Title: SPINCO-UniData Medical officer and Data Steward
Location: MSF Office Brussels
Duration: indeterminate-term contract (CDI)
Starting date: January 2020
Deadline for applications: 1st December 2019
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 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together. Based in Geneva, MSF International provides coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement, as well as implements international projects and initiatives as requested. MSF International also provides administrative support to the MSF Access Campaign.
CONTEXT AND RATIONALE
The International Technical Coordination ITC was originally created to maintain consistency in the choice of medical and non-medical articles between MSF sections in order to improve MSF interventions, while taking into account field realities. Proposed and developed by the logistics and medical departments, it was officially recognised at International level in 1994 and integrated into MSF International in 2006. In 2019 the international technical coordination becomes SPINCO: Source and coordination of Product Information .
SPINCO is the driver for effective collaboration across the movement to deliver a central source of trusted product information that enable continuous process improvements.
SPINCO contributes towards MSF’s social mission by enabling improvements to field operations through the provision of product information to all layers in the organisation. This enables product quality and visibility for better quality of care, enables assortment management, improves supply chain performance and increases overall interoperability whilst reducing duplications of effort.
SPINCO improves the quality of product information by developing and enforcing information governance rules, definitions and processes. This is done in close cooperation with multiple stakeholders in the domains of Operations, Medical, Logistics and Supply.
SPINCO manages the master data system UniData, implemented in 2016. UniData provides a single source of truth for the product information , and ensures that it is available in real time throughout the MSF movement and is accessible together with supporting information via a centralised point.
SPINCO provides expertise through product knowledge, services and tools that enable technical integration between the ITC systems & tools that manage the information and the MSF systems & tools used in assortment management, supply chain management and other processes for which information managed in ITC systems is needed.
The position of the SPINCO medical officer is a position at the SPINCO in Brussels, to support the work of the SPINCO medical data steward coordinator. The officer should help to maintain the medical standards through contacts with the working groups, the QA coordinators, the ESC referents and resulting by the final validation by the medical directors.
With the UniData platform the medical officer is also a data steward in charge of checking the non standard articles in UniData: for the correct coding (code and labels) as well as the technical sheet.
PLACE IN THE ORGANISATION
The SPINCO medical assistant reports directly to the SPINCO data steward Coordinator.
The objective of the position is to help the SPINCO medical referent to edit and to improve the quality of the medical catalogues with the follow-up of the creation of new standard articles, starting from the request form up to the publication of the technical sheet in the catalogue.
The second objective is to maintain the data quality of the articles and descriptions in UniData for standard and non standard articles. SPINCO is responsible for the creation and description of the codification rules as well as the application of those rules standard articles, and also non standard articles in UniData.
UniData data steward role:
Article descriptions (reporting to the International Medical Coordinator):
Maintain medical standards
Para-medical background: nurse or midwife or pharmacist
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
MSF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.