Health program coordinator (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 medical coordinator in Addis Ababa, you implement the emergency program in Tigray.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Ensure continuous analysis of health-related needs in Tigray region and adjust, if needed, the design of the emergency program that will be proposed by the fact-finding team
  • Take overall responsibility to manage and oversee the implementation of health-related activities for the emergency response in Tigray Region and support the base administrator on the elaboration and follow-up of the program’s budget
  • Facilitate training to project staff, ensure adhesion to protocols and provide technical support
  • Develop participatory program monitoring plan and ensure reporting data and communication from daily health activities & pharmaceutical data
  • Manage directly health program team at Tigray level
  • Promote collaboration and coordination with regional health office and other partners operating in the operational areas
  • Represent MdM in various coordination meetings in liaison with the field coordinator

Status : Employee

Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 3 months
Starting date on 15/05/2021
Gross monthly salary: 2 845 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

Medical doctor or nurse or midwife with experience in public health
Minimum of 3-year experience with a strong background in implementing health programs on emergency settings
Knowledge or at least field experience working on public health, primary health, SRH including GBV prevention and care programs
Experience in collaborating with local health authorities
Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff and work with project stakeholders
Good communication and report writing skills
Good negotiation skills with government and other agencies
Ability to work under pressure
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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