Médecins Sans Frontières Vacancies for Epidemiologist

On 16/Jul/2016 / In NGO Jobs

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.


Define, implement and follow up epidemiological activities, ensuring the proper implementation of protocols, the development of appropriate methodology and the quality of studies to identify risk factors for diseases and determining optimal treatment approaches to clinical practice and for preventive medicine to be used in the missions.

  • Define, schedule and organize, in close collaboration with other medical team members, the annual epidemiological activity plan as well as its associated budget in order to improve early detection of risk factors to better define treatment approaches and preventive practices.
  • Lead the implementation of the protocols and epidemiological methodology, ensuring all related staff follows them in order to improve research efficiency
  • Supervise, according to annual plan, epidemiological research activity ensuring:
  • that contacts with community groups and authorities are aligned with the objectives of the research
  • that the population participating in the research is properly informed
  • reporting on the progress of data collection, on ongoing analysis of research or on any issue causing delay is done in order to achieve epidemiological goals on time.
  • Advise the MSF medical team on epidemiological matters that arise in the course of their activity research, and, when necessary, design and implement epidemiological tools and data collection to meet new epidemiological needs.
  • Ensure , in coordination with logistics department, that national or international shipment of laboratory samples acquired for research purposes is done within datelines and according to protocols, following security rules and keeping conditions needed for the sample
  • Supervise data filing procedures ensuring that all epidemiology software tools are properly used and are updated regularly, in order to ensure full data traceability and availability
  • Plan and supervise, in close coordination with the HR department and the MSF vision, policies and values, the associated processes (job description, recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development and internal/external communication) of the epidemiological staff in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people technical capabilities, contribution and their commitment to MSF values.
  • Supervises, in close coordination with the logistic manager, that research equipment and material is properly maintained and stock level is above minimum point in order to ensure availability and research activity continuity. Organize and/or assist medical staff in preparing epidemiological reports related to health facilities and to researched areas and participate in operational monthly reports


§ Essential, medical or nursing related diploma. Desirable specialization or training in tropical diseases.

§ Desirable degree (or masters) in Epidemiology or Public Health with extensive training in statistics and epidemiology

§ Essential working experience of at least two years in nursing activities related jobs

§ Desirable working experience with MSF or other NGOs

§ Desirable working experience in developing countries

· Mission working language essential, local language desirable.

· Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet)

· People Management

· Commitment

· Flexibility

· Results

· Teamwork


To apply, all applicants should please send their CV and cover motivation letter under the reference “EPINIGERIA” torecruitment-bcn@barcelona.msf.org.**

Please submit your CV and cover letter in ONE file and name the file with your LAST NAME

Closing date: 24th July 2016

Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates.


  -- Fields marked with asteriks(*) are compulsory --

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