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Medical Coordinator (m/w)


For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation 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 organisation 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 44 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, harm reduction associated with drug use, emergencies and crisis.

Violence in the northeast of Nigeria has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement. More than 1.2m people are living in Maiduguri with the host community and in formal and informal camps.

MdM has started since October 2016 an emergency response in the Borno state and is looking for experienced human resources to join our team and consolidate our intervention towards vulnerable IDP and host population.

In 2017, MDM strategy in Borno state will focus on improving access to: 1) Free comprehensive PHC services, 2) Quality nutrition treatment for malnourished children, 3) Mental health and psychosocial support, 4) Lifesaving medical care, holistic referral services for survivors of gender based violence.

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Under the responsibility of the general coordinator, you guarantee that the medical activities implemented are in line with MdM’s strategy and you are responsible of every medical aspect of the program.

You are supervising the health program coordinator, database officer and pharmacist concerning technical aspects and health activities implementation.


More specifically, you:

  • Drive the medical and technical aspects in the development of MdM’s strategy and make sure the different components are in accordance with donor obligations.

  • Participate in the implementation of medical activities in link with the needs.

  • Conduct rapid health assessments when requested.

  • Analyse the medical data received on a weekly basis, and provide feedbacks.

  • Are responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the medical program.

  • Supervise the medical team, responsible for ensuring the team capacity building and ensure that recruitments are completed on time.

  • Organise regular meetings with the medical teams as well as performance evaluation. 

  • Ensure the supervision of the medical stock and logistic chain for medical purchase.

  • Participate in the different intern and extern meetings, especially on health and nutrition cluster meetings. 

  • Lead on liaison with the Minister of Health authorities and participate in the identification of MdM operational partner for Gender Based Violence component.

  • Participate in the writing of donor’s activity reports and proposals.

Ihr Profil

Medical Doctor 
Significant experience in public health and/or project coordination 
At least 5 years of experience in non-profit sector, with minimum 2 years in humanitarian response
Experience in working within the cluster system
Knowledge in primary health care and sexual reproductive health 
Experience in supervising health promotion activities and some basic mental health activities
Experience in working with local authorities, partners 

Ability to manage a multi-national team 
Ability to have a global overview of a program 
Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability
Excellent organizational skills 
Good writing, computer and communication skills 
Capacity to work and to live in tense conditions

Languages: fluent English is required

You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

Wir bieten

Status : Employee 

Contract : Fixed-term contract  

Duration : 6 months 



Based in Maiduguri, with movements to Abuja
Position to be filled: 15/10/2017 

Single posting 

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