Level   9

Reports to (Hierarchical)

Project Medical Referent

Reports to (Functional)

Medical Coordinator/HQ Referent Epidemiology

Job Family

Medical and Paramedical

Main Purpose

Defining, coordinating and monitoring all data related activities including data collection, analysis, reporting, monitoring and evaluation processes according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to ensure quality medical care for patients and their communities and to improve the health condition of the population


  • With the support of the Desk Epidemiologist, creating, reviewing and adapting data collection tools according to the project indicators, and coordinating the development, implementation and follow up of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for documentation. Developing and implementing data quality assurance methods to ensure good performance of the activities and reliability of the information, treating with respect and confidentiality all patient information

  • Providing technical support to the medical team and data entry staff in the implementation of routine data recording, collection and entry for the selected project indicators in clinics and/or hospitals and/or health centers. Organizing and implementing or providing technical support in the establishment of monitoring tools for new activities as initiated in the project.

  • On a monthly, quarterly or basis of request, implementing detail analysis of recorder data for key indicators for the project in order to facilitate the definition, redefinition or reorientation of project activity. This will also include analysis of the district’s (MoH) cohort data, whenever available. Following the analysis, identifying and reporting any new and interesting indicators for review with the medical team for potential follow up where relevant.

  • Managing and supervising the work of the data team personnel for quality assurance including identification of training needs and providing coaching for the staff on issues related to data

  • Planning and supervising, with support of the HR department, the associated HR processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, motivation, development and internal communication) the data team in order to ensure having the appropriate team in terms of size, capabilities and skills

  • Participating in meetings and/or trainings as requested scheduled by manager or MSF. This includes but is not limited to MSF internal meetings and/or trainings, and local, regional, or international meetings and/or trainings

  • On a monthly basis and in collaboration with the medical team, preparing and submitting summary reports on analysed data for both MoH and MSF and preparing and implementing MSF internal monthly or quarterly medical data presentation, including facilitation of team reflection and sharing of updates to promote team dynamism and reactivity

  • Performing additional activities whenever needed and as requested by the supervisor


  • Desirable degree (or masters) in Epidemiology or Public Health with extensive training in statistics and epidemiology
  • Desirable specialization or training in tropical diseases


  • Desirable working experience with MSF or other NGOs.
  • At least 2 years of experience in M&E/Data Management.
  • Previous experience in TB and/or HIV information management is an asset

Language Level Description

B2  Independent User

Vantage or upper intermediate

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Technical Skills

This job doesn't have technical skills.

Transversal Competencies

Commitment to MSF’s Principles

Demonstrates loyalty, awareness and respect for MSF’s values

  • Expresses his/her interest by talking/asking/giving informed opinions about MSF’s activities.
  • Expresses he/she wants to work with MSF because of its principles and mission.
  • Overtly expresses his/her satisfaction at belonging to MSF and defends MSF’s social mission.
  • Refers to beneficiaries* when speaking about his/her own work.
  • Always transmits a positive image of MSF in front of both colleagues and external people.
  • Translates the principles of MSF into actions.

Behavioural Flexibility

Adapts behaviour to the needs of the situation

  • Accepts decisions which are not completely in line with his/her personal opinions.
  • Is flexible in applying and adapting procedures.
  • Adapts his/her behaviour to the characteristics of the interlocutor and/or situation.
  • Learns from problems and difficulties, becoming more competent at resolving similar situations in the future.
  • Looks for adaptable solutions in order to achieve objectives.
  • Reassesses priorities when circumstances change, focusing on objectives. 

Stress Management

Understands other people’ s stress

  • Has an understanding attitude towards other people’s mistakes and shortcomings.
  • Gives calm and polite answers and repeats them patiently if necessary.
  • Uses techniques or plans activities to manage his/her own stress.
  • Responds and acts constructively in conflictive situations. 

Results and Quality Orientation

Works towards objectives, preserving established standards

  • Perseveres until the objectives of the job and the team have been met.
  • Complies with the procedures, processes and rules set by MSF.
  • Is aware that the purpose of his/her job is to meet the specified objectives.
  • Is autonomous.
  • Mobilizes resources.
  • Analyses problems and constraints. 

Teamwork and Cooperation

Shares information and coordinates with team and/or others

  • Shares significant information in a timely manner and actively seeks the opinion of team members or others through empathetic communication.
  • Allows others to question work/input if this leads to improvement.
  • Coordinates with other team members to ensure that common objectives are achieved.
  • Shows interest in and empathy with team members. 

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