General Coordinator At Médecins du Monde

Do you want to evolve in a profession that makes sense and join an activist association? Join us ! When you work at Médecins du Monde, you know why you get up in the morning: good causes to defend, a friendly professional environment, a work/personal life balance and also great prospects for development! The wide variety of our projects opens up many opportunities for internal mobility with access to individual and collective training, to support everyone’s career path.

You know us without knowing us: Médecins du Monde is a militant medical association of international solidarity present in nearly 30 countries and 15 regions in France. We have been committed for more than 40 years to caring for the most vulnerable populations and to bear witness to the obstacles observed in terms of access to care. You are not a doctor? Do not panic, 75% of employees occupy non-medical positions.

We have almost 500 employees under French law, but also 1,400 employees in the field internationally and more than 1,500 volunteers in France. Civic engagement and volunteering are at the heart of our associative model. At Médecins du Monde, volunteers and employees have a common commitment: solidarity. We invite you to embody this value by working alongside us!

Médecins du Monde has been present in Mayotte since 2007.

In 2017, the mission of Médecins du Monde in Mayotte is reoriented towards an environmental health program, in a community approach within the district of Kaweni (municipality of Mamoudzou). This programme, which consisted of medical and social activities, fixed in a care centre, and mobile on foot and via a consultation truck, was aimed, on the one hand, at strengthening access to care and health rights for all the inhabitants of the island, and on the other hand to contribute to improving practices and conditions impacting hygiene, sanitation and access to drinking water for the inhabitants of the Kaweni slum.

After three years of this environmental health program, the two years 2020 and 2021 were marked by the Covid pandemic during which the team developed mobile actions throughout the department (screening in 2020, then vaccination in 2021).

The 2022 program puts the approach of “going towards” at the heart of our interventions in slum neighborhoods in the villages of Dzoumogne (municipality of Bandraboua) and Longoni (municipality of Koungou). Thanks to walks carried out by multidisciplinary teams, we offer individual support for access to rights and care for these people, as well as collective and community activities around the determinants of health.

The new health mediation program validated in May 2023 also plans to include an approach with health professionals and prevention and care structures, in order to promote better mutual understanding (between professionals and residents), to clarify the support and to make the routes more fluid.

During the months of April, May and June 2023, in order to adapt the program to potential security operations planned on the territory, the usual activities of the mission will be suspended and reoriented mainly towards mobile medical consultations and food advocacy. The situation may change and the activities of the mission will have to be readjusted according to events.


Under the supervision of the regional coordinator, you will ensure the implementation of the program in Mayotte by supporting a team of 5 employees (project manager, health supervisor, logistician/administrator, worker social worker, and health mediator) as well as about forty volunteers (medical, paramedical and community). In this sense, you will pilot the implementation of the associative project in Mayotte, by inserting it into a specific socio-political context and you will develop and lead advocacy and partnerships.

More specifically, your missions are as follows:

  • Participate in the definition of the program strategy
  • Represent the association with the interlocutors of the program on the political, strategic and media aspects
  • Develop and feed the network of political, strategic and advocacy partners
  • Write and update project documents (reference documents, activity reports, advocacy notes and documents, etc.)
  • Search for funding, follow up and write grant applications
  • Follow up on cases in the context of legal and advocacy proceedings
  • Ensure the recruitment and management of positions directly attached to the function (project manager and logistician/administrator) and indirectly, support that of other stakeholder positions on the program
  • Guarantee the quality, reliability and regularity of information exchange between the mission, the Indian Ocean delegation and headquarters
  • Supervise accounting and ensure budget monitoring
  • Monitor the health, political and humanitarian context
  • Ensure compliance with legal and administrative rules related to activities
  • Ensure compliance with the code of conduct, ethics and humanitarian principles of the association within the teams
  • Guarantee the safety of goods and people
  • Contribute to the sharing of the values ​​and orientations of the association by the team

On an ad hoc basis, by delegation or in the absence of the project manager, you may also be required to:

  • Monitor the planning of activities, coordinate the implementation of activities
  • Put in place the appropriate monitoring tools and report on the implementation of activities
  • Directly supervise the recruitment and supervision of other mission stakeholders
  • Supervise the collection of social and medical data, as well as the collection of testimonies.


Status: Employee

Contract: Permanent contract

Full time

Position to be filled as soon as possible
Gross monthly salary of 3362 euros
Position status: executive
Occasional work on weekends and evenings
Position based in Mamoudzou, with occasional travel possible throughout the island and occasionally in mainland France and abroad Reunion Island
Complete Covid-19 vaccination schedule compulsory for any employee or volunteer carrying out their activity on the premises of our care centers or on our mobile programs in France.
Equivalent 13th month paid in 2 instalments – from 6 months of effective work seniority
Mutuelle (participation 60% of MdM and 40% of the employee)
22.5 RTT / year
5 weeks of paid vacation / year
Meal vouchers worth 9.00 euros (60% participation of MdM)
Exceptional settling-in bonus corresponding to 1 month’s gross monthly salary for anyone not residing locally
Monthly “cost of living” bonus of 10% of the gross monthly salary
Support for the plane ticket between the place of residence and the place of the program for people not residing on site
Teleworking agreement subject to your position’s eligibility: 110 days of teleworking per year (i.e. an average of 2.5 days of teleworking per week) with the obligation to work face-to-face at least 1 day per week
Médecins du Monde promotes the training and internal mobility of its actors
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Significant experience in leading an associative and/or humanitarian project in an intercultural work context
Experience and knowledge in the field of health and/or community health would be an asset
Experience in leading and supervising intercultural and multidisciplinary teams
Strong interest in Advocacy actions
Interpersonal skills, diplomacy, pragmatism, ability to adapt
Priority management, stress management, organizational skills
Mastery of office tools (Pack Office, Internet)
Driving license B essential
Languages: fluent French in writing and essential oral
You adhere to the values ​​and militant position of Doctors of the World.


Médecins du Monde reserves the right to close recruitment before the deadline for submitting applications.

MdM is committed to the integration of people with disabilities and fights against all forms of discrimination.


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