Ethiopia: General coordinator (M/F) – Addis AbabaAddis Ababa, Ethiopia 184 views

Médecins du Monde Closing Date : 2019-12-19
Duty Station : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Organization: M decins du Monde
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 19 Dec 2019

For more than 30 years, M decins 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.

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MdM currently works in more than 40 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

MdM’s operational licence to work in Ethiopia is valid up to January 2020. The coordination office is in Addis Abeba and the base office is in Afar region (Semara).
MdM started the implementation of a new project in the beginning of 2018. in the meantime, a 4-year project has been closed in 2018. The challenge for the future of the mission is to find funds for long-term project and to succeed in the management of the two sections of MdM headquarters: France and Germany.
Ethiopia regularly faces emergencies: refugees, outbreaks, droughts etc, the mission has to be alert and able to react if needed.


Under the responsibility of the desk manager based in Paris, you are in charge of consolidating MdM s operational strategy in Ethiopia. You are responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality programs, donors and government relations, fundraising and budget management, security and operations management.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

Be in charge of planning the entire mission and assessing programmes; supervise and organise their implementation

Ensure the safety of people and property for the entire mission; supervise and organise the implementation of safety rules and ensure that decisions are applied

Define the general organisation of the mission and the staff; manage and supervise the coordination team; make or approve management decisions; and be in charge of the quality of the overall climate and the working conditions

Be in charge of the communication between the mission and the headquarters

Ensure compliance with the administrative and legal framework of the country and the rules and regulations of the mission

Supervise and be in charge of facilitating the drawing-up of the budget; approve any eventual adjustments; ensure the quality of the budgetary follow-up, as well as the safety and transparency of funds use

Be in charge of raising funds in the field; guarantee that the contract of objectives defined by the donors is fulfilled and that contractual obligations are respected

Carry out negotiations and maintain regular relations with the local, regional and federal authorities and partners of the mission, ensure the respect of agreements and contracts

Organise relations and communication with the head office of MdM; be in charge of the quality of the submitted reports on activities and ensure compliance with procedures for the exchange of information and reporting

Encourage contacts with the media, transmit MdM s official positioning to the staff and to the media; ensure the visibility of the mission and the consistency of MdM’s positioning

In terms of international human rights law, be in charge of heightening the staff s awareness, of collecting and spreading data collections according to the directives of the DH unit; make sure that the actions led are coherent and that MdM s procedure on the gathering of testimonies is respected


Status :Employee
Fixed-term contract
Duration :4 months

Position to be filled as soon as possible for 4 months
Gross monthly salary: 2984 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
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 )
Punctual teleworking agreement (after 6 months)
M decins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
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Master’s degree level
Training in management
Public Health background or medical background is a plus

Experience in team management and project management
Experience of 5 years in an international NGO and in a similar position
Experience on SRH / SGBV / Sex Work / Harm reduction an asset (though not mandatory)
Significant experience in the field security management

English mandatory (spoken and written)

Strong communication skills, with strong sense of diplomacy
Drafting and reporting skills, ability to write concise and well presented reports in a timely manner
Technical skills in assessment, monitoring and evaluation
Ability to lead and work as part of a team of expatriate and national staff
Computer skills – Microsoft Office, internet and data management

You are committed to MdM s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

M decins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

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