Emergency Medical Coordinator (F/M/X)

Job Description (but not limited to)

  • Implementation of and participation in exploratory missions and evaluations, on the request of Emergency Desk.
  • Definition, implementation (or modification) of the operational strategy of an emergency intervention.
  • Identification and management of the means necessary for the implementation of an emergency intervention.
  • Coordination and supervision of the emergency medical workforce in the field (LHS, IMS, MoH/Incentives staff).
  • Specific Reports on the interventions.
  • According to the decision taken by headquarters, the Emergency Medical Coordinator can be asked to coordinate an activity, which is under the responsibility of a Head of Mission in the country where the section is already active.
  • The Emergency Medical Coordinator can be asked to intervene within the framework of certain MSF trainings and to take part in international meetings.

    Your Profile

  • 24 months of international field experience with MSF including 12 months in a coordination role, who have had at least one mission in an emergency context with MSF Switzerland.
  • The post is open to a person with a medical or para-medical profile.
  • Capacity to bring patients and public health at the core of the operation strategy.
  • Specific knowledge desired:
    • Emergency public health
    • Response to epidemics
    • Emergency vaccinations
    • Response to severely malnourished populations
    • Method of investigation, epidemiological monitoring
    • Significant experience in general coordination (profile Head of Mission, Medical Coordinator, Project Coordinator…)
    • Expertise in analyses of unstable contexts / crisis situations
    • Capacity to quickly evaluate an emergency situation on ground and to propose an appropriate strategy of intervention.
    • General knowledge of MSF in emergency management
  • Fluency in French and English is essential; knowledge of another language is an asset (Arabic, Spanish and/or Portuguese in particular).
  • Leadership & capacity to make priorities.
  • Capacity of analysis of Context & program
  • Capacity for coordination and organization.
  • Diplomacy, broadminded spirit
  • Availability, flexibility and mobility
  • Capacity to negotiate and make decisions.
  • Terms of Employment
  • Field-based contract for one year, renewable
  • Per-diem on the field at the time of interventions
  • Salary according to MSF experience
  • Commitment to be available at any time, less than 48 hours maximum; he/she must be reachable in all circumstances
  • Duration of the direct interventions on the field: from 4 weeks to 3 months (certain flexibility is asked in the event of needs)

How to apply

Interested candidates should complete their application in English or in French (5MB max) by following the link below:


Please include:

  • CV 2 pages. max.
  • letter of motivation 1p. max.

The deadline for applications is 04/04/2024.

The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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