MAGNA is a non-profit independent medical humanitarian organization. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff.
We recruit medical and non-medical personnel, collects private and institutional funds and raises awareness among the public about populations in danger. Using a small but highly committed group of staff and volunteers, we have achieved respectable results. We treat patients suffering from a wide array of illnesses and health needs (child health, malnutrition, sexual violence, women health, mental health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, cholera and other diseases).
Currentlly we have open missions in South Sudan, DR Congo, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Cambodia. Since start we have worked in over 15 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and America.
In South Sudan, MAGNA has opened mission in 2011 and currentlly we are working in Jonglei, providing access to medical care for population in crisis, through static healthcare centres, mobile health and outreach interventions.
The Medical Coordinator is responsible for the development of the mission’s strategy related to health and for the quality of the health programmes all along the project cycle, from assessment, to implementation, monitoring and evaluation. S/he works closely with the coordination team in assessing, implementing and following-up all health programs in the mission.
Tasks and responsibilities
- Strategy: Working alongside the Head of Mission and the Health Advisor, s/he contributes to the development of new medical initiatives for the mission. S/he carries out epidemiological monitoring for the country and analyses strengths and weaknesses from the point of view of public health.
- Programmes: S/he ensures that medical programme(s) are in line with MAGNA’s health policy and monitors them for quality and efficacy.
- Representation: S/he represents the association to partners, authorities and local stakeholders involved in implementing medical programmes.
- Human Resources / Training: S/he supervises the medical coordination team (MAGNA employees), provides support to Heads of Bases for recruiting technical staff and supervises technical training activities on the basis of identified needs with the Medical Officers in the base.
- Logistics and Administration: S/he ensures the activities for which he/she is responsible comply with logistical and administrative procedures.
- Safety: S/he contributes to compliance with safety rules within the mission and communicates any safety-related information to the Head of Mission. He/She ensures healthcare is provided for expatriate staff involved in the mission.
Specific objectives and related activities
- Being responsible for defining, monitoring and updating the medical content of the MAGNA country policy, medical strategy, annual plan and budget, translating the identified health needs into a medical strategic vision and project objectives, priorities and resources needed in order to cover the medical and humanitarian needs of the population at risk, and ensuring that the objectives and goals set in the Mission’s annual plan and project plans are achieved.
- Being overall responsible for the appropriateness and quality of medical interventions conducted by MAGNA projects and being expected to identify and work on removing barriers to better patient safety, effective medical care, and better patient-centred activities.
- Monitor the medical and humanitarian needs in the Mission country through exploratory missions, the use of health information systems, monitoring and reviewing project proposals, determining necessary resources in order to cover medical and humanitarian needs of the population at risk
- Being responsible for the supervision and monitoring of the medical technical aspects, humanitarian needs and in coordination with the Logistics Coordinator, the material aspects of the programmes through regular field visits, analysing difficulties during the implementation and reporting deviations as they appear, in order to proactively provide the necessary solutions and achieve operational results
- In close collaboration with the Fin HR Coordinator, participating in the planning, definition and sizing of the health-workforce in the mission and supervising the associated processes (recruitment, validation of medical staff, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication). Coaching and directly supporting project coordinators and medical teams in the implementation of the medical activities.
- Being responsible for defining and sizing other resources (pharmacy and medical equipment management in collaboration with logistics) and timelines, procedures and protocols. Ensuring preparation of all medical orders in collaboration with the Logistics Department and the submission of all medical purchase. Being accountable for the proper management of the pharmacy in the Mission, including projects.
- Representing MAGNA before local medical authorities and keeping regular contact with other counterparts in the mission (NGOs, local organizations, donors, authorities) in order to broaden the medical-humanitarian situation analysis, strengthening the impact of the medical intervention and supporting advocacy actions to raise humanitarian awareness.
Required knowledge and skills
Essential, degree in medicine or other paramedical studies.
- At least two years in relevant positions in humanitarian aid.
- Essential experience with MAGNA or other NGOs
- Essential working experience in developing countries.
Knowledge and skills
- Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
- Essential, mission language; local working language would be an asset
Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission)
- Good stress management
- Resistance to pressure
- Analytical capability
- Organized and methodical
- Strong sense of responsibilities
- Strong listening and empathy skills
- Ability to adapt, manage priorities and be pragmatic
- Diplomatic and with a sense of negotiation
- Good communication skills
- Honesty and rigor
EMPLOYED with a Fixed-Term Contract
Preferable candidates from EU
Your gross monthly salary will reflect your post’s seniority & your cumulative weighted work experience. It includes as well per diem for all days you are working in your country of assignment.
Starting from 2.300 to 3.643 Euros
MAGNA field salaries and per diem are calculated in EUR and are not negotiable as they are part of a harmonized agreement across the MAGNA network.
PER DIEM paid in local currency in the field (532 EUR/month)
TRANSPORTATION: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas…
INSURANCE including medical coverage, 24/7 assistance and repatriation
BREAK POLICY: 5 working days at 3, 6 and 9 months (200 USD break allowance + 400 USD flight)
PAID LEAVES POLICY: 20 days of paid leaves per year
Interested applicants can send only their CV including education, qualifications, contact number and relevant documents: by email, to address
The email subject line MUST include in the title of email the following to be considered: “MEDCO SSD”. E-mails without job title will not be reviewed.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please ensure that you provide appropriate contact information (e-mail, mobile, etc.) and 3 professional references.