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Field coordinator (M/F)

Field coordinator (M/F)


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.

Yemen is currently facing a complex humanitarian crisis, as the conflict has exacerbated existing chronic vulnerabilities. Consequently, Yemen is considered as one of the worst humanitarian crisis with:
- 22 million of people are in need of aid in Yemen, including 11.3 million in urgent need of humanitarian relief,
- 16 million of people do not have access to health services and 17 million are food insecure.
- 2 million of people are still displaced because of the insecurity.
- A very severe cholera outbreak (more than 1 million suspected cases).

The blockade strategy implemented by the Arab coalition has the effect of suffocating the population, particularly by causing disruptions in the supply of food products, in the markets as well as imports; an increase in the price of basic consumer goods, including petrol, which reduces travel options and affects the provision of healthcare services; and finally, the disruption of agricultural and pastoral cycles.

Presently, MdM intervene in the Northern part of Yemen in the governorates of Sanaa, Amanat Alasima and Ibb. MdM strategy is based on 2 key axes:
-To provide primary healthcare services, including OPD, vaccination, nutritional care, sexual and reproductive health. 13 health facilities are directly supported.
-To provide mental healthcare and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in specific healthcare institutions and via a network of CHVs trained in detection and community awareness-raising

In addition, an exploratory mission will be organized in the following weeks to assess the situation in Lahj and Abyan governorates, located in the South of the country. The objectives are to open our sub office and launch activities there in October 2018. The operational approach will be consistent with what has been developed in the North. 3 to 5 Primary Health Care Centres will be supported.

Strong and constructive collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health will be a priority.

Description du poste

Under the responsibility of the general coordinator, you supervise the overall field project team and ensure close collaboration between the logistic, medical and administrative departments with a good team spirit.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:
-Oversee and coordinate the general functioning of the base and all departments
-Ensure the implementation of the program, continuously assess the needs
-Contribute to the definition/revision of MdM strategy in South Yemen, draw up scenarios and proposals, and support the budget creation/revision for new activities
-Ensure appropriate administrative, financial and logistical MdM systems/procedures are in place, maintained and adhered
-Ensure regular communications are maintained between the different departments and act as a mediator when necessary
-Be responsible for accurate budget control and overall responsibility for financial management
-Ensure, in coordination with the finance coordinator that financial needs are well planned according to activities workplan
-Be responsible for capacity building and training of national personnel and contribute to recruitment if necessary
-Maintain good inter-team communications, engender good team dynamics, and take suitable action when problems occur
-Be responsible for the disciplinary and grievance procedures of the team under line management
-Support team members professionally and monitor and support stress management
-Carry out appraisals as per MdM standard requirements and procedures
-Carry out representation with other NGOs, UN agencies, local and national government bodies, traditional authorities, donors and other relevant parties
-Ensure team security and safety in a highly changeable and volatile security environment
-Proactively monitor the political, military and security situation in the project areas and update the logistic coordinator / general coordinator accordingly
-Ensure that appropriate security guidelines are developed, communicated, adhered to, and regularly reviewed
-Elaborate coordination report, ensure regular contacts with general coordinator and participate to proposals & reports to donors

conditions d'emploi

Fixed-term contract
9 months

Position to be filled in September 2018

2 820 euros gross monthly salary on 13 months
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost (home-work), vaccines and visas covered
22.5 RTT 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

Single posting


University degree in social or political sciences, social communication, health promotion or related studies Desirable degree in Project Management or HR Management Experience with an international NGO working in emergency contexts within the health sector Experience of security management at the field site level Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style Diplomacy, negotiation and networking skills Ability to work under a minimum of supervision Willing to live and work in challenging conditions Capacity to take initiatives, ability to classify and to manage priorities Strong problem solving and organisational skills in day to day and crisis situations Languages: English fluent You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


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