11 August 2016

Medical Technical Coordinator

Employer:World of Red Cross and Red Crescent
Location: Conakry - GUINEA 

Shooting Mission: Conakry - GUINEA
Mission duration: 06 months
A fill: September 2016
Deadline for applications: 30 August 2016
Status: Expatriate

An outbreak of Ebola disease affects for the first time in West Africa since December 2013, when the first case in Guinea. The intervention of the French Red Cross is concentrated in Guinea since March 2014.
Forest Guinea, successful strategies implemented by the various actors helped to reverse the epidemic since no confirmed cases have been recorded since March 2015. While maintaining an epidemiological monitoring system, the FIU are started a post-emergency programming work for the recovery and strengthening of Guinea's health system weakened by the epidemic crisis. This work aims to rebuild resilient and resistant systems capable of responding to future health emergencies through the implementation of four streams of activity in the prefecture of Macenta (17 health facilities):
Ensure secure access to health structures and strengthen public trust in health facilities
Improving access to water, hygiene and sanitation in health facilities
Ensure early and rapid response to potential epidemic diseases (Ebola, Measles, Meningitis, Cholera, Malaria)
Restore the capacity of health facilities to reduce indirect mortality due to the impact of the epidemic on access to primary health care

Objectives of the function

The / The program coordinator will provide technical and scientific support to interventions RfC in the response and post-Ebola Ebola.
He will represent the RfC in technical coordination spaces
He / she is the focal point of the programs of the FIU in Guinea - under the direction of HOD Guinea and functional relationship with the technical expertise pole knew headquarters in Paris (offices Health WaSH / Construction, PSP).

Main missions
Representation on the technical and strategic aspects of operations
Technical support for the operational management
personnel recruitment support
Support for the in situ formation of personnel deployed in the field for CTE shutters, community and health staff
Support to medical teams RfC in the management of cases of exposure of deployed personnel and / or local
Monitoring scientific aspects of clinical trials, validation of technical tests, epidemiological studies
Strategy: with / the Head of Mission, and in connection with the health office, he / she contributes to the development of new health interventions on the mission
Logistics and administration
Security: he / she contributes to compliance with biosecurity rules and ensures the organization of health care for expatriates mission
Capitalization and Reporting


Reporting Relationship: head of delegation in Guinea
Functional links: health coordinator DROI in Paris and the seat center of technical expertise, functionally oversees the technical aspects medical representatives, PSP and community bases (Macenta and Forécariah).
Collaborates internally with the support coordinators (administration and logistics) and the coordinator WaSH in Conakry as well as sub-delegation leaders and heads of foundations projects
Collaborating externally with the Program Director of the Guinean Red Cross, with partners and the Ministry of Health authorities

The candidate's profile


Professional Health (Tropical General Medicine Diploma).

public health experience and operationalization of public health interventions in emergency settings, including epidemic crisis and / or context of strengthening health systems
Demonstrated experience in coordinating field programs
writing experience reports and project proposals
Knowledge of project management tools

Specialty in epidemiology and / or public health
Knowledge of the Movement Red Cross / Red Crescent
Spoken languages
Fluency in French and English.


Ability to work in team
Diplomat and a very good relationship with colleagues, project partners, national and international authorities
Strong motivation for humanitarian issues internationally

Passport valid for more than six months at the time of scheduled departure;
Vaccination certificate update / fitness to travel.

To learn more about the Red Cross Movement and Red Crescent, we invite you to take two online courses, free and accessible to all.

The completion of these courses is a plus in your application :

WORC (World of Red Cross and Red Crescent): this online course is devoted to the fundamental principles and functioning of the Movement Red Cross and Red Crescent. Through 12 modules it covers topics such as the origin and history of the movement, its basic principles, the emblem, the International Federation, the ICRC and National Societies. It is intended for all: volunteers, employees, members or individuals wishing to learn more about the largest humanitarian movement in the world.

Stay Safe, meanwhile, is designed for all personnel required to carry out international missions on behalf of the Federation or of a national society of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The course aims to develop a common culture of safety management within the Movement. It allows a better understanding of the main threats and risks faced by humanitarian actors in the field and offers solutions to limit the impact.

You will find these courses on the platform of learning e-learning open to all of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent by clicking the link https://ifrc.csod.com/client /ifrc/default.aspx

Ebola pre-deployment training takes place over three days. It consists of theoretical contributions but especially practical workshops that enable to understand and prepare to move safely in an Ebola treatment center (workshops dressing / undressing, medical activities and EHA in CTE) . Community events are also discussed and focused on the specifics related to the Ebola outbreak.

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