Emergency Coordinator (Medical or Para-Medical) at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Emergency Coordinator (Medical or Para-Medical)Location: NigeriaContextTo fulfill its mission of assistance to victims of conflicts, epidemics or natural disasters, MSF-Switzerland has created an emergency pool, of which members are experienced individuals capable of evaluating a situation, opening and coordinating projects.The post of emergency coordinator (medical or para-medical) reports to the OperationsDepartment at headquarters in Geneva, and in particular to the Emergency cell. (If a coordination team is already present in the mission however, the E-Coordinator is responsible to that team first).The candidate is expected to 1) work in all contexts set by the emergency desk and 2) have the flexibility to work in different positions including MEDCO, Ecoordo, FieldCo, Medical Referent 3) work in emergency contexts with regular cells and fill gaps in regular projects if need be.Duty StationAll countries where the emergency desk opens activities, which require an urgent response. On call, the emergency coordinator should be available within 48 hours for rapid and short interventions.He/she is part of a core group of medicals, para-medicals and support staff responsible for responding to:Exploratory missionsEpidemic outbreaksNutritional crisesDisplaced populations and/or refugees’ campsSurgical emergenciesNatural disastersJob DescriptionsImplementation of and participation in exploratory missions and evaluations, on the request of Emergency Desk.Definition, implementation (or modification) of the operational strategy of an emergency intervention.Identification and management of the means necessary for the implementation of an emergency intervention.Coordination and supervision of volunteers (emergency) in the field.Specific Reports on the interventions.According to the decision taken by headquarters, the Emergency Coordinator (medical profile) can be asked to coordinate an activity, which is under the responsibility of a Head of Mission in the country where the section is already active.The Emergency Coordinator (medical profile) commits himself/herself to be available at any time, less than 48 hours maximum; he/she must be reachable in all circumstances.The Emergency Coordinator (medical profile) can be asked to intervene within the framework of certain MSF trainings and to take part in international meetings. 

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