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Head of Mission Support
Medecins sans Frontieres


MSF - Swizerland - Sudan

Médecins sans Frontières is a private international medical emergency organisation. It provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflicts, and does so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.


 Gross Salary: 1394 USD
 Duty Station: Gedaref State, Emergency office
 Closing Date: 12 April 2021

 
 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the HoM in promoting and protecting the MSF image externally and assisting in context analysis, disseminating relevant context information to the coordination team, regularly informing them on key issues, updating general information on the context for MSF internal documents and advising on cultural appropriateness of organized activities and individual behaviors.
  • Analyzing the risks and the security level of the context of the mission and assisting in conducting risk assessments and in the development security plans for the mission and project. Advising the PC and HoM on aspects of security management
  • Establishing and maintaining external relationships with relevant authorities and stakeholders. Keeping good knowledge of counterparts in different administrations and departments and keeping up to date records of field contacts (other NGOs, UN agencies, local authorities, etc.) verifying that they are easily accessible, in order to facilitate contacts and meetings.
  • At the request of the Head of Mission, assisting the HoM or representing MSF in meetings (NGOs, official bodies and administrations, etc.)and preparing full report
  • Ensuring the follow up of relevant administrative dossiers such as the MSF registration in the country, working permits, immigration policies, national protocols, etc.
  • At the request of the HoM, preparing and conducting an information briefing, focusing on the country context for International Regional and Relocated Staff
  • Translating sensitive documents and acting as an interpreter when needed. Writing letters and correspondences with officials and partners and preparing reports, internal memos and formal requests. Monitoring the correspondences in the absence of the HoM.
  • Assisting in the elaboration of the advocacy plan of the mission in collaboration with the PC, MedCo and the Communications responsible and supporting its implementation and follow up.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Education:

  • University degree or similar level of education

 

Experience:

  • Experience in humanitarian aid preferably within MSF. Essential strong understanding of the workings of the different administrations of the country
  • Experience working in political, security and humanitarian issues in the country

 

Languages:English                               

Knowledge:

  • Computer proficiency in MS Excel and Word
  • Good analytical skills, at ease with figures and economics data
  • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills, including writing skills

Application must be in English language and must include (mandatory) :

  • Complete CV and Copies of all the certificates and diplomas mentioned in the CV.
  • Contact information of the previous employers for reference.
  • Sudanese Nationality certificate.

 

Application before 12th April 2021 in sealed envelope mentioning “MSF - application for Medical Activity Manager”, to Labour office , Khartoum Al Jamahiriya Street, or online at Sudanjob.net.  Applications that are incomplete or submitted after the 12th April 2021 will not be accepted. 

Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


 









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