The following office-based positions are currently available at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Guide Team Leader (Refugee Exhibition)

Department:               Communications

Supervises:                  20 or more volunteer Guides

Type:                           Temporary Full-time Exempt Position for 4 months

 

  1. Purpose of the Job

The New York office of MSF is launching refugee exhibit, “Forced from Home” which is an outdoor, interactive educational exhibition designed to raise public awareness about the plight of the world’s 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by war and conflict. 

The Guide Team Leader (GTL) reports to the Special Projects Coordinator and works in close collaboration with the Exhibition Logistics, Administration, and Medical Supervisors.  The GTL supervises the volunteer Exhibition Guides and has overall responsibility for training them on the content and main messages of the Exhibition.  The GTL also acts as the key resource for Guides, MSF-USA office staff, local volunteers, and project staff in terms of local transportation, room, board, and exhibition office space.

 

II.        Essential Functions and Responsibilities

 

The GTL collaborates in the development of and is responsible for training all Guides on the content of the Refugee Exhibition Guide Handbook. The GTL is also responsible for implementation of key travel management components of MSF-USA’s Refugee Exhibition by performing the following duties:

 

Tour Development & Guide Training (40%)

 

  • Supervises and trains MSF aid workers to act as effective Guides at the Exhibition, answering any questions that may arise on content or how to answer specific questions from visitors;
  • Provides on-site training to Guides at the beginning of each leg of the tour, and provides individual training to new Guides as they arrive;
  • Accompanies new Guides on their tours to evaluate content and message and make constructive suggestions for changes when appropriate;
  • Provides editorial expertise to the Refugee Exhibition Guide Handbook to make sure that the information reflects field realities and core messages;
  • Identifies and makes available any useful background information – articles, MSF manuals, and so on - to assist Guides.

 

HR Management Support (40%)

 

  • Manages day-to-day activities and rostering of the Guides, ensuring full coverage at peak times, and scheduling breaks/days off when appropriate;
  • Acts as resource for all travel management related questions for Guides, project staff, and other MSF-USA staff as required;
  • Works closely with the Special Projects Coordinator and Administration Supervisor to organize the on-site breakfast, lunch, and snacks for Refugee Exhibition team at all Exhibition sites.
  • Together with the Logistics Supervisor arranges transportation of team between hotel and Exhibition site and to other locations for exhibition-related activities, as well as to airports/train/bus stations when necessary;
  • Manages the timesheets for Log Team.
  • Works with Administration Supervisor to distribute per diems and other reimbursements for all team members, liaising with office as needed;

 

Other Responsibilities (20%)

 

  • Acts as a Guide to visitors to the exhibition when required and as time allows;
  • Available for interviews with local radio, television, newspaper or other press outlets; available to speak as a panelist at related Communications or Development events.
  • Responsible for overall management and upkeep of Exhibition Office, both in the MSF-USA office and at each exhibition site.

 

III.       Supervisory Responsibilities

 

Does not directly supervise any regular permanent staff, but does supervise all volunteer Guides and some local volunteers. Coordinates work with several other members of the Project Support Team and MSF-USA Office Staff.

 

IV.       Fiscal Responsibilities

 

Under the supervision of the Special Projects Coordinator and Administration Supervisor, has direct fiscal responsibility for some expenses related to the travel, lodging, and hospitality of Guides, Project Support Team, and MSF-USA Office Staff.

 

V.         Extent of Public Contact

 

Represents the MSF movement by interacting with: all levels of MSF-USA and OC staff; officials, educators, and students from all levels of educational facilities; vendors in the travel and hospitality services industry; and members of the general public.

 

VI.       Physical Demands

 

While performing the office duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.

 

For the travel component of the job, the employee must attest to physical fitness to endure physically difficult, high stress situations which may include the necessity to walk long distances, carry a backpack or other equipment of up to 50 pounds, to ride long distances over very poor road conditions, to eat a limited diet and/or to reside or work in potentially uncomfortable housing or tents.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

 

VII.      Working Conditions, Travel, and Environment

 

The office duties of the job require regular attendance 5 days per week for a minimum of 35 hours. Must be available to work before 9:00 am, and after 5:00 pm or on weekends, as required. Hours during Exhibition tour will vary, and may include many early mornings and late nights.

 

The job will also require a large amount of domestic travel. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security and/or very basic working conditions and outside weather conditions.

 

VIII.    Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-year experience providing administrative support in an office setting
  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communications skills, including the ability to effectively present information to partners.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining systems to organize and track multiple projects at the same time.
  • Strong computer literacy, including ability to use word-processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database software, and to search the internet for research purposes.
  • Ability to write a range of correspondence from formal business letters to thank you notes.
  • Ability to prioritize and to work under pressure.
  • Team management experience.

Preferred:

  • Minimum 1 field mission with MSF.
  • Comprehensive understanding of MSF’s medical activities and humanitarian principles.

Languages"

  • Essential: English
  • Desirable: French, Spanish

 

To Apply:

 

To apply, send cover letter and resume employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, ATTN:  Guide Team Leader by May 22, 2016.

 

Starting salary: mid to high 50’s, friendly and supportive work environment.

 

For more information please visit our website:  www.doctorswithoutborders.org

 

Any applications submitted without letter of interest/cover letter will not be considered.

 

No calls please.

 

 

 

 

                                 

 

 

 

Temporary Development Assistant, Corporate Relations

Department:   Development

Type:  Temporary, Full-time, Non-Exempt

 

The mission of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is to provide impartial medical relief to the victims of war, disease, and natural or man-made disaster, without regard to race, religion, or political affiliation.

Role

You will join a dynamic team that manages a portfolio of over 500 donors valued at $20+ million.  You will be responsible for corporate donor data management as well as workplace giving related activities.  Daily functions will include: regular maintenance of corporate donor records, pulling donor reports for upload to donor database and for quarterly mailings, coordinating logistics for participation in workplace charity fairs, and general administrative support as needed.  This is the right position for a motivated data enthusiast who can work in a fast paced environment, is highly organized, detail oriented, and a creative problem solver with an interest in working for a leading humanitarian aid organization.  You will report to the Corporate Relations Associate and be part of the mighty MSF-USA development team.  The position ends on December 31, 2016, but there may be opportunities available within the department or organization after completion of assignment.

Responsibilities

·         Manage data hygiene project which will range from merging duplicates to streamlining conventions for multi-layered organizational records;

·         Develop and execute process for reconciling donor information between external sources and donor database;

·         Generate donor reports for regular business analysis and mailings;

·         Coordinate logistics for organization participation at workplace giving charity fairs (eg: ordering and mailing materials, scheduling speakers, etc.);

·         Process daily donor data entry and analysis in a consistent and timely manner;

·         Assist with various administrative duties as needed such as processing quarterly mailings and developing corresponding program attachments;

·         Contributes to documenting and updating the business policies and procedures followed by the corporate team.

·         Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings, program updates and office-wide debates to participate in information sharing across all departments

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

·         Two years related data management experience;

·         Strong proficiency in database software(s) such as Salesforce or Raiser's Edge and MS Office Suite;

·         Excellent organizational skills and proven record of creative problem solving skills;

·         Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent;

·         Strong oral and written English language communication skills;

·         Interest and commitment to the work of MSF and international and humanitarian issues;

·         Ability to handle a large volume of work under pressure and with deadlines while maintaining sense of humor and keen attention to detail;

·         Enthusiastic team player with the ability to work independently; and

·         Excellent judgment and diplomacy.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Experience with Revolution Online (ROI) database; and

·         Project management skills.

 

To apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, Subject: Temp Development Assistant, Corporate Relations.  Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Mid $40,000’s, salary commensurate with experience. Great benefits. A friendly, supportive environment with growth potential

 

Application Deadline: June 2nd, 2016.

Director of Development Systems

Department: Development

Type: Full-time; Exempt

Supervises:  Direct ReportsFundraising Systems Manager, Senior Analyst Indirect:  2 Fundraising Systems Associates, 1 Fundraising Systems Assistant, 1 Marketing Analyst, 2 Temporary positions, plus an active pool of Volunteers, Work Study students and/or Interns

 

Position Responsibilities

The Director of Development Systems is a member of the Development Managers platform and plays a critical role in MSF-USA’s ability to operate an extremely diverse, complex and fast-paced fundraising program. The Development Systems team serves the entire Development department, acting like a central nervous system supporting all fundraising operations, from massive multi-step omni-channel marketing campaigns to supporting the growth of high-touch relationships with major donors, foundations and corporations.

Under the general direction of the Director of MSF-USA’s fundraising department, the Director of Development Systems leads a collaborative process of assessing, planning and implementing changes to fundraising systems along with continuously optimizing and improving existing processes and routines within the department. Systems planning and maintenance must meet the strategic and practical needs of all units of Development and provide the required financial and data-quality controls and reporting mechanisms for end-users and decision-makers.

The Director of Development Systems must guide continuous systems improvement along all available avenues, including but not limited to:

  • developing and improving technological systems to support dynamic and diverse fundraising campaigns across all business units, meanwhile tracking all donor activity and history so that interaction and transaction data are available in a variety of formats to support decision making
  • providing new ways to synthesize, review and visualize data
  • restructuring and recalibrating work routines and job responsibilities across the team to handle sudden spikes in donation, call and mail volume, along with changing needs across the department
  • managing and constantly improving data quality routines managed by staff and vendors
  • pushing vendors to maximize service to MSF and its donors while keeping costs under control
  • conducting extensive vendor search and selection projects which result in lasting relationships between MSF and its market-leading business partners.

The Director of Development Systems must also ensure all staff and vendors dedicated to fundraising systems and analytics are operating efficiently and effectively. S/he is responsible for implementing and improving mechanisms which result in continuous quality improvement of donor data and sustained increases in systems efficiency.

The Director of Development Systems must work seamlessly with the Marketing Director to ensure the data management and reportability of all marketing campaigns is timely and quality-controlled. S/he must also ensure the Donor Service team and MSF’s outsourced call centers have access to all the data and systems they need to provide maximum support and service to MSF’s donors.

The Director of Development Systems will work closely with the Director of Systems at MSF-USA who will coordinate all comprehensive technological changes made to critical business applications across the office. The Director of Development Systems directly manages both a Fundraising Systems Manager and a Senior Analyst who in turn supervise their own staff.  S/he ensures information sharing from both groups to enhance practices across the board.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 6-8 years directly relevant work experience required, plus a Bachelor’s degree in business or related area, or equivalent combination of training and experience, including:
    • Min. 5 yrs. systems/technical management in a Development department.
    • Min. 3 yrs. experience with a donor database with over 500,000 active records.
    • Min. 3 yrs. experience with business process reengineering in a Development dept.
    • Min. 3 yrs project management; vendor management including contract negotiation, and demonstrated ability to bring complex projects in on-time and on-budget.
  • High level knowledge of fundraising databases, workflows, documentation, data integrity, quality control, financial controls and audits.
  • Demonstrated understanding of goals of various branches of Development Demonstrated ability to clearly document complex technical and business processes.
  • Knowledge of and experience with continuous quality improvement strategies and methods.
  • Knowledge of PII security and privacy compliance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency using MS Office and extensive knowledge of Excel and fundraising database management. SQL experience a plus.
  • Experience managing complex vendor relationships and maximizing productivity of outside vendors and consultants
  • Organized, detail-oriented, creative, problem-solving, strong analytical skills, strong written and oral communication, high energy, fast paced, deal with pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, move projects from conceptual stages to launch, and handle multiple and often competing deadlines.
  • Strong manager; facilitator; integrator, with min. 3 years staff management experience.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex information and use it to develop and coordinate systems that improve efficiency.
  • Ability to write routine business correspondence.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Excellent judgment and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated interest in the work of MSF strongly preferred.
  • Residence in or willingness to relocate to NYC metro area.

 

To apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org,                          Subject: Director of Development Systems.  Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Mid $90’s – low 100‘s, salary commensurate with experience. Great benefits. A friendly, supportive environment with growth potential. Application Deadline: June 12, 2016.

Humanitarian Representative

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.

The New York office of MSF is seeking a Full Time Humanitarian Representative for our Advocacy Unit at the Program department to carry out humanitarian diplomacy in the U.S. in support of MSF operations, to develop and implement advocacy strategies that bear witness to MSF field activities, to raise awareness of the obstacles preventing adequate care of specific populations in need, and to encourage other actors to assume their responsibilities towards those populations.

Position responsibilities:

Represents MSF Operations in the dialogue with diplomatic community, U.S. Government officials (White House National Security Council; Department of Defense; State Department; USAID; Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration –BPRM-; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –CDC–, among others), U.S. Congress (Senate and House of Representatives), international organizations (such as the World Bank, PAHO, ICRC, OEA, etc.), US based NGOs, and Think Tanks based in Washington DC.

Some of the essential functions and responsibilities are:

  • Supports MSF Operations through high level contact at Washington, DC level in case of security incident necessitating the support of the U.S. Government.
  • In collaboration with Advocacy Unit colleagues, assist MSF Operations (Operational Managers) to select advocacy themes that support MSF’s medical and humanitarian field work and develop the strategies needed to pursue these issues in the U.S., including the identification and selection of appropriate interlocutors.
  • Accompanies MSF Operational Managers and Country Representatives for advocacy rounds in Washington DC. 
  • Responsible for operational advocacy. In addition to country and political dossiers, the Humanitarian Representative (HR) is also the MSF focal point for MSF’s engagement with World Bank, including developing analysis on and monitoring the World Bank policies.
  • Support MSF Operations by providing analytical information published by Washington, DC based institutions.
  • Ensure the coherence and strategic character of MSF advocacy/humanitarian diplomacy in coordination with MSF Operations. The Humanitarian Representative supports MSF Operational Centers to develop coherent advocacy messages on humanitarian and programmatic concerns that adequately reflect all facets of the context and that don’t overstep the legitimacy of MSF’s voice as a medical humanitarian organization.
  • The Humanitarian Representative is part of the “Humanitarian Advocacy and Representation Team –HART–[1]) and as such, he/she works in close collaboration with MSF Representative to the UN, based in NYC. While the Humanitarian Representative reports to the MSF-USA Executive Director, he/she has a technical/functional correlation with the HART coordinator.
  • Coordinate with the MSF-USA Access Campaign U.S. Manager & Legal Policy Adviser to enhance reflection of operational priorities and field experience in CAME advocacy initiatives, and to ensure a relevant balance of CAME messaging and MSF operational experience is presented to interlocutors.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of assigned contexts/themes and maintain an overview of MSF’s involvement. Stay abreast of the medical and humanitarian challenges faced by the populations in assigned contexts. Write regular briefs on U.S. issues of interest to Operations and MSF-USA, and make written reports on meetings and other contacts.
  • Chair the bi-weekly Advocacy/Communications meeting, to share advocacy priorities and promote coherence with MSF’s public communications.
  • Keep MSF-USA office colleagues and MSF-USA Board members informed of field concerns and bilateral advocacy work through regular presentations at Program Updates.
  • Supervise the Humanitarian Affairs Researcher according to MSF-USA procedures.
  • Undertake field assignments when needed to respond to urgent field needs, to provide a temporary replacement and/or to provide technical assistance or expertise.

Qualifications:

  • Field experience with MSF:
  • Minimum of 24 months in a country coordination team position.
  • Exposure to highly political environments and humanitarian crises preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with MSF principles and “speaking out” efforts.
  • Experience in emergency contexts strongly preferred.
  • Proven and demonstrated analytical and political skills; excellent judgment and diplomacy; comfort with advocacy role.
  • Excellent oral and written English; French preferable.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and synthesize complex topics so as to write reports and high-level business correspondence, and effectively present information to internal and external audiences including senior government, and diplomatic officials.
  • Residence in or willingness to relocate to the NYC metro area.

 

How to apply:

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, ATTN: Humanitarian Representative before May 23, 2016. Targeted start dates is July 1, 2016.

Starting salary: Mid 90’s to Low 100’s, plus excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth and development.

For more information please visit our website: www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Please note that if you are not a current New York or tristate area resident, relocation or visa sponsorship assistance will be provided.

Any applications submitted without letter of interest/cover letter will not be considered.

No calls please.

 

[1] The Humanitarian Advocacy and Representation Team –HART- is a team of MSF representatives located in key diplomatic posts such as New York, Washington DC, London, Geneva, Brussels, Jakarta, Beirut, Johannesburg/Addis Ababa, Tokyo and Beijing. 

Media Coordinator- “Forced From Home” Traveling Exhibit

Duration of Project: June – December 2016

Type: Temporary Full Time Exempt Position for six months

 

  1. Purpose of the Job:

The New York office of MSF is launching refugee exhibit, “Forced from Home” which is an outdoor, interactive educational exhibition designed to raise public awareness about the plight of the world’s 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by war and conflict.

Under the direction of the Media Relations Manager, the Media Coordinator develops and implements a media outreach and placement plan and oversees all media elements for a multi-city, domestic exhibit beginning in September 2016.

 

  1. Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 

Media Relations and Strategy (90%)

  • To generate media coverage for the “Forced From Home” traveling exhibit and all related events. 
  • Implement media planning, strategy, and logistics for media coverage of the “Forced From Home” exhibit and speaking events in each of the “Forced From Home” cities. 
  • Create media lists and press kits for every city, conduct pitching and media outreach for each city, meet with local editorial boards or city desk editors for respective cities.
  • Conduct outreach in traditional media outlets and niche or diaspora media specific to every city, plan and execute a social media promotion plan in conjunction with MSF’s social media manager, for both advance promotion of the event and on-site.
  • Liaise with local media to set up interviews and interview schedules and logistics, prior to and during the exhibit.
  • Identify MSF spokespeople for every city, craft media materials and messaging for every city, including press conference speeches, talking points and Q&As for MSF spokespeople. 
  • Expected to be on site at every city to deal with media requests or needs.
  • Acts as liaison between media and MSF staff.

 

Administrative & Management (10%)

  • Attends regularly scheduled departmental meetings to share information and brainstorm solutions.
  • Works with MSF’s domestic press officer to delegate and/or divide tasks in all cities.

 

  1. Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

 

  1. Extent of Public Contact

 

Within MSF USA, interacts with all levels of staff, Board, and aid workers to keep team updated on communications plans and needs, and to facilitate media interviews and events.

 

  1. Fiscal Responsibilities: N/A

 

  1. Physical Demands  

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and stand for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions.  Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  1. Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

 

The duties of the job require regular attendance 5 days/week for a minimum of 35 hours.  Must be available to work before 9:00 am, after 5:00 pm or on weekends, as required, and travel with exhibit to each city for nine weeks. Cities are NY, NY; Queens, NY; Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, PA; Philadelphia, PA, and Boston, MA.

 

  1. Qualifications
  • Minimum 3-5 years directly related work experience plus Bachelor's degree; or equivalent
  • Track record of media placement and generating earned media coverage.
  • Strong command of the U.S. domestic media landscape, and sound news judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and support implementation of high quality events.
  • Ability to work independently, move projects from conceptual stages to launch
  • Aptitude for objective and subjective evaluation of projects, and proposing improvements
  • Must have strong project management skills.
  • Strong computer literacy, particularly in Excel, database software.
  • Proven ability to handle and prioritize a large volume of work.
  • Proven time management and organizational skills; keen attention to detail
  • Genuine interest in, and commitment to, the humanitarian principles of MSF.
  • Experience utilizing social media as a media relations tool.
  • Ability to travel domestically, as needed.
  • Available for event staffing, as needed, on evenings and weekends.
  • Able to prioritize and track multiple projects at one time.

To Apply:

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, ATTN: Media Coordinator/Traveling Exhibit before May 18, 2016.

Starting salary: Low to Mid 70’s, plus excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth and development.

For more information please visit our website: www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Any applications submitted without letter of interest/cover letter will not be considered.

No calls please.

 

 

Medical Supervisor (Refugee Exhibition)

Department:               Communications

Supervises:                  1 or more Interns/Volunteers

Type:                           Temporary Full-time Exempt Position for 4 months

 

  1. Purpose of the Job

The New York office of MSF is launching refugee exhibit, “Forced from Home” which is an outdoor, interactive educational exhibition designed to raise public awareness about the plight of the world’s 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by war and conflict.  

Under the direction of the Special Projects Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the Exhibition Logistics, Administration, and Guide Team Leader, the Medical Supervisor is responsible for the overall accuracy and timeliness of the main medical messaging of the exhibition. The Medical Supervisor will also collaborate with the Associate Editor, Guide Team Leader, and MSF-USA office medical staff to ensure that these messages are reflected in both the guided tours as well as exhibition editorial content. Additionally, the Medical Supervisor functions as the first point of contact for any medical needs that arise with the general public on site or amongst exhibition staff, guides, volunteers, or MSF-USA office staff.

 

II.        Essential Functions and Responsibilities

 

The Medical Supervisor performs the following duties according to the following relative percentages:

Medical Content Research & Updates (40%)

  • In collaboration with the Project Coordinator and the rest of the team, the Medical Coordinator and MSF Staff defines, implements and monitors medical messaging according to Exhibition project plan. This implies the following:
    • Be responsible for medical data representation, analysis, and reporting to the Medical Staff in the NY Office, to ensure a proper messaging of the program;
    • Participate in the development of the project implementation, planning, proposals, budget reviews and reports;
    • Participate in panel and media discussions and define medical messaging priorities when needed;
    • Participate in reaching out to medical organizations in order to engage them in local MSF activity related to the exhibit;
    • Monitor activity both in MSF projects and in the wider global health community in the different medical specialties represented in the exhibition and update materials as necessary. Additionally, monitor the messaging of the exhibition and ensure that it complies with the protocols and realities of MSF medical activities;
    • Provide technical support to medical and non-medical volunteers and guides working through the exhibition through self-knowledge and policies;
  • Coordinate, supervise, coach and support both medical and non-medical team members’ performance to improve the medical messaging of the project and ensure compliance with MSF protocols and standards;
  • Plan and supervise, in close coordination with the Project Coordinator, the associated processes (training, induction, performance evaluation, development and internal / external communication) of the volunteer guide staff of the project in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people capabilities;
  • Works with Field Human Resources to design and lead medical recruitment tours of the exhibition for candidates in working in a medical capacity with MSF in the field.

 

On-Site Medical Support (40%)

  • With a limited amount of equipment, the Medical Supervisor answers emergency calls on site to provide efficient and immediate care to ill and injured patrons, staff, or volunteers. After receiving notification of an emergency, the Medical Supervisor safely responds to the location given, using the most expeditious route to the accident or illness;
  • Responsible for researching any certifications necessary to act in an emergency medical capacity and applies for them as appropriate (First Aid, CPR, AED, First Responder, etc.);
  • Implement the health policy for staff, providing all prophylactic and preventive necessary measures, structures and emergency plans, managing any medical situation in order to ensure MSF staff health;
  • In the event of an emergency, the Medical Supervisor complies with regulations on the handling of the deceased, protection of property and evidence at the scene, while awaiting additional EMS resources;
  • Maintain exhibition First Aid Kit and all medical supplies, which includes restocking the kit, cleaning equipment, maintaining portable radios, and batteries; and other maintenance as needed;
  • Knowledge of the geography of the exhibition cities, the location of streets, the nature and location of hazardous premises near the location and contact info for medical facilities relative to the exhibition site;
  • Creation and maintenance of an on-site incident log and reporting system.

 

Other Responsibilities (20%)

  • Acts as a Guide to visitors to the exhibition when required and as time allows;
  • Available for interviews with local radio, television, newspaper or other press outlets; available to speak as a panelist at related Communications or Development events;
  • Supervise an efficient management of the MSF exhibit props and medical equipment, in conjunction with the Logistics area, and monitor consumption follow-up and preparation of sample orders to avoid stock shortages;

 

III.       Supervisory Responsibilities

 

Does not directly supervise any regular permanent staff, but does supervise some local volunteers. Coordinates work with several other members of the Project Support Team and MSF-USA Office Staff.

 

IV.       Fiscal Responsibilities

 

Under the supervision of the Special Projects Coordinator and Administration Supervisor, has direct fiscal responsibility for some medical related expenses related to the stock of the Exhibition First Aid Kit and supplies or treatments for Project Support Team, and MSF-USA Office Staff.

 

V.         Extent of Public Contact

 

Represents the MSF movement by interacting with: all levels of MSF-USA and OC staff; officials, educators, and students from all levels of educational and medical facilities; journalist, reporters, or other members of the press corps; and members of the general public.

 

VI.       Physical Demands

 

While performing the office duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.

For the travel component of the job, the employee must attest to physical fitness to endure physically difficult, high stress situations which may include the necessity to walk long distances, carry a backpack or other equipment of up to 50 pounds, to ride long distances over very poor road conditions, to eat a limited diet and/or to reside or work in potentially uncomfortable housing or tents.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

VII.      Working Conditions, Travel, and Environment

 

The office duties of the job require regular attendance 5 days per week for a minimum of 35 hours. Must be available to work before 9:00 am, and after 5:00 pm or on weekends, as required. Hours during Exhibition tour will vary, and may include many early mornings and late nights.

The job will also require a large amount of domestic travel. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security and/or very basic working conditions and outside weather conditions.

 

VIII.    Qualifications

Experience

  • Minimum 1 field mission with MSF.
  • Essential 2 year working experience related to the diploma/degree and

Education

  • Medical doctor or paramedical degree. Desirable specialization or training in Tropical Medicine or related studies.
  • Current valid medical license.

Languages

  • Essential: English
  • Desirable: French, Spanish

Knowledge

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Ability to write a range of correspondence from formal business letters to thank you notes.
  • Ability to prioritize and to work under pressure
  • Comprehensive understanding of MSF’s medical activities and humanitarian principles.

 

To Apply:

To apply, send cover letter and resume employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, ATTN:  Medical Supervisor (Refugee Exhibition) by May 22, 2016.

Starting salary: low to high 80’s, friendly and supportive work environment.

For more information please visit our website:  www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Any applications submitted without letter of interest/cover letter will not be considered.

No calls please.