Médecins sans Frontières Belgium / Doctors Without Borders Belgium


Based in Baghdad
Vacancy reference: MM01600

Médecins sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international humanitarian organization providing assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflicts, irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions. MSF observes neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and claim full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of its functions.
Main Purpose of the position:
Supporting the Medical Coordinator through delegated tasks and responsibilities including administrative tasks related to the coordination of work, ensuring good relationships with local and national authorities and ensuring adequate program management in the projects, according to MSF protocols, (para)medical standards, rules of hygiene and the standard precautions in order to ensure the delivery of quality medical care for patients and their communities as well as to improve the health conditions of the targeted population
• Supporting the coordination and projects in regard to National health policies, revision of MoUs, representation and linkage with relevant Health authorities at central level.
• In support of the medical coordinator, representing MSF in meetings or with different stakeholders. Assisting the Medco in the stakeholder mapping (organigram of MoH, etc.).
• Monitoring, supervising and evaluating the implementation of medical activities in the project, visiting projects according to present schedule and participating in defining the human resources needs, materials and techniques. Assisting in the implementation of MSF protocols, (para) medical standards, the rules of hygiene and universal precautions in service.
• Assisting in the collection of information on national health policy (meetings, reports, articles, etc.), collecting and participating in the analysis of National epidemiological data (meetings, reports, articles, etc.) and from the projects.
• Ensuring medical follow up of patients (treatment, improvement) in collaboration with the medical referent of the health structure and overseeing all medical expenses associated with the patient, in collaboration with the supervisors. Organize the administrative and medical information (reports, ongoing treatments), the discharge of patients and return to their homes.
• Supporting and supervising the project teams and participating in the management of the medical team in the capital (recruitment, training, monitoring their work, vacation planning, assessments, etc.). Participating in briefings and debriefings of the (para)
medical team members and promoting communication and active participation in the development of the project.
• Updating and applying the employee health policy and participating in the evaluation of hospital structures that can serve as reference structures for national and international staff. Participating in the medical monitoring of MSF personnel and overseeing all medical expenses associated with various consultations and hospitalizations in collaboration with the line manager.
• Participating in the management of the central pharmacy, advising and guiding the logistics team in the mission of drug stock management. Organizing the start-up, inventory and management of operational medical library according to the classification plan.
• Participating in the data collection and management from the projects as well as preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports and organizing · data archiving and medical reports in the project.
• Performing other duties at the request of Medco (exceptional strengthening of a field team, involvement in evaluations, etc.).

Qualifications & Preferred Skills


Medical Doctor diploma or equivalent in a related allied health

• Training or experience in tropical medicine and/or public health
• Experience working in a developing country
• Emergency experience
• Minimum 2 years’ experience

How To Apply

If you are confident that you meet the above requirements:
Send your Motivation Letter & CV in English to:
[email protected]

Or drop your application in the CV box at the MSF OCB Office in Baghdad_ Al Mansour.

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• Iraq Jobs Scout website


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