Medical coordinator (M/F) - Yemen
For more than 35 years, Médecins du Monde (MdM), a campaigning medical organisation 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 organisation 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 35 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction associated with drug use and sexual practices, emergencies and crisis, and harmful environment.
MdM has been working in Yemen since 2007, focusing on Primary Health Care (PHC) services delivery in both stable and crisis situations. MdM has a well-established functioning office in Sanaa city, a sub office in Yareem district - Ibb Governorate (since 2016) and a base in Aden to implement activities in Abyan and Lahj governorates (since end of 2018). In addition, due to the blockade of sea and airports imposed by Saudi-Led coalition, MdM established a base in Djibouti to support Yemen program.
MdM is working in partnership with Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population to provide full package of primary health care services (including mental health and psychosocial support) in the supported health facilities. MdM is working with communities as well through the community health volunteers and mental health volunteers. Providing health education, screening of under five children for malnutrition and providing mental health awareness/detection services are the main components of MdM medical activities at community level. In addition, MdM is supporting lifesaving referral services to the secondary health care level for critical cases such as women in need for cesarean section due to complicated deliveries or sever acute malnourished children who need to be admitted into hospitals or stabilization centers.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the responsibility of the General Coordinator, the Medical Coordinator is in charge of the implementation, follow up and supervision of the different medical activities in Yemen in coordination with MdM team and partners.
More specifically, you will be in charge of:
-ensuring the consistency of MdM program according to the needs, MdM policies, international standards and available funds with the General Coordinator and the coordination team.
-preparing and implement medical operational action plan for MdM program in collaboration with coordination team.
-developing and implement evaluation systems, supervise and monitor data collection processes, and analyse the medical data on a regular basis and set up corrective measures in case of need.
-developing and implement health surveillance system and give regular feedback on the contextual health situation.
-supervising the medical teams (site visits or in remote) for monitoring the quality of delivered services.
-reacting to any change by adapting the program if necessary (outbreaks, new needs arising, opening of new programs, influx of IDPs, etc.).
-performing medical assessments in new identified areas according to the needs and taking in consideration security context.
-ensuring integration of the different component of the program (mental health and psychosocial support and medical).
-working with finance department on the elaboration and follow-up of the programme’s budget.
-working in close collaboration with logistic department, especially for medical orders (local and international).
-recruiting and monitoring the performance of the medical team through regular appraisals and action plan follow-up.
-providing technical support to the medical team (Health Program Coordinator in Aden, supervisors, pharmacist and other medical teams).
-organising regular meetings, briefings and debriefings with the medical teams.
-training the medical staff (day to day mentoring and ad hoc thematic workshop) according to the identified needs.
-maintaining good inter-team communications, engender good team dynamics, and take suitable action when problems occur.
-supporting team members professionally and monitor and support stress management, including regular documented team meetings for planning and reporting purposes.
Management of medical stock and logistic chain for medical purchase
-ensuring in collaboration with Logistic department that orders for medical equipment, drugs and consumables are appropriate to program requirements and local constraints.
-supervising medical purchase process (needs evaluation, orders, quality).
-ensuring the supervision of the pharmacist (consumptions, orders & inventory) in collaboration with the medical manager.
Coordination with UN agencies, NGOs, medical and local authorities
-participating to the different medical meetings especially the health and nutrition clusters and any relevant medical coordination mechanisms.
-establishing and maintaining strong partnership with national NGOs involved in MdM medical program.
-establishing and maintaining good relationship with MoH/DHO to ensure all project activities are carried out with their agreement.
-coordinating with UN agencies and other NGOs working in the same areas to avoid program activities overlaps.
-organizing regular meetings with governorate/district health authorities and with the community leaders to maintain a full adherence to MdM medical program.
Reporting and communication
-participating to MdM internal meetings.
-elaborating monthly sitrep with the coordination team.
-participating in the writing of donor’s activity reports and proposals.
-providing the needed information and available materials for advocacy and visibility on MDM action, humanitarian situation in Yemen.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 6 to 9 months
Starting date: 15/12/2019
Gross monthly salary: 3.041 euros
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments - minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year.
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Punctual teleworking agreement (after 6 months)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
Education and experience:
Medical Doctor or Nurse or Midwife with experience in Public health and medical program management
Significant experience in similar positions
Experience in hard negotiations with local authorities, partners and staff in a tricky context
Experience in outbreak management and emergency response
Team management experience
IT: Good knowledge of Windows (word, excel).
Required personal skills:
Excellent communication skills, listening and diplomacy skills
Ability to have a global overview of a program (not only on medical plan)
Ability to take quick decisions according to the context in coordination with the team
Excellent organizational skills
Respectful of a very traditional Muslim society
Capacity to work and to live in tense conditions (climate, cultural context, promiscuity, isolation)
Languages: English is mandatory, French and Arabic are an asset.
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.
TELEPHONE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.
Please use the following link to apply: http://www.jobs.net/j/JVLuolee?idpartenaire=128