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Field Coordinator Job at Medecins Du Monde

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016. We are recruiting to to fill the position below:     Job Title: Field Coordinator (M/F) Location: Damboa, Borno Description

  • Under the responsibility of the general coordinator, you supervise the overall field project team and ensure close collaboration between the logistic, medical and administrative departments and good team spirit.
  • You ensure smooth implementation of the project in Damboa LGA, according to project proposal.
More specifically, your responsibilities are to:
  • Ensure adequate information flow within the different departments (medical, admin / fin, logistic) and coordinate the general functioning of the base
  • Ensure the implementation of the program and its followup
  • Be responsible for the disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Support team members professionally and monitor and support stress management
  • Carry out representation with other NGOs, UN agencies, local and national government bodies, traditional authorities, donors and other relevant parties
  • Participate on a regular basis to all relevant meetings and be collaborative and build a strong relationship with all partners
  • Ensure team security and safety in a highly changeable and volatile security environment
  • Proactively monitor the political, military and security situation in the project areas and update the logistic coordinator / general coordinator accordingly
  • Ensure that appropriate security guidelines are developed, communicated, adhered to, and regularly reviewed with the logistic coordinator / general coordinator accordingly
  • Elaborate coordination report with the coordination team and ensure regular contacts with general coordinator
  • Participate to proposals and reports to donors
  • Continuously assess the needs and adjust the programmes to the needs
  • Contribute to the definition/revision of MdM strategy in Damboa
  • Ensure familiarity with donor compliance issues
  • Ensure regular communications are maintained between the different departments and act as a mediator when necessary
  • Be responsible for accurate budget control and overall responsibility for financial management at the project site in line with project proposals
  • Manage directly the support and program team
  • Be responsible for the well-being of all team members and conduct regular team building activities
  • Contribute to recruitment and selection of national staff, be responsible for capacity building and training
  • University degree in Social or Political Sciences
  • Degree in Project Management or HR Management
  • Ability to work under a minimum of supervision
  • Willing to live and work in challenging conditions
  • Strong problem solving and organisational skills in day to day and crisis situations
  • You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its nonstatutory, NFP model.
  • Experience with an international NGO working in emergency contexts, preferably within the health sector
  • Previous experience of project planning and budget holding; proposal and report writing
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management tools
  • Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
  • Experience of security management at the field site level
  • Knowledge of Pack Office (Word, Excel)
  • Diplomacy, negotiation and networking skills
  • English fluent
  • Hawsa, Kanuri or Arabic is an asset
  • Fixed-term contract: 9 months
  • Position based in Damboa
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Insurance (repatriation…)
  • Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
  • Single posting.
  • 2700 gross monthly salary on 13 months
  • Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
  • Transportation cost (homework), vaccines and visas covered
  • Guesthouse housing
  • 22.5 RTT per year
  • 5 weeks of paid leaves per year
  • Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
    How To Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

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