Doctors Without Borders is an independent international medical-humanitarian organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, victims of natural or man-made disasters, as well as’s victims of armed conflicts, including, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation of any kind. The MSF movement is built around six operational centres (OCs) and 36 offices around the world. We conduct medical humanitarian operations in more than 70 countries. Medical operations are carried out by teams in the field and the project coordination teams. Field operations are guided and supported by operational units of the Directorates and their support departments.

Three operational directorates, OCBA, OGC and OCP, have agreed to strategically organize their medical support to MSF field projects in West Africa’. Their efforts led to the creation of’a medical platform in Dakar, Dakar, which aims to provide and coordinate the medical support necessary for the implementation of MSF field operations in the region, as well as’ to develop the medical knowledge and’expertise of MSF on medical issues of’ of great relevance to the’West.

The Dakar platform is led by a platform manager (HoP) who manages a set of specialized’implementation supports for operations in West Africa (SIs) and is connected to an extensive operational and medical network at the’s inside and outside of MSF. The AIM OF the platform is to enable appropriate identification of key needs in support of medical implementation, including, as well as the best coordinated response for MSF field programmes in the region. By ensuring that it is closely linked to the CBs, the platform aims to foster knowledge and’ expertise that benefit all MSF programmes.

The current portfolio covered by the Dakar platform currently includes MSF field operations in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and other countries, in Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia, but it is planned to evolve each year according to medical needs.



Simulation is the science and methodology of creating’a realistic situation or’similar environments to reality, in order to elicit experiences allowing people, in a controlled and safe space, to, to practice, to’learn, to reflect, to conceive, to test or to understand human systems and/or actions.

Consequently, at Médecins Sans Frontières ( MSF ), we are very interested in using simulation to develop skills, but also to reflect and resolve questions, the challenges and problems we face in our daily work, in order to define new ways of doing things and bringing about positive changes at the level of individuals, teams and the organization itself. In order to take advantage of the benefits of this methodology, we are working to integrate simulation into our daily work within the organization at all levels.

Given the growing interest in using the MSF simulation and the recognized evidence-based benefits, MSF Field Simulation TIC is continuously working to support the gradual increase in the use of simulation at MSF in order to positively contribute to the quality of humanitarian medical assistance that MSF provides to the population.

This will be done by working in three main areas and pillars :
– Continue capacity building activities, as well as the development of’learning solutions to design, organize, facilitate and implement simulation programs according to best practices.
– Continue to gradually integrate simulation into various identified MSF ecosystems (systems and processes), to contribute to the reflection, improvement and innovation of its medical-humanitarian activities.
– MSF will continue to explore innovative uses of simulation in the field and at headquarters for the benefit of individuals, teams and the’organisation itself.


The main objective of this post is to implement/support the implementation of simulation programmes and to build simulation capacity in the field, including, with particular emphasis on’ simulation programs for nursing (mainly in pediatrics and neonatology) and for emergency response. In addition, it aims to support the’integration process of simulation in daily operations to support field operations.


Preparation of field visits :
– Develop a schedule of field visits with projects adapted to each context, with the support of the technical referent in simulation and other technical referents of CO.
– Plan and prepare with the’field team the visit for the implementation of simulation activities/programs, according to the needs or areas of improvement identified in the field.
– Coordinate the visit with the specialist Implementation of the medical platform.
– Participate in the design of scenarios in the field.

At the field level :
– Implement simulation package and build field simulation capabilities to implement simulation programs aimed at improving the quality of pediatric nursing and neonatology.
– Implement the simulation package and build field simulation capabilities to implement simulation programs aimed at improving the quality of emergency’ interventions.
– Identify, with field teams, the areas of’ quality improvement of nursing in pediatrics, neonatology and emergency interventions where simulation can be used.
– Support field teams in the planning of’a simulation program with the support of the technical referent in simulation and other technical referents of CO.

Follow-up and other :
– Implement/support the monitoring activities of the simulation programs implemented/planned in the field, with the support of the technical referent in simulation.
– Participate in the support of trained local simulation facilitators.
– Promote and make visible the advantages of simulation in the field.
– Participate in data collection,’analysis and communication.


This position will be responsible to the Platform Manager (hierarchical and functional) and the medical referents/advisors of the OCs, as well as the head of MSF Field Simulation TIC (technical).

Experiences / Training

Education & experience
• (e) with experience at MSF or in another medical organisation (at least 2 years) in the following areas :
– Pediatrics and neonatology
– Emergency intervention’
Experience as a manager is an asset
• Experience in the facilitation of simulation-based’learning programmes
• Qualified training or certification in simulation and facilitation is an asset
• Experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of simulation-based’learning programmes in academic and/or professional contexts, particularly in the medical field, is an asset
• Flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic working environment
• Experience in the development of’apprenticeship programmes/activities or in the’execution of tasks similar to those described above
• Knowledge and prior exposure to the context of the’Africa of the’West strongly preferred
• Mistrise du francais et de l’anglais.

Qualities required

• Commitment to MSF principles
• intercultural sensitivity
• Flexibility behavioral
• Analytical thinking
• Strategic vision
• Orientation results and quality
• Orientation service
• Take of’initiative and Innovation
• ’team and cooperation work


• (home work in the region) with telework (20%) and travel in the field (80%)
• Full time
• Estimated duration: 12 months renewable according to field needs
• Contractual modality according to the local legal framework
• Salary based on the remuneration policy of MSF Dakar.
• Start date: immediately


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