Medical Crew Lead/Mission Medical Referent, with a Medical Physician background


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an impartial medical humanitarian organisation that gives help to individuals worldwide, no matter their background, faith or political convictions. Above all, we intention to avoid wasting lives and to supply medical care to victims of disasters, wars and epidemics. Working along with native workers, we give direct assist to the inhabitants. MSF additionally appeals to these in energy, together with governments and worldwide organisations, and speaks out concerning the abuses we encounter in the middle of our work.

MSF is a civil society initiative that brings collectively people dedicated to the help of different human beings in disaster. As such, MSF is by alternative (Chantilly) an affiliation. Every particular person working with MSF does it out of conviction and dedication and is able to uphold the values and ideas of MSF.

MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam (OCA) at the moment operates medical humanitarian interventions in 25 international locations. On a yearly foundation MSF-OCA deploys over 1000 worldwide workers and employs roughly 8000 nationwide workers. At headquarters in Amsterdam, roughly 170 workers provide their assist to the initiatives.

The Emergency Assist Division (ESD) is a part of the Operations division and performs a elementary function in responding to humanitarian emergencies. The ESD conducts exploratory and evaluation missions; initiates and manages massive scale emergency interventions; helps emergency interventions managed by common desks; offers assist to the group and current missions in selling and guarding emergency response capability; and helps the administration of operations in in extremely insecure environments. The ESD consists of a headquarter-based Emergency Desk (5 everlasting workers) and an Emergency Crew for deployment within the discipline (+/- 20 positions).

The OCA ESD is on the lookout for a Medical Crew Chief (MTL) with a Medical Physician background to hitch the Emergency Crew. Emergency Crew Members spend about 90% of their work days (so excluding holidays) in discipline areas, travelling with brief discover to any required space and roughly 10% on the headquarters for briefing/debriefing/trainings/engaged on particular duties.

Place inside the organisation

  • General: studies to the Head of Emergency Assist Division (ESD) in Amsterdam.
  • Throughout discipline assignments studies to related Administration Crew (MT) member on the discipline or capital degree, with a purposeful line to the Medical Emergency Supervisor in HQ ESD
  • Liaises with related specialist advisors within the HQ Public Well being Division for technical steering.

Fundamental targets

As a member of the Emergency Crew:

  • You present emergency response capability within the discipline. This most frequently consists of offering assist inside current missions/initiatives, to both assist in key positions or reply to emergencies inside these mission international locations;
  • You may additionally assist in exploratory missions/assessments and the start-up of latest interventions. Interventions could also be underneath the administration of the Administration Crew within the nation, or underneath the direct administration of the Emergency Desk, relying on the scenario;
  • We’re on the lookout for an individual who’s enthusiastic and to broaden their information and skillsets, somebody who we will assist to develop right into a Medical Coordinator place;
  • You might be requested to contribute to emergency assist actions together with: emergency preparation, guideline upkeep, MSF trainings or different non-field based mostly particular duties. The profitable candidate for this place should be prepared to leap in the place crucial to attain set objectives, desperate to study and develop in positions and have a constructive, can-do angle;
  • In all interventions and in collaboration with the opposite members of the medical staff, MTL and/or Medco, you’ll assess and develop person-centered approaches to medical, well being and humanitarian interventions, which takes into consideration the context, tradition, and occasions skilled by the inhabitants.

Fundamental traits

As Emergency Crew, Medical Crew Lead (Medical Physician) profile:

  • You tackle all accountabilities of the Medical Crew Lead in keeping with the MSF commonplace job description (IRFFG);
  • You assist the preparation for and implementation of emergency interventions or new initiatives;
  • You put together and perform exploratory missions;
  • You perform as a key medical staff member (Medical Physician, Medical Exercise Supervisor, or Medical Crew Lead, relying on the project) at discipline/mission degree in emergency initiatives or key current initiatives;
  • You contribute to evaluations/critiques of emergency or different intervention initiatives;
  • You contribute to the event of medical and intervention technique in mission with regard to the organisation of emergency initiatives;
  • You encourage the event and implementation of coaching applications for workers within the discipline;

Candidate profile Important:

  • Certified Medical Practitioner with present and legitimate registration to follow medication;
  • Minimal of 24 months discipline expertise with one of many MSF sections in a minimum of two totally different international locations, of which a minimum of one emergency mission and one excessive safety setting (in keeping with the requirements of MSF-OCA);
  • Minimal 6 months expertise working as Medical Crew Chief or (Dep) Medical Coordinator;
  • Data of Emergency Public Well being, Speedy Evaluation and Well being Surveillance;
  • Confirmed organisational abilities, diplomatic abilities and expertise with the illustration of MSF;
  • Understanding of the ideas of individual and group centered care and willingness to seek for methods to make use of these ideas in emergency missions;
  • Means to prioritize amongst competing wants;
  • Demonstratable (individuals) administration and training abilities;
  • Fluent English language abilities;
  • ‘Can do mentality’, inventive, and capability to encourage others and lead a staff into motion;
  • A versatile and solution-oriented mentality, and the power to be decisive in chaotic circumstances;
  • Has an understanding of mission degree medical provide administration and medical provide forecasting;
  • Data of ordinary software program and instruments inside MSF-OCA (phrase/excel/outlook/TSR/pharmacy consumption device/DHIS);
  • Willingness to journey to any space, continuously at brief discover.


  • Proficiency in French, Spanish and/or Arabic language(s);
  • Expertise with a number of of the next emergency responses: outbreak response, mass vaccination, dietary disaster, battle/battle wounded response, mass displacement;
  • Expertise in extremely insecure contexts;
  • Expertise working in shut collaboration with an epidemiologist and/or anthropologist;

We provide

  • A difficult place inside a stimulating, skilled working setting in a serious worldwide group – plus nice colleagues to work alongside!
  • A fulltime appointment for 1 12 months with a possible to resume (based mostly on efficiency);
  • Wage will likely be decided based mostly on the skilled profile and the extent of expertise/capability of the profitable candidate (in keeping with MSF IRFFG commonplace scale)
  • Candidate’s domicile determines which MSF part will act as employer
  • 45 holidays per 12 months
  • Completion bonus of 1.5 month of additional wage after completion of each 12 months dedication
  • Prioritisation for trainings in MSF (exterior trainings moreover and thought of)

How one can apply

Software In the event you acknowledge your self within the profile, please apply straight through our web site. Please add a letter of motivation and Curriculum Vitae as one mixed doc.

The applying deadline is July 7, 2022 at 23:59 CET.

Please notice that solely candidates that absolutely meet the necessities of the place will likely be considered.

At MSF, we’re dedicated to an inclusive tradition that encourages and helps the varied voices of our workers. We encourage functions from people of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, incapacity standing, and all different variety traits.


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