• Organiza: Médicos del Mundo
  • Fecha límite de presentación de candidaturas: 29/01/2022
  • Duración del contrato: 1 year
  • Tipo de contrato: Fixed-term
  • Dónde: Juba (South Sudan)


Within the framework of the action of Médicos del Mundo in South Sudan, the General Coordinator is responsible for all programs and operations in the country, including overseeing program management and the Admin and Logs departments. He/she will ensure policy compliance, identify new funding opportunities, represent MdM externally at national level, and lead the Senior Management Team.



The person will be based in Juba with frequent trips to field locations throughout the country.



Hierarchical supervisor is the Coordinator of the Emergency Unit at Headquarters.



Representation, communication and positioning:

  • Represent and maintain contact with the national and local authorities, other NGOs, agencies and international and national organizations, and donors in country.
  • Represent Médicos del Mundo before organizations and international financing entities (WHO, UNICEF, ECHO, OCHA), public institutions (Ministry of Health), NGOs, and other agencies, ensuring that our actions are consistent with the policies, mission, principles and ethical values of the Médicos del Mundo.
  • Negotiate collaboration agreements and agreements between local authorities and Médicos del Mundo and with other agency and /or associated actors.
  • Participate in national coordination platforms with other humanitarian actors in the country.
  • Assume the position of spokesperson for MdM in the country, for external communication, agreeing contents and positioning with the central headquarters.
  • Analyze, identify, and mitigate the possible financial and programmatic risks related to the country mission.
  • Channel all relevant field communication to HQ and vice versa.
  • Participate and be part of the International Network.
  • Participate in the Steering Group of the International Network when required.


Defining and planning of the action of Médicos del Mundo in South Sudan

  • Define the country strategy of MdM in South Sudan through and lead its implementation
  • Identify operational problems and risks adapting the structure and making it flexible according to specific needs.
  • Guarantee the adequacy, implementation and management (planning, evaluation of the action) of the projects of Médicos del Mundo in the activity areas.
  • Coordinate the preparation and delivery of the monitoring and final reports required by financial entities, as well as the internal reports of Médicos del Mundo.


Project Management:

  • Supervise the good execution of current projects by coordinating with assigned project coordinators, ensuring compliance and achievement of the objectives and results of all the projects and consortia of Médicos del Mundo in South Sudan.
  • Support and supervise the program implementation and its teams to ensure the correct planning, developing monitoring and evaluation of the activities of all projects developed by MdM Spain in South Sudan, as well as the monitoring of the indicators according to the planning through monthly project review meetings.
  • Submit monthly SitRep to HQ.


Program management support:

  • Oversee the functionality of the Admin and Log departments.
  • Validate procurement dossiers according to validation table and thresholds.
  • Hold signatory power on all bank accounts and sign off on bank transfers.
  • Participate in HR processes for senior management level positions.
  • Review and approve monthly payroll.
  • Review monthly accountancy before submission to HQ, including bank and cash reconciliations.


Team Management:

  • Oversee the coordination level staff (5) and provide support as needed.
  • Ensure regular coordination team meetings.
  • Help guide the coordination level staff through objective setting and regular check-ins to meet program goals.



  • Ensure compliance with the internal rules of the organization in terms of security measures with special emphasis on extraordinary measures implemented in a complex crisis.
  • Contribute to the updating and revision of security rules at regular intervals.
  • Liase with security forums in country to ensure an up-to-date understanding of the political climate and security risks.
  • Update HQ security team on all relevant security information and activate HQ security management team in case of emergencies.
  • Make executive decisions about security protocols to follow and lead the incident management team.


Emergency management:

  • Perform active and permanent monitoring of possible emergencies in the country by participating in the national monitoring groups.
  • Support and coordinate with the Humanitarian Action Unit in the coordination of the strategic response to emergencies.



Academic: Master’s Degree in relevant field (e.g. Medicine, Public Health, Social Sciences, International Relations, Economics).

Complementary: Complementary training (accredited courses, master’s degree) of Humanitarian Action, Finance and/or Public Health will be evaluated. Knowledge of the humanitarian environment and quality standards (essential humanitarian standards in terms of quality and accountability).



Language requirements: English, C1 level. The knowledge of Spanish will be valued (B2).

Computer requirements: Office Package and internet.



At least 5 years of professional experience in the sector, having previously held similar positions preferably in the field of humanitarian action in complex crisis environments.

Previous experience in public health projects will be valued, as well as experience in conservation of multi-stakeholder alliances and institutional dialogue.



  • Empathetic and assertive communication
  • Diplomacy skills
  • Teamwork & Leadership capacity
  • Strategic Vision
  • Orientation to results
  • Flexibility and adaptation to change
  • Relational capacity
  • Problem resolution



Medicos del Mundo’s Salary charts.



Contract length: 12 months (with the possibility of extension).

Starting date: Immediate availability.

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