To join the Operational Research Team LuxOR
Undetermined contract –Full time
position Based in Luxembourg.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organisation that provides aid in more than 70 countries to populations in distress, to victims of natural or manmade disasters and to victims of armed conflicts, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political affiliation.
The Medical Department of the Operational Centre Brussels (OCB) is composed of polyvalent medical staff working in operational cells and experts working outside these cells. The experts cover the following domains: emergency medical support, epidemiology, health promotion/anthropology,HIV/AIDS, nursing care, infection control, antibiotic resistance (ABR), microbiology, laboratory, vector-borne diseases, medical data management, medical devises/logistics, mental health, nutrition, operational research (OR) and documentation, pharmacy, sexual/reproductive health, surgery/anaesthesia, tuberculosis, vaccination & environmental health.
Operational research and documentation are an integral part of the medical department activities. There are two relatively autonomous units supporting operational research. The LuxOR unit, which is based in Luxembourg and Brussels, with core activities including operational research capacity building and a focus on research linked to a non-HIV/TB related agenda. The second unit is the SAMU unit based in Cape Town, South Africa which focuses on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis. More information can be found on: https://msf.lu/en/operational-research/luxor and https://samumsf.org/en
In the COVID-19 response, LuxORand SAMU started to give more one-on-one support to the epidemiologists in the field, however there is a need to improve the coordination of this support and to make it sustainable for the years to come. This position will focus on coordinating this support and once established, move towards combining it with an operational research portfolio.
The Operational Research Advisor will first focus on setting up a support system forthe field epidemiologists and gradually move into supportingoperational research activities at field level. The main tasks are:
1. Setting up the support system for thefield epidemiologists(± 6 months)
2. Support operational research activities
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
SOFT SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
CONTRACT CONDITIONS AND BENEFITS
Application deadline: July 21st, 2020
Candidate application must include an updated CV and cover letter.
Please apply through e-mail at the following address: email@example.com with position reference: Lux OR Advisor/Epi-support