Médecins Sans Frontières Luxembourg, Operational Center Brussels, is looking for an Operational Research and Field Epidemiology Advisor To join the Operational Research Team LuxOR
Undetermined contract – Full time position
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organization 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
MSF Luxembourg is a historical partner section of the MSF movement created in 1986. With 35 staff
members, the section’s team works to raise awareness on humanitarian issues among Luxembourg’s
population, raise funds needed to finance humanitarian interventions, supports MSF volunteers who
go into the field and carry out operational research projects directly linked to health programs to help improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
Nine MSF partner sections (Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, South
Africa and Sweden) and the Lebanon Branch Office, make up the Operational Center Brussels (OCB).
In 2019, MSF OCB ran 109 projects in 38 countries.
OCB Medical Department is a network of units, in Brussels, the Brussels Medical Unit (BRUMED), in
Cape Town, the Southern African Medical Unit (SAMU), in Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Operational
Research unit (LuxOR), in Beirut, the Middle East Medical Unit (MEMU) and positions based around
the world (Nairobi, Rio, Rome and Toronto). The department is composed of members working in the
operations department in a dual–matrix system (deputy cell coordinators & medical officers) and
experts working in the medical department itself. The experts cover the following domains: anesthesia, antibiotic resistance, capacity building & mentoring for healthcare professionals, change management, chronic non–communicable diseases, critical care, data protection & data sharing, emergency medicine & toxicology, emergency preparedness, environmental health, epidemiology, general surgery & orthopedics, health promotion & anthropology, hepatitis C, HIV, infection prevention & control,
infectious diseases, knowledge management, laboratory, malaria & vector–borne diseases, medical
data & health informatics, medical equipment, mental health, microbiology, nursing care, nutrition, operational research and documentation, pediatrics & adolescents health, pharmacy, primary
healthcare, public health, sexual & reproductive health, tuberculosis, vaccination, survivors of torture and viral hemorrhagic fever & emerging infectious diseases. The department support is organized in resources deployed in thematic circles with specific time–bond deliverables.
Since 2009, MSF Luxembourg has been putting its expertise at the service of the development of medical research in the field through the Luxembourg Operational Research unit (LuxOR) within OCB Medical Department. Operational Research helps MSF take an in–depth look at its programs and operations, evaluates what is working well, and shows what needs to be improved. LuxOR shares
findings with the international MSF–movement and partner organizations, and advocates for evidence–based policy and practices changes with local and international stakeholders. Supported studies are published in renowned scientific journals, and openly available to researchers and the global humanitarian community. The unit is based in Luxembourg with detached staff in Brussels, South Africa, Beirut, and Toronto.
More information can be found on: https://msf.lu/en/operational–research/luxor
The Advisor will first focus on the continuation of setting up a support system for the field
epidemiologists and possibly gradually move into supporting operational research activities at field level. The main tasks are:
1. Setting up the support system for the field epidemiologists (± 12 months)
2. Support operational research activities
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
SOFT SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
CONTRACT CONDITIONS AND BENEFITS
Application deadline: January 21st, 2022
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: LuxOR OR/Epi Advisor
MSF values diversity and is committed to create an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
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