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 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 working in Iraq since the 1990s. 

In 2014, with the arrival of ISIL, MdM started to provide immediate healthcare support through curative and preventive care including MHPSS services to IDPs and host communities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). Later, MdM expanded its support to the most vulnerable IDPs and host communities outside of the KR-I region, in Kirkuk Governorate in July 2015, and in Ninewa Governorate in April 2016. Since 2018, MdM has developed a program where activities are gradually handed over to the MoH.

The current programme focuses on supporting the local health authorities in providing quality PHC services (including MHPSS and GBV response) and continue to strengthen the capacities of local public health authorities in Dohuk, Kirkuk and Ninewa governorates, to provide quality care and respond to  health needs of IDPs, returnees and vulnerable host communities.

Description du poste

In close coordination with the MHPSS and MEAL coordinator you are responsible for the success of the mission’s health strategy and the quality of current and future health programmes at the definition, implementation and evaluation phases. You manage directly the deputy medical coordinator and work in close collaboration with the coordination team and the field health teams.

Your main responsibilities are:

Monitoring and updating health strategy
• Contribute to the development of the mission’s operational strategy
• Ensure that the health activities of the mission’s programmes comply with MdM's country strategy
• Ensure an integration of health, MHPSS and GBV activities in the programme activities 
• Ensure tools and practices are harmonised and capitalised 
• Ensure that epidemiological data, health protocols, national health policy and assistance programmes from key players in the healthcare sector for the country are monitored and analysed
• Contribute in annual reflection and strategic development workshops 

Development of new proposals
• Participate in and/or supervise exploratory missions and needs assessments 
• Guide and train the teams participating in needs assessments
• Ensure the writing of quality reports of each assessment 
• Provide monitoring of the healthcare coverage provided by Ministry of Health and NGOs in the country
• Participate in identifying healthcare needs 
• Draft project proposals for health activities

Project management
• Analyse and share health data received from the field
• Ensure reports on health activities (epidemiological data, indicators and results) are monitored and analysed
• Ensure accurate reporting to health cluster at governorate and national level
• Provide technical support for programme teams
• Contribute to adapting implementation and monitoring methods for health activities on projects 
• Ensure that orders for medical equipment, medicines and consumables are appropriate to programme requirements and local constraints and according to MdM policies
• Communicate internal and external reports to the general coordinator and medical advisor in HQ

Supervision of the health team
• Ensure MdM’s regulations are understood and complied with by the team
• Participate in defining health positions for the mission
• Draw up job descriptions for the members of the health team 
• Participate actively in recruitment 
• Participate in staff performance evaluation 
• Build capacity of MdM teams and national partners (DOH and NNGOs) and ensure the quality of the training 

Pharmacy management
• Ensure quality pharmacy management 
• Ensure international orders adequacy in line with MdM standards and budget available
• Review and validate technically all medical purchases
• Ensure monthly pharmacy reports from field are submitted, analysed and provided with feedback

Logistical and administrative monitoring of health and programme(s)
• Contribute to analysing bids made by suppliers for purchases with stringent technical specifications
• Provide all the information needed to produce a cash flow forecast for your own department to the finance coordinator
• Ensure up-to-date budget monitoring for the health department 

• Represent MdM to NGOs, UN agencies, local and national government bodies, donors and other relevant parties in the field and share information with the coordination team and also participate in  the health cluster

Safety of property and people
• Ensure the security rules are understood by th health team 
• Ensure that the health teams have access to safety equipment appropriate to their activities
• Ensure the availability of medical hibernation boxes and first aid kits and in offices and guest houses

conditions d'emploi

Fixed-term contract
12 months

Starting date: 01/03/2021
Gross monthly salary: 3 073 euros
Based in Erbil with regular travels to the field
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 Modem and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Punctual teleworking agreement (40 days/year - minimum of 6 months seniority required)

Given the current circumstances of Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking special measures to apply health protocols and hygiene measures to guarantee the safety of our staff.

Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Single posting


Master’s in Public Health Professional health training OR paramedical training (doctor, nurse, midwife etc) Project Management training At least 3 years relevant professional experience in similar position in humanitarian sector Health project management in humanitarian work or a related field Solid experience of project planning and budget holding, proposal and report writing Experience in remote management and post emergency Experience in middle east is an asset Experience in management of multi projects budgets Capacity building skills Supportive management style Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office Ability to work under stressful situation Good analytical skills Strong problem solving and organisational skills in day to day and crisis situations Adaptability to changing priorities Languages: Fluent English (written and spoken) mandatory. Arabic, Kurdish or French is an asset You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


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