Jan 262018

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: France
Closing date: 18 Feb 2018

Médecins Sans Frontières is an international medical and humanitarian association founded in 1971 that provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflicts. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions. MSF is present in more than 60 countries worldwide.

For a new position, we are recruiting:

Assistant of women‘s and child health trainings (M/F)

Mission :

This position sits within the Training Unit MSFOCP and is under the responsibility of the Medical Pedagogical Coordinator (hierarchically) and the Head of the Medical Unit in Sydney (functionally). This position is responsible for the coordination of all trainings related to Women’s and Children’s Health and Care for Victims of Sexual Violence (at the point of writing at least five different training courses and at around 15 training sessions/year at field, HQ and regional level). This relates to MSF OCP specific trainings as well as to MSF intersectional trainings.

Activities and tasks :

General tasks:

Is focal point and therefore responsible for coordination, timely enrolment, smooth preparation and execution of all aspects of training courses in WH, SV and paediatrics/ newborn care:

-Is responsible that cells and where relevant other OCs are aware of the range of training courses in women’s health, sexual violence and paediatrics and enroll candidates in a timely fashion

-Manages and updates all materials and tools used for organizing, implementing and evaluating training

-Facilitates communication between all stakeholders (cell managers, HR in cell, pool managers, medical referents, fields) to identify training needs and course selection and establishment of list of trainees in a timely fashion

-Collects requests for course sessions by fields and cells and assesses appropriateness of requests, to prioritize requests according to relevance for field and trainee, expected impact to improve care, availability of trainers and the need for training in other fields/projects.

-Ensures that training content is up to date and organizes and particpates in updating process as necessary.

-Facilitates implementation of all training courses on HQ, regional and field level

-Coordinates feedback on training and organises course evaluation process

-Writes end of training reports within 1 month of training (max)

-Maintains participants’ database and course management system.

Training organization:

Plans and organises preparation for logistics (training venue, equipment, material,…) and other issues (visa, accommodation etc) to ensure fluid training execution at HQ, regional and field level

-Ensures availability of trainers well in advance as well as provides necessary information for timely and adequate departure (administrative, briefings etc)

-For field-based and regional trainings liaises with the field to ensure adequate planning and logistics of course sessions

-Ensures training material/equipment is sent to relevant training sites and returned.

-Communicates with trainers regarding content of training etc.

-Ensures departures and returns of trainers/facilitators are organized: accommodation, perdiem, transport, visa, medical examination etc

-Helps in the organization (logistic, administrative) for training based in HQ.

Establishment and management of pool of trainers

-Participates in the identification of new trainers in collaboration with trainers, pool managers and referents

-Establishes, updates and maintains organization of pool of trainers (availability, rolling roster, contracts…)

-Ensures trainers have received appropriate training (organizes ToTs if/when needed)

-Manages and is focal point for trainers on a one-year contract: work schedule, perdiem, paid leave, accommodation.

-Ensures that sufficient trainers are available of planned trainings and liaises with medical referents and managers when there are doubts about feasibility of training.


Excellent and demonstrated organisational skills

Ability and willingness to work autonomously and to take initiative

Good and demonstrated networking and diplomacy skills

Excellent communication skills

Solution-oriented thinking

MSF field and/or headquarter experience

Good writing and editing skills

Good written and oral skills in English and French

Flexibility to work outside normal working hours (meetings/conferences with Sydney on regular basis; field travel)

Available for travelling to the field and other sections when needed on regular basis


Medical background/experience not a must but of added value

Experience in training of added value

Status :

6 months contract – Full time – Based in Paris

Position to be filled: February 2018

Salary conditions:

34.9 K € gross annual over 13 months. 22 days RTT per year. Complementary health supported 100% by Médecins Sans Frontières. Meal vouchers of 9€ (60% reimbursed by Médecins Sans Frontières). Support for 50% of the public transport subscription.

How to apply:

Thank you for submitting your application (cover letter and CV) online

Until 18th February 2018 included.

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