Regional coordinator South Caucasus (F/M) – Armenia

Médecins du Monde

For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MdM currently works in more than 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

MdM France has been working in Georgia since 2004 and in Armenia since 2019. The mission is currently implementing a harm reduction project with the LGBT community in Tbilissi as well as a regional harm reduction project with and towards injecting drug users. MdM is now preparing to launch an important regional project on Hepatitis C, with a strong research component.

In addition, following the exode of the Armenian population from Nagorno Karabagh, MdM started an emergency response, focusing on mental health and psychosocial support.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direct supervision of the desk manager, you ensure the overall management of MdM mission in South-Caucasus (1 office in Tbilissi, 1 office in Yerevan). You lead the development of MdM’s intervention in the region.

You will also develop a fundraising strategy and ensure donors relations in the region.

Your main responsibilities are:

Programme management, organisation and follow-up

  • Manage, supervise and support at each country level, and at regional level, the overall planning and implementation of MdM programs in link with the local partners (stakeholders and/or local NGO)
  • Ensure that adequate means are available for the smooth running of the programmes – logistical, administrative, financial, HR, etc.
  • Ensure legal compliance of all actions undertaken by MdM-France in South Caucasus
  • Define the operational strategy together with the desk, and the volunteer board delegates
  • Ensure an efficient and smooth partnership with partners
  • Supervise and play a part in drawing up proposals to donors as well as interim and final reports; be responsible for the quality of documents sent to the HQ (proposals, reports)
  • Supervise the drawing up of a monthly report on overall activities

Human resources management

  • Oversee the regional team and directly manage 5 members of staff (increase of staff planned in the near future)
  • Support the coordination team in the management of the programs
  • Ensure that appropriate human resources / legal issues, administrative, financial and logistics procedures are implemented and maintained in accordance with the MdM rules and guidelines
  • Conduct briefing and debriefing of the staff under your direct supervision, and validate any disciplinary measure in relation with a team member

Safety management

  • Implement and ensure the proper follow-up of the MdM security guidelines
  • Ensure a constant surveillance and analysis of the geopolitical context and security issues
  • Exchange on a regular basis with the desk regarding the possible evolutions of the local / regional context and the analysis of this evolution, particularly the possible impact on the mission
  • Be responsible for the overall safety and security of MdM teams, sites and assets in the region

Representation and coordination

  • Represent MdM and negotiate with authorities
  • Ensure regular interaction, information sharing and collaboration with partners and other humanitarian actors in the region

Communication

  • Centralise field and HQ information and ensure smooth flow of communication among the various parties involved
  • Be the spokesperson for MdM with local and international media in coordination with HQ

Fundraising

  • Develop a fundraising strategy and explore funding opportunities
  • Establish and develop networking with donors.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 12 months

  • Starting date: February 2024
  • Employment package – including salary and benefits – adapted according to the profile of the selected candidate (national or expatriate)
  • Regular travels to the intervention sites
  • Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
  • As part of our measures to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism, any selected candidate may be subject to a background check on international sanctions lists (UN, the EU, France, the United States…). This information is handled confidentially and stored on a secure server. For more information on the processing of personal data throughout this process: http://bit.ly/3CSTDYO
  • Family posting possible

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:

  • Postgraduate level in any related field : humanitarian – project management, public health, social studies, international relations…
  • Experience in a similar position
  • Experience in supervision and team management
  • Experience in negotiations and relations with local partners and authorities
  • Experience in public health programmes
  • Leadership
  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Ability to classify and to manage priorities
  • Reactivity, adaptability, initiative
  • Organisational skills, rigor
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Experience in harm reduction projects an asset
  • Experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia regions an asset
  • Languages: fluent English (written and spoken) mandatory. Russian and French is desirable, Armenian and/or Georgian appreciated

You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

TELEPHONE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

How to apply

To apply, please click on the following link: http://www.jobs.net/j/JNLSokwy?idpartenaire=128


Deadline: 21 Mar 2024