Thursday, November 26, 2009

Médicos do Mundo, Health Technician, Deadline December 02, 2009.

Health Technician

Médicos do Mundo – Portugal (MDM - Portugal)

Médicos do Mundo (MdM) is a non-profit Non-Governmental-Organisation of humanitarian aid and development cooperation, without political or religious affiliation. MdM´s work is based on the fundamental right of every human being to have access to healthcare, regardless of their nationality, religion, ideology or race.

Closing date: 02 Dec 2009

Location: Timor-Leste - District of Lautem and district of Viqueque


  • In support of the SISCa programme planning and monitoring (integrated community health system) at district and national level;
  • Coordination and implementation of training supervision of nurses/midwives and other health technicians working in the area of maternal and child health;
  • To strengthen the implementation of the programme of immunization and nutrition surveillance in the districts of Lautem and Viqueque;
  • Mobile teams monitoring, planning of outputs, stock control and data collection;
  • Prepare with the project coordinator training actions directed to local authorities and community-based organisations of Lautem and Viqueque Districts;
  • Prepare and conduct training to district health technicians, according to the identified needs and in direct coordination with the District Health Services;
  • Supervising the training, monitoring and evaluation of community health volunteers and health technicians;
  • Promote the organization of women's groups to implement community IMCI activities in villages;
  • Monitoring of technical meetings held by the Ministry of health and its working groups concerning the immunization and nutrition programmes;
  • Identification and mobilization of partners
  • Support planning of information campaigns, awareness-raising and health education (IEC) and monitoring of their development;
  • Monitoring of community mobilization activities, helping to define the process indicators and information models that ensure the follow-up of activities and the completion of the project information system;
  • Participate with project coordinator in institutional contacts whenever they comply with health technical issues
  • Preparing a monthly activity plan and reports;
  • MdM representation, when the project coordinator cannot be present.

Required Competencies & Knowledge

Leadership - Proven supervisory ability and/or technical leadership. Ability to maintain effective working relations both as a team member and team leader.
Planning & Organizing - Ability to organize, plan and implement work assignments, juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.
Judgment - Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.
Teamwork - Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Communications - Strong communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to advise and train users in the use of complex systems/applications and related matters and effectively prepare specifications and other written reports documentation in a clear, concise style.
Problem solving – Good analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range of systems-related issues.
Commitment to Continuous Learning - Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field of administration, finance and human resources management.
Technological awareness – Solid computer skills, including proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets.
Professionalism - sound knowledge of, and exposure to, a range of mine action issues, including related political, social and economic dimensions.

Academic Qualifications/Experience/Language

Licenciatura em Medicina ou Enfermagem

Professional experience
At least 2 years of experience and preferably 1 year experience in emergency or development projects in developing countries.

Domain of Portuguese and fluent in English.

Good capacity of activities management and planning
Ability to develop its functions in unforeseen situations, pressure and stress
Flexibility and adaptability in the performance of their duties
Ability to adapt to a new social, culture, political-military context, as well as living conditions, culture and functioning of the Organization
Basic knowledge of Office and Internet

How to apply

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest and complete Curriculum Vitae to e until the 3rd of December 2009.

MdM only will contact the candidates selected to interview. All interviews will be held in MdM headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal.