Country Advisor at Medecins Sans Frontières

Medecins Sans Frontières is a private, international organisation. The organisation is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims.Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.We are recruiting to fill the positions below:Job Title: Country AdvisorLocation: AbujaContract Period: IndefiniteMain Duties and ResponsibilitiesMap the political, military and civil society actors at a capital level who have influence in MSF areas of operationsDevelop relationships with key actors through the regular sharing of information about MSF activitiesAlongside the Head of Mission, represent MSF in meetings or negotiations with political, military and civil society actorsDevelop an in depth analysis of the political and military dynamics in the countryReport on security trends across the countryCross check rumors about possible security threats or incidentsAdvise the Head of Mission regarding security risks and mitigation measuresAnalyze the way in which MSF is perceived in the country and make recommendations to address any misperceptionsSupport the Head of Mission in preparing contacts for exploratory missionsBrief all new international and local staff on the contextMaintain a central contact database that is regularly updated with contacts from all project locations 

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