Regional medical referent - Syrian crisis (M/F) Jordan - Amman

Employer: Médecins du Monde
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.


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.

More specifically:

-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.


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.


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.

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