Medecins Sans Frontieres Deputy Project Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

Medecins Sans Frontieres Deputy Project Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

Main Objective and Responsibilities of the position

  • The Project Coordinator (PC) delegates ad hoc some responsibilities to the Deputy Project Coordinator according to objective criteria taking into consideration sustainability in the treatment of the different dossiers.

  • In general terms, the Deputy Project Coordinator will assist the PC in planning project’s objectives and priorities, by identifying the population’s health needs, analysing the context, risks and constraints, and by calculating human and financial resources needed.

  • He/she will contribute to the supervision, monitoring and follow-up together with the PC of all aspects of the projects in order to ensure its efficient and smooth functioning. He/she will replace the Project Coordinator in his/her absence.


  • Contributes to the analysis of the political, humanitarian, economic and social context in project area in order ensure that MSF's charter, policies and image are respected with regards to national employees, populations, authorities and partners.

  • Contributes to the planning, supervision, monitoring and follow-up, together with the PC, of all aspects of the projects, according to the project plan, MSF operational policy and main strategic lines.

  • Participate in the security management in the project, updating the security guidelines.

  • Upon request of the PC, represents MSF within the project limits (local authorities, media, governmental and non-governmental bodies, etc.) and negotiates collaboration agreements. Legal representation is not delegable unless legally backed up (powers of attorney, etc.)

  • Support the PC in planning and organizing project’s human resources, participate in their day-to-day management, in the induction of new staff, undertake evaluation of staff under his/her direct supervision and define training needs accordingly.

  • Participate in exploratory missions according to the PC’s indications, in order to better comprehend context, priorities, constraints and population needs.

    MSF Section / Context-Specific Accountabilities

    Operational Accountabilities:

  • Represent MSF within project limits. In close consultation with the Project Coordinator, develop institutional contacts with national partners at project's level (civil society, civil and military authorities, local NGOs, Ministry of Health (MoH) representatives, etc.) as well as with media in order to obtain all information and agreements necessary for the integration of MSF programs in the local context and improve the targeted population's awareness on them

  • Draws and implements capacity development, training of respective states minitiries, local health institutions staff and other relevant stakeholders on emergecny preapredness and response plans accroding to project outbreaks (EPREP) scenarios such as cholera, meningitis, measles.

  • Together with the project team, evaluates needs by identifying the population's health status, by analysing the context (environment, actors involved, negotiations for access etc.) and associated risks and constraints in order to define priorities and projects goals and to calculate material, human and financial resources needed

  • Steers and supervise the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programs in collaboration with the team, by collecting information and comparing it with the objectives, schedules in order to monitor progression and early detect deviations and propose corrections.

  • Provides reporting to the coordination team on project's evolution and propose corrections and direction
    as needed

  • Elaborates the Project's institutional memory, maintains written records (and file them) on its development, in order to broadcast MSF achievements and improve awareness.

  • Responsible for providing leadership to the emergency response of the project and ensures effective functioning of the emergency response team

  • Promotes humanitarian values and a culture of debate in the project team.

  • Follow up of population movements linked to violence or other disasters.

  • Proposes and organizes appropriate response plans including remote management strategy and plans through involvement of community participation in case of lack of access for insecurity.

  • Is responsible for monitoring and analysing the local political context and its humanitarian and health implications, propose and organize MSF's appropriate operational response:

  • Effective scanning and contextual analysis (of potential humanitarian Medical needs).

  • Responsible for drafting project planning and reporting in the control cycle, and timely preparation of draft (emergency) project proposals and budgets

  • Ensures adherence to internal and external reporting requirements at project level
    Community engagement/participation: To stimulate and promote involvement of the community leadership and local authorities to be actively engaged in the intervention processes prior to and post and during MSF intervention phases.

  • Networking & collaboration with the Government & other stakeholders: in collaboration with government respective ministries of health and other agencies and humanitarian actors, to maintain close networking, stimulate and promote partnerships and engagement of relevant actors in the implementation of humanitarian response plans in MSF operational areas.

  • Covers the PC gaps in NW projects, when necessary.

    Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)

    Educational Qualification:

  • University Degree in Project Management.


  • Essential previous experience of at least two years required in the field of humanitarian aid with MSF or other NGOs.

  • Essential working experience in developing countries.


  • Essential mission working language and good command of English.


  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)


  • Strategic Vision, Planning and Organizing, Teamwork and Cooperation, Leadership, People Management and Development, networking and building relationships, Analytical thinking, Security awareness and management.

    How to Apply

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