Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Closing date: 31 Oct 2018
Médecins Sans Frontières, an international humanitarian medical association created in 1971, provides medical assistance to populations facing crises threatening their survival, mainly in the event of armed conflicts, but also epidemics, natural disasters or exclusion of care. The French section of MSF is present in more than thirty countries.
As part of a replacement, we are looking for an Assistant of women‘s and child health trainings (M/F)
This position sits within the Training Unit MSF-OCP 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. This relates to MSF OCP specific trainings as well as to MSF intersectional trainings.
Activities and tasks:
The assistant is focal point and therefore responsible for coordination of needs assessment, planning, timely enrolment, smooth preparation and execution of all aspects of training courses in WH, SV and pediatrics/ newborn care:
establishment of list of trainees
Definition of procedures & implementation:
information and shares it with relevant interlocutors
The assistant plans and coordinates preparation for logistics (training site, equipment, material…) and other issues (training venue, visa, accommodation…) to ensure fluid training execution at HQ, regional and field level:
Establishment and management of pool of trainers
MSF field and/or headquarter experience (6 months minimum) is required
Paramedical/Medical background/experience and experience in training are an asset.
Languages : English and French fluency required (written and spoken)
Skills and knowledge:
Excellent and demonstrated organizational skills
Ability and willingness to work autonomously and to take initiative
Good and demonstrated communication, networking and diplomacy skills
Good writing and editing skills
Flexibility to adapt working hours based on the needs of communication with others offices and field.
Status: 12-month contract. Full time. Based in Paris (possible travels abroad but infrequent)
35,3 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.
Position to be filled: as soon as possible
How to apply:
Please send your application (cover letter and CV) at
until October, 31st, 2018 included.
Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted