General coordinator (M/F)
General 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.
MdM used to be operational in Uganda from the 1990s until 2005. MdM ran HIV/AIDS programmes with technical and financial support to the hospital of Kakuuto for HIV counselling and testing, and for laboratory activities. Médecins du Monde France also supported the creation of the Kakuuto Aids Post Test Club (KAPTC) for psychosocial activities for people living with HIV. MdM also provided support to CIPA, a community-based organisation set up to ensure the sustainability of HIV/AIDS prevention activities.
Since 2015, MdM has been supporting Most At-Risk Populations (MARPI) through grants and training. Besides that, MdM has trained members of grassroots LGBT organisations to project cycle management. In addition, MdM provides local LGBT leaders (three in 2017-2018) with scholarships for training on leadership.
In July 2017, a fact-finding mission was conducted in the South Sudanese refugee settlement of Bidibidi, northern Uganda, where the French section of MSF has been present since 2016. The fact-finding mission has led to an intervention proposal to progressively take over all the MSF activities at Bolomoni HC III (Health Centre level 3) as well as their outreach activities in Bidibidi refugee settlement by the end of the year 2017. Then a 3-year intervention (2018-2020) with a possible partnership with Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) will aim at reducing mortality and morbidity rates. It will include:
•The running of all OPD and IPD activities at the Bolomoni HC III
•The preparation of the progressive handover of the Bolomoni HC III to the health district of Yumbe through capacity building of MoH staff
•A close collaboration with the local population and the empowerment of communities
•A strong focus on mental health and psychosocial support, while developing a mental health community approach and covering some gaps identified
•The strengthening of the GBV levels of intervention through covering some gaps identified
•A socio-anthropological analysis of community organisation, community coping mechanisms and expression of emotion within the refugee settlements.
Description du poste
Under the direct responsibility of the desk officer based in Paris Headquarters, you are responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality programmes, donor and government relations, fundraising and budget management, security and operations management.
You will have a strong additional focus on building and developing the relationships with national and local authorities, and with stakeholders, and on establishing procedures.
More specifically, your responsibilities are to:
1. Management of operations
-Supervise the overall implementation of the different programme activities and the implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation system
-Continuously assess and analyse the overall humanitarian situation in Uganda
-Ensure that the different components of the programmes are consistent and in link with medical needs and standards
-Ensure operational compliance with MdM and donor policies and project objectives
2. Finance and administration
-Supervise the financial system
-Take part in the construction of the annual and revised budgetary frame
-Continue to work on the mission and programmes’ registration process with the Government of Uganda authorities
3. Human resources and team management
-Manage and supervise international and national staff teams
-Work with the administrative coordination team for quality of the human resources and the working conditions of the entire mission
-Define collective and individual objectives and goals for the coordination team
-Ensure briefings of any new expatriate arriving on the mission
4. Partnership and advocacy
-Be responsible for exploring and establishing partnership relations, direct support in supervising the partnership project and capacity building project activities
-Participate in identifying the advocacy goals in country (e.g. advocacy related to gender-based violence or on LGBT rights) and at regional level (e.g. regional advocacy on harm reduction to be considered in link with programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia).
-Be responsible for the security/safety of people and property for the mission supervision and organise the implementation of safety rules
-Pass information to RMs (= a Volunteer MdM Board Delegate to the mission) and desk officer regularly, and to the security unit if needed
-Regularly review the analysis of the context and of security and safety conditions
6. Coordination with stakeholders, reporting and donor relations
-Participate to the different coordination meetings and clusters
-Carry out negotiations and maintain regular relations with the local authorities and other stakeholders
-Negotiate agreements, work connections, MOUs etc. with the local authorities and the possible modifications
-Ensure submission of appropriate, timely high quality proposals and participate to required donor negotiations in country
-Maintain professional relationship with donor and ensure MdM‘s visibility
-Identify potential new donors and raise funds for the mission
-Be responsible for communication with the head office of MdM
-Ensure smooth communication flows between HQ and other missions in the region
-Supervise the organisation of visits to the field for representatives of the head office and ensures their management
-Facilitate media activities in coordination with desk and HQ communication department
Starting date: December 2018
Position based in Yumbe
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
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)
Punctual teleworking agreement (after 6 months)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility