For more than 40 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 more than 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.
Present in Bulgaria since 2004, MdM France runs a new project focusing on empowerment and community mobilization of vulnerable people living in illegal settlements in Bulgaria. The project is implemented in Bulgaria, in the town of Sliven in the ghetto of Nadejda, a particularly secluded ghetto of 15,000 persons, mostly populated by Bulgarian of Roma ethnicity. In order to effectively tackle the root causes of poor health outcomes on the long term, a holistic approach is necessary. Through its community awareness activities on health (Information Education and Communication (IEC), life skills sessions on health with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights), MdM wants to ensure access to health and social services and rights. Health IEC activities is the main entry point of MdM to build on empowerment and community mobilization in Nadejda.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the overall supervision of the general coordinator in Bulgaria, you will work in close collaboration with the project manager of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) project and the medical advisor for Eurasia unit.
You will be in charge of carrying out, designing, scheduling and adapting health activities. You will be responsible for the medical quality, supervision and coordination of medical activities, practices and health data in Bulgaria.
You will supervise the nurse of the team and interact with the health mobilizers for the conduct of awareness activities. As a coordinator, you will take part in the country strategy elaboration.
More specifically, you will be in charge of:
Project management support
Representation and external relations
Management / HR
Internal and external trainings
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Contract: Fixed-term contract
Duration: 12 months
Starting date: May 18th, 2020
The position is based in Sliven, with regular travels to Sofia and on request in other parts of the country or region;
Gross monthly salary: 2816 euros
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments - minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year.
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
Medical or paramedical background as doctor, nurse or midwife
Registration on the National Medical Association is essential
Technical skills in medical project management in humanitarian context
Previous experience as a health/medical advisor or health/medical coordinator in humanitarian/development context
Excellent organizational skills - ability to classify and to manage priorities
Ability to listen and share decisions and to take effective decisions according to the context
Flexibility, reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, capacity to take initiatives
Good writing and communication skills
EU driving license is an asset
Excellent knowledge of Office pack (MS Word, MS Excel)
Fluent spoken and written English is mandatory
Fluent Bulgarian/Roma is a strong asset
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.
TELEPHONE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
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This vacancy is archived.