General coordinator (M/F)

General coordinator (M/F)


For more than 35 years, Médecins du Monde (MDM), a campaigning medical organization 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 organization 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 46 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.

In July 2011, after several exploratory missions, MdM decided to open a project in the town of Bosaso, in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland (Somalia). This choice was dictated by the number of IDPs present in the town and the lack of medical structures accessible to the vulnerable population. MdM, with a local partner, Integrated Services for the Displaced Population (ISDP), and the Ministry of Health, has been addressing health needs of the poor host communities and IDP population, by offering primary health care services.
In Kenya, MdM started a comprehensive programme in Nairobi in May 2013, focusing on the slum areas and the more remote locations of Dagoretti County. The programme focuses on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis through the implementation of a broader multidisciplinary framework of intervention, while advocating for a long term and sustainable harm reduction approach.


Job description

As general coordinator, you are in charge of the country team and of the direct management of the coordinators. You work with the desk manager at the HQ and the volunteer board delegate in charge of the programme design and follow-up.

More especially, your tasks are to:
-Manage the coordination team in a collaborative way and to be in charge of the quality of the working conditions
-Be responsible for the overall project cycle management in accordance with MdM tools
-Be responsible for overall management of support department, supervising compliance of finance, human resources and logistic procedures to MdM rules and regulations
-Be responsible for the security and safety of people
-Organise the implementation of safety rules and ensure that rules are applied
-Be responsible for raising funds and donors compliance in the field
-Guarantee the accomplishment of project objectives defined by the donors is fulfilled and that contractual obligations are respected
-Carry out advocacy and negotiations with the national authorities and other key stakeholders (donors, embassies, UN agencies)
-Be responsible for communication with the head office
-Be responsible for the quality of the reports on activities and ensure compliance with procedures for the exchange of information and reporting

employment condition

Fixed-term contract
12 months

Position based in Nairobi with several movements to Somalia to be filled as soon as possible.

2820 gross monthly salary on 13 months
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Housing allowance
Tuition/Schooling allowance (from 6 years old)
Living allowance (per diem) for the accompanying member if unemployed and half per diem per child
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year.
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Punctual teleworking agreement (after 6 months)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Family posting possible


Master level preferable (international development, management, public health) Strong INGO experience as general coordinator / head of mission/ country representative Strong experience in representation, negotiation with high level government, UN and international institutions Experience in community based programming Experience of security management Motivation to work with local partners and capacity building of multicultural partners Interpersonal and diplomatic skills Good negotiation skills and strategic insight Knowledge of donors procedures Languages Fluently spoken and written english is essential French is a plus You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


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