Job For Emergency Response Coordinator at Medecins Du Monde, 18th January, 2019

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Emergency Response Coordinator (M/F)

Tasks And Responsibilities

  • Under the responsibility of the general coordinator, you will supervise the members of the emergency response team (ERT), emergency preparedness response and planning activities in close coordination with other humanitarian actors and other stakeholders.
  • You ensure team security and safety and compliance with security regulations.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

  • Carry out the risk analysis, identify the main hazards and analyse vulnerabilities of the population
  • Analyse the in-Borno state response capacities of all stakeholders (authorities, NGO, UN), participate to coordination mechanism, and develop strong bilateral collaboration with humanitarian actors
  • Rank the risk matrix (MdM tools) based on potential impact and likelihood, prioritize a limited number of risks or contingencies, and prepare operational scenario
  • Define strategic and operational response plans and determine the require resources for its implementation
  • Design and implement the Emergency Response Team’s (ERT) strategy for building MdM capacity for enhanced emergency preparedness and response
  • Develop and maintain knowledge and learning management systems for MdM emergency preparedness and response team
  • Contribute to the definition / revision of MdM strategy in Borno state
  • Ensure appropriate administrative, financial and logistical MdM systems/procedures are in place
  • Be responsible for accurate budget control and overall responsibility for financial management of the EPREP component
  • Contribute to recruitment and selection of national staff, be responsible for the disciplinary and grievance procedures of the national team under line management
  • Supervise the ERT staff by approving annual performance plans and completing performance appraisals; support their professional development
  • Be responsible for capacity building and training of national personnel in collaboration with all technical coordinators
  • Carry out representation with other NGOs, UN agencies, local and national government bodies, traditional authorities, donors and other relevant parties
  • Participate on a regular basis to all relevant meetings and build a strong relationship with all partners
  • Ensure team security and safety in the new emergency sites
  • With the support of the logistic coordinator, proactively monitor the political, military and security situation in the new emergency sites
  • Ensure that appropriate security guidelines are developed, communicated, adhered to by its team
  • Elaborate regular activities reports
  • Participate to proposals and reports to donors

Skills and Experience Needed

  • Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
  • Experience of security management at the field site level
  • Ability to work under a minimum of supervision
  • Strong problem solving and organisational skills in day to day and crisis situations
  • Capacity to work and to live in tense conditions
  • Diplomacy, negotiation and networking skills
  • Knowledge of Pack Office (Word, Excel)
  • Experience with an international NGO working in emergency contexts, managing programmes, within the health sector.
  • 3 years of experience in managing emergency response program.
  • Medical profile: doctor or nurse with Master’s degree in relief/development or related field
  • Previous experience of project planning and budget holding; proposal and report writing
  • Experience of security management at the field site level
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management tools


  • English fluent
  • French is an asset

Conditions of Employment

  • Status: Employee Contract: Fixed-term contract
  • 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…)
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Starting date: 15/03/2019
  • Gross monthly salary: 2,763 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

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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