Deputy Project Coordinator – MSF Spain


Job Description

Organization:Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Reports to (Hierarchical):Project Coordinator
Reports to (Functional):Project Coordinator
Job Family:Operations
Salary:2060 USD

Main Purpose

The Project Coordinator (PC) delegates ad hoc some responsibilities to the Deputy Project Coordinator ac-cording to objective criteria taking into consideration sustainability in the treatment of the different dossiers. In general terms, the Deputy Project Coordinator will assist the PC in planning the project’s objectives and priorities, by identifying the population’s health needs, analyzing the context, risks, and constraints, and calculating human and financial resources needed. He/she will contribute to the supervision, monitoring, and follow-up together with the PC of all aspects of the projects in order to ensure its efficient and smooth functioning. He/she will replace the Project Coordinator in his/her absence.


•Contribute to the analysis of the political, humanitarian, economic, and social context in project area in order ensure that MSF’s charter, policies and image are respected with regards to national employees, populations, authorities and partners.
•Contributes to the planning, supervision, monitoring, and follow-up, together with the PC, of all aspects of the projects, according to the project plan, MSF operational policy, and main strategic lines.
•Participate in the security management in the project, updating the security guidelines.
•Upon request of the PC represents MSF within the project limits (local authorities, media, governmental and non-governmental bodies, etc.) and negotiates collaboration agreements. Legal representation is not delegable unless legally backed up (powers of attorney, etc.)
•Support the PC in planning and organizing project’s human resources, participate in their day-to-day management, in the induction of new staff, undertake evaluation of staff under his/her direct supervision, and define training needs accordingly.
•Participate in exploratory missions according to the PC’s indications, in order to better comprehend context, priorities, constraints, and population needs.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

•Ensuring the continuity of relations/networking with civil society (resistance committee, Women and Youth association, professional medical actors) and filing and updating field contacts and correspondence in order to ensure information sources accuracy and its availability on a regular basis
•Support FC to follow up epidemic situation in close collaboration with PMR for early detection of Alerts.
•Participate actively in doing assessment, alert investigation, and possible response to emergencies.
•Participate in Weekly cluster meetings with other partners to Represent MSF on demand of PC.
•Participate in drafting project proposals for approval of interventions.
•Elaboration of the periodic report: SITREP (daily, weekly, monthly), Intervention report, 6 months, and annual report.
•Participate actively in the process of annual plan preparation
•Follow the Alert Management tool together with PC and the medical team.
•Support the project coordinator in the risk analysis and update according to the development of the context.
•Translating and reviewing documents and acting as an interpreter when needed.
•Assisting the Project Coordinator in the drafting of correspondences with authorities and counterparts (government officials, military actors, community leaders, UN agencies, NGOs, etc.) in order to ensure fluent and accurate communication flows.
•Preparing and conducting context, cultural and security briefings on the project context to new employees (national and international) in order to facilitate their integration and within the project environment.
•Ensuring regular security briefing and training for assessment team, drivers, and guards in consultation with the Project Coordinator and Log Team Leader.
• Being contactable by phone and available to assist the Project Coordinator with important context, security and operational issues that may occur outside of regular working hours unless otherwise agreed with the PC (e.g., holidays)
•Assisting the Project Coordinator in Internal and External Communication sessions and events about MSF (for National staff, the Ministry of Health, as well as local authorities, community leader, military actors, security forces) in order to improve awareness, understanding of MSF principles and services and public opinion adhesion. Write meeting minutes and contribute to the meeting logbook.



• Preferably a medical or paramedical qualification or university-level studies.
• For OCBA: Desirable degree in Project Management or HR Management.


• Essential previous experience of at least two years required in the field of humanitarian aid with MSF or other NGOs.
• Essential working experience in developing countries.


• Mission language essential.


• Essential computer literacy (outlook, word, excel and internet)


• Strategic vision.
• Leadership.
• People Management.
• Planning.
• Teamwork.

• Interested candidates are requested to send their CV & copy of educational and experience certificates to HAC Labour office, Khartoum
• Qualified Women encouraged to apply

Opening date: 05/07/2021 – Closing date: 18/07/2021

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