Medical Coordinator - Myanmar

Employer:  Médecins Sans Frontières
Location: Myanmar
Closing date: 12 Jun 2017

Your job

Your work as a Medical Coordinator (MedCo) will be very diverse, whereby you plan, design, coach and coordinate the implementation of the overall medical content, strategies, activities and resources in order to facilitate quality medical care for patients and their communities. You will also guarantee the appropriate implementation and management of all medical aspects of the projects of the mission. This will be done in close collaboration with the Head of Mission, the Medical Department and other local authorities and stakeholders, while following MSF protocols and values. More specifically, some tasks you will complete include: evaluating the medical team through appraisals; defining and implementing an appropriate health/country policy framework; being end responsible for medical orders and medical purchases; an important part of your role will be representing MSF and negotiations with the different departments of health (MoH), facilitating the implementation of the mission's strategy. This includes strong support on capacity building within the MoH ( HIV/TB ) and handing over the HIV Cohort to the National Aids program.

Your station is located in Yangon, Myanmar. The main focus of the medical programs in the country is on HIV/AIDS care, TB (including DR TB), Hep C treatment, reproductive health and primary health care as well as preparedness for emergency response (to disease outbreaks, natural disasters and displacement of populations). MSF maintains projects in Shan, Yangon and Kachin and Rakhine state. MSF-OCA currently has around 27 international and over 1000 national staff working in its program here. The mission also covers a broad geographical spread with many clinic sites across 4 states.

Requirements for Medical Coordinator
Degree in medicine or other paramedical studies.
A minimum of 2 years relevant post-qualification work experience in a comparable position with a similar level of responsibility and accountability
A minimum of 2 years working in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries
Field experience in 2+ projects
Fluency in English
Experience in training, coaching and supervision, excellent communication and negotiation skills
Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload
Ability to work in an international team
Competencies: Strategic vision, leadership, analytical thinking, networking, (quality) results oriented
Willingness to work in an unstable and insecure environment
Availability of 12 months (with opportunity for possible extension)
Computer literacy is required (Word and Excel)
Knowledge of key international public health issues and clinical topics (relevant to MSF)
Able to start as soon as possible

A specialization in tropical medicine or a degree in Public Health
Familiarity with tropical and infectious diseases
Computer literacy in Epi-info and FUCHIA
A good command of Burmese


Please read the job description thoroughly before applying and make sure you meet the criteria outlined above. Before starting your application (by clicking on the apply button below), please take the following into consideration. We require several documents during the application process online. We advise you to gather and prepare these documents first before applying. Only complete applications can be considered. Please note, it may take up to 3 weeks before you hear feedback on your application. Please apply through the following link:

We require:
Your most recent English CV not exceeding 3 pages.
A cover letter explaining your motivation to work with MSF, what assets and skills would contribute to MSF practices, and elaborating further on both your training/coaching experience, as well as your management capacities (responsibilities, number of people you managed, and the context in which you worked).
A clear scan of your relevant diploma’s and certificates.
After initial (positive) assessment of these documents, we will schedule an interview.