Point-of-Care Ultrasound Project Coordinator (m/f)

Position: Point-of-Care Ultrasound Project Coordinator

Location: Any MSF Operational Centre location (Geneva, Brussels, Paris,

Amsterdam or Barcelona)

Duration: 1-year renewable

Contract: 80% subject to increase to 100% in year-2

Starting date: ASAP

Deadline for the application: 27 March 2019

  1. 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 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.

  1. POSITION BACKGROUND

The vision of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) integration in MSF is to ensure that clinicians, both national and expat, have the knowledge, guidance and access to proper and selective use of this diagnostic tool as part of the comprehensive management of patients, in remote and low-resource settings.

The MSF MedOp platform (composed of the medical and operational directors of the Operational Centres) has endorsed a coordinated, intersectional, multi-country initiative to implement field-based POCUS programs across MSF.  The objective of the MedOp POCUS Project is to improve clinical care of patients and MSF clinician capacity through the expansion, scale-up and integration of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) into MSF operations, especially engaging clinicians at the national staff level.

The MedOp POCUS Project will be composed of 5 POCUS integration workstreams to ensure the quality of POCUS projects – Field based implementation, operational research, integration of algorithms into clinical guidelines, technology and telemedicine.

  1. PLACE IN THE ORGANISATION

S/he will report to the MedOP platform, through the nominated medical director and operational director (POCUS Project Steering committee).

  1. OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION

The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Project Coordinator coordinates the intersectional implementation of the MedOp POCUS workstreams through strong management of the project.

  1. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Project Coordinator will:

  • Provide leadership to the Project Team to ensure the objectives of the POCUS project are achieved in a high quality, sustainable, measurable and replicable format.
  • Coordinates the strategy for the 5 workstreams (Field based implementation, operational research, integration of algorithms into clinical guidelines, technology and telemedicine) in line with the objectives of the project.
  • Provides project reporting and budget oversight.

The main activities of the position will be as follows:

  • Elaborate an overall strategic framework and timeline for the MedOp POCUS project
  • Support and oversee the five workstreams –with tasks and key deliverables for each workstream
  • Ensure POCUS national staff engagement in the five workstreams
  • Responsible for the budget for POCUS implementation, if TIC funding is approved. (A TIC proposal will be submitted in early 2019 to fund the implementation of POCUS across MSF)
  • Identify opportunities to optimize and capitalize on experience and results and maximize the use of resources across the movement, including regional approaches.
  • Provide regular unified reporting on the implementation progress to both Steering Committee and TIC Committee (progress of POCUS implementation, it’s impact, and the measures being taken to close identified gaps)
  • Lead the development of a feasible human resources strategy (HQ, field, expat and national staff trainers) across all OCS to support the operational ambitions of the project
  • Lead the development of a system for online/cloud-based management of the MSF POCUS program, with both intersectional fluency and an open-access database for external POCUS stakeholders (such as expat trainers)
  • Support the development of a simple monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system (tools, data collections, and indicators) for POCUS programs and to support the sections in its implementation when requested
  • Coordinates with internal and external stakeholders where relevant. Act as main liaison and network with stakeholders involved in POCUS, internationally and on the national/regional level, the latter in collaboration with specific missions.
  1. PROFILE REQUIREMENTS
  • MSF experience in senior role,
  • Medical background
  • Project management expertise +++
  • Proven leadership and implementation skills
  • Knowledge of POCUS and its clinical uses with some experience in the field of POCUS preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of Global Health POCUS education and POCUS expert’s most recent implementation strategies
  • Experience in a clinical education, curriculum development, quality assurance, and evaluation in resource limited settings preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills, experience in grant management and reporting preferred
  • Creative, structured and highly flexible person 

  • Ability to work within a team, multi-task and good stress management 

  • Ability to “think out of the box” and propose solutions to complex problems 

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent in written and oral English, French would be an asset
  • Ability to travel as needed to the field and within Europe                                                                                                                      

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.

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