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Medical Focal Point Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: Medical Focal Point
Medecins Sans Frontieres is an international organization, which provides assistance, to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and victims of armed conflict, doing so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.

The position will responsible for supporting MSF Holland (MSF-OCA) Projects in Marere and Kismayo which are under complete remote management due to the political context. 

Should the context in Marere and Kismayo Project area allow field visits, it is expected that the MFP (Medical Focal Point) for Marere and Kismayo will be part of the core visiting team.

He/She will be Hierarchically supervised by the Project Coordinator of Marere and Kismayo Projects and Functionally supervised by the Medical Coordinator; Somalia OCA mission.
The position will be based in Nairobi and will be responsible for Coordination of all medical activities in Marere and Kismayo projects in collaboration with the Field Medical Activity Managers (FMAM) in the projects.
Objective of the Position
  • To monitor, supervise, ensure quality and report on all medical activities in Marere and Kismayo projects
  • To be medical supply responsible for both projects in Nairobi and liaise with logistics team on supply issues
  • To participate in field visits, if possible, in order to evaluate and improve quality of services
  • To provide national staff training in Nairobi, via telemedicine and directly in project if possible
  • To provide information on medical and humanitarian needs in Somalia to coordination in Nairobi
  • To support general program development.
  • The key responsibilities will include communication, data management, management of medical quality, training and Emergency Preparedness Planning and response.
  • Registered  MD/CO/Nurse, with a degree/Diploma in community health and tropical medicine
  • Extensive experience in a tropical setting with MSF or other NGO
  • Good clinical and managerial skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken).
  • Ability and willingness to supervise a wide variety of medical activities, mainly  in a remote management system
  • Ability to implement new medical activities
  • Fluent in English. Fluency in Somali also will be an asset.
  • Report writing skills
  • Proficient  computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel)
  • Experience in coaching and teaching is an advantage.
Personal Attributes Required:
  • Prepared to live and work in a very insecure and unstable environment, having armed guards, constantly behind high walls without freedom of movement when in Somalia
  • Patience, tolerance, stress resistance and self-confidence in a demanding and insecure environment as well as in a remote management set up
  • Culturally sensitive with regards to living and working in a different environments
  • Good sense of communication and organization
  • Team spirit is very important – professionally and socially
  • Flexibility with regard to tasks and responsibilities as outlined in this job profile.
Please indicate, “MFP Application” on the envelope and send all applications with CV with three referees (no copies of certificates need to be attached) to:  

Assistant HRCo, MSF-Holland, Somalia, 
P.O. Box 40643, 
Nairobi, Kenya 

OR Deliver to: our offices on Riverside Drive Loop End 

OR Email to 
All applications should be received by COB on 21th July 2013.

Please note that any application not received on or before this date shall not be considered.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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