Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.
The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by 24 sections and offices worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens and decentralised in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 4 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations, including the Logistics Department.
Médecins Sans Frontières OCBA plans to expand its interventions in the field of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH). Maintaining the quality and rapidity of the medical responses, MSF is reinforcing its capability to efficiently and timely respond to WaSH related emergencies, with special focus to displaced populations. The MIO will have the challenge to bridge the medical responses with the outreach. The WaSH Mobile Implementation Officer (MIO) will complement to buster this ambition.
Accountable to the Head of Operational Logistics and functionally reporting to the WaSH Technical referent, the MIO WaSH main objective is to help in the deployment and implementation of the Water Sanitation and Hygiene projects, policies, strategies and procedures of the organization in the field. This implementation will be done directly, with the pertinent adaptations and corrections agreed with his/her functional responsible, and through the training of the personnel involved in wash in the missions. The MIO WaSH will be part of the WaSH Team, within the Technical Support Area of the Logistics Department.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The job is structured around 3 main tasks:
MSF operations/field visits and assessments participating in exploratory missions, emergency responses, program support visits and project committee meetings. In this regards the MIO should go beyond WaSH project evaluation, but assist the field teams in the implementation and/or launching of new projects. The MIO WaSH will always be subject to conduct WaSH assessments as the situation requires.
Emergency Support. The MIO WaSH will also be ready to support any major emergency that arise. In these cases, the MIO WaSH will act as a WaSH Coordinator and could be devoted into a mission for a period of up to 4 months. The MIO WaSH will have the duty to define the WaSH response strategy for the intervention, its monitoring and the exit strategy.
Training. The MIO WaSH will participate in the review, design and presenting of MSF training modules. Coaching of other human resources in the field will also form an important component of his/her responsibilities. S/he might need to conduct specific trainings for the personnel in the field during its visits.
When the MIO WaSH is not on mission and after enjoying his/her R&R / holidays, s/he will support the Watsan Unit in tasks to be defined, which amongst others could include, temporarily doing the backup of the Watsan Technical referent responsible.
Education and experience
· Technical education related to the job profile.
· Capacity to understand and analyze the links between morbidities and WaSH, and experience in specific programs that involve a link between WaSH related morbidities and outreach WaSH activities (Malnutrition, Cholera, Malaria …)
· Experience leading, coaching or working with teams in some remote, or security tight context to achieve desired results.
· At least two years of WaSH experience in the field, responding to emergencies in poor income countries and with responses focusing in displaced people.
· MSF field experience as a watsan is a plus
· Good understanding of computers and new technologies.
· Excellent oral and written communication to motivate and influence the teams.
· Good command of French and English is a must. Spanish and Arabic desirable.
· Commitment to MSF’s Principles
· Cross-cultural Awareness
· Behavioural Flexibility
· Analytical Thinking
· Strategic Vision
· Results and Quality Orientation
· Service Orientation
· Initiative and Innovation
· Teamwork and Cooperation
· Availability to travel abroad about 80% if his/her time and flexibility in terms of working hours (need to work some weekends)
· Based in the field with frequent travelling and supervisions to the projects (minimum 80 % of his/her working time), mainly in Africa.
· Full time job with peaks of intense activity and workload (in emergencies)
· Contract duration: 6 months, with possible extension
· Annual gross salary: 26,981.33 Euros (divided into 12 months payments) + secondary benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward Policy
· Practical working conditions while in the field are as per the MSF-OCBA guideline.
Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates.
Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognised disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above mentioned position. ;