Location: any MSF offices
Duration: 3 years mandate, renewable, full-time position
Starting: September 2021
Reporting to: International Medical Coordinator
Deadline for applications: 10th May
I. MSF INTERNATIONAL
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
MSF International is the legal entity that binds MSF’s 23 sections, 25 associations and other offices together, providing political oversight, coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement, and implement international projects and initiatives as requested. Within MSF International, the International Office (IO) is the Secretariat of MSF International Board and is under the direct management of the Secretary General (SG).
The International Medical Coordinator (IMC) works directly with the Operational Centres (OC) medical directors to coordinate medical initiatives and priorities in line with an agreed strategic medical framework by facilitating discussions and communication with all parties involved on medical issues, under the supervision of the International Medical Secretary (IMS) and in some cases the Secretary General, as a member of the International Office team. On top of these coordination activities, the IMC has developed a role of external representation on specific medical topics related to area of expertise and need.
The IMC position has evolved to ensure more manageability of the multiplicity of tasks falling under the post. The creation of the International Deputy Medical Coordinator (DepIMC) position is meant to ensure that there is a more dedicated role in supporting the quality aspects of the position especially with regards to quality assurance of medical products, guidelines and protocol development, the Coordination and Source of Product Information (SPINCO), MSF Ethic Review Board (ERB), as well as be backup to the IMC in her/his absence.
III. PLACE IN THE ORGANISATION
The DepIMC reports to the IMC.
The DepIMC directly manages the 3 international coordinators for quality assurance for medical products (medicines, medical devices, and specialised food), and the administrative assistant. As the quality of medical product is under the responsibility of each OC medical director, the DepIMC will have direct link with the medical directors for any issues linked with the quality of medical products.
The DepIMC is the primary link between the Medical Directors platform (DirMed) and ERB together with the ERB officer and the ERB chair.
The DepIMC manages the International Guidelines Publication (IGP) together with the IGP team manager.
The DepIMC serves as a medical director in Medical Working Groups as agreed upon by the IMC together with the DirMed.
The DepIMC will represent the medical directors in SPINCO steering committee and maintain links with the Supply Centres/Procurement Units and associated boards, DNDi and Epicentre on matters related to her/his portfolio, in support of the IMC.
The DepIMC works in close collaboration with the IMS, IMC, Medical Directors and Working Group (WG) leaders, to help drive the medical voice and relevance in the movement operationally.
The IMC chairs the DirMed, participates to the Medical Operational Platform (MedOP), participate to the Operations Director platform (RIOD) and other executive platforms or working groups, and is a member of International Office Management team (IO MT). These roles will fall to the DepIMC in case of need.
IV. OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION
The overall function of the DepIMC is to:
V. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Leading MSF intersection efforts to support improved quality of MSF interventions by organizing the following: quality assurance for medical products, guidelines production and diffusion, and ERB
1.a – Quality assurance for medical products
1.b International Guidelines Publication (IGP)
1.c Ethics Review Board (ERB)
2. Work in close collaboration with the IMC
Education and experience
Skills and competencies
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.