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Project medical referent

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As a Project Medical Referent (PMR), you participate in defining, planning and monitoring medical activities and programs in the project in accordance with MSF's protocols as well as coordinates human and material related resources needed in order to ensure the quality of care provided by MSF. He or she:

  • Participates in exploratory missions, situation assessments (defining medical operational priorities when needed) and the development of the project policy, annual plan, budget review and project proposal and reports to donors. Ensures regular contact with Ministry of Health and other local medical actors.
  • Is responsible for the medical data collection, analysis and reporting to the Medical Coordination in the capital in order to ensure a proper monitoring of the program.
  • Provides technical support to medical personnel in the field through self-knowledge and policies,
  • ensuring compliance with the protocols of MSF medical activities.
  • Coordinates, supervises, coaches, supports and evaluates the medical team members’ performance to improve the medical components of the project and ensure compliance with MSF protocols and standards as well as Ministry of Health protocols.
  • Plans and supervises, in close coordination with the Project Coordinator, the associated processes
  • (recruitment, training, induction, performance evaluation, development and internal / external
  • communication) of the medical staff of the project in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required and improve staff capabilities.
  • Supervises an efficient management of the MSF field pharmacy and medical equipment, in collaboration with the Logistics department and project biomedical service and in consideration of program directions and protocol changes.
  • Monitors consumption and preparation of medical orders to provide drugs, medical materials, medical devices and consumables at all circumstances and avoid stock shortage.
  • Implements the health policy for international and national staff, providing all prophylactic and preventive necessary measures, structures and emergency plans, managing any medical evacuation in order to ensure MSF staff health.


  • Bachelor of science in nursing (Level A1) or MD degree
  • Diploma in tropical medicine or to have at least 1 years of working experience in a tropical context is mandatory (except for Specialists in Infectious Diseases)
  • MSc in Public Health (or similar) is an asset
  • At least two years of clinical experience in any context is mandatory
  • At least two years of INGO expatriate experience in humanitarian settings in a similar coordination position is mandatory
  • Diverse experiences in the following areas are important assets: pediatrics, maternal health, HIV, TB, hospital management, and vaccination, experience in working with torture survivors or people who use drugs (PWUD)
  • Leadership and management of a team
  • Strong analytic and strategic vision ability
  • Good French and English language skills
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments


  • 9 to 12 months