Telemedicine Services Implementer and Coordinator

Telemedicine Services Implementer and Coordinator Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is the world's leading independent international medical relief organization, implementing and managing medical projects in close to 70 countries worldwide and with national offices in 21 countries. For more than 40 years, we have been providing medical assistance to people affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters, disease epidemics, malnutrition crises and other emergencies. All of these types of situation call for the rapid deployment of specialized medical and logistical expertise and equipment. We are renowned for our ability to respond quickly and for our efficient work in complicated crises. MSF staff in Canada recruit medical and logistical personnel for field missions; raise public awareness of the plight of the populations MSF cares for; and finance international MSF projects by raising funds from the general public. BACKGROUND MSF OCBA presence in the region - specifically in Sahel (Mali, Niger, Nigeria) but also in Central Africa, has specific operational features and brings specific challenges: MSF OCBA has a clear investment / focus on emergency response and conflict. Access to the most in need population remains a challenge. Regional specifics makes challenging the operationalization and operational models are developed to adapt to the needs. Epidemics are recurrent and have clear seasonal trends. Pediatrics (and nutrition) remain the key medical thematic of the region Most of the projects in Sahel region portfolio are Limited Access Projects (LAPs) due to security constraints which restricts HR deployment and support bringing added challenges to MSF response in the region. MSF Dakar Unit aims to provide operational support to the region and help to overcome some of those challenges and build on lessons learned. Different domains have been prioritized: Pediatric care, Mental Health, Health Promotion and Community Engagement, Epidemiology (Regional Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation and Operational Research), as well as identifying areas of improvement on supporting the Limited Access Projects. It has been demonstrated that MSF interventions would benefit from the implementation of Telemedicine Solutions (TMS) (additional clinical support, training and mentoring possibilities, monitoring capacity). Telemedicine has been introduced widely in the region with a different level of use. In Niger a pilot project was also developed and is under evaluation. In order to support the field teams and help to overcome the mentioned barriers, further expansion of TMS is desirable. The OCBA together with MSF Canada will deliver TMS when and where appropriate tools and resources are not available. The project will be implemented through MSF Canada, in collaboration and coordination with OCBA, executing the implementation, development and maintenance of relevant TMS. POSITION OBJECTIVE: Primary The Telemedicine Services Implementer and Coordinator’s primary objective is to develop, implement and coordinate the MSF capacity to use Telemedicine Solutions (TMS) in MSF projects in the West Africa and Central African region (WACA). Secondary The position provides: Operational support to field medical team in using various Telemedicine solutions to provide better clinical care, End-to-end context-adapted implementation of Telemedicine solutions providing complete implementation package and technical support for project initiation, execution and evaluation phases, Consolidate and share a knowledge on Telemedicine usage in the WACA context, inside and outside MSF. How to apply: For more information and to apply please click here. For the French version of this posting please click here. The deadline for applications is March 26, 5:00 PM, EDT Only electronic applications will be accepted. MSF Canada is a people-focused humanitarian organization that is proud to offer a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive work environment. We strongly believe this approach enhances our work and we’re committed to equity in employment. The organization seeks to attract and engage the best professionals to join and maintain meaningful, productive and lasting work relationships. We embrace diverse motivations and backgrounds of people working together to exhibit their passion in action for the social mission of MSF. Note: Applicants who have questions regarding accommodation and accessibility can send questions/concerns to Phone: 1-800-982-7903 ext: 3454

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