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Jobs bei Ärzte der Welt: Medical Coordinators

Flying Medical Coordinators (m/w)


For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde (MdM), a campaigning medical organization 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 organization 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 46 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.  

Emergency missions are managed by the International Operations Department (DOI in French acronym) based in Paris headquarters, in connection with actors in the field and associative actors.  The DOI is divided in 3 geographical units for long-term missions and 1 emergency unit. Emergency interventions are part of the priorities of MdM actions. MdM intervenes in emergency on crises, conflict and epidemic or natural disasters contexts, to face the needs of the affected populations. 

In order to be reactive in the deployment of teams on the field, the emergency department manages flying coordinators who work on short or mid-term missions to ensure the implementation of emergency programs and to guarantee an efficient collaboration between headquarters teams and operational teams on the field.

Wir suchen

Under the responsibility of the emergency unit manager, you will mainly work on short missions (1 to 4 months) in the field: exploratory missions, closure of projects, training…

You will occasionally spend some time at headquarters to work on specific issues, development of tools, training preparation…


In the field (80%), you will be responsible for:

  • Needs assessment and designing emergency projects: Strategy definition, project planning and evaluation

  • Operational participation in emergency missions (opening phase…)

  • Diagnosis of health situation and identification of priority health issues

  • Development of proposals in coordination with the general coordinator

  • Planning and coordinating emergency projects:

  • Launching, implementation and coordination of medical activities

  • Implementation of procedures and tools to ensure an efficient and qualitative monitoring

  • Management of the medical team

  • Negotiation and representation of MdM with medical actors

  • In coordination with the general coordinator, representation of MdM with donors, local authorities and other partners, on technical aspects of the programs

  • Participate in the writing of proposals and reports for donors, in their medical components

  • Communication/Media representation


Technical support for missions on emergency aspects

  • Punctual support: development of vaccination campaign; mobile units; emergency response capacities in long term projects…


Training and mentoring missions:

  • Capacity building or mentoring  of medical staff or medical coordinators

  • Specific training on protocols or intervention model


In the headquarters (20%), you will be responsible for:

  • Evaluation and formalization of tools used by emergency missions

  • Technical support to desk officers in the setting up of emergency projects

  • Writing of operations reports in their medical components

  • Participation in the training plan of operational employees

  • Capitalisation of experiences  

Ihr Profil

  • You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, Not-For-Profit model.

  • You have a doctor, nurse or midwife degree.

  • You have proven and solid experience as medical coordinator in an NGO, on emergency contexts.

  • You have knowledge in public health and epidemiology.

  • You can demonstrate experience in team management.

  • You have good computer skills.

  • You have qualities of diplomacy, flexibility, organization and reactivity.

  • You are able to work under pressure, live in tense security context and do not have problems to travel frequently.

Languages: Fluent English and French are essential, Spanish or Arabic are an asset

Wir bieten

  • Contract (French law): LONG TERM CONTRACT or SHORT TERM CONTRACT (depending on your profile and/or your availability)

  • Starting date: as soon as possible

  • Full time


Please send your application (including CV, Cover letter and references) to

Brigitte Geißinger

Human Resources Officer
089 45 23 081 – 16