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Bangladesh: Medical coordinator (M/F) Bangladesh - Dhaka

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Médecins du Monde
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

For more than 30 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 40 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and conflicts.

MdM France has launched a quick assessment in Bangladesh in December 2016 and opened a new mission in February 2017. MdM has succeeded to launch 2 partnerships with 2 local institutions, namely “Gonoshasthaya Kendra” a local non-governmental organization (NGO) specialized in primary health care and community health care and the “Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association”, a lawyer’s association based in Dhaka that aims “to create equal opportunities and equal rights for every woman and child in the country “BNWLA”.
For these two partners, MdM focus its intervention today on capacity building activities on medical and psychological care for Gender Based Violence (GBV) victims.
MdM now wishes to develop more operations in the field of migration, health and human rights, crises and emergencies in case of natural disasters, and mental health and psychosocial support.


Under the responsibility of the general coordinator, you are responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the pertinence and the quality of the medical activities.

More specifically, the activities are to:

-Conduct needs analysis, monitor the health situation and participate in the strategy planning process
-Conduct health assessments and produce reports with activity recommendations
-Ensure and oversee the quality of the activities
-Identify HR needs and oversee the recruitment process
-Identify training needs of MdM and partners staff; provide formal and on-the-job training
-Provide technical support to team through regular field visits and medical team meetings
-Follow the national medical legal framework/polices
-Ensure the quality of data collection
-Participate in external reporting according to donor/MdM requirements
-Initiate and conduct coordination meetings with regional health institutions ensuring complementary health support services


Status : Employee

Contract : Fixed-term contract

Duration : 5 months

Starting date : 10th of July 2017
Based in Dhaka with regular field visits

Single posting


Medical background (as doctor) or paramedical background (as a midwife or nurse)
Significant experience in similar positions or in humanitarian sector
Knowledge of public health issues and program planning
Experience on Sexual and Reproductive health program is an asset
Excellent analytical, reporting and communication skills
Proficiency in Pack Office (Word, Excel)
Languages: fluent English is required
French is an asset
Ability to take quick decisions according to the context in coordination with the team
Anticipation, adaptability and autonomy
Organizational skills
Good writing and communication skills
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


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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