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Protection coordinator (M/F)

Protection coordinator (M/F)

Cox’s Bazar

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, 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 40 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.

MdM France has launched a quick assessment in Bangladesh in December 2016 and opened a new mission in February 2017. MdM has succeeded to launch 2 partnerships with 2 local institutions, namely “Gonoshasthaya Kendra” a local non-governmental organization (NGO) specialized in primary health care and community health care and the “Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association”, a lawyer’s association based in Dhaka that aims “to create equal opportunities and equal rights for every woman and child in the country “BNWLA”.
For these two partners, MdM focus its intervention today on capacity building activities on medical and psychological care for Gender Based Violence (GBV) victims.
From 25th August 2017, a massive wave of populations fleeing violence in the Rakhine state in Myanmar crossed the border to find refuge in Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. This unprecedented situation (more than 630 000 new comers arrived in a very fragile area) creates an emergency situation that is very worrying for many stakeholders. MdM now supports BNWLA and GK with this emergency response in camps, settlements and host communities. 
In coordination with relevant national and local authorities, institutional donors and local partners, MdM now wishes to develop more operations in the field of migration, health and human rights, crises and emergencies in case of natural disasters, and mental health and psychosocial support.




Description du poste

Under the supervision of the field coordinator and in close cooperation with the GBV, MHPSS and medical coordinators, you will be responsible to implement a global and integrated evaluation of population needs and a protection strategy to prevent, mitigate and respond to violations of human rights in this specific context. 

More precisely, you will be in charge of: 

The analysis of the humanitarian situation

Set up an ongoing process of data and information collection on access to minimum standards in the main areas of humanitarian aid (health, food, wash, shelter, protection, NFI, etc.) and on human rights violations

Undertake regular field visits and, if necessary, conduct interviews with communities

Identify the main protection issues faced by the communities

The coordination and information sharing

Participate to inter-NGO coordination meetings (protection sector and various sub-sector meetings) and report on the identified protection issues

Maintain regular contacts with relevant NGOs, UN agencies and stakeholders and participate in joint assessments with other actors to include protection issues

The development and implementation of a protection strategy

Develop a strategy for transmission of the analysed information

Propose operational strategy for raising issues about violations of fundamental rights and obstacles to humanitarian aid, implementing targeted actions to prevent, mitigate and respond to violations of fundamental rights and obstacles to humanitarian aid, providing guidance to agencies in charge of protecting the communities about new problems they might have overlooked and advocating on the field to reinforce the rights of the communities

The capacity building and sensitization

Support MdM and its partners teams in understanding the context, and issues relating to international human rights law

Raise teams’ awareness on protection issues (via meetings, notes, etc.)

Develop and implement trainings for MdM and its partners teams on minimum standards and protection

The alert and advocacy

Raise issues about violations of fundamental rights and obstacles to humanitarian aid

Implement advocacy strategy at field level with partners for the respect of fundamental rights

Contribute to advocacy efforts led at HQ level by providing information and analysis on protection issues

Contribute to the development of communication tools (leaflets, press releases, etc.)

The reporting

Contribute to the redaction of situation reports 

Draft reports documenting protection issues and implemented protection activities and organize regular updates with the desk officer and legal unit at HQ level

Participate in donor’s reporting upon request

conditions d'emploi

Fixed-term contract
6 to 12 months

Starting date: January 2018
Based in Cox's Bazar

-2778 euros gross monthly salary on 13 months
-Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
-Transportation cost (home-work), vaccines and visas covered
-Guesthouse housing
-22.5 RTT per year
-5 weeks of paid leaves per year.
-Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
-Insurance (repatriation…)
-Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Single posting


Experience in humanitarian settings (5 years) Experience in program management and in protection programming and implementation (2-3 years) Master’s degree in law, humanitarian affairs, or related social sciences disciplines Graduated in IHRL/ IHL an asset Excellent knowledge of the activities and mandates of the main UN bodies and NGOs in charge of protection Ability to take initiative and to work independently Excellent strategic design and proposal development skills Analytical and problem solving skills Good sense of diplomacy Discretion and respect of confidentiality Languages: English fluent, french an asset You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


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