Médecins du Monde Medical coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Médecins du Monde Medical coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Closing date: 21 Jan 2020

For more than 30 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 more than 35 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.

From the 1990s until 2005, MdM ran HIV/AIDS programs, including support to orphans, in the districts of Rakaï and Kyotera, with technical and financial support to the hospital of Kakuto for HIV counselling and testing.

Since 2015, MdM has been supporting the local organization MARPI (Most At-Risk Populations) through grants and training.

Since 2009, MARPI has been running a health facility located in the Mulago national referral hospital in Kampala, which provides free health services to the key populations, including sexual minorities and gender identities. MdM provided MARPI staff with training on proctology.

In July 2017, a fact-finding mission was conducted in the South Sudanese refugee settlement of Bidibidi, northern Uganda, where the French section of MSF has been present since 2016.

MSF handed over the OPD activities to MdM in July 2018. MdM took over the IPD activities in April 2019. Then a two-year transition process has started, leading to a handover of Bolomoni HC III to the Yumbe District Health Office by March 2021 at the latest.

The 2019 – 2021 project strategy included two key phases:

  • January – December 2019: Consolidation of health services provision at Bolomoni HC III level and development of outreach activities at community level. The latter will also be carried out with the support of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), a local NGO based in Kampala. Furthermore, in order to align with the national health facility mapping, MdM will support the upgrading of Bolomoni HC III into a permanent Ministry of Health’s health infrastructure;
  • January 2020 – June 2021: Gradual staff downsizing (from approximately 200 staff to 19) as per Ministry of Health standards, and gradual hand-over of Bolomoni HC III to the District Health Office (DHO) in Yumbe.

    However, as the government health facilities in Yumbe district are still under rehabilitation, the above-mentioned downsizing strategy will not take place as initially planned. In 2020 Bolomoni HC III is likely to continue delivering a high level of activity, with quality and continuity of health care remaining core priorities.

    The scope of the Medical Coordinator work will mainly cover the PHC project in Yumbe district.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Under the responsibility of the general coordinator, you are in charge of supervising the implementation of the medical activities.
  • You are in charge of defining MdM strategy regarding medical activities in line with MdM’s overall framework and you are responsible for the overall quality of medical and health-related activities of the

    More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

    Programme management

  • Participate in the development of the operational strategy and develop health activities operational plan with the coordination team
  • Ensure the consistency of MdM programmes according to the identified public health needs, MdM policies, international humanitarian and ethical standards and available funds
  • Ensure quality health data monitoring system
  • Perform/validate health needs assessments in new identified areas
  • Supervise the pharmacy operations quality in collaboration with the medical team

    Team management

  • Establish and follow the priorities to be followed by the medical staff jointly with the general coordination
  • Provide technical supervision and technical support to the trainers (medical and paramedical) and partners supervisors
  • Be responsible of recruitment and appraisal processes of medical/paramedical staff
  • Identify and validate technical trainings
  • Participate in national staff health policy definition, implementation and evaluation
  • Identify, validate referral health facilities for international and national staff


  • Provide technical support to partners
  • Ensure quality health data monitoring system is applied by the partners
  • Participate to technical aspects of local partnership development
  • Prioritize medical trainings for the partners


  • Participate to health sector platforms and any relevant health coordination mechanisms in both Yumbe and Kampala
  • Establish and maintain good relationship with Ministry of Health and District Health Office in Yumbe
  • Establish and maintain good relationship with partners, UN agencies and other NGOsReporting/communication
  • Participate in MdM internal meetings
  • Elaborate health activities monthly reports
  • Participate in the writing of donors activity reports and proposals

    Conditions of Employment:

    Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
    Duration : 6 months

    Starting date: 2nd December 2019 for 6 months

    Gross monthly salary: 3 041 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 RTT (recovery days) per year
  • 5 weeks of paid leaves per year.
  • Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
  • Insurance (repatriation…)
  • Punctual teleworking agreement (after 6 months)
  • Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
  • Single posting

    Skills and Experience Needed:

  • Medical doctor or nurse or midwife with experience in public health
  • Demonstrated 2-3 years professional experience in humanitarian settings with significant experience in similar positions
  • Experience in outbreak management and emergency response
  • Experience in negotiation with local authorities, partners and staff in a tricky context
  • Demonstrated experience in collaboration with local partners

  • Ability to have a global overview of a programme (not only on a medical plan)
  • Ability to take quick decisions according to the context in coordination with the team
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and foster a team environment
  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication and coordination skills
  • Excellent project design and proposal development skills
  • Good sense of diplomacy and understanding of international global political issues

    Languages: fluent English

  • You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

    Telephone Applications Will Not Be Accepted
    Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.

    MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

    How to Apply:
    Please apply using the following link: Médecins du Monde Medical coordinator Jobs in Uganda

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