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General Coordinator (M/F) at Medecins Du Monde

Médecins du Monde or Doctors of the World, is an international humanitarian non-profit organization that provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable populations while advocating for equal access to healthcare worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: General Coordinator (M/F) 

Location: Maiduguri, Borno with frequent visits to Abuja. 
Status: Employee
Contract: Fixed term contract
Duration: 69 months
Starting date: July 10th, 2017

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Under direct responsibility of the Head of Emergency department, you report to the Desk officer.
  • You are in charge of designing and supervising the implementation of MdM’s operational strategy in Nigeria.

More precisely, you:

  • Manage the coordination team (5 persons).
  • Monitor regularly the humanitarian situation in Nigeria in collaboration with the coordination team and in case of substantial changes propose and discuss new actions with the team and the Desk officer, including the conduction of need assessments or the implementation of new activities.
  • Participate in the definition of the operational plans, and are in charge of the coordination of its implementation, and the supervision of the activities in a timely manner and in the respect of MDM ethics, principles and MDM commitments.
  • Ensure regular interaction, information sharing, and collaboration with other humanitarian actors in Nigeria (UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs), and in particular with the medical organizations with similar programs.
  • Represent MdM with the local authorities and with local and international media.
  • Are responsible for fundraising and budget management, ensuring the respect of donors contractual obligations.
  • Monitor the security situation, analyze and anticipate the security evolutions.
  • Define and implement safety rules up to date and guarantee their application by all the team in Nigeria.
  • Manage and report on any security incident affecting MDM staff and assets.

Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience in a similar position in the humanitarian sector as general coordinator
  • Experience in supervision and management of a large expatriate and national team
  • Experience in representation with humanitarian actors, authorities and donors
  • Experience in hard negotiations with local authorities, partners and staff
  • Solid experience in a volatile security context and in security management
  • Excellent communication skills, listening and diplomacy skills
  • Working previously in Nigeria or the Region in an asset
  • Ability to take effective decisions according to the context
  • Flexibility, reactivity, anticipation, adaptability
  • Leadership / team spirit / diplomacy
  • You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non statutory, NFP model.


  • English fluent
  • French is an asset

Deadline: 31st August, 2017.

How to Apply

Click here to apply online


  • 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.

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