Mali: Medical Adviser, national of a EU Member State, graduated in General Medicine (Medical Doctor)

Organization: European Union
Country: Mali
Closing date: 12 Sep 2018

About the organisation:

EUCAP Sahel Mali is a European Union civilian mission based in Bamako, Mali. It was launched on 15 January 2015, following an official invitation by the Malian government to assist the internal security forces following the ‘Northern Mali Crisis’ that left large parts of the country under the control of various factions. EUCAP Sahel Mali supports the desire of the Malian state to modernise its security forces and enable them to respond more effectively to the need for protection of the entire Malian population throughout the country.

Position: Medical Adviser Post Category: Mission Support Management Level (MSML)

Availability: As soon as possible Security Clearance Level: EU CONFIDENTIAL

1. Reporting Line

The Medical Adviser reports to the Senior Medical Adviser.

2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities

· To develop, organise and monitor the provision of primary care and first aid to the Mission;

· To contribute to the plans and policies on all medical issues and health matters related to the provision of medical support to the Mission, including a medical emergency plan;

· To provide the necessary medical inputs for all Mission staff elements especially with regards to operational planning, decision making processes and resulting orders and documents;

· To provide medical guidance to all staff members and liaise with Finance and Human Resources on certified sick leaves, uncertified sick leaves – both in an out of theatre;

· To liaise with international civilian and non-governmental humanitarian and support agencies in the areas of operation when required;

· To assess the requirements for further treatment in theatre and/or the medical evacuation (by ground and/or by air) if EU staff members are in need of (advanced) medical treatment due to illness or an emergency in close cooperation with the medical practitioner in attendance;

· To monitor all elements of the medical evacuation chain in case of disease or injury of the Mission member in close cooperation with all involved health care providers and the Mission’s insurance company;

· To organise the use of available MEDEVAC capabilities (air and/or ground) inside or outside the areas of operation;

· To perform Medical Briefings and First Aid Training for all incoming Mission members;

· To monitor the epidemiological and overall medical situation in the area of operation, promote and implement preventive medical and occupational health measures including hygiene and recommendations for immunisations;

· To gather all information related to medical support for the Mission members, including social security and health and repatriation insurance, practical and administrative aspects;

· To assess on regular basis existing in- and out-patient medical treatment facilities (MTF) both of the local health service and others and regularly issue an updated list of available MTF in the areas of operation;

· To ensure that the contents of all Mission First Aid and Trauma Kits are present and up-to-date;

· To keep a database on all accidents, incidents and recorded illnesses – and ensure compliance with data protection for sensitive data – in conformity with doctor patient confidentiality;

· To identify and report on lessons learned and best practices within the respective field of responsibility;

· To undertake any other job related tasks as requested by the Line Managers.

3. Mission Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

· To assist and advise the Senior Medical Adviser.

· To deputise for the Senior Medical Adviser in his/her absence.

4. Essential Qualifications and Experience

· Successful completion of university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma OR a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent to level 6 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the first cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, e.g. Bachelor’s Degree. The qualification should be in Medicine (Medical Doctor); AND

· License to practice medicine (Physician) from a recognised Medical School;

· After having fulfilled the education requirements, a minimum of 5 years of professional experience, in the field of medicine, medical planning and/or administrative procedures, including experience in mass casualty situations planning/major incident medical management and support.

5. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Knowledge of emergency medicine;

· Knowledge of tropical medicine;

· English language skills: minimum level B1 (Independent User);

· French language skills: minimum level B1 (Independent User).

6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience

· Experience in medical planning and administrative procedures, including experience in mass casualty situations planning/major incident medical management and support;

· Flight Medical and/or MEDEVAC experience;

· Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) trained General Practitioner (GP);

· Successful completion of Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) course;

· Experience in assessing medical facilities, including under difficult conditions abroad;

· International medical experience, particularly in crisis areas with multi-national and international organisations.

How to apply:

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