Médecins du Monde (MdM) Current Vacancies [2 Positions]

Posted on :

11 May, 2018

Category :

Education Jobs in Nigeria, Information Technology Jobs

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 healthcare 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 fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Information Education Communication Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Line Manager: Medical Coordinator
Length of contract: 6 months
Possibility for extension: yes
Starting date:  ASAP

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 activities
  • Assessing, 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 manner
  • Liaising 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 project
  • Knowing 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 PFA
  • Supervising 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.)

Profile Required
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 field
  • Actively participate in  field assessments and baseline surveys
  • Participate to analysis and writing detailed assessment and survey reports
  • Develop 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 writing
  • Participate in program evaluations and contribute to analyses and reports
  • Regularly 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 subjects
  • Adapt material to program needs
  • Develop 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 data
  • Collect and analyze monthly health education   data
  • Write detailed monthly heath education
  • Write compiled mid-term and end of year health education activity reports.
  • SitRep … etc

Admin:

  • Assist in budget construction
  • Follow-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 staff
  • Represent 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 information
  • Be aware of political situation and security context and inform General Coordinator about security issues.
  • Relationships / Authority
  • Directly responsible to Medical Coordinator
  • Directly responsible to support the staff and leadership of CMS
  • Responsible 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 experience
  • Essential, university degree in social sciences, social communication, health promotion or related studies

Experience:

  • Proven superior program/technical management and planning, reporting and evaluation skills
  • Experience 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 INGO
  • Experience in qualitative research is a plus
  • Working in conflict and post conflict sittings
  • Experience in networking and representation with government, donors, the media and civil society

Languages:

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

Professional skills and others requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proven leadership
  • Proven management responsibility for staff at field level program implementation
  • Supervision and training skills for national NGO staff
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Planning, negotiation and leadership skills, with consultative management style.
  • Ability to teach
  • Ability to collect and analyze data which are transparent and exact
  • Report 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 program
  • Sensitive 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 experience
  • Bachelor Degree with 5 years relevant technical experience or a Master Degree and 3 years relevant technical experience
  • Essential, university degree in social sciences, social communication, health promotion or related studies 3-5 years
  • professional experience in social services sector
  • experience working with international non- government organizations in sectors focusing on gender, women’s empowerment, and/or violence prevention
  • Demonstrated experience of working with communities
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building
  • Strong understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women arid girls
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating trainings and workshops tailored for individuals from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonnel and communication skills
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and email
  • Languages: Hausa and English, other local languages an advantage
  • Team player

 

Job Title: Deputy Medical Coordinator

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Line Manager: Medical Coordinator
Length of contract: 6 months
Possibility for extension: yes
Starting date:  ASAP

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Others
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 relocated
  • 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 supervision
  • Can 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
  • L2: WASH requirements

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

Other Fixed Requirements
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 experience
  • Degree in medicine or other paramedical studies. Specialization in tropical medicine or a degree in Public Health would be an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonnel and communication skills
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and email
  • Languages: Hausa and English, other local languages an advantage
  • Team player
  • 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 communities
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building
  • Strong understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women arid girls

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should 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 to: [email protected]

Application Deadline 15th May, 2018.

Note

  • Only applications by email will be considered
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • We are unable to accept phone calls.
  • We’ll pay attention only to the complete files in English.
  • Our process of selection include some written tests and oral interviews.
  • Please notice that if you have not heard from MdM within 2 weeks, you should presume you were not shortlisted for this position. However, MdM thanks you for your interest and encourages you to apply for other openings where your skills and experience match.
  • MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination