Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) Vacancy for a Medical Coordinator

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit,
non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our
teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization
and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses,
answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency
relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity
and regain self-sufficiency. 

The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following
sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction
and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and
economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 5 million
people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe
and France.

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Medical Coordinator
Maiduguri, Borno
Report to: Head of Mission
Overall Objectives

  • The Medical Coordinator is responsible for the success of the
    mission’s medical strategy and the quality of current and future medical
    programmes at the definition, implementation and evaluation phases.
  • He/She provides support to health programme managers who report to them on the basis of a dotted-line relationship.
  • In the context of health activities opening, the Medical
    Coordinator strongly support the team for the development and the
    implementation of medical protocols according to the national and
    international recommendation in order to insure the quality of medical
    care provided in the primary health centre facility and the Mobile
    Health Clinics supported by PUI.

Task and Responsibilities

  • Strategy: Working alongside the Head of Mission and cooperating
    closely with the field coordinator, he/she contributes to the
    development of new medical initiatives for the mission. He/She carries
    out epidemiological monitoring for the country and analyses strengths
    and weaknesses from the point of view of public health.
  • Human Resources / Training: He/She support the medical team (PUI
    employees), provides regular capacity building and trainings according
    to the needs, provides support to programme managers for recruiting
    technical staff and supervises technical training activities on the
    basis of identified needs.
  • Logistics and Administration: He/She ensures the activities for
    which he/she is responsible comply with logistical and administrative
  • Safety: He/She contributes to compliance with safety rules
    within the mission and communicates any safety-related information to
    the Head of Mission. He/She ensures healthcare is provided for
    expatriate staff involved in the mission.
  • Programmes: He/She ensures that medical programme(s) are in line
    with PUI’s health policy and monitors them for quality and efficacy.
  • Representation: He/She represents the association to partners,
    authorities and local stakeholders involved in implementing medical
    programmes. He/she actively attend health working group and coordination
    mechanisms for health intervention.
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Training and experiences

  • Medical training OR Paramedic training
  • Public health
  • Medical internship


  • Humanitarian
  • International
  • Technical

Knowledge and skills:

  • Good written communication skills
  • Knowledge of project management


  • Pack Office

Required Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility
  • Resilience to stress
  • Proactive approach to making proposals and identifying solutions
  • Ability to work and manage professionally and maturely
  • Ability to integrate into the local environment, taking account of its political, economic and historical characteristics
  • Diplomacy and open-mindedness
  • Good analytical skills
  • Organisation and ability to manage priorities


  • Required: English
  • Desirable: French

Proposed Terms

  • Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 12 months
  • Minimum duration of commitment: 12 months
  • Starting date: November 2016Salaire / Indemnité
  • Monthly gross income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
  • Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing in collective accommodation
  • Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
  • Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
  • Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application
(Resume and Cover Letter) to “Romain Gautier, Human Resources Officer”
for Expatriates, at: with the following subject: (MedCo-NGA).

Application Deadline  30th November, 2016.

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