Non-Communicable Diseases Referent (m/f)


We are seeking replacement cover for a six-month period of maternity leave, oriented primarily towards providing day to day clinical and technical support to field teams for the topic of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).  This position will be answerable to the Senior Medical Advisor.


Clinical and technical support to field teams

  • Respond to technical questions, case discussions and provide feedback on contextual adaptations of protocols.
  • Undertake field visits as requested.
  • Develop and deliver short trainings for field teams as requested.
  • Work with the Pharmacy, Laboratory and Biomedical referents to validate drugs and equipment pertaining to NCDs.

Programmatic and strategic support as required

  • Liaise with the medical representatives in the Cells to provide direction to the field in alignment with the Medical Department strategy.
  • Participate in Patio, Comité de Projets and Annual Review of Operations meetings and follow-up.
  • Assist with field assessments and surveys as required.
  • Work with other Technical Referents and senior management in the Medical Department on transversal medical topics.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Read and follow up on data and reports prepared by the field.
  • Assist the HQ M&E team with fine-tuning of the NCD M&E tools.

Human Resources

  • Participate in briefing and debriefing of medical expats leaving or returning from field missions.
  • Assist the Pool Managers in validating CVs of candidates for specialist NCD roles.


  • Medical doctor with specialisation in Internal Medicine or General Practice.
  • Up to date clinical knowledge and experience in the topic of NCDs.
  • Field experience with MSF is essential.
  • Demonstrated Public Health experience; a master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or Tropical Medicine is an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are essential; French is an asset.
  • The candidate adheres to the MSF principles and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment.


  • Fixed term contract of 6 months.
  • Based in Brussels with possible field visits.
  • Insurance (DKV) – Complementary pension plan – Accessible food prices at MSF canteen – reimbursement (100%) of public transport costs.

CV + motivation letter to be sent before 18/10/2019 to Caroline Maes, Rue de l’Arbre Bénit, 46 - 1050 Brussels or to with “CDD NCD” in the subject.

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