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Job Description

Main Purpose:

The Project Coordinator (PC) delegates ad hoc some responsibilities to the Deputy Project Coordinator according to objective criteria taking into consideration sustainability in the treatment of the different dossiers. In general terms, the Deputy Project Coordinator will assist the PC in planning project’s objectives and priorities, by identifying the population’s health needs, analyzing the context, risks and constraints, and by calculating human and financial resources needed. He/she will contribute to the supervision, monitoring and follow-up together with the PC of all aspects of the projects in order to ensure its efficient and smooth functioning. He/she will replace the Project Coordinator in his/her absence


  • Contributes to the analysis of the political, humanitarian, economic and social context in project area in order ensure that MSF's charter, policies and image are respected with regards to national employees, populations, authorities and partners.
  • Contributes to the planning, supervision, monitoring and follow-up, together with the PC, of all aspects of the projects, according to the project plan, MSF operational policy and main strategic lines.
  • Participate in the security management in the project, updating the security guidelines.
  • Upon request of the PC, represents MSF within the project limits (local authorities, media, governmental and non-governmental bodies, etc.) and negotiates collaboration agreements. Legal representation is not delegable unless legally backed up (powers of attorney, etc.)
  • Support the PC in planning and organizing project’s human resources, participate in their day-to-day management, in the induction of new staff and define training needs accordingly.
  • Participate in exploratory missions according to the PC’s indications, in order to better comprehend context, priorities, constraints and population needs.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities:

  • Assists with review and updating of all project policies and SOPs
  • Participates in the formulation and implementation of Communication and Advocacy strategies for the project
  • Proactively gathers, Informs, updates and advises the PC on a daily basis on security related issues, incidents and relevant events occurring in the project district/area.
  • Informs and advises on changes to local political and security context.
  • Assists the PC concerning staff movements approval, according to the security situation.
  • Provides links to officials and relevant external actors.
  • Updates on a regular (ad hoc) basis the “Who is who” database of key influential people of the community leaders, authorities, religious, political and non-governmental organizations in the project district/area.
  • Updates monthly contact list of relevant actors / authorities for the project.
  • Updates monthly incident log and produces an analysis report for security management purposes.
  • Assists expatriates in understanding the cultural and general context of the project and advises on appropriate cultural communication and behavior.
  • Ensures proper briefing to Inpats in the project.
  • Assists the PC on Expats / Inpats Security Plans development and implementation.
  • Arranges security escorts for all movements requiring such specific arrangements as per the local security plans.
  • Provides support to Admin / Fin department and assists the PC in HRM, when required.
  • In collaboration with the PC, ensures that all staff is aware and respects MSF principles in
  • day-to-day operations and activities, and in general as part of an MSF project
  • Documents and maintains the organization’s (specifically related to the project) institutional memory, including but not limited to context, political, cultural and security analysis.
  • Organizes and follows up all NOC applications required for all expatriates of the mission towards concerned authorities.
  • Supports ISB on VISA applications for expatriates, when required.
  • Maintains full confidentiality concerning all work-related informations



  • Minimum Bachelor degree in social sciences, politics.

  • Desirable: Postgraduate degree in public health, social sciences, political sciences, management etc.


  • At least 4 years of professional experience out of which at least 2 years MSF experience in a project management position and 2 years of equivalent experience with an INGO or other sector (e.g. private company etc.)

  • Previous work experience in setting up emergency intervention would be an advantage.


Mission language essential English, Balochi/Brahvi, Urdu, and Sindhi


Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
MSF - Holland
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
4 Years
Apply Before:
Feb 18, 2019
Posting Date:
Feb 12, 2019
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