Médecins du Monde Deputy General Coordinator in Charge of Programs Jobs in Ethiopia

Médecins du Monde Deputy General Coordinator in Charge of Programs Jobs in Ethiopia

For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MdM currently works in 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

MdM France has been working in Ethiopia since 1986. The mission has recently significantly grown. Although the Covid-19 pandemic was a challenge for the teams and the programming, in 2020 and 2021 it has expanded with its current programming in Semera (Afar) and Chinaksen (Oromia) where MdM France leads a consortium with COOPI and MdM Germany, and it has solid prospects for intervention in connection with the conflict in some parts of the country.

The mission has also reshaped after the hand over of its project in Somali region to MdM Germany in May 2021. In 2023, MdM starts new activities in Tigray, for the first time since the start of the war.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the responsibility of the general coordinator, you are in charge of directly overseeing the implementation of the projects activities and ensuring the overall quality and guidance of its programming. Also, you are responsible in supporting the general coordinator in designing and rolling out the mission strategy in the country.

Your Main Responsibilities Are the Following:


  • Ensure a close monitoring of the context, humanitarian and epidemiological situations

  • Coordinate the organization of needs assessments

    Program Coordination

  • Ensure quality program implementation

  • Make sure the different components of the programs are consistent, according to the needs of the target population

  • Coordinate with all partners through the consortium coordinator to review the quality and progress of the implementation

  • Ensure regular budget follow-ups

  • Ensure regular communications are maintained between the different departments

  • Coordinate with general coordinator for needed communication with donors or authorities

    Monitoring and Reporting

  • Carry out a quarterly review of programmatic performance

  • Contribute to the organization and realization of external evaluation

  • Participate in the writing of quality donor activity reports and proposals

  • Support the development of infographics such as newsletters, fact sheets and success stories

  • Ensure that a clear and solid M&E framework is in place at mission level

  • Visit the different project sites for better understanding of the project implementation


  • Supervise the program team

  • Ensure information sharing and develop a good team dynamic

  • Provide support and mentorship to improve the capacity of the team


  • Reprensent regularly and proactively MdM in coordination forums as well as with other actors including UN

  • Develop and maintain collaboration with authorities

  • Support the general coordinator in organization of donor field visits

    Conditions of Employment:

  • Status : Employee

  • Contract : Fixed-term contract

  • Duration : 12 months

  • Starting date: as soon as possible

  • Gross monthly salary: 3362 euros

  • Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments - minimum of 6 months seniority required Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)

  • Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
    Guesthouse housing

  • 22.5 recovery days per year

  • 5 weeks of paid leaves per year

  • Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)

  • Insurance (repatriation…)

  • Teleworking agreement for positions eligible to telework: 110 days/year (2.5 days teleworking on average per week) with a minimum of 1 day per week onsite

  • Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

  • As part of our measures to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism, any selected candidate may be subject to a background check on international sanctions lists (UN, the EU, France, the United States…). This information is handled confidentially and stored on a secure server.

    Skills and Experience Needed:

  • At least 2 years of experience with a similar position

  • Experience in an international NGO

  • Experience in project planning, budgeting, proposal and report writing

  • Excellent knowledge of international donors, and strong representation and fundraising skills

  • Preferable experience in health sector

  • Experience of working in African context especially in Ethiopia would be an asset

  • Independence, ability to take initiative and responsibility

  • Communication skills adapting delivery to the audience

  • Capacity to delegate, supervise and coach

  • Strong problem solving and organisational skills in day to day and crisis situations

  • Ability to plan, organise and meet deadlines

  • Adaptability to changing priorities

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office

  • Languages: Fluent English (written and spoken) mandatory. French or Amharic is an asset.

  • You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Médecins du Monde Deputy General Coordinator in Charge of Programs Jobs in Ethiopia

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