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Field Advisor

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Field Advisor

Location: Onitsha, Anambra

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop an in depth analysis of the dynamics in the area in which MSF is operating
Develop relationships with key actors through the regular sharing of information about MSF activities
Alongside the Project Coordinator, represent MSF in meetings or negotiations with political, military and civil society actors.
Develop an in depth analysis of the social and political dynamics in the area in which MSF is operating
Execute clerk-related activities
Assist the Project Coordinator in the drafting of correspondences with authorities and counterparts (government officials, UN agencies, NGOs, etc.) in order to ensure fluent and accurate communication flows
Translate documents and act as an interpreter when needed
File and update field contacts and correspondence
Report on security incidents in the area of MSF operations
Cross check rumors about possible security threats or incidents
Exchange analysis of the context and networks with Country Analyst
Advise the Field Coordinator on security risks and mitigation measures
Analyze the way in which MSF is perceived in the community and make recommendations to address any misperceptions.
Support the field coordinator in preparing contacts for exploratory missions
Brief new staff on the context
Organize advocacy contacts and appointments for the Project Coordinator with local authorities and partners

3 year(s)

Bachelor’s Degree/HND

Not Specified

Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications

Education Essential: University degree
Languages Essential: Written and spoken English and Igbo
Knowledge Essential: Computer literacy (word, excel)
Desirable: Existing network of contacts in Anambra state and at federal level
Essential: Good understanding of local social, political and security context
Experience Desirable: Three years previous experience in similar jobs in the field of humanitarian aid with MSF or other NGOs.
Desirable: Previous work experience in the field of journalism, advocacy, diplomacy or security management

Diplomacy and negotiation skills
Commitment to MSF principles (neutrality, impartiality, medical ethics)
Flexibility and willingness to travel
Analytical skills (gathering, processing and understanding information)
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV’s to:

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interview

Application Deadline 21st October, 2017.

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