General Coordinator

MDM France

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde (MdM), is France based international medical humanitarian organization. MdM currently works in 34 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, combating HIV and reducing the harm and risks associated with drug use, crises and…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary €3088 / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category Admin & Management
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Apr 17, 2022

Job Description

You are responsible for the overall management of the MdM Nepal mission. You co-design MdM’s overall strategy in Nepal and provide leadership of the country program.

You directly manage five employees and your main activities are the following:

  • development and delivery of quality programs
  • partner, donor and government relations
  • fundraising and budget management
  • security and operations management
  • development of a motivated and professional team

More precisely, your main responsibilities are:

Project management

  • Ensure that the projects are implemented according to the approved objectives
  • Represent MdM towards all project stakeholders and develop a network of actors working on environmental and urban health issues
  • Provide support, guidance and expertise regarding public health and environmental health, to MdM team and local partners which are implementing most of the activities of the project

Strategy, diagnosis, project planning and partnerships

  • Identify potential new areas of partnership/work, develop projects and manage the process of obtaining approval from the authorities
  • Maintain close, transparent and effective collaboration with the existing partners to ensure proper implementation, monitoring and reporting of the project
  • Be responsible for exploring, designing and establishing partnerships
  • Maintain and reinforce the collaboration with the local authorities
  • Develop an advocacy strategy and ensure its implementation

HR management

  • Ensure the overall HR management of the entire mission and the direct management of 5 employees
  • Ensure consistency with Nepal labour laws in all HR issues
  • Ensure that appropriate human resources, legal issues, administrative, financial and logistics procedures are implemented and maintained in accordance with the MdM rules and guidelines
  • Ensure the professional development of the staff

Security and disaster management

  • Supervise the implementation of appropriate security guidelines and procedures
  • Analyse political and humanitarian issues and consider strategies and immediate response
  • In case of natural disaster alert: monitor developments, maintain communication trees (mission, region and HQ), attend coordination and clusters meetings and prepare possible responses

Financial management and administration

  • Elaborate the annual budgets, monthly fund requests and budgets for proposals
  • Oversee budget follow-up ensuring that country programmes are implemented within their budget
  • Ensure proper management of MdM and donor funds, compliance with international standards, implement MdM and donor guidelines and procedures
  • Supervise the process of renewing different MoU
  • Ensure compliance with tax regulations and yearly audit recommendations


  • Supervise and prepare reports and proposals for different donors
  • Maintain regular reporting to HQ

Representation, fundraising and networking

  • Represent MdM to local authorities, international donors, international organisations and other NGOs
  • Explore funding opportunities and network with donors
  • Carry out negotiations with the authorities and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with agreements and contracts

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree in international development, management or public health), especially with a focus on environmental health
  • Previous experience in managing public health programmes and projects
  • Experience in conducting and managing research particularly in the health sector
  • Strong experience in working in partnership with local NGOs
  • Demonstrable experience in securing funding for projects from institutional donors and in reporting
  • Previous experience working in Nepal (or in Asia) is an asset
  • Strong skills in advocacy and networking Impartiality, diplomacy, adaptability
  • Languages: fluent English (written and spoken) mandatory French or Nepali is an asset
  • You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

How to Apply