Médecins Sans Frontières Job Vacancy Closing September 2017
Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian, organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
Médecins sans Frontières seeks for its field position:
Project Coordinator – Cervical Cancer Project – Malawi
MSF has been present in Malawi since 1987 working in the Mozambican refugees’ camps in three districts of southern region: Nsanje, Mulanje and Mawanza providing medical care, epidemiological surveillance and preventive care. In 1994, MSF add “AIDS Control Program” for refugees to reduce HIV transmission through information, education and community sensitization. After repatriation of refugees in 1995, MSF direct AIDS control Program to Malawian in Mwanza than extended to Chiradzulu where ART was initiated in 2001.
The priorities for 2017 and 2018 are to continue the handover management of HIV stable patients to MoH and focus on “complexes” cases and areas for continued attention: men testing and prevention of cervix cancer (screening and early treatment and referral for complicated cases and palliative care) and open a cervix cancer project with comprehensive package (preventive and curative care including palliative care)”.
In close collaboration with the capital team, the project coordinator is responsible for MSF operational response in the project by:
Defining and planning the Project objectives and priorities,
Identifying population’s health and humanitarian needs,
Analyzing the context and the humanitarian issues at stake, the risks and constraints,
Calculating human and financial needs.
He coordinates, in close collaboration with the Head of Mission, its implementation in order to efficiently ensure the goals and to improve targeted population’s health conditions and humanitarian situation.
Activities and tasks:
MSF Representation and Cooperation
Represent MSF in the activities concerning cervical cancer in districts of Blantyre and Chiradzulu.
Develop institutional contacts with districts and national partners, in close consultation with the Head of Mission and the Medical Coordinator.
Analysis of the context, evaluation and monitoring of the project
Supervise the political and humanitarian situation in the project’s region, respecting MSF’s charter, policies and image.
Together with the project team, evaluate needs by identifying the population’s health status, analyzing the context, in order to define priorities, goals and resources needed.
Ensure data collection and epidemiological surveillance system, in order to define medical, technical programs and preventative protocols for the targeted population.
Steer and supervise the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programs, in order to monitor progression, detect deviations and propose corrections.
Reporting, capitalization and testimony
Provide reporting to the coordination team on project’s evolution.
Elaborate the project’s institutional memory with written records.
Monitor the risks and threats around the project, documenting and analyzing the consequences of political decisions or negotiations in course.
Team management and Human Resources policies
In collaboration with the Administration and Activity Managers, elaborate the organization chart, distribute tasks and workload among the team.
Share in the team all information given by the Capital, promoting fluent, smooth written and oral communication and information flow.
Ensure implementation of safety and health protocols, confidentiality and full compliance with security rules and medical ethics.
Identify training needs; development of all staff, provide individual follow-up and coaching of the team members.
Ensure the proper application of human resources policies and associated processes.
Responsible with the Administration Manager and Activities Managers for the building, monitoring and correction of program budgets, ensuring application of finance policies and processes.
Supervise all orders, purchases and the financial indicators, with the capital referents’ support.
Security and emergency management
Define and regularly update with the Head of mission, the project’s security policy and strategic response to emergencies, reporting issues, in order to improve risk working conditions and to ensure staff’s adherence to security rules and protocols.
Manage the security in the project, ensuring that security measures are in place.
Education : Medical university degree or paramedical diploma desirable.
Essential: working experience of at least one year in relevant similar jobs in MSF or other NGO’s and working experience in developing countries.
Desirable: experience in project opening and experience in program related to cancer activities.
Language: Fluent in English (spoken, read and written).
Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
Transversal Competencies: Strategic vision; people management and development; planning & organizing; leadership, teamwork and cooperation; networking and building relationship.
Field based position (100%) in Blantyre.
Fixed-term contract of 12 months: a shorter period may be envisaged.
MSF field contract and compensation.
Post to be filled:** on 1st of October 2017.