Project Medical Referent – Moldova

INTERSOS

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: Project Medical Referent

Code: SR-59-2579

Duty station: Chisinau

Starting date: 04/07/2022

Contract duration: 31/12/2022

Reporting to: Programme Manager Health

Supervision of: Project medical team

Dependents: Non-family duty station

General context of the project

The war broke out in Ukraine in February 2022.

Since then millions of people have fled to the neighbouring countries raising a big concern on how to manage such an immense flux of people. In order to support the refugees, INTERSOS has set up an emergency response operation in Moldova.

General purpose of the position

Participate in defining, planning and monitoring medical activities and programs in the project in accordance with INTERSOS protocols as well as coordinates human and material related resources needed in order to ensure the quality of care provided by INTERSOS.​

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • In collaboration with the Project Manager and the rest of the team define, implement and monitor medical activities, according to INTERSOS project plans and mission strategy, standards and protocols. Participate in exploratory missions, situation assessments (providing technical inputs and recommendations for new and ongoing interventions in the country and defining medical operational priorities when needed) and the development of the project policy, annual plan, budget review and project proposal and reports to donors.
  • In coordination with the Project Manager, establish and maintain regular and collaborative relations with relevant donors, local authorities, partners, medical actors, project stakeholders and other organizations working in the target areas
  • Proactively participate in cluster meetings and relevant inter-sectoral coordination meetings at field level, contributing to the development of guidelines, standards, tools and strategies
  • Is responsible for the medical data collection, analysis and reporting to the Medical Coordination through a correct use of internal databases and monitoring tools in order to ensure a proper monitoring of the program
  • Provide technical support to medical personnel in the field through self-knowledge and policies, ensuring compliance with the protocols of INTERSOS medical activities
  • Coordinate, supervise, coach, support and evaluate the medical team members’ performance to improve the medical components of the project and ensure compliance with INTERSOS protocols and standards
  • Plan and supervise, in close coordination with the Project Manager, the associated processes (recruitment, training, induction, performance evaluation, development and internal/external communication) of the medical staffs of the project in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required and improve staffs capabilities
  • Supervise an efficient management of the field pharmacy and medical equipment, in collaboration with the Logistics department. Monitor consumption and preparation of medical orders to provide drugs, medical materials, medical devices and consumables at all circumstances and avoid stock shortage
  • In close coordination with the Project Manager and clusters, develop and establish internal and external functional and effective referral and coordination mechanisms at field level
  • Implement 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 INTERSOS staff health
  • In coordination with HQ Medical Unit being the focal person in case of absence of the Medical Coordinator to coordinate medical activities (opening and closure of mission, interim, reduced activities, etc…)

Required profile and experience

Education

  • Advanced University Degree in medicine or other paramedical studies
  • Desirable specialization in Primary Care Health or a degree in Public Health

Professional Experience

  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience as Medical referent in the humanitarian sector especially in fragile and unstable environments​

Professional Requirements

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Demonstrated experience with different donors compliance and reporting
  • Leadership, people management and development
  • Strategic vision
  • Strong problem-solving

Languages

  • English essential
  • Russian and /or Ukraine desirable

Personal Requirements

  • Teamwork and cooperation capacities
  • Service orientation
  • Understanding of humanitarian operations principles, standards, and best practices
  • Behavioral flexibility
  • Results and quality orientation

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below: https://www.intersos.org/posizioni-aperte/missioni/#intersosorg-vacancies/vacancy-details/629614a7f0808e001ee948c1

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register (including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-up and apply by attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS. In case you encounter severe difficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to [email protected], with subject line: “Platform issue – SR-59-2579-Position”.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.