Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has exciting opportunities in our New York office for individuals who are passionate and dedicated to our mission of providing emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.

To apply for a position, please email your resume and cover letter to employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org.

Data Entry Assistant (Temporary Full Time)

Department

The Program Department keeps a pulse on medical and humanitarian challenges around the world, as well as on MSF field programs and support the advocacy unit activities.

Project

The New York office of MSF is seeking a temporary Full-Time Data Entry Assistant to support the Program Department with a Contact Relationship Management (CRM) data validation.

Candidates should be experienced at using CRM database systems, highly organized with keen attention to detail.

Tasks

·         Verify that all contacts migrated to the new CRM database have been migrated correctly

·         Update contact profiles as needed

·         Research contacts using the internet and internal MSF resources to verify information is correct and up-to-date

Requirements

·   Minimum 2 years relevant administrative work experience, plus a Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent combination of training and experience

·         Experience using CRM database management systems is highly desirable

·         Data entry experience, including ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software and to search the internet and additional MSF resources

·         Ability to exercise good judgement

·         Proven discretion with handling sensitive data

·         Ability to multitask and adapt to changing needs

·         Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

·         Ability to work independently

·         Commitment to MSF’s mission and/or prior MSF experience is highly desirable

Type

HQ

Contract Type

Fixed Term Contract

Additional Information

Rate of pay: $15 per hour, commensurate with experience, for a 35-hour work week. Friendly and supportive work environment. Prospective candidate is eligible for some benefits based on nature of position.

Desired Hiring Date

3 January 2018

Working Time %

100,00

How to Apply

To apply, send letter of interest/cover letter and resume to: employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, ATTN: Program Data Entry Assistant position.

Submissions without cover letter will not be reviewed. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017.                               

 

Epidemiologist (Fever Diagnostic Program) (part-time consultancy)

Department

MSF currently operates activities in 35 countries with a wide spectrum of programs. The Medical Project Unit in MSF New York is part of the Medical Department of Operational Center – Paris (OCP) and provides technical support for: Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases (including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), medical quality, and medical article writing and publication. 

The New York Medical Unit, which is part of the Medical Department of MSF-Operational Center Paris (“MSF OCP”), is seeking an Epidemiologist. He/she will support the project team leading a program to improve diagnosis and management of febrile illness in MSF settings. The project team, led by the program manager, also includes a diagnostics advisor and a medical advisor and will coordinate target product profile development, research studies, market analysis, and intellectual property studies as MSF explores potential new diagnostic tools to manage patients presenting with fever.

 

Project

The epidemiologist will support the team in reviewing studies relevant to the project and coordinate epidemiological input for a defined process of prioritizing fever causing pathogens, currently undertaken by FIND and MSF. The epidemiologist will be supported by the MFD Medical and Laboratory Advisors who are under the responsibility of the MFD Project Manager and will work closely with partners at FIND leading the overall prioritization process. The entire program is overseen by the Deputy Medical Director in New York, who is a member of the senior management of the medical department of MSF OCP, under the direction of the Medical Director.

 

Tasks

Main responsibilities:

·  Analysis of planned and ongoing febrile illness etiology studies and reviews to identify relevance to MSF, timelines and potential gaps (e.g. rural settings, neglected groups);

·  Review of published febrile illness etiology studies to identify useful data to contribute to pathogen prioritization of the intended use case of the severe febrile illness diagnostic test.

·  Evaluate the strength and quality of data using predefined criteria to provide transparency with regards to data needs

·  Highlight studies focused on neglected groups (e.g. HIV positive, pregnant women, peds), or settings often neglected in studies (e.g. rural areas), with relevance to the pathogen prioritization process, to to define sub-groups; and

·  Coordinate MSF epidemiological input on a process to prioritize fever causing pathogens and work in close collaboration with partners at FIND.

 

Requirements

Qualifications:

·         Master in Public Health, Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Control; or other equivalent discipline;

·         Ability to synthesize and analyze medical studies and data and to write reports for internal and external audiences;

·         Experience with etiology studies preferred;

·         Ability to cooperatively work with multiple non-MSF stakeholders in political settings while ensuring MSF’s priorities are reflected;

·         Excellent communication skills in English and preferably French (written and oral);

·         Strong computer literacy; and

·         Epidemiologist with 1 year field exp. in developing countries, preferably with MSF, desired;

·         Willingness and ability to travel minimally to MSF offices.

 

Type

HQ

 

Contract Type

Fixed Term Contract

 

Additional Information

The consultancy is up to half-time for four months with potential for part-time work over a shorter period. Rate based on qualifications and experience.

 

Desired Hiring Date

8 January 2018

 

Working Time %

50,00

 

How to Apply

To apply, send letter of interest/cover letter and resume to: employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org , ATTN: “Fever Diagnostic Program” position.

Submissions without cover letter will not be reviewed. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: December 22, 2017

Humanitarian Affairs Officer

Department

Part of MSF International Humanitarian Diplomacy Team (HDT), formerly known as the Humanitarian Advocacy and Representation Team (HART), working within MSF USA Program Department.

Project

The Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO) provides support to the two New York based Humanitarian Diplomacy Team (HDT) Representatives. As part of the New York based HDT team, the HAO will hold a pivotal position that requires broad understanding the all MSF field operations, the United Nations and United States Government relative to MSF. 

 

Tasks

Research

·         Proactively identifies and proposes potential interlocutors and relevant networks; responsible for research on background of potential interlocutors, organizations, etc.·         Conducts research and prepares dossiers on key issues in support of HDT dossiers (Global Health Security Agenda, World Bank, Emergency Gap, USAID, UNSC). This includes regular briefs on US/UN issues of interests to Operations and MSF USA, compiling data, providing analytical support, maps, bullet-point summaries, etc.

  • Monitors developing trends in global health and international humanitarian literature and publications and shares with MSF networks.

Operational information management

  • Responsible for providing responses to external program inquiries regarding program activities via email and telephone and through regular monitoring of MSF operational updates and field developments.
  • Assists HDT in drafting formal correspondence and maintains relevant hard copy and electronic filing systems. Manages and coordinates necessary follow-up.
  • Supervises Program Associate upkeep of HDT contact management database.

·         Responsible for providing support to other departments of MSF-USA, particularly Communications, Development and CAME through initial gathering of operational information when needed and they cannot be supported through their own intersectional platforms. 

Advocacy Unit/Program Department Administration and Management 

  • Responsible for managing, supervising and evaluating the Program Associate. This includes:  setting clear attainable objectives, evaluating employee job performance, in accordance with established MSF procedures.
  • Develops the Program Associates knowledge of Humanitarian Affairs in accordance with best practice for staff development.
  • Provides back up to the Associate position for members of the Advocacy unit when needed.
  • Attends scheduled staff meetings, participates in information sharing across departments, and stay informed on important MSF topics so as to be able to contribute to the organization’s ongoing development. Performs any other tasks requested by her/his supervisor.
  • Contributes to the development and analysis of HDT NY annual plan and budgeting process through feedback on department organization and objectives, human resources, and strategic resource use.
  • Willingness to undergo Critical Incident Response Training

Requirements

  • Experience in a similar role with another humanitarian organization with field experience; MSF experience in an HAO, Field Coordinator, or Head of Mission preferred.  Candidates with a relevant PhD and less field experience will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of diverse contexts, the US Government, United Nations is highly valued
  • Extensive understanding of International Humanitarian Law is valued.
  • Experience in supervising staff a plus
  • Strong analytical abilities absolute requirement, ability to summarize complex topics and research in short briefs essential, ability to work independently. 
  • Professional high-level writing skills in English required (diplomatic correspondence)
  • Other languages, particularly French, a major plus

Type

HQ