Medical Coordinator


Deadline for submission: 31 March 2023

Mission: DR Congo | Base: Kinshasa

For the last 20 years, MAGNA has brought medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 15 countries. We deliver aide free of discrimination, giving priority to those in the most serious danger. Magna mission in DR Congo was opened in 2009 and our teams works in provinces like Kasai, Mai Ndombe, Equator and others.


Overall objective 

The Medical Coordinator is responsible for the development of the mission’s strategy related to health and for the quality of the health programmes all along the project cycle, from assessment, to implementation, monitoring and evaluation. S/he works closely with the coordination team in assessing, implementing and following-up all health programs in the mission. 

Tasks and responsibilities 

  • Strategy: Working alongside the Head of Mission and the Health Advisor, s/he contributes to the development of new medical initiatives for the mission. S/he carries out epidemiological monitoring for the country and analyses strengths and weaknesses from the point of view of public health. 
  • Programmes: S/he ensures that medical programme(s) are in line with MAGNA’s health policy and monitors them for quality and efficacy. 
  • Representation: S/he represents the association to partners, authorities and local stakeholders involved in implementing medical programmes. 
  • Human Resources / Training: S/he supervises the medical coordination team (MAGNA employees), provides support to Project Coordinators for recruiting technical staff and supervises technical training activities on the basis of identified needs with the Medical Managers in the project. 
  • Logistics and Administration: S/he ensures the activities for which he/she is responsible comply with logistical and administrative procedures. 
  • Safety: S/he contributes to compliance with safety rules within the mission and communicates any safety-related information to the Head of Mission. He/She ensures healthcare is provided for expatriate staff involved in the mission.

Specific objectives and related activities 

  • Being responsible for defining, monitoring and updating the medical content of the MAGNA country policy, medical strategy, annual plan and budget, translating the identified health needs into a medical strategic vision and project objectives, priorities and resources needed in order to cover the medical and humanitarian needs of the population at risk, and ensuring that the objectives and goals set in the Mission’s annual plan and project plans are achieved. 
  • Being overall responsible for the appropriateness and quality of medical interventions conducted by MAGNA projects and being expected to identify and work on removing barriers to better patient safety, effective medical care, and better patient-centred activities.
  • Monitore the medical and humanitarian needs in the Mission country through exploratory missions, the use of health information systems, monitoring and reviewing project proposals, determining necessary resources in order to cover medical and humanitarian needs of the population at risk
  • Being responsible for the supervision and monitoring of the medical technical aspects, humanitarian needs and in coordination with the Logistics Coordinator, the material aspects of the programmes through regular field visits, analysing difficulties during the implementation and reporting deviations as they appear, in order to proactively provide the necessary solutions and achieve operational results 
  • In close collaboration with the Fin HR Coordinator, participating in the planning, definition and sizing of the health-workforce in the mission and supervising the associated processes (recruitment, validation of medical staff, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication). Coaching and directly supporting project coordinators and medical teams in the implementation of the medical activities.
  • Being responsible for defining and sizing other resources (pharmacy and medical equipment management in collaboration with logistics) and timelines, procedures and protocols. Ensuring preparation of all medical orders in collaboration with the Logistics Department and the submission of all medical purchase. Being accountable for the proper management of the pharmacy in the Mission, including projects.
  • Representing MAGNA before local medical authorities and keeping regular contact with other counterparts in the mission (NGOs, local organizations, donors, authorities) in order to broaden the medical-humanitarian situation analysis, strengthening the impact of the medical intervention and supporting advocacy actions to raise humanitarian awareness.


Required knowledge and skills

Professional experience 

Essential, degree in medicine or other paramedical studies.

  • At least two years in relevant positions in humanitarian aid.
  • Essential experience with MAGNA or other NGOs
  • Essential working experience in developing countries.


Advanced French and English (C1 level).


A 1-year fixed-term MAGNA contract or volunteer agreement with a gross monthly salary between 2,381 to 2,572 euros based on your country of residence and experience.

Most costs associated with your assignment are covered, including transport (every 6 months to your country of domicile), visas, lodging and per diem (900 usd). MAGNA also provides medical coverage and medical repatriation insurance.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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