21 May 2024

Field Coordinator Marsabit (F/M) at Médecins du Monde

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Job Description

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.


Base management

  • Ensure adequate information flow within the different departments (program, administration/finance, logistics)
  • Oversee and coordinate the general functioning of the base
  • Oversee office space allocation for all staff in the MdM Marsabit office
  • Support guesthouse management including rooms allocation for new expats and visiting staff

Program coordination

  • Coordinate and lead the assessments and the analysis of the general context, problems and needs in Marsabit
  • Ensure the implementation of the project according to the assessments results, MdM priorities and strategy
  • Ensure data collection and reporting are done as per deadline
  • Continuously assess the needs & adjust when necessary
  • Contribute to the definition/revision of MdM strategy in Marsabit
  • Draw up scenarios and proposals and support the budget creation/revision for future/new activities
  • Support the identification of program risks and mitigation measures
  • Perform regular field visits to area of implementation


  • Ensure familiarity with donor compliance issues, ensuring all projects implementation
  • Ensure appropriate administrative, financial and logistical MdM systems/procedures are in place
  • Ensure regular communications are maintained between the different departments and act as a mediator when necessary
  • Be responsible for accurate budget control and overall responsibility for financial management at the project site
  • Ensure that financial needs are well planned according to activities workplan

Team management and capacity building

  • Recruit the staff under your direct or technical management
  • Ensure proper induction, capacity building and on the job training to team members
  • Develop individual action plans and proceed to regular professional evaluations
  • Participate in disciplinary processes
  • Define, roll out and supervise the whistleblowing policy and tools

Safety and Security Management

  • Ensure team security and safety
  • Proactively monitor the political and security situation and update the country security and access
  • Ensure that appropriate security guidelines are developed, communicated, adhered to, and regularly reviewed
  • Ensure timely and accurate security / incident reports are sent to the country security and access officer / general coordinator

Representation & Reporting

  • Represent MdM to donors, authorities, NGOs and other parties, as necessary
  • Participate to the monthly mission’s situation report
  • Participate to proposals & reports to donors


  • Higher education in project management or general field of study (five years post-secondary education)
  • Minimum three-year experience in a similar position with an international NGO working in emergency contexts, preferably within the health sector, or previous field experience with MdM in different contexts
  • Experience of security management at the field site level
  • Analyze the issues and challenges in the region
  • Discuss, present arguments, negotiate and convince authorities and partners
  • Analyze the context and the consequences of an intervention, assess the risks and constraints, and identify priorities
  • Analyze the external risks and threats to the security of teams, report on this
  • Manage and follow a budget
  • Good Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word etc.)
  • Languages : English is mandatory (oral and written), knowledge of Swahili is an asset
  • You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 31 May. 2024


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