PPasP Initiative Officer - Médecins Sans Frontières Suisse
Patients and Populations as Partners initiative officer
Coming from a period in which health care provision was decided almost exclusively by medical staff and delivered to patients, evolving toward one in which patients are put in the centre of the medical decision, OCG is aiming to intervene using the notion of patients and populations as partners; partners in the definition and understanding of their needs as well as partners during the healthcare activities. OCG is aiming to co-construct the care that patients and populations expect to receive and the care we have the capacity and expertise to deliver.
P&P as P is a major & ambitious objective that will need a culture change, a shift in the way OCG approaches patients and population in the various contexts we work, to be attained during the current strategic plan 2020-2023.
To start the journey, a Patients and Population as Partners (P&P asP) concept and framework needs to be defined, known and commonly understood by all staff as well as being supported by an appropriated and adapted set of guiding documents and tools
- Based on existing documentation and research in OCG and other MSF entities, propose a concept of the P&P as P approach including guiding principles to the OCG management team for endorsement
- Mapping of existing guidelines and tools in MSF and external if relevant
- In collaboration with relevant stakeholders within OCG define a communication strategy for dissemination of the P&P as P framework (including tools)
- Gather input of at least two interested missions (pre-identified Mozambique, South Sudan, Yemen and DRC) in the concept, identifying tand/or testing of tools.
- Adaptation of existing tools to support missions’ approach to P&P as P
- Create a repository of resources
- A document describing the Global framework for OCG: concept and guiding principles (max 10 pages)
- P&P as P toolbox
- Communication/dissemination strategy
- Bachelor degree in social work, health promotion, health education or similar, or in absence of an academic degree a proven record of working toward developing/implementing people centred approach or patient partnerships programs.
- 2 years’ experience working in low-resource settings for humanitarian aid agencies (MSF experience a plus).
- Working knowledge of health activities in humanitarian settings (primary and secondary health care) in a variety of contexts.
- Fluent English
- Fluent French (tbc)
- Open-minded and diplomatic
- Good communication skills
- Ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural people
- Ability to create adapted, practical SOPs and tools based on existing guidelines
- Ability to formalize and synthetize findings in reports.
Terms of Employment
- HQ based position in Geneva (possibility to work from another location in the current COVID circumstances)
- Fixed-term and full-time contract (6 months, 100%)
- Starting date: 01.05.2021
- Gross monthly salary: CHF 7’548 to CHF 8’661.- (based on a 100% position)
- Social Benefits according to internal regulations.
How to apply
Only applications submitted on the recruitment platform will be considered. Applications must contain: CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – in French or English.
Closing date for applications is 15.03.2021
The applications will be treated confidentially.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.