Site Médecins du monde France
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.
MdM used to be operational in Uganda from the 1990s until 2005. MdM ran HIV/AIDS programmes with technical and financial support to the hospital of Kakuuto for HIV counselling and testing, and for laboratory activities. Médecins du Monde France also supported the creation of the Kakuuto Aids Post Test Club (KAPTC) for psychosocial activities for people living with HIV. MdM also provided support to CIPA, a community-based organisation set up to ensure the sustainability of HIV/AIDS prevention activities.
Since 2015, MdM has been supporting Most At-Risk Populations (MARPI) through grants and training. Besides that, MdM has trained members of grassroots LGBT organisations to project cycle management. In addition, MdM provides local LGBT leaders (three in 2017-2018) with scholarships for training on leadership.
In July 2017, a fact-finding mission was conducted in the South Sudanese refugee settlement of Bidibidi, northern Uganda, where the French section of MSF has been present since 2016. The fact-finding mission has led to an intervention proposal to progressively take over all the MSF activities at Bolomoni HC III (Health Centre level 3) as well as their outreach activities in Bidibidi refugee settlement by the end of the year 2017. Then a 3-year intervention (2018-2020) with a possible partnership with Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) will aim at reducing mortality and morbidity rates. It will include:
•The running of all OPD and IPD activities at the Bolomoni HC III
•The preparation of the progressive handover of the Bolomoni HC III to the health district of Yumbe through capacity building of MoH staff
•A close collaboration with the local population and the empowerment of communities
•A strong focus on mental health and psychosocial support, while developing a mental health community approach and covering some gaps identified
•The strengthening of the GBV levels of intervention through covering some gaps identified
•A socio-anthropological analysis of community organisation, community coping mechanisms and expression of emotion within the refugee settlements.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direct supervision of the general coordinator, you are supervising the implementation of medical activities. You are defining MdM strategy regarding medical activities in line with MdM’s overall framework and responsible for the overall quality of medical and health-related activities of the programmes.
More specifically, your responsibilities are to:
-Participate in the development of the operational strategy and develop health activities’ operational plan with the coordination team
-Ensure quality health data monitoring system is applied by the partners, especially MARPI as far as the LGBT project is concerned
-Perform/validate health needs assessments in new identified areas
-Provide technical supervision and technical support to the trainers and partners’ supervisors
-Ensure the recruitment and appraisal processes of medical/paramedical staff
-Identify and validate technical trainings
-Participate to national staff health policy definition, implementation and evaluation
-Identify, validate referral health facilities for international and national staff
-Participate to technical aspects of local partnership development
-Prioritize medical issues trainings for the partners
-Participate to health sector platforms and any relevant health coordination mechanisms in both Yumbe and Kampala
-Establish and maintain good relationship with Ministry of Health, partners, UN agencies and other NGOs
-Supervise the pharmacies operations quality (consumptions, orders & inventory)
-Participate to MdM internal meetings, elaborate health activities monthly reports
-Participate in the writing of donors activity reports and proposals
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 6 months
Starting date: May 2018
Position based in Yumbe – northern Uganda
2820 euros gross monthly salary on 13 months
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost (home-work), vaccines and visas covered
22.5 RTT per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
Medical doctor or nurse or midwife diploma with experience in humanitarian project coordination
Working experiences in public health
Experience in outbreak management and emergency response
Experience in hard negotiations with local authorities, partners and staff in a tricky context
Demonstrated experience to work with local partners
Ability to take initiative, work independently and foster a team environment
Strong organizational, oral and written communication and coordination skills
Excellent project design and proposal development skills and developing tools for cross-organizational sharing of best practices
Excellent analytical and problem solving skill
Good sense of diplomacy and understanding of international global political issues
Interest in politically sensitive projects (e.g. sexual minorities and gender identities)
Languages: English fluent
Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel)
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.