Médecins du Monde

General Coordinator (Head of Mission)

Médecins du Monde

Job Description

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 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-France recently conducted a fact-finding mission in the neighbouring countries of Poland to assess the needs of people displaced by the conflict.

MdM-F is starting operations in Moldova to support refugees for a better access to healthcare.


Under the supervision of the desk officer and in the context of the mission opening, your main responsibilities are:
  • Registration of MdM country office in Poland
  • Representation of MdM with authorities, local and international organisations
  • Supervision of MdM operations in Poland and Ukraine
  • The overall responsibility for the strategic leadership of the mission to achieve the objectives
  • The programmatic and operational management of the mission
  • The overall financial and Human Resources management of the country programme
  • The supervision over Security and safety

Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract Duration : 1 month Starting date: As soon as possible for 1 month Gross monthly salary: 3088 euros Based in Cracow with regular field visits Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments - minimum of 6 months seniority required Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month) Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered Guesthouse housing 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…) Teleworking agreement for positions eligible to telework: 110 days/year (minimum of 1 day per week onsite) 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 SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:

Extensive experience in a similar position in the humanitarian sector or extensive experience as Coordinator" id="link" class="link">General Coordinator Experience in opening projects, sites or missions Experience in supervision and management of an expatriate and national team Experience in representation with humanitarian actors, authorities and donors Experience in hard negotiations with local authorities and staff Substantial experience in safety and security management Experience in managing medical program in an asset Good understanding of support services tools and guidelines Excellent communication skills, listening and diplomacy skills Ability to lead a team in a complex environment and make relevant decisions according to the context Flexibility, proactivity, anticipation and adaptability Diplomacy and networking skills Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Languages: Fluent English (written and spoken) mandatory, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian language an asset You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

TELEPHONE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED 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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