Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Project Coordinator Support (Nairobi).

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Location: Mathare Project, Nairobi
Start date : ASAP
Length of contract : Three months’ probation period, renewable based on performance
Application Deadline: 29th March, 2021  

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization providing assistance to people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics, natural or non-natural disasters or persons excluded from access to care health. The organization has health projects in more than 68 countries

Main Purpose

Provide support to the Project Coordinator in the security management and the coordination tasks, ensuring a smooth relation with local and national authorities and contributing to the context analysis and follow-up according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to ensure the smooth running of the project

Accountabilities: 

  • Representing MSF externally together with the Project Coordinator (PC) or alone (when delegated) and negotiating on behalf of the project coordination in close cooperation with the PC and based on beforehand agreed messaging. Assisting in safeguarding and promoting MSF’s image externally
  • Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on key issues (security, risk, etc.) to the Project Coordinator and providing contextual information, through a sound knowledge of counterparts, parties, actors, authorities and military groups, in different administrations/parties and governorates/districts in order to improve understanding and decision making processes. Maintaining the security database and providing a biweekly context analysis based on recent incidents and developments
  • Assisting in exploratory missions and assessments as needed and participating in the development of security plans
  • Assisting the Project Coordinator in Internal and External Communication sessions and events about MSF (for National staff, the Ministry of Health staff, 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.
  • Ensuring the continuity of relations/networking with local actors (other NGOs, UN agencies, local authorities, media, etc.) and filing and updating field contacts and correspondence in order to ensure information sources accuracy and its availability on regular basis. Organizing advocacy contacts and appointments for the Project Coordinator.
  • 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 briefings/trainings of assessment team, drivers, and guards in consultation with the Project Coordinator.
  • 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)
  • Perform assigned additional responsibilities or tasks as required by the Project Coordinator

Requirements

Education University Diploma Level, preferably in the field of Social Sciences (Political Sciences, International Public Law, Anthropology, Economics, etc.)
Experience
  • Essential: Experience in and exposure to working in a complicated political humanitarian environment.
  • Essential: Three years of field experience in similar jobs (specifically security management) with MSF.
  • Essential: Experience in data collection, reporting and analysis.
  • Desirable: Management experience.
Languages
  • Essential :English and Kiswahili (high level command oral and written)
Knowledge
  • Essential: Computer literacy (word, excel, Internet/social media)
  • Essential: High level of knowledge of local culture and general context in Nairobi Eastlands.
  • Excellent understanding of MSF’s principles and values.
  • Knowledge of and interest in humanitarian issues
Competencies
  • Results and Quality orientated
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Behavioral Flexibility
  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Stress Management
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills

If you meet the above requirements, please email your CV & motivation letter as a single file by 29th March, 2021 under the subject “Project Coordinator Support – Mathare Project” to msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

(MSF is an equal opportunity Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)

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