Emergency Coordinator - English Speaking Countries - M/F

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Countries: Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan
Organization: ALIMA
Closing date: 31 Dec 2020



ALIMA’s purpose is to save lives and provide care for the most vulnerable populations, without any discrimination based on identity, religion or politics, through actions based on proximity, innovation, and the alliance of organizations and individuals. We act with humanity and impartiality in accordance with universal medical ethics. To gain access to patients, we undertake to act in a neutral and independent manner.

Our CHARTER defines the VALUES and PRINCIPLES of our action:

  1. Putting the Patient First

  2. Revolutionizing humanitarian medicine

  3. Responsibility and freedom

  4. Improve the quality of our actions

  5. Placing trust

  6. Collective intelligence


Since its creation in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 3 million patients and today deploys its operations in 11 African countries . In 2018 we developed 41 humanitarian medical response projects to meet the needs of populations affected by conflicts, epidemics and extreme poverty. All of these projects are carried out in support to national authorities through nearly 330 health facilities (including 28 hospitals and 300 health facilities). Whenever possible We work in partnership with local NGOs to ensure that our patients benefit from the best and most relevant expertise wherever it is, whether within their own country or in the rest of the world. In addition, to improve the humanitarian response. We are carrying out operational and clinical research projects particularly in the field of the fight against malnutrition and hemorrhagic viral fevers.


More than 1800 people are currently working for ALIMA. The field teams, closest to the patients, receive their support from coordination teams generally based in the countries’ capitals. These receive support from the 3 desk teams and the emergency and opening team based at the operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. The Paris and New York teams are actively working to raise funds and represent ALIMA.

The rest of the ALIMA Galaxy includes individuals and partner teams working on behalf of other organizations such as medical NGOs BEFEN, ALERT Health, SOS Doctors / KEEOGO, AMCP, research organizations PACCI and INSERM, Bordeaux or Copenhagen Universities, the INGO Solidarités International and many others.

COUNTRIES WHERE WE WORK IN 2020: Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger,Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, South Sudan, Mauritania.

THE WORK WE DO covers: Malnutrition, Maternal and Child Health, Pediatrics, Gender-based Violence, Mental Health, Epidemics (Ebola, Lassa, Cholera, Measles, Dengue...). ALIMA develops in some countries relevant research projects in order to improve the health of the populations concerned (Ebola vaccination, simplification of the management of acute malnutrition, Covid research...).


ALIMA is planning exploratory missions and emergency medical and nutritional interventions in some English-speaking African countries in the coming weeks. Therefore we are seeking to strengthen our pool of English-speaking coordinators.


Mission Location: To be determined


The Emergency Coordinator/HOM is the representative of ALIMA. He/She is here to manage the mission, by ensuring that the functioning of projects is matching ALIMA’s main objective: to save lives in such a high mortality rate context of emergency.

The Emergency Coordinator/HOM reports directly to the Head of Emergency Department in the Headquarters and collaborates closely with the Mission.

Within the following frame, the Emergency Coordinator/HOM is responsible to define and achieve the following operational objectives:

We want to provide and ensure an appropriate medical response in emergency

  • A permanent monitoring of the political, humanitarian and health situation

  • Analysis of the consequences of an intervention of ALIMA (risks, constraints, priorities)

  • A rational use of means and resources to carry out emergency projects

  • Projects implementation supervision

We want to be known and accepted by the population as well as concerned authorities

  • Negotiation/facilitation of collaborations and agreements between ALIMA and local authorities

  • Permanent follow up of potential emergencies

  • An active and developed network in North West

  • Key persons/institutions (information, exploratory missions)

We want to protect our beneficiaries and our team from the high and volatile insecurity

  • Safety of staff: security policies, analyze of external risks and threats, updates of relative events, good practices

  • Support of the Emergency Department Manager

We need a solid and cohesive team on the field, to provide the best and in time care

  • Team management

  • Climate of trust and collaboration

  • ALIMA’s team management following the needs (so objectives) on the field

  • Leading, briefing/debriefing, coaching, etc. of team members


  • University degree in medicine, public health or paramedical, international relations or any other relevant education

  • Project management experiences with international medical NGO, at least 3 years

  • Experience in Security Management

  • Strategic vision

  • People management

  • Negotiation skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

Language: English is mandatory (written, read, spoken), French is an asset.


Contract term: contract under French law, contract length: 3 month renewable

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:

To apply, please send before 12/31/2020 your CV and your Cover letter.

Link to apply: https://candidatures.alima.ong/jobs/detail/emergency-coordinator-english-speaking-countries-m-f-320

Applications are processed in the order of arrival and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if a good application is successful. Only full applications will be taken into account. Only accepted applications will be contacted.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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