Medical coordinator (M/F)

Medical 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 40 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.

MdM benefits from a long experience in providing emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable populations while fighting for equal access to healthcare in Iraq since 1991.
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 general coordinator, you make sure the different components of the program are consistent and in link with health needs. You ensure that the objectives of the mission are fulfilled and that objectives are accomplished in time.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:
1.Team management
-Manage directly the deputy medical coordinator and supervise technically the medical managers in Kirkuk and Dohuk
-Participate in the recruitment of any medical local and expatriate staff
-Validate and support the organization of health training for MdM staff and/or MoH health workers
-Work on the capacity building of the national staff

2.Program management
-Participate in the development of the general strategy
-Participate in the implementation of the medical activities
-Analyse medical data received weekly from medical supervisors
-Contribute to medical assessments on geographical areas according to the MdM strategy
-Provide technical expertise and lead the medical strategy working closely with the partners

3.Coordination and representation
-Evaluate the needs and requests made by partners
-Communicate with donors and head office upon request by general coordinator
-Represent MdM in health clusters, NGO health meetings and with the local and national authorities

4.Management of medical stock and logistics chain for medical purchase
-Technically validate the medical purchases
-Ensure international orders adequacy in line with MdM standards and budget available
-Supervise the pharmacy operations quality in collaboration with the deputy medical coordinator
-Supervise the administrative process to obtain international/national medicines

-Elaborate monthly health reports with the team
-Monitor monthly the elaboration of the Monitool and train the team on the Monitool follow-up
-Analyse the data of the Monitool in order to propose reorientation of the programme 
-Contribute actively to proposals and reports to donors

employment condition

Fixed-term contract
12 months

Position based in Erbil with regular visits to Baghdad and areas of operations of MdM
Starting date: as soon as possible
Gross monthly salary: 2 984 euros
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments - minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Break policy
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Single posting


Public health expert, preferably medical doctor At least 3 years of experience in similar positions in humanitarian sector Experience in working with IDPs or refugees Experience in remote management and post emergency response Experience in hard negotiations with local authorities, partners and staff Experience in the Middle-East is a strong asset Good management and communication skills Capacity to work in a volatile security context Able to prioritize and anticipate Languages: English fluent French or Arabic is an asset


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