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Health program coordinator (M/F)

Health program 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 field coordinator, you are in charge of the implementation, follow up and supervision of the medical activities in Southern Yemen in coordination with MdM team and partners.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:
-Prepare and implement medical operational action plan for MdM program in Southern Yemen
-Develop and implement evaluation systems, supervise and monitor data collection processes, and analyze the medical data on a regular basis
-Develop and implement health surveillance system and give regular feedback on the contextual health situation
-Supervise the medical teams for monitoring the quality of delivered services
-Support the administrator base on the elaboration and follow-up of the program’s budget
-Recruit the medical staff, plan and implement thematic capacity building or specific trainings
-Provide technical support to the medical supervisor
-Maintain good inter-team communications, engender good team dynamics, and take suitable action when problems occur
-Define in advance the drugs / consumables’ needs, and share the information to the medical coordinator for the procurement process
-Ensure the supervision of the pharmacist and ensure that supported health facilities receive drugs and consumables on time
-Participate to the different medical meetings especially the health and nutrition clusters
-Develop strong links and collaborations with (I)NGOs, UN agencies, establish and maintain good relationship with Aden MoH
-Organize regular meetings with district authorities and with the community leaders
-Contribute to monthly sitrep and participate in the writing of donor’s activity reports and proposals

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


Medical doctor or nurse or midwife with experience in public health and project coordination Experience in outbreak management and emergency response Experience in hard negotiations with local authorities, partners and staff in a tricky context Ability to have a global overview of a program (not only on medical plan) Ability to take quick decisions according to the context in coordination with the team Reactivity, adaptability, capacity to take initiatives Organizational skills Capacity to work and to live in tense conditions 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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