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  • Posted: Jan 20, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 2, 2021
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    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation...
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    Project Coordinator, Support

    Location: Abakaliki, Ebonyi

    Job Descriptions

    • 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.
    • Monitoring, analysing 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,. 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.
    • Performing assigned additional responsibilities or tasks as required by the Project Coordinator

    MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities

    • Participate in exploratory missions according to the Field Coordinator indications, in order to better comprehend context, priorities and constraints when required
    • Participate in security management (updating incident logbook, external contact database) in the project and assist in updating security guidelines
    • Monitor the security situation and risks in South Nigeria and Ebonyi State and provide regular inputs to the Field Coordinator
    • Develop networking and mapping of key actors involved in security, local and international NGOS in the region
    • Promote medical advocacy objectives by increasing MSF presence in the NGO coalition in collaboration with the Field coordinator
    • Maintain the database on security incidents in close collaboration with Field Coordinator and provide monthly reports on context analysis
    • In close collaboration with GIS, work on the development of maps across road kiss movements, new routes for movements etc & develop networking with key actors for updates on road security
    • Provide cultural briefing as part of induction to new staff and visitors on Abakaliki and SE region
    • Verify the contacts are up to date and are accessible regularly
    • Orgainises meetings with local authorities , NGO and communities


    • Candidates should possess Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years work experience

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application, including Cover Letter, Resume and copy of relevant certificates and NYSC certificate / Exemption Letters to: using the "Job title" as the subject of the email.
    Send hard copy to:
    MSF Belgium Human Resources Office,
    Plot D33 Libration Estate (After the Enugu/Abakaliki Express) Abakaliki,
    Ebonyi State.

    Application Procedure
    In the body of the mail, please indicate the following in the format as seen below:

    • Qualification(s)
    • Current location
    • Languages you speak
    • Years of relevant experience
    • NYSC status

    Note: Please note only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interview; MSF Belgium takes this opportunity to thank all potential candidates for their application.

    Method of Application

    Notice / Important Information

    • Please make sure to submit your application on or before this date.
    • Only successful applicants will be called for interview.
    • Notice: No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process.
    • MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring of a candidate having benefitted from such acts. All illicit demands of these types may be pursued through the judicial system.

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