Médecins du Monde

Humanitarian Access and Safety Advisor

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 International Network has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, improving access to health care, especially providing comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC), Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services.

Since February 2022, MdM Spain is leading the country response for the network, while MdM-France is in charge of the operations in Southern Ukraine. The global strategy aims at ensuring the access to quality comprehensive healthcare services for the conflict-affected population in Ukraine.

In Southern Ukraine, MdM-France has set up its country office in Odessa and is establishing a base office in Mykolaiv. The program consists in supporting various local-based organization in the delivery of health services for people facing severe constraints to healthcare.


In a context of mission opening, you are responsible for the implementation of the security pack and the monitoring/control of the safety and security of people, goods and MdM's programs. You are the guarantor of the good practice of MdM policy on the subject.

Under the supervision of the Coordinator" id="link" class="link">General Coordinator, your main responsibilities are the following:

  • Carry out a thorough Analysis of the security situation in the current and potential areas of intervention and provide to the general coordinator valuable information and recommendations
  • Support the general coordinator on Crisis Management and decision-making process and centralize mission incident reports
  • Develop and finalize a full security pack, including Security Plan, contingency plan and SOPs, and supervise its implementation
  • Create detailed maps of the intervention areas with security specifications
  • Work with the logistics department on defining the needs, installation and maintenance of telecommunication equipment
  • Ensure full safety and security briefings and debriefings to team members and visitors
  • Recruit and manage team members under your line management
  • Identify safety and security training needs for teams members, conduct trainings and Capacity Building actions
  • Network and liaise with INSO, HAG, NGOs, authorities and other key stakeholders on security, to improve security monitoring and analysis

Status : Employee fixed-term contract
Duration : 6 months

Starting date: as soon as possible
Gross monthly salary: 3 119 euros
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 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 (2.5 days teleworking on average per week) with a minimum of 1 day per week onsite
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
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Relevant university degree
Similar experience or a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working with international NGOs in high-risk humanitarian contexts (operational, logistical or security position)
Study/training in security management is an asset (i.e.: HEAT training)
Knowledge and mastery of security management methodologies and tools for humanitarian missions
Knowledge and mastery of telecommunications rules and tools, vehicle management and building security
Identify, analyze and describe a security context and events, and rationalize security rules
Guide people when security incidents occurred
Excellent knwoledge of Microsoft Office 365, sharePoint/cloud systems, Arcgis QGIS or any other Mapping tool
VHF radio system setup and training of users
Languages: English is mandatory (written/spoken), knowledge of Ukrainian/Russian is a strong 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.
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