Medical Polyvalent Responsible (RMP) – Emergency Cell

Medical Polyvalent Responsible (RMP) – Emergency Cell

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

MSF Suisse



Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent humanitarian organization providing medical aid to victims of man-made or natural disasters, epidemics and endemic diseases. In the MSF Operational Centre of Geneva (OCG), the steering and implementation of field programmes is under the responsibility of an Operations Department, which includes direct medical support to field implementation ensuring fundamentals are reached in all projects. The development of technical and/or strategic solutions adapted to complex medical challenges faced in the field, or to fulfill chosen medical ambitions, is under the responsibility of a Medical Department. Collaborative work between the two departments is considered a cornerstone for the organisation to improve the general quality of its projects and the level of care for patients.

OCG has set up a matrix organisation to support its operations. An operational cell is responsible for providing supervision and support necessary for the implementation of quality operational projects.

The operational cell is the direct interface with the field and is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of 6 members: a programme manager (PM or "RP" – Responsable de Programmes), the deputy (DPM – "ARP"), and experts from the medical (RMP), logistics, finance and human resources departments.

The frame for medical support inside OCG emphasizes the role of the Operations Department in the following key areas:

  1. In relation to the general responsibilities for programme management, identifying the strategic medico-operational priorities in order to adapt support and coordinate necessary expertise.
  2. Providing a direct medical support to field teams. It relies, on the mastering and implementation of fundamentals, the creation of practical tools, on-site mentoring and capacity building.
  3. Bringing immediate medical solutions to project teams, without specific development needed and within the frame of basic competences and fundamentals.
  4. Creating a better integrated work between Operation and the Medical Departments, through collaborative work platforms and proactive cooperation, focusing on precise medico operational challenges, selection of standards, and improvement of practices.

The Medical Polyvalent Responsible (RMP) will be working in the Operations Department.


As a member of a the cells multidisciplinary team (the cell) and based on the propositions from the country coordination teams, the Medical Polyvalent Responsible (RMP) advises and provides support to the RP and the Medical Coordinator in conceiving and developing medico-operational strategies in order to best achieve the project objectives. He/she identifies the strategic medico-operational priorities in order to adapt the medical support and expresses the needs in terms of expertise to be developed by the Medical Department.The RMP follows up the monitoring of the medical activities and ensures the medical fundamentals are reached in the frame of good practices and minimum of standards implementation. He/she checks the coherence between medical resources and medico-operational objectives.

Your Profile


  • Medical Doctor or Registered Nurse
  • Medical or paramedical degree
  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine or Public/International Health/Epidemiology is an asset


  • 3 – 5 years professional experience in developing countries with substantive experience in emergency response.
  • A diversity of MSF experience, including as a Medical Coordinator or similar medical managerial position in another health organization
  • Knowledge of recent developments in the field of humanitarian relief, international public health and tropical medicine.
  • Experience with field research in resource poor settings is an asset
  • Proven affinity with advocacy


  • Fluent English and French understanding.
  • A 3rd language is an advantage.

Personal Abilities

  • Team management and cooperation
  • Strategic vision
  • Problem solving and service oriented
  • Results and quality oriented
  • Planning and organizing, ability to solve complex organizational issues.
  • Good analytical and synthesis skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team spirit, networking and communication and information sharing skills
  • Ability to travel

Skills/ Technical competencies

  • Understanding of medical humanitarian work with regards to the medical-technical and the political dimensions.
  • Ability to analyse medical and structural issues.
  • Program management and project design & monitoring

Terms of Employment

  • Full-time position 100% (40h/week)
  • 3-year term renewable once, maximum 6 years
  • Working place : Geneva,
  • Ideal start date: July 1st, 2022
  • Gross annual salary: from CHF 107’413.- to CHF 122’533.- (salary commensurate with equivalent experience and internal salary grid)

How to apply

Candidates submit their application following the requirements:  CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – in French or English.

Deadline for application is June 10th, 2022


The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our staff members. We strive to create workplaces where teams of people with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, perspectives, ideas and experiences work together for the social mission of MSF to create better outcomes for our patients and the communities we work with.

We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, background, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.

MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.