Médecins du Monde, an international solidarity activist medical association, has been committed for more than 40 years to treating the most vulnerable populations here and there, to reporting on the obstacles observed in access to care and to obtaining lasting improvements. health policies for all.

An independent association, Médecins du Monde acts beyond healthcare by denouncing attacks on dignity and human rights and by fighting to improve the situation of precarious populations.

In France and internationally in nearly 30 countries, our actions aim to facilitate access to the health system thanks to our 6 priority battles:

  • Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health (SRHR)
  • Migration exile rights and health
  • Risk reduction
  • Environmental health
  • Health systems
  • Humanitarian spaces

In Burkina Faso, our strategy and our commitment are based on a dual approach: a global, equitable, accessible and quality healthcare offering as well as political advocacy to sustainably advance access to healthcare and the right to healthcare. women and adolescent girls to dispose of their bodies. The current programs are as follows

• Northern Emergency Program

• DSSR-CCU program in Ouagadougou

• Youth and adolescent SRHR program in Ougadougou (RESPECT)

• Health system strengthening program in Hauts-Bassins.

Job Description

Under the responsibility of the desk manager, you have operational responsibility for the entire mission in Burkina Faso.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Recruit, manage and supervise the training needs of the entire mission team
  • Define the operational and advocacy strategy in collaboration with the coordination team, the desk manager and the volunteer executives of the mission
  • Plan and monitor activities, implement corrective measures if necessary and provide technical support to your team
  • Represent MdM to authorities, local stakeholders, partners, donors and the media
  • Ensure the monitoring of collaboration agreements with partners, authorities and donors, seek and develop new partnerships and carry out or supervise the search for financing
  • Ensure the financial management of the mission by supervising construction and budgetary monitoring and donor financing
  • Develop, adapt and monitor the application of security rules and procedures and manage crisis management in the territory
  • Establish and monitor the application of MdM frameworks, policies and procedures on programmatic and support aspects
  • Supervise internal and donor reporting


  • Higher education in project management or generalist (BAC+5)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a position of head of mission/general coordinator in a volatile security context and on emergency projects
  • Essential experience in an NGO in a coordination role
  • Experience in developing and implementing health project procedures and programs (including sexual and reproductive health and emergencies/crises) and/or advocacy
  • Recent experience in the Sahelian zone desired
  • Representation and negotiation with the authorities
  • Analyze the context and consequences of an intervention, assess risks and constraints, determine priorities
  • Analyze external risks and threats weighing on team security, alert
  • Crisis management
  • Manage and follow a budget
  • Prioritize and adapt your planning to hazards
  • Plan, manage and adapt a project, including emergencies
  • Interest in human rights (including Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights) and International Humanitarian Law
  • Languages: Perfect command of French and English desirable
  • You adhere to the values ​​and activist positioning of Médecins du Monde.


  • Status: Employee
  • Contract: Fixed-term contract
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Position to be filled as soon as possible
  • Gross monthly salary of 3,964 euros
  • 13th month equivalent paid in 2 installments – from 6 months of actual work seniority
  • Expatriation bonus of 10% of gross salary per month
  • Coverage of transport (home – mission), visas, vaccines on departure
  • Guesthouse or individual accommodation
  • 22.5 RTT / in
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation / year
  • Mutual (60% participation of MdM and 40% of the employee)
  • Repatriation insurance…)
  • Médecins du Monde promotes the training and internal mobility of its stakeholders

Find the conditions and benefits for our international expatriate positions:

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Médecins du Monde reserves the right to close recruitment before the deadline for submitting applications.

MdM is committed to the integration of people with disabilities and fights against all discrimination.

How to apply

You can submit your application (CV + cover letter) here: