Surge Roster – Medical Coordinator At Medical Teams International

Join our Surge Team Roster

Medical Teams International is in the process of establishing a global emergency roster to build a pool of experienced and qualified candidates.

Candidates applying to this position are indicating that they are interested in being considered for the Medical Teams International standby deployable roster for emergency response. Humanitarian professionals on the roster will have a demonstrated background in emergency response and complex humanitarian programming who are able to deploy on short notice for periods of up to 3-6 months. This position will not be compensated unless the roster member is deployed to a humanitarian response.

Recruitment to join the Humanitarian Surge Roster at Medical Teams International includes: criminal records background checks, references, and COVID-19 vaccinations. Additional required vaccinations, licensures, and a passport with expiry date in excess of one year are required for eligibility on the Roster.

Surge Roster – Medical Coordinator


The role of the Surge Medical Coordinator is to ensure quality implementation and technical supervision of all health and nutrition programming at the country level. Takes the lead in country health and nutrition strategy, proposal development, coordination with other actors, monitoring quality, drug supply, staff development, reporting, community engagement and accountability.


  • Work closely with the Team Lead/Program Manager, senior management, and field teams to determine operational needs and provide leadership in the overall development of the health and nutrition strategy in line with the organization strategy.
  • Monitor the country health context and provide technical guidance to ensure programming includes preparedness, contingency planning, ensuring capacity to respond to new outbreaks or emergencies.
  • Monitor program quality and evaluate health and nutrition service delivery objectives, indicators and outcomes of the country programs; Make program adjustments as needed to align with donor and Medical Teams requirements.
  • Lead the development and improvement of clinical and public health standards and protocols, including the required personnel capacity, training, and coaching.
  • Develop local tools and systems that are in line with Medical Teams and global quality programming indicators, objectives, and outcomes.
  • (Utilize Unit 4 ERP system to analyze supply need and) oversee timely procurement of equipment and adequate drug supply in accordance with consumption needs, national drug protocol and program budget
  • Assist in implementing HR functions related to staff management (hiring, onboarding, training, promotion, disciplinary action, termination) and ensure training, capacity building and overall professional development of health and nutrition staff based on assessed needs
  • Represent Medical Teams at national coordination forums, health and nutrition coordination meetings, task force meetings and other partner coordination meetings and communicate relevant information back to staff, management team and HQ technical team.
  • Identify potential partners, collaborative approaches and maintain relationships as first point of contact with the local health authorities, local donor technical teams and any potential local partners.
  • Act as last line clinical consultation and make recommendations for referrals for specialized care.
  • Lead production of site and donor reports including compiling and analyzing data, compiling narrative and analysis in direct collaboration with the M&E Team and HQ Health Advisor
  • Lead sector country strategy and project design development for new donor concept notes, proposals, and budgeting processes at the local/regional level in collaboration with the HQ Health Advisor
  • Ensure any direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building and professional development opportunities and conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures as per Medical Teams policy.
  • Ensure accountability is integrated into country strategies, program design, monitoring and evaluations, recruitment, staff onboarding, training and performance management, partnership agreements, and highlighted in reporting.
  • Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and Employee Code of Conduct policies

Other Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.




  • Relevant clinical degree and training (e.g., M.D., D.O., NP, PA, RN)
  • Medical licensure as a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse (MD, PA, NP or RN)
  • Valid passport


  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Additional certification or training in tropical medicine
  • International development or similar post graduate degrees
  • Training provider (i.e., ToT certification)
  • Current trauma first aid certificate
  • HEAT+ Trained
  • International drivers license


  • Minimum 4 years experience in hospital practice relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, [HIV/AIDS] and communicable diseases; inclusive of 2 years at a managerial level is required
  • Experience with an international NGO or UN agency is required.
  • Experience outside of home country is desired.


Substantive Knowledge:

  • Humanitarian health (SRH, nutrition, PHC, CH, etc.) sector knowledge to support professional humanitarian health development and understanding.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles and operations and project cycle management
  • Knowledge of [Country] MoH, WHO and UN health systems and policies
  • Institutional donor expectations and trends to identify program gaps and determine funding source(s) and facilitate project identification, design, quality, and monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian health activities.
  • Basic knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in humanitarian programs
  • Familiarity with humanitarian sector work-related technology applications to achieve department and country office goals.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of cultures and norms to operate effectively in host communities and how best to work in local contexts.


  • Skilled in communications using email, applications including teams, and WhatsApp
  • Skilled in project cycle management
  • Skilled in team and capacity building, mentoring, and mobilizing staff to achieve a common goal
  • Skilled in relationship building with the ability to liaise with multiple partner agencies
  • Skilled in using Unit 4 ERP, HIS and HMIS database systems
  • Skilled in data analysis and writing proposals and reports
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strategic thinker with analytical skills and ability to communicate and collaborate
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and adaptive
  • Active listening skills respecting cultural sensitivities
  • Ability to exercise considerable initiative to plan, organize and follow through to meet deadlines
  • Ability to implement technical health and nutrition programming such as IMCI, ICCM, and CMAM
  • Ability to assess, design and implement a health and nutrition program based on prioritized needs.


  • Ability to travel frequently, potentially to remote locations, and at times upon short notice.
  • Commitment to Medical Teams International Calling Statement and Core Values.
  • Ability to frequently participate in early morning and late-night conference calls to accommodate global time zones.


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