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Project Coordination Support

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Kerman

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Main Purpose: Providing support to the project coordinator in the security management and coordination tasks, ensuring a smooth relationship with local and national authorities, and contributing to the context analysis and follow-up according to MSF protocols, standards, and procedures in order to provide the smooth running of the project. Accountabilities: ● Representing MSF externally with the project coordinator or alone (when delegated) and negotiating on behalf of the project coordination in close cooperation with the PC and based on agreed messaging beforehand. Assisting in safeguarding and promoting MSF’s image externally ● Monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on key issues (security, risk, etc.) to the project coordinator and providing contextual information, through a sound knowledge of counterparts, parties, actors, authorities, and military groups, in different administrations/parties and governorates/districts in order to improve understanding and decision making processes. Maintaining the security database and providing a biweekly context analysis based on recent incidents and developments ● Assisting in exploratory missions and assessments as needed and participating in the development of security plans ● Assisting the project coordinator in internal and external communication sessions and events about MSF (for National staff, the Ministry of Health staff, as well as local authorities, community leaders, military actors, and security forces) in order to improve awareness, understanding of MSF principles and services and public opinion adhesion. Write meeting minutes and contribute to the meeting logbook. ● Ensuring the continuity of relations/networking with local actors (other NGOs, UN agencies, local authorities, media, etc.) and filing and updating field contacts and correspondence in order to ensure information sources' accuracy and availability on a regular basis. ● Organizing advocacy contacts and appointments for the project coordinator. ● Translating and reviewing documents and acting as an interpreter when needed. ● Assisting the project coordinator in the drafting of correspondences with authorities and counterparts (government officials, military actors, community leaders, UN agencies, NGOs, etc.) in order to ensure fluent and accurate communication flows. ● Preparing and conducting context, cultural, and security briefings on the project context to new employees (national and international) in order to facilitate their integration within the project environment. ● Ensuring regular security briefings/training of the assessment team, drivers, and guards in consultation with the project coordinator. ● Being contactable by phone and available to assist the project coordinator with important context, security, and operational issues that may occur outside of regular working hours unless otherwise agreed with the PC (e.g., holidays) ● Performing assigned additional responsibilities or tasks as required by the project coordinator ● Supporting the project coordinator with monitoring Afghan migrant dynamics in Kerman province (number of migrants present, new arrivals, exits, mass influx, etc.) ● Supporting the project coordinator with the monitoring of context in Afghanistan and reporting on events that may influence the dynamics of Afghan migrants in Kerman province ● Following up on official policies towards migrants in the country, in general, and in Kerman, specifically, and updating the project coordination on any changes and proposals The deadline for submitting CVs is 05/03/2023


● University diploma Level, preferably in Social Sciences (Political Sciences, International Public Law, Anthropology, Economics, etc.). ● Essential: experience in and exposure to working in a complicated political, security, and humanitarian environment. ● Essential: experience in data collection, reporting, and analysis. ● Desirable two years of previous experience in similar jobs in humanitarian aid with MSF or other NGOs. ● Desirable: management experience. ● English and local language essential (high-level command oral and written). ● Essential computer literacy (Word, Excel, Internet, and Social Media). ● Excellent understanding of MSF’s principles and values. ● Knowledge of and interest in humanitarian issues. ● In-depth mission context knowledge and analysis skills. ● High level of knowledge of local culture and customs. ● Results and quality orientation L2. ● Teamwork and cooperation L2. ● Behavioral flexibility L2. ● Commitment to MSF principles L2. ● Stress management L3.