Medical Advisor/Project Medical Referent - OFDA Vacancy at INTERSOS Nigeria

On 19/Jul/2019 / In NGO Jobs

INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.
INTERSOS
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Job Title: Medical Advisor/Project Medical Referent - OFDA
 
Code: SR-49-1113
Location: Maiduguri, with frequent missions in the field ( Ngala, Bama, Dikwa and Magumeri (LGA), Borno
Contract duration: 12 months
Starting date: 30/08/2019
Supervision of: 15 staff (nationals)
Reporting to: (Hierarchical): Project Manager; (Technical): Medical Coordinator
 
General Purpose of the Position
Participates in defining, planning and monitoring medical activities and programs in the project in accordance with INTERSOS protocols as well as coordinates human and material related resources needed in order to ensure the quality of care provided by INTERSOS.
Being responsible for the coordination of medical activities and resources in the mission if the Medical Coordinator is not present.
 
Main Responsibilities and Tasks
In collaboration with the Project Manager, the Medical Coordinator and the rest of team defines, implements and monitors medical activities, according to INTERSOS project plans and mission strategy, standards and protocols. Participates in exploratory missions, situation assessments (providing technical inputs and recommendations for new and ongoing interventions in the country and defining medical operational priorities when needed) and the development of the project policy, annual plan, budget review and project proposal and reports to donors:
In coordination with the Project Manager, establish and maintain regular and collaborative relations with relevant donors, local authorities, partners, medical actors, project stakeholders and other organizations working in the target areas
Proactively participate in cluster meetings and relevant inter-sectoral coordination meetings at field level, contributing to the development of guidelines, standards, tools and strategies
Responsible for the medical data collection, analysis and reporting to the Medical Coordination through a correct use of internal databases and monitoring tools in order to ensure a proper monitoring of the program
Provide technical support to medical personnel in the field through self-knowledge and policies, ensuring compliance with the protocols of INTERSOS medical activities
Coordinate, supervise, coach, support and evaluate the medical team members’ performance to improve the medical components of the project and ensure compliance with INTERSOS protocols and standards
Plan and supervise, in close coordination with the Project Manager, the associated processes (recruitment, training, induction, performance evaluation, development and internal/external communication) of the medical staffs of the project in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required and improve staffs capabilities
Supervise an efficient management of the field pharmacy and medical equipment, in collaboration with the Logistics department. Monitor consumption and preparation of medical orders to provide drugs, medical materials, medical devices and consumables at all circumstances and avoid stock shortage
In close coordination with the Project Manager and clusters, develop and establish internal and external functional and effective referral and coordination mechanisms at field level
Implement the health policy for international and national staff, providing all prophylactic and preventive necessary measures, structures and emergency plans, managing any medical evacuation in order to ensure INTERSOS staff health
In coordination with HQ Medical Unit being the focal person in case of absence of the Medical Coordinator to coordinate medical activities (opening and closure of mission, interim, reduced activities, etc…)
 
Education
Advanced university degree in Medicine or other Paramedical Studies. Desirable specialization in Tropical Medicine or a degree in Public Health.
 
Professional experience:
Minimum 2 years relevant work experience as Medical referent in the humanitarian sector especially in fragile and unstable environments
Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
Demonstrate experience with different donors compliance and reporting
Leadership, people management and development, teamwork and cooperation
Strategic vision
Results and quality orientation
Understanding of humanitarian operations principles, standards and best practices
Previous experience in Nigeria and/or Western and Central Africa is an asset
 
Professional Requirements:
Sound personal organizational skills, including time management, ability to meet deadlines, multi-tasking, prioritization of tasks, and working under pressure
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international multiethnic and multicultural environment
Proven management and leadership skills
Ability to deliver high quality work in short periods of time
Ability to work under pressure
Flexibility to respond to changing nature of humanitarian context and operational difficulties in the field
 
Languages:
Proficiency in English (conversation, reading and writing) required
Personal Requirements:
Behavioural flexibility
Commitment to INTERSOS principles
Willingness to accept basic living standard and frequent field missions
Ability to establish collaborative relationships with staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
Strong attitude to take initiative, work autonomously and achieve effectively results
Respect of INTERSOS mission and values
 
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:

 

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