Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Vacancy for an Emergency Project Coordinator

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an independent
medical aid organization based in Dakar, Senegal. ALIMA has three
principal areas of expertise: providing medical care in
crises, supporting the development of national medical organizations,
and conducting operational research to bring medical innovation to the

Job Title:  Emergency Project Coordinator
Job description

Project Coordinator works as part of the country coordination team and
is based in the field project, leading and managing project activities
and teams:

  • Definition and implementation of ALIMA medical activities:
    Responsive to the medical needs of the community in the field, the
    project coordinator leads the definition of the intervention
    • Is responsible for implementation of
      project activities by coordinating the optimal use of medical,
      logistical, financial and human resources.
    • Supports the team in the analyses of medical data, activity indicators and quality of care.
    • Ensures the continuity and coherence of the health structures medical, paramedical and logistics activities.
    • Is responsible for the implementation of the team health policy.
  • Supporting and leading the field team:
    organise the team’s work, ensure they are aware of the challenges
    of the mission and facilitate their participation in the momentum
    of the association.
    • Create a spirit of trust and collaboration
    • Delegate responsibilities to the different managers in the team and adapt his/her support to each of them
    • Lead regular team meetings and ensure communication is at its peak at all times
    • Typically manages a direct team composed of: a Logistics Manager, a Medical Activity Manager, an Administrator
  • Monitoring and assessment of activities, objectives and resources:
    monitor indicators and developments in the situation to ensure
    that operational strategy is aligned with the resources deployed
    and the needs of our patients.
  • Security of teams and operations:
    • Directly
      responsible for gathering information in order to analyse the
      local context and understand the implications for the team and
      operations security
    • ensure that field security
      measures are in place, understood by all the teams and adapted to
      the evolution of the situation
    • ensure communication
      with the coordination team on matters relating to security to help
      analyze better the situation with all information at hand
    • monitor
      the situation in the field through advanced networking and
      relationship building with all the parties present (authorities,
      power groups, community groups, ministry of health
      representatives, ….)
    • foster the involvement of the team he
      or she is leading in understanding the environment they are
      working in and sharing relevant information as they arise
  • Networking:
    develop and maintain a network of contacts, including any partners
    and the authorities in order to be able to take appropriate action
    as the situation evolves.
    • Representing
      ALIMA on project issues towards local communities, authorities
      & their counterparts and towards UN agencies and other
      nongovernmental organizations in the project area while taking
      into account the goals, objectives and strategy for the mission as
      a whole.
    • Promoting ALIMA’s identity and principles as an independent humanitarian medical organization.
    • Negotiating with different actors and stakeholders.
  • Financial Management and reporting
    • Contribution
      to create, review and update policies and reports such as country
      policies, annual plans and trimester reports.
    • Preparing and monitor project proposals, budgets and evaluations.
    • In
      collaboration with the Project Administrator, ensuring correct
      implementation of the administration including bookkeeping,
      national staff salary administration and cash flow planning.
    • Provide regular monthly reports on programmatic, security and contextual matters.
  • Liaising with the country management team as appropriate
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–         HUMANITARIAN FIELD EXPERIENCE: at least 5 years professional experience in a project management capacity, international and/or healthcare/medical management preferred.

        Extensive experience (professional or travel) outside of your
home country, experience in remote/low-resource settings is an asset.
–         Proven (people) management and communication skills leading a multidisciplinary team.
–         Strong organization skills.
–         Proven ability in being responsible for delegated security management.
–         Proven affinity with humanitarian and medical issues in complex crisis situations.
–         Excellent negotiation and diplomacy skills.
–         Excellent problem solving skills.
–         Ability to represent ALIMA with national and international counterparts.
–         Deep understanding of humanitarian principles
–         Solid command of English, Hausa and French are an asset
French Short term contract for international candidates
Nigerian short term contract for Nigerian candidates
6 weeks to 3 months
Starting 1st of August, but if you are available only from September please DO send you application!
Salary package:

  • according to experience
    • starting at 1 703 euros net per month + contribution to country social systems for European nationals
    • starting
      at 2 843 euros net per month for all other Nationalities (including
      Nigerians) for whom we cannot contribute to country social systems
  • perdiem
  • transport
  • housing
  • medical insurance for expatriate and family (including family members that are home based: spouse and children)
  • medical evacuation insurance
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How to Apply 
If you believe you meet the criteria, please send your Curriculum Vitae to (no need for a motivation letter, we will discuss that during the interview).

Applications close 5.00pm AEST Monday 27th July 2016.
note that since we receive A LOT of applications daily, we do ONLY
contact candidates that meet the selection criteria stated above.

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