Jan 262018

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: France
Closing date: 15 Feb 2018

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization created in 1971 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. The French section is present in around thirty countries.

We are looking for a:

Medical information officer (M/F)


Based in Paris, under the medical director’s supervision and the department assistant’s functional authority, the main role of the information officer in this temporary 12-month position is to organise and formalise medical information management procedures within the medical department and with other MSF departments. He or she will put the necessary tools in place so that medical documentation will be easily accessible and usable from headquarters and the field.

Activities expected:

With the medical division, set and implement a governance structure for medical documentation in collaboration with the information management department.

-Set, implement and maintain a long-term management structure for the “medical toolbox” with contributors (medical department representatives) and users, as well as perform quality control: audit the document base, define its scope, define the document policy (classification, naming, indexing) and the workflow for updating it

-Help put new tools to access medical information on the various MSF intranet sites.

-Define a documentation and archival policy for the department’s medical documents and train teams on these best practices

-Train contributors on the implemented document management tools and centralise requests and malfunctions.

Ensure that there is a dynamic link between the medical department and medical coordinators/doctors in the field: centralise and adapt/shape communications going from the medical department to field coordination and headquarters

In tandem with the MyMSF intranet officer, support distribution of medical information within MSF.

-Supply the intranet medical page with reference documents in French and English

-Inform medical personnel at headquarters and in the field about intranet content and resources that can be used as medical information tools.

-Develop tools for regular communication (medical newsletter for the field, etc.)

Manage planning of the weekly department meeting, participate, and provide minutes and distribute them in French and English (headquarters and field)


Experience and education:

At least three years of experience in document management, preferably in the health field


Absolutely must have a command of French and English, both spoken and written


Ability to write, synthesise, and analyse

Knowledge of documentation language: classification systems, thesaurus, and research strategies

Command of computer software (Office Pack)


Quick to adapt, rigorous


Pedagogical approach, ability to work in a team.

Status:** 1 year contract, Full time. Based in Paris.

Position to be filled : as soon as possible

Salary conditions :

34.9 K€ gross per year on 13 months. 22 RTT per year. Supplementary health care 100% by Médecins Sans Frontières. Restaurant tickets of a value of 9€ (60% by Médecins Sans Frontières). 50% reduction in public transit pass.

How to apply:

To Apply: Send letter of interest and CV to

by February 15, 2017.

Only candidates whose applications have been accepted will be contacted.

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