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MSF Switzerland Medical Assistant Job Vacancy

Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland

Dagahaley, Daadab Refugee Camp Kenya Programme

Medical Assistant

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

At present, MSFCH operates in three programmes locations in Kenya, Somalia and Sudan:

Location: Nairobi with frequent field visit to projects

Start date:
 January, 2010

Type of contract:
 1 year (renewable)

Main Tasks:

  • Works in close collaboration with the MedCo .In collaboration with the field team challenge/adapt medical operational priorities and strategies through annual plan of action and logical framework writing
  • Monitor the programme through data analysis and field visit, give feedback to the team, and exchange medical information
  • Report and analyze data to the Medical Coordinator through regular reports. Put in perspective difficulties encountered and context of the project.
  • Participates in exploratory mission / assessment to monitor health and health related issues
  • Define the medical human resources needs. Ensure a correct mission organization chart, accurate medical job description and application of correct recruitment criteria.
  • Carry out individual briefing/debriefings, follow-up, individual evaluation, technical evaluation, needs for training.
  • Provide support and ensure follow-up of field pharmacy management
  • Ensure staff health (including staff mental health) application of the national staff health policy and support expatriate health.
  • Clinical Officer or Registered Nurse with the respective Medical Board
  • 2 years experience, and MSF experience is an added advantage
  • Fluent in English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative
  • Team player with strong analytical skills
  • Flexible and able to work in a demanding and challenging work environment.
  • Humanitarian spirit.
Personal qualities:
  • Organized, methodical and accurate
  • Able to work to strict deadlines and under pressure.
  • Good team player.
  • Motivated with a demonstrated ability to adapt to new working methods.
  • Ability to live and work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
Send your CV, motivation letter, copies of relevant documents, mentioning on the envelope “ Medical Assistant” to:

The Human Resource Department
Medecins Sans Frontieres - Switzerland
P. O. Box 25091 - 00603 Nairobi

Deadline: Friday, 24th December, 2010.

Only short-listed candidate will be contacted.

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