Country Deputy Medical Coordinator

Posted 9 months ago by Médecins Sans Frontières
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Medical & Nursing , NGO
Deadline for application: 30/11/2020 
The main purpose of the job: 
Supporting the Medical Coordinator through delegated tasks and responsibilities including defining, leading and  coordinating the entire medical scope of the mission, according to MSF protocols, standards, policies and values, in order  to ensure the quality of the medical care given to the targeted population and thus im-proving their overall health and  living conditions. Fully assuming the medical coordinator's responsibilities in case of absence 
Person has to be available at all times and be ready to travel to other locations decided by the mission Accountabilities:  
  • Supporting the Medical Coordinator in defining, monitoring and updating the medical content of the MSF country policy  and annual plan, by scanning health needs and translating them into objectives, priorities and resources needed in  order to cover medical and humanitarian needs of the population at risk.  
  • At the request of the Medical Coordinator, representing MSF before third parties concerning medical issues, ensuring its  good public image and the alignment with the mission interests, through regular contacts with other actors in the  country, negotiating with authorities when necessary, and informing on MSF charter, values and principles  
  • Participating and contributing in the definition and update of the country policy, annual plan and budgets in order to  develop the projects and programmes aimed at addressing humanitarian issues at stake ensuring its efficiency and  quality ( i.e. monitoring the project implementation, assisting the Project Coordinator and the medical teams in drafting  the project proposal and follow up, identifying priority needs, other potential areas of action and emergency situations  and collaborating and assisting in the production of medical reports) 
  • Coaching, training and motivating the teams in the mission in order to align all field staff with MSF values and ethics,  and ensuring their capability to carry out their job achieving MSF quality standards (i.e. induction, briefing/debriefing,  training, potential detection, evaluation)  
  • Collaborating, together with the logistics department and according to project needs, in the pharmacy management in  order to ensure enough and quality supply of drugs and medical material (i.e. review of medical orders and monitoring  of medicines consumption and stock levels of the different projects) 
  • Assisting in defining and implementing the staff health and security policies for international and national staff in order  to ensure its overall safety (i.e. monitors both physical and mental health state of staff, promotes compliance of all  related protocols and procedures and collaborates in the update of issues regarding the security context)  
  • Ensuring the Medical Coordination in the Mission and fully assuming the Medical Coordinator’s tasks and  responsibilities in case of absence/gaps. 
MSF Switzerland Specific Accountabilities:  
∙ Ensuring technical and managerial support to field teams through regular visits to the projects. ∙ Covering the absence of PMR position in the projects du to sick leaves, holidays or delayed arrivals. ∙ Active participation in exploratory visits and emergency interventions helping the Coordination with needs  identification and intervention proposals. 
∙ Person has to be available at all times and be ready to travel to other locations decided by the mission
Specific requirements for the role:  

- Essential Bachelor degree in medicine, Master degree in Public Health is an asset. 
- Other paramedical studies or basic epidemiology is an asset 
- Training in tropical medicine or Public Health will be an asset 
- Essential 2 years’ experience in Iraqi Public Health System (Clinical skills are essential and managerial experience is  an asset) with good knowledge of Iraqi (and Kurdistan) health systems organization, Knowledge of MOH medical  and medico-legal protocols/guidelines 
- Desirable previous experience in relevant jobs, with MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries - Good networking and negotiations skills  
- Capacity to work in a constant changing environment and under pressure 
- Good Capacity of medical data gathering and analysis, context analysis and strategic vision - Reports writing skills  
- Flexibility to move, at short notice, to the projects and stay there for short or medium length of time - Authorization from MoH/DoH to work 100% with MSF (Non-objection letter) 
Languages: Essential English, Arabic and Kurdish 
Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (word, excel, outlook, internet, etc) 
- Strategic vision, service oriented,  
- Leadership, people management and Development 
- Teamwork and Cooperation 
What we offer:  
  • Legal contract and pay in accordance with MSF Salary Grid. 
  • The chance to gain professional development and to develop (career path, training, etc.) within the organisation. ∙ The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and working with those most in  need. 
How to Apply: 
Interested candidates are invited to submit their complete application file (CV + motivation letter + references + ID  card), Only applications with complete documentation will be considered. 
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