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Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) translates to Doctors without Borders. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - bound together by our charter.  Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.

MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a worldwide movement of nearly 65,000 people.



 Supervises (Function):: Project Medical Data Encoders/Clerks
 Gross Monthly Salary: 1205.37 USD
 Section/Unit: Medical and Paramedical
 Grade Level: Level 8
 Supervisor: Medical Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Madani
 Duration: 6 months renewable subject to performance and budget
 Closing Date: 23 Nov 2023


Main Purpose


Assessing, implementing and maintaining the epidemiological surveillance systems/monitoring (if needed) according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to contribute to appropriate evidence-based decision making using well managed health data in outbreak and emergency MSF programmes

 Duties and responsibilities:



  • Carrying out key epidemiological activities in outbreak investigation (description including time, place, people with emphasis on mapping when it is needed) and advising on the operational response
  • Implementing and maintaining a surveillance system to monitor epidemiological trends of relevant outbreak-prone diseases. Guiding activities of medical staff for surveillance and/or active case finding, including ensuring understanding of the need for consistent case definitions and data recording (briefing of all new staff)
  • Monitoring and Implementing initial Assessment (for emergency situation), rapid health assessments and (baseline or follow-up) surveys. Where standard protocols are not available or appropriate, developing a protocol seeking extensive feedback and pilot testing of tools to ensure the objectives will be met robustly with support of HQ epidemiologist
  • Preparing and adapting routine documentation (survey forms, training materials, letters of request/notification, locally appropriate consent forms etc.) with support of HQ epidemiologist. Preparing an appropriate sampling frame and sample selection guidelines with support of HQ epidemiologist
  • Planning and supervising the associated HR processes of the staff under his/her responsibility (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) and ensuring that staff exhibits required skills after training and pilot test
  • Managing data systems and ensuring accurate, high quality databases; analyzing results and preparing regular written reports on progress and findings for medical coordinator/HQ and when appropriate to external collaborators/networks (MoH, other NGOs, etc.)
  • Providing training sessions to medical teams on relevant aspects of epidemiology to enhance team response capacity

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:





  • Medical doctor (preferable), nurse or biomedical background with a degree in epidemiology or  in public health.









  • At least few years of tropical medicine experience (having assumed coordination position is a plus)
  • Experience in field epidemiology  and outbreak investigation
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent command of English (at least B2) and Arabic
  • Computer literacy (word, excel, power point, outlook…)
  • Experience in DHIS2 (mandatory), and R (preferred)

Application Requirements:


Interested candidates are requested to send the applications with documents; (Updated CV, Educational certificates, work experience certificates, previous employers’ references and copy of their national ID) to:



To apply online here at the following link:






Via hand delivery of the application through Labour Office, Wad Madani



  NOTE:  Please note that MSF will Only accept applications and CV submitted in English language. Only shortlisted candidates will be called.




Opening date: 14. November 2023               Closing date: 23. November 2023

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