Closing Date : 2020-01-31
Duty Station : Kyiv, Ukraine
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Organization: MAGNA
Country: Ukraine
Closing date: 31 Jan 2020

General information

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 Ukraine, MAGNA has initiated operations in 2018 and currently and providing access to medical care for population in crisis, through static healthcare centres, and mobile health and outreach interventions..

Job description

Overall objective

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.

Specificobjectives 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

Professional experience

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 PersonalCharacteristics (fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission) * Good stress management

Resistance to pressure

Analytical capability

Organized and methodical

Reliable

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

Proposed terms

Status

EMPLOYED with a Fixed-Term Contract

Preferable candidates from EU

Compensation

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 2.300to 3.643Euros

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.

Benefits

PER DIEM paid in local currency in the field (562 EUR/month**)**

TRANSPORTATION:Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas...

INSURANCEincluding medical coverage, 24/7 assistance and repatriation

ACCOMODATION

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


How to apply:

CONTACT

Interested applicants can send only their CV including education, qualifications, contact number and relevant documents: by email, to address

recruitment@oc.magna.org

The email subject line MUSTinclude in the title of email the following to be considered: **MEDCO UKR** . 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.

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