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Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, international organisation. The organisation is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims.
Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.

The following vacancy is open to all citizens of Nigeria.

Postion: Field Advisor.

Contract Period: Indeterminate.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop an in depth analysis of the dynamics in the area in which MSF is operating.
  • Develop relationships with key actors through the regular sharing of information about MSF activities.
  • Alongside the Project Coordinator, represent MSF in meetings or negotiations with political, military and civil society actors.
  • Develop an in depth analysis of the social and political dynamics in the area in which MSF is operating.
  • Report on security incidents in the area of MSF operations.
  • Cross check rumors about possible security threats or incidents.
  • Exchange analysis of the context and networks with Country Analyst.
  • Advise the Field Coordinator on security risks and mitigation measures.
  • Analyze the way in which MSF is perceived in the community and make recommendations to address any misperceptions.
  • Support the field coordinator in preparing contacts for exploratory missions.
  • Brief new staff on the context.
  • Organize advocacy contacts and appointments for the Project Coordinator with local authorities and partners.
  • Execute clerk-related activities.
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in the drafting of correspondences with authorities and counterparts (government officials, UN agencies, NGOs, etc.) in order to ensure fluent and accurate communication flows.
  • Translate documents and act as an interpreter when needed.
  • File and update field contacts and correspondence.


  • Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications:

    Education: Essential - university degree.
    Experience: Desirable - three years previous experience in similar jobs in the field of humanitarian aid with MSF or other NGOs.
                         Desirable - previous work experience in the field of journalism, advocacy, diplomacy or security management.
    Languages: Essential - written and spoken English and Igbo.
    Knowledge: Essential - computer literacy (word, excel).
    Desirable:   Existing network of contacts in Anambra state and at federal level.
    Essential:   Good understanding of local social, political and security context.
    Competencies: •Diplomacy and negotiation skills.
                             • Commitment to MSF principles (neutrality, impartiality, medical ethics)
                             • Flexibility and willingness to travel.
                             • Analytical skills (gathering, processing and understanding information).
                             •Integrity.

    MSF is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Interested candidates should submit their application, including cover letter, resume and copy of relevant certificates to;
    - Soft Copy: MSFOCB-Onitsha-AdminAss@brussels.msf.org

    - Deadline: October 21, 2017.

    Please note only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interview; MSF Belgium takes this opportunity to thank all potential candidates for their application.

    Closing Date: October 21, 2017.


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