Medical Referent – Owo at Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)

ALIMA International NGO

The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an international medical organization, founded in 2009. ALIMA’s aim is to provide a high standard of healthcare in situations of emergency or medical disaster and to improve the practice of humanitarian medicine by developing innovative projects associated with medical research.

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience 4 years
  • Location Ondo
  • Job Field Medical / Healthcare  , NGO/Non-Profit 


  • The Medical Referent of the ALIMA Owo Project is the ALIMA representative and responsible for the implementation of program/medical activities in Ondo and other LGAs if needed. He/She is the linkage between field team, researchers, coordination and community.
  • In close collaboration with the Project Coordinator, Medical Coordinator, and Mission Coordination team, define and plan the project objectives and priorities, the risks and constraints, and calculate human and financial needs. Cultivate the relationship with the FMCO/MOH stakeholders in order to implement efficiently and ensure the goals as well as to improve targeted population’s health conditions and humanitarian situation.
  • Definition of the project’s medical objectives and intervention strategies
  • Organising, analysing and effectively managing the project’s medical activities
  • Compile and analyse medical/program data for reports (medical sitrep…) to the medical coordination and project coordinator on project’s evolution and propose corrections if needed.
  • Compile and share details regarding research data with the research team as per the protocols while adhering to information protection mechanisms.
  • Ensure a quality of data collection and epidemiological surveillance system, in agreement with the medical coordination,
  • Supervise full implementation of safety and health protocols, reporting to the Medical Coordination and Project Coordinator on risky behaviours,
  • Contribute to the operation and running of INTEGRATE, SPP research projects where appropriate by providing clinical advice on the relevance of research projects and attending research team meetings
  • Supervision and training of the project’s healthcare human resources
  • Implementing the project’s staff health policies
  • Participation in the prevention of abuse of power and sexual and gender-based violence (PSEA)


  • You have a medical diploma (a paramedical diploma would be essential), Master’s degree in clinical research, Epidemiology, public health
  • You have at least 4 year’s experience in medical Practice, previous experience in humanitarian context and experience of team management and supervision.
  • You have experience in management of viral Hemorrhagic fevers is an asset
  • You have analytical and organisational skills, a critical mind and the ability to put forward proposals, as well as the ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural context.


  • A strong command of both spoken and written English is essential for this position; proficiency in French would be considered an asset.


  • Contract term: Contract under French law; contract length: 6 months, renewable.
  • Position to be filled: ASAP
  • Salary: depending on experience + per diem

ALIMA pays for:

  • Travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location
  • Accommodation costs
  • Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee and his/her family
  • Evacuation of the employee