Administrator (M/F) - Mekelle / Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Médecins du Monde
Closing date: 20 Jul 2021

For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde, 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.

MdM currently works in more than 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

MdM-F has been operating in Ethiopia since 1986 in different types of health projects from long-term interventions to emergency response in various regions (Somali, Afar…).

In response to the Tigray crisis, MdM has sent a fact-finding mission with a view to setting up an emergency program by late April / early May.

Currently, more than 140,000 people have been displaced from western Tigray to Shire and Adwa, bringing the cumulative number of displaced people in Tigray to more than 730,000. The lack of humanitarian access due to insecurity and bureaucratic obstacles has prevented aid workers from providing life-saving assistance to people affected by the conflict. Although the full impact of the fighting on the humanitarian situation is still unclear, humanitarians on the ground are reporting increasing hunger, a dire deterioration on malnutrition, and an urgent need to increase access to water, hygiene, sanitation, health, shelter and protection services in most parts of Tigray.

The security situation in Tigray remains volatile and unpredictable, with reports of ongoing clashes in many parts of the region. Violence against civilians, including killings, abductions, force returns of refugees and internally displaced people, and sexual and gender-based violence continue to be reported across Tigray.


Under the supervision of the field coordinator and in collaboration with the administrative coordinator in Addis Ababa, you support the MdM emergency intervention in Tigray region.

Your main responsibilities are:

• Oversee recruitment of the administrative team and implement the MdM administrative and finance policies and procedures
• Be responsible for preparing financial statements, maintaining cash controls, preparing the payroll and personnel administration and managing office operations
• Develop and monitor field office budgets in close collaboration with all base departments and with the administrative coordinator based in Addis Ababa
• Implement the procedures for recruitment process, keep up to date staff files and ensure the establishment of staff rules & regulations
• Train and supervise the administration team
• Support the office on audit, financial risk management and fraud prevention issues

Status : Employee

Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 3 months
Starting date on 15/05/2021
Gross monthly salary: 2 574 euros
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Given the current circumstances of Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking special measures to apply health protocols and hygiene measures to guarantee the safety of our staff.
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
Single posting

Degree in accounting, business administration, finance or any other related field
Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a similar position in high risk humanitarian contexts
Full or part professional qualifications in finance and accounting
Knowledge of Saga software
Knowledge of donors regulations and reporting requirements
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office package (including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint), knowledge of ERP systems is desirable
Ability to work in countries under conflict and in tense situations
Good writing and communication skills
Languages: English is mandatory, French is an asset.
You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

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