Medecins du Monde General Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Medecins du Monde General Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

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 40 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.

Under the responsibility of the desk manager at HQ, you are responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality programmes, fundraising and budget management, security and operations management. You will have a strong additional focus on building and developing the relationships with national and local authorities and stakeholders and on establishing procedures.


  • Supervise the programme implementation and the monitoring and evaluation system
  • Continue to work on the mission and programmes’ registration process with the Government of Uganda authorities
  • Be responsible for exploring, designing and establishing partnership relations
  • Participate in identifying the advocacy goals in country and at regional level
  • Continuously assess and analyse the overall humanitarian situation in Uganda
  • Supervise the financial system and the design of annual budgets and revised budgets
  • Manage and supervise international and national staff teams
  • Work with the administrative coordination team for quality of the human resources and the working conditions
  • Be responsible for the security of people and the
    implementation of safety rules
  • Participate to the different coordination meetings and clusters
  • Carry out negotiations and maintains regular relations with the local authorities and other stakeholders (NGOs, donors, embassies)
  • Negotiate agreements, work connections, MOUs etc. with the local authorities and the possible modifications
  • Identify potential new donors and raise funds
  • Propose and design the modification of proposals and potential no cost extension
  • Maintain RMs (= a Volunteer MdM Board Delegate to the mission) and Desk Officer regularly updated on regular basis
  • Facilitate media activities in coordination with desk and HQ Communication Department


  • Experience in managing emergency and development projects as field coordinator or general coordinator
  • Experience in working with donors and with local partners
  • Good experience with administrative and registration issues
  • Experience in advocacy would be an asset
  • Ability to take quick decisions, diplomacy
  • Capacity to take initiatives, strong organizational and management skills
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Office pack
    Interest in politically sensitive projects (e.g. abortion, LGBTI rights)
  • Languages: Fluent English (written and spoken)
  • French would be an asset

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 19th August, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Medecins du Monde General Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

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