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August 22, 2011

Medical Assistant Recruitment in Nairobi Kenya 2011

Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland Somalia Mission 

Medical Assistant

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

At present, MSFCH operates in three programmes locations in Somalia: Afgoye, Dinsor and Beletwayne.

Location: Nairobi with frequent field visit to projects

Start date: ASAP

Type of contract: 1 year (renewable)

Main Tasks:

  • works in close collaboration with the Medco. In collaboration with the field team challenge / adapt medical operational priorities and strategies through annual plan of action and logical framework writing
  • Monitor the programme through data analysis and field visit, give feedback to the team, and exchange medical information
  • Report and analyze data to the Medical Coordinator through regular reports. Put in perspective difficulties encountered and context of the project.
  • Participates in exploratory mission / assessment to monitor health and health related issues
  • Define the medical human resources needs. Ensure a correct mission organization chart, accurate medical job description and application of correct recruitment criteria.
  • Carry out individual briefing/debriefings, follow-up, individual evaluation, technical evaluation, Field training
  • Ensure staff health (including staff mental health) application of the national staff health policy and support expatriate health.
  • Direct support to unit Supervisors
  • Ensure an update of the emergency preparedness every 6 months.
  • Clinical Officer or Registered Nurse with the respective Medical Board
  • 2 years experience, and MSF experience is an added advantage
  • Fluent in English and Somali Language with coordination experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative
  • Team player with strong analytical skills
  • Flexible and able to work in a demanding and challenging work environment.
  • Humanitarian spirit.
Personal qualities:
  • Organized, methodical and accurate
  • Able to work to strict deadlines and under pressure.
  • Good team player.
  • Motivated with a demonstrated ability to adapt to new working methods.
  • Ability to live and work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
Send your CV, motivation letter, copies of relevant documents, mentioning on the envelope “ Medical Assistant” to:

The Medical Coordinator
MSF-Switzerland, Somalia Mission
James Gichuru Road, off Gitanga Road,
P.O. Box 25091 – 00603
Lavington, Nairobi

Deadline: Friday, 28th August, 2011.

Only short-listed candidate will be contacted.

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1 Comment on this Article

  • Tamara Aug 25TH, 2011

    I am medical doctor for Kyrgyzstan(Central Asia). I have 17 years experience of work as doctor – Internal Medicine/ General Practice , Pediatry. I want to apply for position of medical coordinator or medical Assistant in MSF in Kenya, Somali aMission . But I am cant to send the application by avia because it will be late to apply before the deadline, and there is no e-mail adress in jobs sites. Please recommned how i can apply for medical position .

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