THE ALIMA ASSOCIATION
ALIMA’s aim since its creation in 2009 is to provide a high standard of healthcare in situations of emergency or medical disaster and to improve the practice of humanitarian medicine by developing innovative projects associated with medical research.
By joining us, you will integrate a young and dynamic organization and contribute to its associative development as well as its operational impact on the field. As Head of Mission, you will have the opportunity to manage challenging and innovative medical programs in the line of ALIMA’s values and objectives while bringing your humanitarian experience.
Since its creation, the association and its partners have successfully developed in line with the increase in humanitarian medical needs, especially in Western and Central Africa: 650,000 patients treated in 2015 including over 48,000 hospitalizations, new governance between the partners of the medical NGO platform in the Sahel, new innovative approaches and operational research projects. With operations in nine countries, 17 projects + 7 research projects, over 1,300 employees and a budget of €35 million in 2016, ALIMA is a dynamic NGO, effectively deploying medical aid for the most vulnerable.
Alima is currently working in 10 countries, among them Nigeria and South Soudan (english speaking).
Alima is currently working in 10 countries, among them Nigeria and South Soudan (english speaking).The MEDCO is managed by the Head of mission.
The Medical Coordinator plans, designs, leads, coaches and coordinates the implementation of the overall medical content, strategies, activities and resources in Borno mission in order to facilitate the delivery of quality medical care for patients and their communities as well as to improve population health condition, its humanitarian living conditions and disease prevention.
This will be done in close collaboration with the Head of Mission, other departments and other local authorities and following the corporate ALIMA ethos and values, health policies, protocols, and operational plan; and monitoring medical and humanitarian situation in the country.
S/he is responsible to define, monitor and update the medical content of the ALIMA country policy, annual plan and budget, by scanning health needs through exploratory missions and implementation of health information system, elaborating, monitoring and reviewing project proposals, determining, necessary resources in order to cover medical and humanitarian needs of the population at risk.
S/he advices the HoM about the medical and health aspects of the program
S/he is the medical representative of ALIMA towards the local medical authorities and the medical stakeholders
S/he participates in the program definition and implements the methods and means to achieve the objectives
S/he defines and updates the medical objectives according the indicators, the health context and ethical principles
S/he participates in the HR management of the medical team (training, individual reviews, path careers identification, support) in close coordination with HR manager
S/he facilitates the understanding of the medical stakes linked to the program and conveys these to the association
S/he follows the prevention and curative aspects of national and international team health
This will be done ensuring linkage with the community, its proximity by safe-guarding medical ethics and the quality of medical programming (ie. Relevance, effectiveness, safety, accessibility and appropriateness of ALIMA’ s medical interventions, as well as “best practices” clinical management of patients.).
EXPERIENCES & SKILLS
· Essential, degree in medicine or other paramedical studies. Specialization in tropical medicine or a degree in Public Health would be an asset
· Essential, working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs and previous humanitarian experience in ALIMA or other NGOs in developing countries.
· Essential working experience of one year as a Medical Coordinator
· Fluent English; local working language like Hausa/Kanuri would be an asset.
· Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
· Strategic Vision
· Rigorous, autonomy and organized
· Adapting Capacities and Proactivity
· Ability to work in multicultural context
· Risk Alert, and good communication
- English mission based
Contract term: contract under French law, contract length: 12 months
Position to be filled: As soon as possible
Salary: depending on experience + per diem ALIMA pays for:
Travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location
Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the Mission country for the employee
Evacuation of the employee
Please send your CV and Cover Letter to with the reference “COMED- Nigeria” in the subject line, before August 02nd, 2019.
N.B.: Applications are processed in the order of arrival and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if a good application is successful.
Only full applications (CV + Motivation Letter) will be taken into account.
- Salary Offer $3000 ~ $10.000
- Experience Level Senior
- Total Years Experience 5-10