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Médecins du Monde

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 40 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.

MdM France has launched a quick assessment in Bangladesh in December 2016 and opened a new mission in February 2017. MdM has succeeded to launch 2 partnerships with 2 local institutions, namely “Gonoshasthaya Kendra” a local non-governmental organization (NGO) specialized in primary health care and community health care and the “Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association”, a lawyer’s association based in Dhaka that aims “to create equal opportunities and equal rights for every woman and child in the country “BNWLA”.

For these two partners, MdM focus its intervention today on capacity building activities on medical and psychological care for Gender Based Violence (GBV) victims.
MdM now wishes to develop more operations in the field of migration, health and human rights, crises and emergencies in case of natural disasters, and mental health and psychosocial support.



Under the direct responsibility of the head of the Eurasia Unit in Paris, you are responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality programs, donor and government relations, fundraising and budget management, security and operations management. In this specific set up, you will have a strong additional focus on developing the financial and administrative set up of the mission in this opening context.

More specifically, the activities are to:

-Supervise program implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation system
-Be responsible for the administrative opening of the mission
-Continue to work on the mission and programs registration process
-Identify donors and raise funds, propose and design proposals
-Supervise the financial system and take part in the development of the project budget
-Manage and supervise the local team, recruit and supervise a local administrator
-Be in charge of the quality of the human resources and the working conditions of the mission
-Define collective and individual objectives and goals for the coordination team
-Be responsible for exploring and establishing partnership relations, direct support in supervising the partnership project and capacity building project activities
-Participate in identifying the advocacy goals in country and at regional level
-Be responsible of the implementation of safety rules and its application
-Regularly review the analysis of the context and of security & safety conditions
-Represent MdM in the different coordination meetings and clusters
-Carry out negotiations and maintains regular relations with the local authorities and other stakeholders
-Responsible for communication between different actors and facilitate media activities


Fixed-term contract
3 to 10 months

Starting date : ASAP
Based in Dhaka with regular field visits

Single posting


Languages: English fluent French is an asset Experience in emergency and development humanitarian projects as Field Coordinator or General Coordinator Good sensitivity and experience with administrative and registration issues Knowledge of public health issues, and migration context would be an asset Experience in advocacy would be an asset Knowledge of Windows environment (Word, Excel) Ability to take quick decisions according to the context in coordination with the team Diplomacy and adaptability Strong organizational and management skills You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.