• Project Coordinator Job at Médecins Sans Frontières

  • Posted on: 9 December, 2016 Deadline: 20 December, 2016
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    Médecins sans frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization (NGO) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases. It was founded in France in response to the Biafran War. The organization is known in most of the world by its localized name or simply as MSF; in Canada and the United States the name Doctors Without Borders is commonly used. In 2015 over 30,000, mostly local, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, logistical experts, water and sanitation engineers and administrators provided medical aid in over 70 countries. These doctors and nurses decided to volunteer their time to solve issues of world health. Private donors provide about 90% of the organization's funding, while corporate donations provide the rest, giving MSF an annual budget of approximately US$750 million.

    Project Cordinator



    General objective: To reduce the incidence, morbidity and mortality related to HIV in Ndhiwa Sub County and Homa Bay referral hospital through developing an integrated and simplified model of care in close collaboration with MoH.

    Specific objectives:

    1) To reduce the number of People Living with HIV AIDS (PLWH) having a detectable viral load (reach the 90/90/90)

    2) To reduce the risk for HIV negative people to get infected through the implementation and scale up of complementary preventive measures

    3) To reduce the mortality among patients hospitalised in Ndhiwa Sub County Referral Hospital and Homa Bay County Referral Hospital


    • The Project Coordinator is responsible for MSF operational response in the Project. In close collaboration with the capital team, follow the Project objectives and priorities (multi-year objectives), ensure that the targets are reached prior the NHIPS 2 in 2018 both in the medical wards, in the 33 health facilities of Ndhiwa Sub County and during the Community Based testing. The PC in 2017 is also expected to initiate discussion with the County on the phasing out / absorption of MSF support to start in 2018.
    • 2017 will be an election year, the PC is therefore particularly expected to remain reactive to emergency and to ensure the security of its team.
    • Represent MSF, in close consultation with the Head of Mission, develop institutional contacts with national partners at project’s level as well as with media, in order to obtain all information and agreements necessary for the integration of MSF’s program, in the local context and improve the targeted population’s awareness.
    • Supervise the political, public health and humanitarian situation in the project’s region in order to ensure that MSF's charter, policies and image are respected with regards to national employees, populations, authorities and partners.
    • Together with the project team, evaluate the needs by identifying the population’s health status, by analysing the context and associated risks and constraints in order to define priorities and projects goals and to calculate material, human and financial resources needed.
    • Steer and supervise the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programmes in collaboration with the team, by collecting information and comparing it with the objectives, schedules in order to monitor progression and early detect deviations to propose corrections.
    • Elaborate the Project’s institutional memory, keeping written records (and file them) on its development, in order to broadcast MSF achievements and improve awareness.
    • Monitor the risks and threats around the project(s), documenting the situation and analysing the consequences of political decisions or negotiations in course, in order to bear witness of and to render the gap in the public health approach visible and addressed.
    • Supervise full implementation of safety and health protocols, reporting the Medical Coordination on risky behaviours, in order to ensure safe working conditions for the project staff.
    • Supervise all orders (medical and logistical) and the Project’s purchases as well as the financial indicators, with the support of the capital referents, in order ensure efficiency and early detect deviations and its causes.
    • Define and regularly update, in close collaboration with the Head of Mission, the Project’s security policy and strategic response to emergencies, reporting any concerning issue, in order to improve risk working conditions and to ensure staff’s full adherence to security rules and protocols. Manages the security in the project, ensuring that all necessary security measures are in place for the safety of MSF staff and its operations


    Education: Paramedical profile (nurse, health economist, epidemiologist)


    • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as Project Coordinator with MSF or another international medical organization

    Experience in working in partnership with Ministry of Health is a must Experience in HIV and/or long term Public Health programs, notably in African contexts or resources limited settings


    • Fluent written and spoken English
    • Essential computer literacy (word, excel)
    • Background in epidemiology or data analysis
    • People Management Skills
    • Excellent communication skills and leadership Strategic vision, analysis and planning Diplomat and team player

    Method of Application

    Kindly send your application (motivation letter & resume) until the 20th of December 2016 to :MSFF-NAIROBI-COFIHR@PARIS.MSF.ORG Only selected candidates will be contacted

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