Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Career Opportunities in Kigoma at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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FIELD COORDINATOR ASSISTANT
Location
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Description
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These principles must apply to all MSF staff.

Direct Reports: FIELD COORDINATOR
Location: Kibondo, Kigoma.
Job Summary
Provide support to the Project Coordinator in the administrative part of coordination tasks, ensuring a smooth relation with local and national authorities, contributing to the context analysis and follow-up, providing translations and interpreting in order to ensure the smooth running of the project.
Required Criteria
Minimum Educational Qualification: University degree.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years working experience in similar jobs in the field of humanitarian aid with MSF or other NGOs. Experience in security management is a plus.
Languages: English and Swahili (Kirundi and French will be an asset)
Competences:
  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Behavioural Flexibility and cultural diversity
  • Results oriented
  • Networking
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Stress Management
Accountabilities
  • Monitor and report on key issues (security, risk, etc.) to the Project Coordinator and provide support in analysing contextual information, through a sound knowledge of counterparts, in different administrations in order to improve decision making processes.
  • File and update field contacts and correspondence (with other NGOs, UN agencies, local authorities, media, etc) in order to ensure information sources accuracy and its availability on regular basis.
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in the drafting of correspondences with authorities and counterparts (government officials, UN agencies, NGOs, etc.) in order to ensure fluent and accurate communication flows.
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in Internal and External Communication sessions and events about MSF (for National staff, the Ministry of Health staff, as well as local authorities) in order to improve awareness and public opinion adhesion.
  • Ensures the continuity of relations with local actors and keeps updated the list of contacts.
  • Organize advocacy contacts and appointments for the Project Coordinator with local authorities and partners to ensure the continuity of relations with local actors and involved counterparts.
  • Support MSF team in referrals processes of MSF benefeciries either for external medical referrals or referrals towards other NGOs services
  • Report and assist the team for all protection cases
  • Participate to community meetings (town hall, zone leaders, CCCM, …) together with other managerss or Project Coordinator
  • Prepare and conduct briefings on the project context to new employees in order to facilitate their integration onboard and within the project environment.
  • Translate documents and act as an interpreter when needed.

MSF is seeking for a Field Coordinator Assistant to provide support to the Project Coordinator in the administrative part of coordination tasks, ensuring a smooth relation with local and national authorities, contributing to the context analysis and follow-up, providing translations and interpreting in order to ensure the smooth running of the project.

APPLICATION DETAILS
All interested persons will be required to submit a CV, a motivation letter, copy of relevant professional certificates and a telephone number to: msfch-tanzania-recruitment@geneva.msf.org
Application deadline 2019-01-07
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