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General coordinator (M/F)

General coordinator (M/F)

Iraq / Kurdistan

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 more than 45 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

In response to the latest crisis, MdM has been operational in Dohuk Governorate since November 2014, in Kirkuk Governorate since July 2015, and Ninewa Governorate since April 2016, supporting IDPs, returnees and host communities in getting access to Primary Health Care services. MdM delivers today a comprehensive health response in areas of intervention, including Mental Health and Psychosocial Support at primary care level.
In 2018, MdM has progressively switched its response toward support to the national health system in areas of intervention across northern Iraq. Mobile operations were transformed wherever possible into support within health facilities, in cooperation with local health authorities and the Ministry of Health.

Job description

Under the responsibility of the desk manager based in Amman, you are in charge of consolidating MdM’s operational strategy in Iraq. You are responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality programs, donors and government relations, fundraising and budget management, security and operations management, and developing a motivated and professional team.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

1. Program coordination
-Ensure global adherence to the general strategy for the Iraqi crises and provide guidance to the team
-Participate in the definition of the operational plans
-Ensure the supervision of the activities in a timely manner and in the respect of MdM ethics, principles and commitments
-Report regularly and share information with the desk manager for Iraq through weekly updates
-Monitor regularly the humanitarian situation in Iraq, share information and updates with all the persons involved on the project, propose new initiatives or approaches
-Coordinate the negotiations of the Memorandum of Understanding and of other agreements with the implementing partners

2. Team management
-Manage directly the coordination team composed of: support services coordinator, medical coordinator, mental health coordinator, 2 field coordinators, security supervisor and general coordinator assistant
-Ensure the well-being of all team members
-In close coordination with the support services coordinator, supervise the definition of the general organisation of the mission and the organisation chart, and validate appropriate changes in the structure
-Support and participate in the regular appraisal of the staff under direct management, and if necessary validate appropriate measures
-Participate in the recruitment process of the staff under direct responsibility

3. Mission Management
-Be responsible for the respect of MdM internal rules and of MdM obligations
-Undertake pro-active donor prospection and propose alternative sources of funding for discussion with the HQ
-In coordination with all coordination team, be responsible of the carrying out of the contract of objectives defined with donors and the respect of contractual obligations

4. Representation
-Ensure regular interaction with other humanitarian actors, and in particular with the medical organizations with similar programs
-Represent MdM with the local authorities, and ensure a regular communication with Iraqi stakeholders in particular in Baghdad
-Establish and develop regular contact with funding partners
-Ensure that the level of visibility and the public messages on the MdM program are in line with the association positioning in Iraq and the region

5. Security
-Monitor the security situation, in collaboration with the security supervisor
-Analyze and anticipate the security evolutions
-Define and implement safety rules up to date and guarantee their application by the team
-Propose and reinforce new rules or procedures, in reaction to security incidents or to changes in context
-Manage and report on any security incident

6. Communication
-Ensure smooth flow of internal communication among the various parties involved in missions
-Act as focal point for Iraq for communication and advocacy activities, in collaboration with the regional advocacy coordinator
-Be the spokesperson for MdM in Iraq with local and international media

employment condition

Fixed-term contract
12 months

Position based in Erbil (with a minimum of 25 % in Baghdad)
Starting date: ASAP

3313 euros gross monthly salary on 13 months
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
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)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Single posting


Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Political Sciences, International Relations, Humanitarian and International Cooperation or related field Minimum of five years of managerial experience in international development and humanitarian assistance in a context close to or similar to Iraq context Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments and a good appreciation of security protocol relevant to such contexts Proven experience developing and managing various forms of external partnerships Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership, and interpersonal skills Excellent communication skills, listening and diplomacy skills Ability to take quick decisions according to the context in coordination with the team Languages: fluent in English (speaking, reading and writing) Fluency in Arabic language is an added value You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


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