Location: Middle East
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016
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 40 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.
MdM’s strategy to support the Syrian population is based on a regional approach around 3 main pillars:
-Support to refugee populations: Primary, sexual, reproductive, mental health and post-operative health care for Syrian refugees in neighboring countries through MdM clinics and support to local organizations.
-Support to existing health facilities inside Syria: Emergency medical assistance to the Syrian population inside Syria through the support of networks of Syrian doctors and existing health facilities.
-Support to displaced populations in Northern Syria: Primary, sexual and reproductive health care services for internal displaced populations (in camps located in northern Syria) through MdM Clinics.
Since 2014, MdM decided to launch a program targeting internal displaced people in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Kirkuk governorate through mobile and fixed clinics in support of local partners and the Ministry of Health.
To support MdM’s response and the country missions in implementing and monitoring the activities, a regional office based in Amman has been set up with a team of 6 persons. The regional medical referent is part of this team.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As regional medical referent–Syrian crisis, you are under the authority of the regional coordinator and have functional link with the medical coordinators in the region (Turkey/Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq) and the regional mental health referent.
You will be based in Amman with regular visits to country missions and to HQ. In addition, you have functional link with the medical and technical referents at the HQ and you work closely with them.
-You will participate to the development and implementation of the medical priorities of MdM strategic action plan and ensure that it is consistent with medical needs and standards of MdM approach. You will develop and implement health surveillance system and regularly give feedback on the contextual health situation.
-You will be responsible for capitalization and standardization of medical programs. You will support the monitoring of programs including medical data collection system (Monitool) and facilitate exchange of good practices among the medical coordinators.
-You will provide technical support to the medical coordinators in terms of public health protocols, epidemiological follow-up, data collection and analysis tools, medical curricula, procedures/guidelines elaboration, validation of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, etc. Moreover, you support local partners’ medical team on technical and organizational matters.
-You will ensure MdM participation in regional medical/public health meetings with key stakeholders and INGOs. You support country missions by representing MdM toward donors and UN agencies when required by the regional coordinator.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Status : Employee
Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 12 months
Starting date: 1st of September 2016
Position based in Amman with frequent trips in the region (Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq).
Family posting possible
Skills and Experience Needed:
Diploma of doctor, nurse or midwife
Diploma in Public Health is an asset
Significant experience in similar positions
Experience in sexual & reproductive health, protection or mental health is an asset
Solid capacity to create links with stakeholders and an ability to manage an international team
Experience in outbreak management and emergency response as well as in early-recovery settings
You work with reactivity, anticipation, adaptability and capacity to take initiatives and you have organizational skills
English fluent (oral and written)
Arabic and French an asset
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.
TELEPHONE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.
How to apply:
Please apply via :https://goo.gl/uT1Ho4