Harm reduction coordinator (M/F)

Harm reduction coordinator (M/F)


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 35 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 has been operating in Myanmar since 1994. Its main programme delivers comprehensive harm reduction and HIV/AIDS prevention and care, focusing on the high-risk groups of drug users (Kachin State), female sex workers and men having sex with men (Yangon area).
The project is implemented with a comprehensive approach, including a wide range of activities for prevention (drop-in centres, outreach activities including harm reduction, methadone substitution therapy) and care (Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) diagnosis and treatment, HIV diagnosis and treatment, including antiretroviral (ARV)).
In Kachin, the project is implemented in 3 main sites (Myitkyina, Moegaung, Hopin). Activities include health education in outreach, needles and syringe exchange programme, methadone substitution programme, counselling and HIV testing and medical care for people living with HIV (STI, opportunistic infections, tuberculosis and ARV).
In Yangon, the project is implemented in one main site, with broad outreach activities. Current and future strategy focuses on supporting local civil society and health system in scaling up and provision of health services.

Description du poste

Under the responsibility of the deputy general coordinator, you ensure that the whole team coordinates its efforts to empower people and support community-led approach. You advocate and support the effective implementation of the “9 components” of MdM Harm Reduction approach and the “red umbrella” towards the government, partners and the humanitarian community (NGO, INGOs, UN).

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

-Participate in the development of the country strategy along with the program department
-Participate in the advocacy strategy development and implementation
-Based on the strategy, ensure a qualitative, adapted and coherent activities implementation towards the different KAP (knowledge attitude practice)

2.Project management
-Support the field offices to identify their needs and develop activities in line with MdM harm reduction framework
-Support the development of a comprehensive community-led approach toward the different KAP
-Support the identification of relevant stakeholders to increase the access to health-right services
-Propose innovative approaches in harm reduction based on internal and external best practices and lessons learnt
-Participate in the elaboration and implementation of effective data collection, monitoring and evaluation tools

3.Capacity building / Training
-Identify the internal and external (among partners and stakeholders) capacity building needs, propose recommendation to ensure a smooth and qualitative implementation of the harm reduction approach
-Produce harm reduction training material and facilitate it when necessary
-Train the team on values, principles and posture linked to harm reduction

4.Advocacy and communication
-Communicate regularly with the program team members and the advocacy and communication advisor to support the implementation of a relevant harm reduction advocacy strategy
-Based on information and data collection, develop MdM position paper, article and concept note to support the advocacy strategy implementation
-Support and develop KAP participation in advocacy initiatives and activities
-Support the development of communication tools in compliance with the harm reduction 9 components
-Represent MdM in local, regional, national and international meetings, workshop and events

5.Reporting and coordination
-Contribute to monthly reports and Sitrep
-Support and coordinate the collection of information and data for reporting purpose
-Contribute in donor report writing and any other reports necessary for authorities
-Liaise with external stakeholders (donors, I/NGOs, UN agencies, etc.)

conditions d'emploi

Fixed-term contract
6 months

Starting date: as soon as possible
Gross monthly salary: 2 816 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
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Single posting


Degree in paramedical, project management or related field Minimum of 4 years’ experience in harm reduction or related field Experience with community-led approach is required, in health program preferably Experience in sex work/MSM/drug use issues is preferable Experience in training and managing a team, including peers worker Ability to classify and to manage priorities Diplomacy skills and capacity to create network Capacity to work and to live in a multicultural environment Good communication skills Languages: Excellent English (oral and written),French will be an asset You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


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