Medical Coordinators at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs.

Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Medical Coordinator

Location: Maiduguri
Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 12 months
Minimum duration of commitment: 12 months
Starting Date: December 2016


  • The Medical Coordinator is responsible for the success of the mission’s medical strategy and the quality of current and future medical programmes at the definition, implementation and evaluation phases.
  • He/She provides support to health programme managers who report to them on the basis of a dotted-line relationship.
  • In the context of health activities opening, the Medical Coordinator strongly support the team for the development and the implementation of medical protocols according to the national and international recommendation in order to insure the quality of medical care provided in the primary health centre facility and the Mobile Health Clinics supported by PUI.
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  • Working alongside the Head of Mission and cooperating closely with the field coordinator, he/she contributes to the development of new medical initiatives for the mission.
  • He/She carries out epidemiological monitoring for the country and analyses strengths and weaknesses from the point of view of public health.


  • He/She ensures that medical programme(s) are in line with PUI’s health policy and monitors them for quality and efficacy.


  • He/She represents the association to partners, authorities and local stakeholders involved in implementing medical programmes.
  • He/she actively attend health working group and coordination mechanisms for health intervention.

Human Resources / Training:

  • He/She support the medical team (PUI employees), provides regular capacity building and trainings according to the needs, provides support to programme managers for recruiting technical staff and supervises technical training activities on the basis of identified needs.

Logistics and Administration:

  • He/She ensures the activities for which he/she is responsible comply with logistical and administrative procedures.


  • He/She 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.

Training and experiences

  • Medical training OR Paramedic training
  • Public health
  • Medical internship
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  • Humanitarian
  • International
  • Technical

Knowledge and skills

  • Good written communication skills
  • Knowledge of project management


  • Pack Office

Required Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility
  • Resilience to stress
  • Diplomacy and open-mindedness
  • Good analytical skills
  • Organisation and ability to manage priorities
  • Proactive approach to making proposals and identifying solutions
  • Ability to work and manage professionally and maturely
  • Ability to integrate into the local environment, taking account of its political, economic and historical characteristics


  • Required: English
  • Desirable: French

Application Closing Date
31st January, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their (Resume and Cover Letter) at Romain Gautier, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates to:  with the following subject: « MedCo-NGA ».

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