Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Job for an Emergency Project Coordinator

ALIMA is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Emergency Project Coordinator

Job Location: Nigeria

Educational Qualification: A graduate

Years of Experience: HUMANITARIAN FIELD EXPERIENCE: at least 5 years professional experience in a project management capacity, international and/or healthcare/medical management preferred.
–         Extensive experience (professional or travel) outside of your home country, experience in remote/low-resource settings is an asset. 

Other Requirements: –        
–         Proven (people) management and communication skills leading a multidisciplinary team.
–         Strong organization skills.
–         Proven ability in being responsible for delegated security management.
–         Proven affinity with humanitarian and medical issues in complex crisis situations.
–         Excellent negotiation and diplomacy skills.
–         Excellent problem solving skills.
–         Ability to represent ALIMA with national and international counterparts.
–         Deep understanding of humanitarian principles
–         Solid command of English, Hausa and French are an asset

Job Specification(s):

The Project Coordinator works as part of the country coordination team and is based in the field project, leading and managing project activities and teams:

  • Definition and implementation of ALIMA medical activities: Responsive to the medical needs of the community in the field, the project coordinator leads the definition of the intervention strategy:
    • Is responsible for implementation of project activities by coordinating the optimal use of medical, logistical, financial and human resources.
    • Supports the team in the analyses of medical data, activity indicators and quality of care.
    • Ensures the continuity and coherence of the health structures medical, paramedical and logistics activities.
    • Is responsible for the implementation of the team health policy.
  • Supporting and leading the field team: organise the team’s work, ensure they are aware of the challenges of the mission and facilitate their participation in the momentum of the association.
    • Create a spirit of trust and collaboration
    • Delegate responsibilities to the different managers in the team and adapt his/her support to each of them
    • Lead regular team meetings and ensure communication is at its peak at all times
    • Typically manages a direct team composed of: a Logistics Manager, a Medical Activity Manager, an Administrator
  • Monitoring and assessment of activities, objectives and resources: monitor indicators and developments in the situation to ensure that operational strategy is aligned with the resources deployed and the needs of our patients.
  • Security of teams and operations:
    • Directly responsible for gathering information in order to analyse the local context and understand the implications for the team and operations security
    • ensure that field security measures are in place, understood by all the teams and adapted to the evolution of the situation
    • ensure communication with the coordination team on matters relating to security to help analyze better the situation with all information at hand
    • monitor the situation in the field through advanced networking and relationship building with all the parties present (authorities, power groups, community groups, ministry of health representatives, ….)
    • foster the involvement of the team he or she is leading in understanding the environment they are working in and sharing relevant information as they arise
  • Networking: develop and maintain a network of contacts, including any partners and the authorities in order to be able to take appropriate action as the situation evolves.
    • Representing ALIMA on project issues towards local communities, authorities & their counterparts and towards UN agencies and other nongovernmental organizations in the project area while taking into account the goals, objectives and strategy for the mission as a whole.
    • Promoting ALIMA’s identity and principles as an independent humanitarian medical organization.
    • Negotiating with different actors and stakeholders.
  • Financial Management and reporting
    • Contribution to create, review and update policies and reports such as country policies, annual plans and trimester reports.
    • Preparing and monitor project proposals, budgets and evaluations.
    • In collaboration with the Project Administrator, ensuring correct implementation of the administration including bookkeeping, national staff salary administration and cash flow planning.
    • Provide regular monthly reports on programmatic, security and contextual matters.
  • Liaising with the country management team as appropriate

French Short term contract for international candidates
Nigerian short term contract for Nigerian candidates
6 weeks to 3 months
Starting 1st of August, but if you are available only from September please DO send you application!
Salary package:

  • according to experience
    • starting at 1 703 euros net per month + contribution to country social systems for European nationals
    • starting at 2 843 euros net per month for all other Nationalities (including Nigerians) for whom we cannot contribute to country social systems
  • perdiem
  • transport
  • housing
  • medical insurance for expatriate and family (including family members that are home based: spouse and children)
  • medical evacuation insurance

Apply Before: 5.00pm AEST Monday 27th July 2016.

How to Apply: If you believe you meet the criteria, please send your Curriculum Vitae to (no need for a motivation letter, we will discuss that during the interview

Please note that since we receive A LOT of applications daily, we do ONLY contact candidates that meet the selection criteria stated above.


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