Public health advisor (M/F) Lebanon - Beirut

Employer:  M├ędecins du Monde
Location:  Beirut Lebanon
Closing date: 27 Jul 2017


TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

As public health advisor, you work under the direct supervision of the general coordinator for Lebanon and in close collaboration with the regional advocacy coordinator based in Amman, Jordan.

You are responsible for the assessment of the Ministry of Health’s public health strategy and policies.

Your main responsibilities are to :

-Map and analyze the current national public health initiatives.

-Assess the different barriers in accessing healthcare for both the Syrian refugees and host vulnerable population and ensure proper evidence-based documentation.

-Elaborate key areas in which MdM can effectively support the Ministry of Health in the development of services at national level.

-Represent MdM in the Lebanon Humanitarian INGO Forum (LHIF)

-Support the general coordinator in designing an advocacy strategy based on the public health assessment and proposing innovative and effective initiatives.

-Support the general coordinator in developing network with MdM partners, INGOs, NGOs, governmental actors, universities and in establishing key partnerships.

-Ensure proper communication with the medical and the mental health coordinators.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Status : Employee

Contract : Fixed-term contract

Duration : 12 months

Starting date: June 15th, 2017

Single posting

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:

Master’s degree in Public Health
Experience in research is an asset
Work experience in Lebanon and/or in the Middle-East is an asset
Significant experience in advocacy with NGOs
Strong ability to network
Ability to work in a volatile security context and to apply strict security rules if needed
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to listen and to be diplomatic
Team spirit

Languages:
Fluency in English and Arabic is mandatory
Command of French is 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

M├ędecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
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