be proactive involved in decision making (policy, planning, strategy, finance, human recourse, operations)Actively participate in program planning and proposal writingParticipate in program evaluations and contribute to analyses and reportsRegularly participate in meetings (Internal and External)Assist General Coordinator if required

    Health Education :

    Review existing health education material, especially for mother and child health related subjectsAdapt material to program needsDevelop health education curriculum, using different methodologies (theater, storytelling, flipcharts, music).

    Train CMS on effective HE methods (TOT).Assist in implementing health education activities in health campaigns, health centers and outreach.

    Monitor the health education sessions

    Reporting :

    Develop and improve the monthly data collection tool on health education dataCollect and analyze monthly health education dataWrite detailed monthly heath educationWrite compiled mid-

    term and end of year health education activity reports.SitRep etc

    Admin :

    Assist in budget constructionFollow-up of health education together with the administrator

    Liaison with others :

    Be focal point in the field and maintain the link between local partners, health staffRepresent MDM towards local authorities.

    Assist the Medical Coordinator in presenting the MDM program and maintain relation with all related government bodies.Liaise with other INGOs and participate in meetings (Health Cluster, Safe Motherhood, working groups etc.

    Lease with similar projects and look for cooperation and exchange of informationBe aware of political situation and security context and inform General Coordinator about security issues.

    Relationships / AuthorityDirectly responsible to Medical CoordinatorDirectly responsible to support the staff and leadership of CMSResponsible for the close coordination with General Coordinator, Medical coordinator, HPCo and field based staff

    OTHERS : Other Fixed Requirements

    Education

    Bachelor Degree with 5 years relevant technical experience or a Master Degree and 3 years relevant technical experienceEssential, university degree in social sciences, social communication, health promotion or related studies

    Experience

    Proven superior program / technical management and planning, reporting and evaluation skillsExperience in medical preventive and curative programs and health promotion with large community component.

    Extensive experience in training, TOT, participatory techniques, health education programs, community-based medical interventions, design of training modules and IEC material.

    Essential, working experience of in related jobs (health promotion, project coordination, social research), preferably with MDM or similar INGOExperience in qualitative research is a plusWorking in conflict and post conflict sittingsExperience in networking and representation with government, donors, the media and civil society

    Languages

    Mission language English; local working language would be an asset (Hawsa and / or Margi and / or Arabic.

    Professional skills and others requirements

    Strong organizational skillsProven leadershipProven management responsibility for staff at field level program implementationSupervision and training skills for national NGO staffExcellent communication skills,Planning, negotiation and leadership skills, with consultative management style.

    Ability to teachAbility to collect and analyze data which are transparent and exactReport writing (internal MDM, to partners and other stakeholders as well as donors) Computer use (MS Office programs, email and internet)Clear understanding of the integrated health education and promotion approach of the programSensitive to cultural differences and gender issues.

    Very flexible, dynamic, patient and team spirit.Ability to move to the field and participate in community and health facility activities

    PROFILE REQUIRED :

    Bachelor Degree with 5 years relevant technical experience or a Master Degree and 3 years relevant technical experienceBachelor Degree with 5 years relevant technical experience or a Master Degree and 3 years relevant technical experienceEssential, university degree in social sciences, social communication, health promotion or related studies 3-

    5 yearsprofessional experience in social services sectorexperience working with international non- government organizations in sectors focusing on gender, women's empowerment, and / or violence preventionDemonstrated experience of working with communitiesDemonstrated experience in capacity buildingStrong understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women arid girlsDemonstrated experience in facilitating trainings and workshops tailored for individuals from a variety of professional and educational backgroundsExcellent interpersonnel and communication skillsComputer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and emailLanguages : Hausa and English, other local languages an advantage

    Team player

    Line Manager : Medical Coordinator

    Length of contract : 6 months

    Possibility for extension : yes

    For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organization 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 organization 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 46 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas : caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts.

    JOB TASKS

    Under the supervision of the Medical Coordinator, the Deputy Medical Coordinator will be responsible for the following activities :

    Support the Medical Coordinator through delegated tasks and responsibilities.Among others, support and collaborate with the Medical Coordinator in defining, leading and coordinating the entire medical scope of the mission, according to MDM standards, policies, protocols and values, in order to ensure the quality of the medical care given to the population at risk and thus improving their overall health and living conditions.

    Fully assumes the medical coordinator responsibilities in case of absence including communication within Coordination Team and with the Medical Department.

    TASKS DESCRIPTION :

    Support the medical coordinator to define, monitor and update the medical content of the MDM country policy and annual plan, 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.

    At the request of the Medical Coordinator, represent MDM before third parties concerning medical issues, ensuring its good public image and the alignment with the mission interests : Ensuring regular contact with local authorities and institutions, other NGOs in the country and other MDM sections, for a better coordination in the implementation of health projects and programs.

    Negotiating with the authorities when necessary.Informing on MDM charter, values and principles.Participate and contribute 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.

    Monitoring the project(s) implementation.Assisting the Medical Coordinator and the medical teams in drafting the project proposal and follow-

    up.Participating together with the Medical Coordinator in the definition and follow-up of medical staff needs, other medical resources needed, and budgeting.

    Collaborating and assisting in the production of medical reports.Identifying priority needs, other potential areas of action, and emergency situations.

    Coach, train and motivate the teams in the mission in order to align all field staff with MDM values and ethics, and ensuring their capability to carry out their job achieving MDM quality standards : Ensuring proper induction of all MDM Staff.

    Carrying out medical briefings and debriefings.Identifying training needs for medical staff.Identifying personnel showing potential.

    Supervising and carrying out technical evaluations.Promoting strict follow-up of MDM values and ethics by all staff and identifying any possible issue regarding this matter.

    Collaborate, together with logistics and according to project needs, in the pharmacy management in order to ensure enough and quality supply of drugs and medical material.

    Reviewing medical orders.Supervising the monitoring of medicines consumption and stock levels of the different projects.Assist defining and implementing the staff health and security policies for international and national staff in order to ensure its overall safety.

    Monitoring both physical and mental health state of staff.Promoting the compliance of all related protocols and procedures.

    Collaborating in the update of issues regarding the security context (Economy situation, social disorders, etc.).Ensures the Medical Coordination in the Mission and fully assumes the Medical Coordinator’s tasks and responsibilities in case of absence / gaps.

    OTHERS : Strategic Vision :

    Strategic Vision :

    The capacity to identify, articulate and communicate principles, ideas and priorities in order to channel efforts and resources towards the social mission of MDM.

    The ability to link day-to-day work with the long-term objectives to be achieved.

    Leadership :

    The capacity to persuade, inspire and mobilize people to contribute to MDM’s social mission, including the ability to make difficult, political and / or operational decisions even against popular opinion / will, and to explain clearly the reasons for them.

    Results and Quality Orientation

  • The drive and tenacity to achieve the defined objectives and to implement efficient solutions within a set timeframe, with the given resources and in accordance with the established procedures and models;
  • the will to constantly seek improvement in the performance of his / her own tasks and actions.

    Flexible : to be re-located

    Analytical Thinking

    The ability to analyse a situation, its time sequences and cause effect relationships, in order to set priorities based on rational judgment

    People Management and Development

    The capacity to motivate and manage team members so that they successfully carry out their responsibilities, and the ability to guide staff development towards excellent performance.

    Networking & Building Relationships

    The ability to identify relevant actors in a given context, engaging, cultivating and maintaining relations with them according to the aims of the organization.

    Theoretical knowledge,

    Can demonstrate skill under supervisionCan demonstrate skill autonomously,Can transfer the skill to others through training

    Clinical skills :

    L3 : Diagnosis and treatment of comment childhood illnesses, including malnutrition, and common outbreaks (measles, malaria, cholera and meningitis)

    L1 : Diagnosis and treatment of main (other) morbidities in country

    Assessment and planning skills :

    L2 : Asses medical and humanitarian emergencies, prepare and implement outbreak response

    Medical stock management and pharmacy :

    L3 : Rational prescription principles and good dispensing practices

    L2 : Stock and supply management

    Quality assurance skills :

    L3 : Hygiene and infection control to MDM standards (

    L1 : Bio-safety

    L3 : Clinical quality assessment, improvement and assurance of program

    Data-management skills :

    L3 Master MDM relevant tools

    L2 Analyze and use of MDM data tools generated information

    L2 Knowledge of epidemiological principles

    HRM skills :

    L2 : Coaching and performance evaluation of medical staff (

    Resource management skills :

    L1 : knowledge of logistic and financial tools

    L1 : prioritization of resources

    Representation skills :

    L3 : Representation of MDM in national medical forum

    L2 : Representation of MDM in media, advocacy related fora

    Education

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

    Experience

  • Experience in two different projects (minimum of six months each); preferably 18-24 months MDM field experience or equivalent in another organization;
  • Languages

    Mission language English; local working language would be an asset (Hawsa and / or Margi and / or Arabic.

    Knowledge

    Computer literacy : WORD, Excel, Epi-info and Isystock programme skills are essential (or should be actively obtained)Knowledge of key international public health issues and clinical topics relevant to MDM (eg HIV, malaria)

    PROFILE REQUIRED :

    Bachelor Degree with 5 years relevant technical experience or a Master Degree and 3 years relevant technical experienceDegree in medicine or other paramedical studies.

  • Specialization in tropical medicine or a degree in Public Health would be an asset.Experience in two different projects (minimum of six months each);
  • preferably 18-24 months MDM field experience or equivalent in another organization.Demonstrated experience of working with communitiesDemonstrated experience in capacity buildingStrong understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women arid girlsExcellent interpersonnel and communication skillsComputer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and emailLanguages : Hausa and English, other local languages an advantageTeam player

    Method of Application

    To apply, please submit : a two page curriculum vitae, three work-related references and one page cover letter, in One Document explaining how your skills and experience match the job requirements stated above.

    If possible, please send all the above in one document MS Word or PDF. Also, write the job title and your name in the subject line. Send to

    Only applications by email will be considered

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    We are unable to accept phone calls.

    Information : Starting date : ASAP

    Starting date : ASAP

    Place of office : Maiduguri

    We’ll pay attention only to the complete files in English.

    Our process of selection include some written tests and oral interviews.

    The whole process of recruitment is free of charge, no money can be requested at any stage.

    Please notice that if you have not heard from MdM within 2 weeks, you should presume you were not short listed for this position.

    However, MdM thanks you for your interest and encourages you to apply for other openings where your skills and experience match.

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