Médecins du Monde General coordinator (head of mission) Jobs in Kenya

Médecins du Monde General coordinator (head of mission) Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

In the context of mission opening, the general coordinator will be specifically in charge of the following :

  • Ensure the opening of the mission and the start-up of the activities by implementing MdM procedures and policies (procurement, cash, HR, etc.)

  • Recruit, manage, train and motivate the mission’s team

  • Define the operational and advocacy strategy together with the coordination team, the desk manager and the volunteer board delegates of the mission

  • Plan and monitor activities, implement corrective action when necessary, providing technical support to the team

  • Represent MdM with authorities, local actors, partners, donors and the media

  • Monitor partnership agreements with partners, authorities and donors, seek out and develop new partnerships, and ensure or supervise fundraising

  • Ensure the financial coverage of the mission by leading fundraising and budget management

  • Draft, adapt and monitor safety regulations and procedures and coordinate crisis management in the region

  • Implement and monitor the application of MdM’s programmatic and support services framework, policies and procedures

  • Supervise reporting to MdM and donors


  • Higher education in project management or general field of study (five years post-secondary education)

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the humanitarian sector

  • Previous experience in a similar position

  • Substantial experience in safety and security management, including in volatile context

  • Experience in risk analysis and access
    strategies development

  • Proven managerial experience of an expatriate and national team within insecure environments

  • Experience in representation with humanitarian actors, authorities and donors

  • Experience in hard negotiations with local authorities and staff

  • Experience in mission opening

  • Ability to analyse the issues and challenges in the region

  • Ability to work in partnership

  • Discuss, present arguments, negotiate and convince authorities and partners

  • Analyse the context and the consequences of an intervention, assess the risks and constraints, and identify priorities

  • Analyse the external risks and threats to the security of teams, report on this

  • Excellent communication and listening skills

  • Ability to lead a team in a complex environment and take relevant decisions according to the context

  • Flexibility, proactivity, anticipation and adaptability

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

    How to Apply

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