Emergency response coordinator (M/F)

Job Description
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 more than 45 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.
 
Violence in the northeast of the country has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement. It has disrupted food supplies, seriously hindered access to basic services, and limited agricultural activities. Since February 2016, as humanitarian access is increasing, extreme food insecurity and malnutrition conditions have been revealed in Borno state.
 
As of 3rd August, 1.82 million people are estimated to be displaced within/from of Borno state, from which 1.63 million actually stayed within the state. Most of them (more than 1.2m) are living in Maiduguri with the host community and others in formal and informal camps.
 
MdM has started since October 2016 an emergency response to this crisis, in the Borno state. In 2018, 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.
 
MdM is currently implementing an emergency response program in Borno state. The program is implemented around the main components: improving access to primary health care, nutrition treatment (severe acute malnutrition), gender based violence survivors’ treatment, mental health and psychological support.
In 2018, MdM runs directly 4 clinics (3 in Maiduguri, 1 in Damboa) and support 3 health facilities (1 in Mainok and 2 in Damboa). In July, MdM is also planning to increase its capacities to respond to new emergencies such as movements of population and cholera outbreak. Therefore, MdM will put in place an emergency team composed of: 2 doctors, 1 clinician, 1 midwife, 1 nurse, 1 dispenser, 1 mental health and psychosocial support counsellor, 1 logistic and 2 drivers.
 
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the responsibility of the general coordinator, you will supervise the members of the emergency response team (ERT), emergency preparedness response and planning activities in close coordination with other humanitarian actors and other stakeholders. You ensure team security and safety and compliance with security regulations.
 
More specifically, your responsibilities are to:
-Carry out the risk analysis, identify the main hazards and analyse vulnerabilities of the population
-Analyse the in-Borno state response capacities of all stakeholders (authorities, NGO, UN), participate to coordination mechanism, and develop strong bilateral collaboration with humanitarian actors
-Rank the risk matrix (MdM tools) based on potential impact and likelihood, prioritize a limited number of risks or contingencies, and prepare operational scenario
-Define strategic and operational response plans and determine the require resources for its implementation
-Design and implement the Emergency Response Team’s (ERT) strategy for building MdM capacity for enhanced emergency preparedness and response
-Develop and maintain knowledge and learning management systems for MdM emergency preparedness and response team
-Contribute to the definition / revision of MdM strategy in Borno state
-Ensure appropriate administrative, financial and logistical MdM systems/procedures are in place
-Be responsible for accurate budget control and overall responsibility for financial management of the EPREP component
-Contribute to recruitment and selection of national staff, be responsible for the disciplinary and grievance procedures of the national team under line management
-Supervise the ERT staff by approving annual performance plans and completing performance appraisals; support their professional development
-Be responsible for capacity building and training of national personnel in collaboration with all technical coordinators
-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 build a strong relationship with all partners
-Ensure team security and safety in the new emergency sites
-With the support of the logistic coordinator, proactively monitor the political, military and security situation in the new emergency sites
-Ensure that appropriate security guidelines are developed, communicated, adhered to by its team
-Elaborate regular activities reports
-Participate to proposals and reports to donors
 
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 9 months
Starting date: ASAP
2800 gross monthly salary on 13 months
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost (home-work), 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)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
Single posting
 
 
Requirements and Qualification
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
Doctor or nurse diploma with master’s degree in relief/development or related field
Experience with an international NGO working in emergency contexts within the health sector
Experience in managing emergency response program
Knowledge and understanding of project management tools
Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
Experience of security management at the field site level
Ability to work under a minimum of supervision
Strong problem solving and organisational skills in day to day and crisis situations
Capacity to work and to live in tense conditions
Diplomacy, negotiation and networking skills
Languages: English fluent
French is an asset
Knowledge of Pack Office (Word, Excel)
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.
TELEPHONE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
Date Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 07:30
Closing Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 07:30
Location: BORNO
Function: Project Management
Experience: 3

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