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South Sudan: SOUTH SOUDAN – Medical Coordinator H/F

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: ALIMA
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 13 Aug 2017


The Medical Coordinator plans, designs, leads, coaches and coordinates the implementation of the overall medical content, strategies, activities and resources in South Sudan mission in order to facilitate the delivery of quality medical care for patients and their communities as well as to improve population health condition, its humanitarian living conditions and disease prevention. He guarantees the appropriate implementation and management of medical aspects of ALIMA projects in the mission, ensuring the achievement of the objective set. This will be done in close collaboration with the Head of Mission, the Medical Department and other local authorities and following the corporate ALIMA ethos and values, health policies, protocols, and operational plan; and monitoring medical and humanitarian situation in the country.

Be responsible to define, monitor and update the medical content of the ALIMA country policy, annual plan and budget, by scanning health needs through exploratory missions and implementation of health information system, elaborating, monitoring and reviewing project proposals, determining, necessary resources in order to cover medical and humanitarian needs of the population at risk. This will be done ensuring linkage with the community, its proximity by safe-guarding medical ethics and the quality of medical programming (ie. Relevance, effectiveness, safety, accessibility and appropriateness of ALIMA’ s medical interventions, as well as “best practices” clinical management of patients.).

• Essential, degree in medicine or other paramedical studies. Specialization in tropical medicine or a degree in Public Health would be an asset
• Essential, working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs and previous humanitarian experience in ALIMA or other NGOs in developing countries.
• Essential working experience of one year as a Medical Coordinator
• Fluent English; local working language like Hausa/Kanuri would be an asset.
• Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
• Strategic Vision
• Leadership.
• Networking
• Cultural

Contract term: contract under French law, contract length: 3 to 6 months

Position to be filled: As soon as possible

Salary: depending on experience + per diem
ALIMA pays for:

  • travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location
  • accommodation costs
  • medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee
  • evacuation of the employee

How to apply:

In a mail to with the reference “South Soudan MEDCO ” in the subject line, please send :

  • An updated resume
  • A picture of your medical diplomas
  • The answer to the following questions (in a word document / no other cover letter is needed!!!)
    • What do you know about Alima and why do you want to join our team in the field ?
    • What is your experience of exploratory missions as a medical coordinator ?
    • What is your experience in terms of representation toward local medical authorities in a medical emergency context ?
    • What is your availability to begin to work (give us a concrete date please) ?