Medical Coordinator

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Medical Coordinator

  • Post Date:March 30, 2021
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

For more than 25 years, Médecins du Monde Switzerland (MdM), 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.

Position summary

Under the responsibility of the General Coordinator, the Medical Coordinator is in charge of the implementation, follow up and supervision of the different medical activities in Zimbabwe in coordination with MdM team and partners.

Job description

More specifically, you will be in charge of the following:

Project management:

  • Ensuring the consistency of MdM program according to the needs, MdM policies, international standards and available funds with the General Coordinator and the coordination team;
  • Preparing and implementing the medical operational action plan for MdM program in collaboration with the partner and MdM team;
  • Developing and implementing evaluation systems, supervise and monitor data collection processes, and analyse the medical data on a regular basis and set up corrective measures in case of need;
  • Developing and implementing health surveillance system and give regular feedback on the contextual health situation; supervising the medical teams (site visits or in remote) to monitor the quality of services, organising and facilitating trainings for identified gaps;
  • Reacting to any change by adapting the program if necessary (outbreaks, new needs arising, opening of new programs, influx of IDPs, etc.);
  • Performing medical assessments in new identified areas according to the needs and taking in consideration security context;
  • Ensuring integration of the different component of the program (mental health and psychosocial support, GBV, etc);
  • Working with finance department on the elaboration and follow-up of the programme’s budget;
  • Working in close collaboration with the administrative department, especially for medical orders (local and international).

Team management:

  • Recruiting and monitoring the performance of the medical team through regular appraisals and action plan follow-up;
  • Providing technical support to the medical team in rural health centres and the supervisory district team;
  • Organising regular meetings, briefings and debriefings with the medical teams;
  • Training the medical staff (day to day mentoring and ad hoc thematic workshop) according to the identified needs;
  • Maintaining good inter-team communication, engender good team dynamics, and take suitable action when problems occur;
  • Supporting team members professionally and monitor and support stress management, including regular documented team meetings for planning and reporting purposes.

Management of medical stocks and logistic chain for medical purchase:

  • Ensuring in collaboration with the administrative department that orders for medical equipment, and consumables are appropriate to program requirements and local constraints;
  • Supervising medical purchase process (needs evaluation, orders, quality);
  • Ensuring the supervision of the pharmacist (consumptions, orders & inventory) in collaboration with the medical manager.

Coordination with the partners, un agencies, ngos, medical and local authorities:

  • Participating to the different medical meetings especially the health and nutrition clusters and any relevant medical coordination mechanisms;
  • Establishing and maintaining strong partnership with national NGOs involved in the MdM medical program;
  • Establishing and maintaining a good relationship with MoH/DHO to ensure all project activities are carried out with their agreement;
  • Coordinating with UN agencies and other NGOs working in the same areas to avoid program activities overlaps;
  • Organizing regular meetings with governorate/district health authorities and with the community leaders to maintain a full adherence to MdM medical program.

Reporting and communication:

  • Participating to MdM internal meetings;
  • Elaborating monthly sitrep with the coordination team;
  • Participating in the writing of donor’s activity reports and proposals;
  • Providing the needed information and available materials for advocacy and visibility on MDM action, humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.

Qualifications

The successful candidate should have:

  • First degree or similar in medicine or medical training;
  • A valid medical practice license with the Ministry of Health;
  • At least 2 years experience working for an NGO in Zimbabwe or in another context (desirable);
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies in a good governance context (including logical framework, project cycle management, Gantt Charts e.t.c.);
  • Excellent levels of spoken and written English.
  • Proficiency in spoken Shona will be an added advantage;
  • Experience of organizing a busy workload.

To apply

Interested candidates should send applications including a cover letter and CV addressed to [email protected]ch Include the expected gross remuneration.

Please note: The incumbent’s working location will be Mutare / Chimanimani District

Deadline: 15 April 2021 (5pm)