Medical coordinator

South Sudan – A medical coordinator

From: Première Urgence Internationale

Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

Humanitarian situation and needs:

In the Republic of South Sudan (SSD), more than 2 years of armed conflict have shattered the lives of millions of people. 2014 and 2015 have been years of continued instability due to unresolved border issues (between Sudan and South Sudan) and more importantly due to the civil war between SPLM/A forces loyal to President S. Kiir and SPLA-IO loyal to the rebel leader R. Machar, former vice-president. As of beginning of 2015; at least six out of 10 states are affected by armed violence, 1.66 million people have been displaced within the country, more than 640.000 refugees have fled out of the country, and 3.9 million people are severely food insecure. Among IDPs, about 180.000 people have found refuge in UNMIS PoCs. All this needs to be considered in a very young country within which virtually the entire population has experienced forced displacement at least 1 time and hence where resilience is massively jeopardized.

Previous Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBeG) (where PUI has operated since Feb. 2015) has been and still is largely neglected by humanitarian assistance because of their peripheral situation with regards to the armed conflict. However, a deterioration of the humanitarian context is to be noted and new displacements are still an option for the coming months.

As part of our activities in South Sudan, we are looking for a Medical Coordinator.

The Medical Coordinator is responsible for the success of the mission’s health strategy and the quality of current and future health programmes at the definition, implementation and evaluation phases. He/She provides support to program managers who report to him/her on the basis of a dotted-line relationship.

In addition to the health programs, the Medical Coordinator will also be requested to support the implementation of the food security and livelihoods (FSL) small scale activities in order to have a coherent integrated multi-sector approach.

  • Strategy: Working alongside the Head of Mission and cooperating closely with the STC, he/she contributes to the development of the integrated/multi sector approach mission’ strategy. He/She carries out epidemiological monitoring for the country and analyses strengths and weaknesses from the point of view of public health.
  • Programmes: He/She ensures that health programme(s) are in line with PUI’s technical policies and monitors them for quality and efficacy.
  • Representation: He/She represents the association to partners, authorities and local stakeholders involved in implementing health programmes.
  • Human Resources / Training: He/She supervises the medical and FSL coordination team (PUI employees), provides support to program managers for recruiting technical staff and supervises technical training activities on the basis of identified needs.
  • Logistics and Administration: He/She ensures the activities for which he/she is responsible comply with logistical and administrative procedures.
  • Safety: He/She contributes to compliance with safety rules within the mission and communicates any safety-related information to the Head of Mission. He/She ensures healthcare is provided for expatriate staff involved in the mission.

Training and experience:

Training:

Medical training
OR Paramedic training + public health
Medical internship

Experience:

Previous experience in humanitarian work and project management

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good written communication skills
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Knowledge of multi-sector programming

Computer Skills:

  • Pack Office proficient

Required Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility
  • Resilience to stress
  • Diplomacy and open-mindedness
  • Good analytical skills
  • Organization and ability to manage priorities
  • Ability to train and build capacity of staff
  • Proactive approach to making proposals and identifying solutions
  • Ability to work and manage professionally and maturely
  • Ability to integrate into the local environment, taking account of its political, economic and historical characteristics

Languages

English – Mandatory

Proposed terms:

With a Fixed-Term Contract – 12 months

Minimum duration of commitment: 6 months

Starting date: 1st of September 2017

  • Monthly gross income: from 2 200 Euros up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
  • Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing in collective accommodation
  • Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
  • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
  • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

How to apply:    Please send your application (CV and Letter of Motivation) to Jean-Christophe Ouedraogo, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates at recrutement@premiere-urgence.org

with the following subject: “Medco – SSD”.

 

 

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