Friday, July 5, 2013

Médecins Du Monde Project Assistant, Harm Reduction Job in Kenya

Project Assistant, Harm Reduction, Kenya – Médecins Du Monde

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. 
It seeks to stimulate commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.

In Kenya, MdM is opening a comprehensive Harm Reduction Program targeting people who use drugs within the Nairobi slums.

General Description of the Role
The Project Assistant will, with the Program Team, ensure the following responsibilities and will replace the Program Coordinator, Harm Reduction in her absence when necessary.

Key Duties
  • Project Implementation = Assists in coordination and supervision of all operational activities of the project to ensure objectives are met / Assists in Monitoring and Evaluation of  project results;
  • HR Personnel  Management = recruitment, training, Human Resources documents updates, evaluation;
  • Programme Management and Strategy = meetings, reporting, assessment;
  • External Representation and Communication;
  • Administration, Finance and Logistics concerning the needs of the programmes.
Candidate Profile: 
  • Degree /diploma in related area such as project management or relevant programme experience;
  • Competent /strong  managerial, leadership, negotiation and organizational skills;
  • Working experience with most at risk populations (MARPs) and respect confidentiality of information;
  • Working experience with target population (people using drug) at least one year and non-judgemental attitude towards them;
  • Knowledge on different types of drugs, drug markets and related consequences of drug use;
  • Knowledge on HIV/AIDS and health issues related to drug use;
  • Knowledge on Harm reduction;
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills (analysis of the activities based on findings and data collected);
  • Ability to work quickly, under pressure, and with short deadlines;
  • Ability to take effective decisions according to the context and necessity to manage priorities and to adapt them daily according to the context;
  • Ability to manage own tasks and staffs on request;
  • Ability to work as acting program coordinator as necessary in international team;
  • Must demonstrate flexibility to adapt to changing requirements;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with informants and contacts from widely-varied organizations and agencies.
If you believe you are the ideal candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV to the following email address with the title: Project Assistant, Kenya. 
Closing date is July 12th 2013. 
Only shortlisted applicant will be contacted.
No application will be considered after the closing date as well as any application received by phone or in our office.
MDM is an equal employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.