JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Medical Liaison officer (main duty station: Tripoli Libya
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an International Humanitarian Organization providing medical aid to populations in distress, victims of natural and man-made disasters, and victims of armed conflict, regardless of race, religion, and political belief. For more information, visit our Arabic website, http://www.msf-me.org.
- Represents MSF in dealings with central level medical partners such as the Ministry of Health, NCDC, U.N. agencies or other INGOs and medical structures.
- Tuberculosis (TB) focal point for the Libyan mission, the MSF TB referent and partners. According to MSF protocols, standards, policies and values, in order to ensure the quality of the medical care given to the targeted population.
- Supporting the Medical Coordinator and the Tripoli office manager through delegated tasks and responsibilities.
- Monitoring the epidemiological context in Libya and the medical situation and needs in general, propose medical activities according to the needs and report to the medical coordinator and Tripoli office manager.
- At the request of the Medical Coordinator, representing MSF before third parties concerning medical issues, ensuring its good public image and the alignment with the mission interests, through regular contacts with other actors in the country, negotiating with authorities when necessary, and informing on MSF charter, values and principles
- Ensure regular contact and close collaboration with MoH,NCDC and other partner.
- Ensures a mapping of the medical actors involved in migration as well as the referencing structures.
- Establish links with health facilities, both public and private, in the project area for patients’ referrals, and organize the follow-ups of referred patients in collaboration with the medical team.-
- Responsible for monitoring referrals to medical facilities in Tripoli: monitoring of consistency (pathology/treatment, quality of care provided, etc.) and quality of care and discharge in a timey manner.
- Mission Tb focal point with NCDC Tripoli. .
MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities
Support The TB activities for the Libya mission:
- Ensures that all beneficiaries discharged from the TB unit are followed up at the NCDC center: takes the appointment with the NCDC, follows up with the beneficiary to ensure that the appointments are followed up and that the beneficiary has access to treatment.
- In charge of close collaboration between the MSF medical teams and the NCDC Tripoli:
- Collects TB databases from the field and reports on the intake of MDR patients and their shipments to the NCDC.
- Participates in the Tb working group.
- Provides regular feedback on beneficiaries referred by NCDC to the TB Unit.
Ensure a follow up of referral in Tripoli:
- Establish links with health facilities, both public and private, in the project area for patients’ referrals, ensure good relation with the medical director, follow the MoU.
- Organize the follow-ups of referred patients in collaboration with the medical team. Ensure the quality of care provided in the medican in accordance to MSF protocol.
- Checks diagnostic/examination/treatment consistency and report to the medref/MAM of the project.
- Verifies the consistency between the invoices and the medical care that has been provided for each beneficiary.
- Fills out, updates and sends weekly to the medco the database of referrals for beneficiaries hospitalized in Tripoli.
Monitor, report the Libyan’s health context (including COVID-19).
- Monitor daily and regularly report the general health situation and emergency events, e.g. COVID-19 and other disease outbreaks, war casualties, and general epidemiological situation in Libya.
- Follow and report on the epidemiological situation of Covid and the national strategy/measure (quarantine, lockdown …) particularly the immunization strategy and capacity of the MoH.
- Ensures a mapping of the facilities that have been identified and their capacity by the MoH/NCDC management of suspected or confirmed COVID-19
Represent and negotiate for the interests of OCP with health authorities
- In collaboration with the base manager and medical coordinator represent OCP in other technical meetings concerning TB and migration and other medical needs.
- To contribute to negotiation and fostering good collaboration with medical authorities, particularly MoH including NCDC-NTP in Libya and the UN agencies, particularly WHO TB focal point, UNHCR and IOM medical focal point and the Libya
- When needed, to represent/accompany the Medco in technical forums, e.g. Tuberculosis meetings in Libya
- Provide report and minutes of discussions and meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
- Essential degree on medicine or other paramedical studies.
- Training in Tuberculosis management.
- Essential 2 years’ experience in relevant jobs, in MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries
- Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
- Results and Quality Orientation
- Teamwork and Cooperation
- Behavioral Flexibility
- Commitment to MSF Principles
- Stress Management
- Medical health policy
- Regular salary and regular working hours
- Paid leaves policy
– Full-time job.
– 48 hours per week.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Each person interested in this position must send his CV, cover letter, diplomas, and work certificates by e-mail titled (Hiring Medical Liaison officer ).
The position will be open until 14/04/2021