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Posted on 29 Jul, 2021
Closing on 05 Aug, 2021

Job Description


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an International, independently funded, non-profit, humanitarian medical organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural and manmade disasters and to victims of armed conflict without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. MSFH is pleased to announce the following position based in Sana’a: 



Generic Function: 







Position in the Organization

Reports to (Hierarchical):

Medical Coordinator

Reports to (Functional):

Medical Coordinator

Job Family:

Medical and Paramedical

Supervises (Function):


Main Purpose

Supporting the Medical Coordinator through delegated tasks and responsibilities including defining, leading and coordinating the entire medical scope of the mission, according to MSF protocols, standards, policies and values, in order to ensure the quality of the medical care given to the targeted population and thus improving their overall health and living conditions. Fully assuming the medical coordinator's responsibilities in case of absence 


  • Supporting the Medical Coordinator in defining, monitoring and updating the medical content of the MSF country policy and annual plan, by scanning health needs and translating them into objectives, priorities and resources needed in order to cover medical and humanitarian needs of the population at risk. 
  • At the request of the Medical Coordinator, representing MSF before third parties concerning medical issues, ensuring its good public image and the alignment with the mission interests, through regular contacts with other actors in the country, negotiating with authorities when necessary, and informing on MSF charter, values and principles 
  • Participating and contributing in the definition and update of the country policy, annual plan and budgets in order to develop the projects and programmes aimed at addressing humanitarian issues at stake ensuring its efficiency and quality ( i.e. monitoring the project implementation, assisting the Project Coordinator and the medical teams in drafting the project proposal and follow up, identifying priority needs, other potential areas of action and emergency situations and collaborating and assisting in the production of medical reports)
  • Coaching, training and motivating the teams in the mission in order to align all field staff with MSF values and ethics, and ensuring their capability to carry out their job achieving MSF quality standards (i.e. induction, briefing/debriefing, training, potential detection, evaluation) 
  • Collaborating, together with the logistics department and according to project needs, in the pharmacy management in order to ensure enough and quality supply of drugs and medical material (i.e. review of medical orders and monitoring of medicines consumption and stock levels of the different projects)
  • Assisting in defining and implementing the staff health and security policies for international and national staff in order to ensure its overall safety (i.e. monitors both physical and mental health state of staff, promotes compliance of all related protocols and procedures and collaborates in the update of issues regarding the security context) 
  • Ensuring the Medical Coordination in the Mission and fully assuming the Medical Coordinator’s tasks and responsibilities in case of absence/gaps.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Deputy Medco will work closely with the MTL/PMR to facilitate the development, implementation and monitoring of the medical strategy, activities and resources of the projects. 
  • Deputy Medco will go in regular visits to the field (minimum 30% of the time) in order to keep close relation and collaboration with all the team
  • Supports the MTL/PMR in ensuring that the project’s staff including management are aware of relevant medical strategies, ambitions and implementation plans in the specified project and coach them to maintain a fluent communications
  • Deputy MedCo supervises and supports the surveillance activities to ensure assessments, efficient and effective surveillance, emergency response interventions, monitoring & evaluation, and reporting on the projects and mission level, familiar with HIS and SIPCA tool
  • Reviews the MMR from the projects, feeds back and does the final upload to the SharePoint, contributes with the mission MMR and SitRep
  • Supports the pharmacy management in the projects, consumption data, on time submission of FMCs, encourage the medical supply meeting and follows the implementation of the action plans proposed.
  • Identifies and reports to MedCo and HAO areas for medical advocacy in the projects’ area
  • Participates in briefing and debriefing of staff 
  • Contributes with the development of EPREP plan for the mission, in close collaboration with Medco and operations.



Essential degree on medicine. Training in tropical medicine or Public Health will be an asset


Essential 2 years’ experience in relevant jobs, in MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries


Mission working language essential


Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)


  • Strategic Vision 
  • Leadership 
  • People Management and Development 
  • Service Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation 

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