Doctor / Nurse (M/F) , Serbia

Employer: M├ędecins du Monde
Location: Serbia
Closing date: 16 Feb 2016

For more than 30 years, M├ędecins 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 41 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts.Since the beginning of the year, more than 280.000 migrants and refugees arrived in the Balkans. As a general observation, migrant health is impacted on by life in their country of origin, life in transit and life on arrival in their host country.

The path of migrants has been changing throughout the year and the number of persons trying to reach EU though the Balkan region has increased dramatically in August-September 2015. The Republic of Serbia has become a hotspot for migrants travelling to and through Europe.

In Serbia and Macedonia, MdM is launching a project on the 1st of November 2015 for 12 months, to provide multi-sectorial assistance to vulnerable migrants: hygiene kits, survival kits, healthcare through mobile clinics and support to local healthcare facilities.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the medical coordinator, as a nurse or a doctor, you will be in charge of the implementation and follow up of health activities in mobile clinics in Serbia and Macedonia. Mobile clinics will be deployed in the areas where migrants are waiting for registration or transportation. They will operate during daytime or night time according to the needs and the presence of other health actors. Each mobile clinic will be composed of a doctor and/or a nurse, a translator, a driver and a social mobilizer. An average of 50 to 100 patients is expected every day but number can fluctuate according to the context.

Within this project, you will be more specifically in charge of the following tasks:

Healthcare in mobile clinics
You provide direct patient care in diagnostic and treatment in primary healthcare
In case of emergency, you carry out first aid care if needed and refer patients to local hospitals
You ensure the respect of universal hygiene standards
You ensure medical facilities have the required equipment, materiel and drugs to implement their activities, in close collaboration with the logistic team and the medical coordinator, and submit regular inventory reports
You make sure (daily, weekly, monthly) maintenance and medical equipment and consumables and drugs is organized and done in collaboration with logistician
You monitor and supervise rational use of medical supplies and drugs
You monitor and supervise health care delivery by national health staff.

Project Management
You work closely with the medical coordinator and the logistic team to anticipate the needs of the medical team during the intervention
You exchange information on the field with other actors (local authorities, UN agencies, local and international NGOs)
You conduct health assessments as appropriate, compile findings and support analysis with members of health team
You serve as security focal point for facilities under area of responsibility, and report to Medical Coordinator accordingly.
On medical coordinator request, you participate to external meeting (other NGOs, cluster, partners)
You provide relevant training and technical guidance to the medical teams
You provide technical support in surveillance of outbreak diseases
You elaborate daily/weekly medical reports
You ensure the monitoring of activities through regular data collection.

Conditions Of Employment
Status : Volunteer - VSI
Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 3-6 months
915 euros / month + perdiem
3-6 months contract

Skills and Experience Needed
You are a doctor of Medicine or a nurse with Primary Health Care and Public Health background
You have an experience in managing a team, health assessment, collaborating with stakeholders would be an asset
You have an experience in working with NGOs in emergency operations would be an asset
You can easily adapt to a difficult remote situation in the covered areas and/or office location
You are able to work under pressure in difficult conditions (small space, night, remote locations), sensitive to cultural contexts is essential, impartial and discret
You have a team spirit, you are reactive and adaptable and you have the capacity to take initiatives to changing requirements
English: fluent
Bosnian / Serbian / Macedonian / Croatian / Arabic / Farsi: any of these languages would 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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