Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which aids populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.
MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such MSF is by choice an association. Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF.
The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by MSF’s 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens and decentralised in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 4 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations, including the Medical Department.
JOB ENVIRONMENT AND GENERAL OBJECTIVE
In MSF OCBA, health care is delivered all along a continuum pathway that starts at community level with the implementation of health-related community-based activities (CBA), continues at the primary level of care (health posts and health centres) and involves hospitals as well (second and tertiary level of care). The linkage between these different levels, the referral and counter referral system, is of paramount importance in ensuring the continuum of care. Essential Acute Care encompasses the most simple, effective treatments and actions that can save lives in critical illness. Ensuring the provision of quality Essential Acute Care at each level of the continuum of care pathway is an operational priority in MSF OCBA.
The Acute Care Toolkit is being developed to facilitate the teams in achieving this goal. Its stepwise implementation started in 2022, firstly addressing backbone processes of Acute Care facility-based: the routine triage using the IITT (Integrated Interagency Triage Tool) and the Mass Casualty Incident contingency plan (MCI). In 2023, OCBA aims at implement and consolidate, in all supported facilities, the minimum standards in Acute Care delivery, by using the Acute Care toolkit as a key mean to guide and facilitate the projects in doing that.
MAIN RESPONSABILITIES AND TASKS
- Facilitate the implementation of the MCP and Routine Triage IITT packages according to the projects’ needs/priorities – using different types of support modalities (by remote, in presence, blended), in collaboration with technical referents and L&D colleagues.
- Participate in the definition of the most appropriate Learning Strategy (including consolidation phase and knowledge-retention plan), to be customized according to the site’s specific needs. Active participation in the preparatory phase, linked with HQ and field.
- Participate in development of monitoring and evaluating tools for the learning strategy.
- Field deployment to facilitate the implementation and roll out of the comprehensive packages (including mentoring and coaching).
- Report after mission’s visits.
- Active participation in the final capitalization and lesson learnt final report.
- University Degree in Medicine or Nursing.
- Working experience in Emergency Medical Departments (ER, ICU, prehospital Care or similar).
- Working knowledge of standard computer applications including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint required.
- Experience in the humanitarian sector required.
- Previous experience in facilitating training is essential and previous experience in Simulation methodology is an asset.
- English and French languages are required (oral and written).
- Motivation for working in humanitarian sectors.
- Flexible working hours during training programs implementation.
- Availability to work in African and Muslim countries.
- Availability to travel anytime will be required.
- Homebased with frequent field visits (up to 70% of the time).
- Contract duration: 3 months with possibility to extend.
- Annual gross salary: IRP2 level 4 (divided in monthly payments) + secondary benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward policy. Subjected to local conditions.
- Practical working conditions are as per the MSF-OCBA guideline.
- Starting date: May 2023.
How to apply
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter:
Closing date: March 15th, 2023, 23:59 CET (Central European Time)
MSF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, race, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to achieving a balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. MSF provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.
Médecins Sans Frontières, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above-mentioned position.