Medical Anthropology Analyst at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

  • Published date: October 27, 2023
  • Category: Medical & Pharmaceutical
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
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  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
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Job Description


Rationale/Objective for Position



  • The Medical Anthropology Analyst is responsible for coordinating and overseeing targeted need-driven operational research and analyses, capacity-building and strengthening learning and reflection to ensure MSF provides holistic, respectful, and inclusive patient-centered community-based health services.

  • The jobholder is responsible for implementing the Anthropology Unit framework and applicable approaches in relation with MSF field operations.


Tasks & Responsibilities


Strategic Responsibilities



  • Actively participate in the development of the Unit’s organization strategic plan, activities and partnerships as may be needed.


Technical and Operational Responsibilities



  • Support positioning and feasibility of the Anthropology Unit

    • Identify medical and health-related areas of strategic interest and identify the necessary partnerships with operations across other MSF entities in the region and globally.

    • Respond and coordinate requests for support MSF missions/projects working in the region by evaluating access constraints and developing access-specific strategies.

    • Contribute to the building, entrenching, and positioning the Unit.

    • Prepare and make presentations on behalf of the Unit and MSF international and internal forums to articulate its work.



  • Medical program development and operations support

    • Assess and analyze social-cultural dynamics of medical emergency contexts to inform and advice the medical operations teams during the conception, implementation, and monitoring of medical and paramedical projects.

    • Collect and organize information on health-seeking practices and norms and knowledge during emergencies/crises to enable trust and respect between affected individuals, groups and communities, and field operation teams.

    • Support the operations teams on contextual health and political economy analysis.

    • Contribute to field visits and intersectional medical forums wherever and whenever it is necessary across MSF units and sections.

    • Liaise with Medical Operation teams to identify, initiate links and engage with relevant state and non-state structures managing health services during emergencies.

    • Prepare mission reports for review and dissemination.



  • Contribute to medical and health promotion operational research and learning.

    • Coordinate field operational research on thematic areas relevant to medical and paramedical projects/programs across MSF.

    • Facilitate dissemination of research results, learnings and best practices through internal and external platforms including publication.

    • Participate in the implementation of the community engagement strategy of the MSF EA operations directorate.

    • Coordinate events and facilitate thematic communities of practice events in the region and across the MSF.

    • Conduct and facilitate collection, analysis and updating lessons and best practices from MSF missions in the region.

    • Contribute and update the Unit's database.

    • Participate in organizing annual operation research events including the Annual Nairobi Anthropology Forum, MSF Scientific Day, Epicenters among others.



  • Partnership, collaboration, and representation

    • In collaboration with the Anthropology Unit Lead, Training and Learning Unit and other peers in the MSF movement, develop/review training modules, and plan and facilitate effective health promotion and access.

    • Conduct targeted participatory training and on-the-job training to enhance multicultural competence in our health service delivery sites.

    • Facilitate training in multicultural competence and research ethics for internal and external partners.

    • Map and profile relevant stakeholders in medical anthropology applied to the humanitarian context.

    • Facilitate linkages and engagement with partners to share capacity, capability, and experience pertaining to humanitarian and emergency medical services in the region.

    • Liaise with peers and actively participate in meetings at relevant humanitarian forum including the MSF Intersection/social science and operational research forums, technical working groups and Forums at the regional level.



  • Other Responsibilities

    • Propose and initiate innovative operational research projects.

    • Translation of research Findings into Actionable policy or intervention briefs for field teams.




Qualifications



  • Education

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Medical Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Human Ecology, Sociology, Social Work, or any culture-related fields from a recognized institution.

    • A Master’s degree in medical Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Human Ecology, Sociology, Social Work, or any culture-related fields from a recognized institution is an added advantage.

    • Membership in a relevant professional body, think tank or community of practice is desirable.

    • In-depth understanding of health-seeking and promotion models and practices in the regional and local context, dynamics, and socio-cultural medical barriers.

    • Understanding of humanitarian and emergency health service delivery and ethics.

    • Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of French and a third language is an added advantage.



  • Experience

    • At least five (5) years of non-profit NGO work experience within public/emergency health contexts.

    • Experience working with the humanitarian organization, UNDSS, INSO, INGO forum and similar institutions is an added advantage.

    • Experience as a field researcher, ethnographer, trainer or in public health is an added advantage.



  • Competencies

    • Technical Competencies

      • Demonstrated capabilities in planning, organizing, and executing health-related operational research, and behavior change interventions.

      • Ability to develop, implement, facilitate, and impart learning.

      • Ability to provide clear, dynamic briefings and analysis of given and unfolding medical and social contexts, situations and needs as they emerge.

      • Ability to design and facilitate training engagements with staff and partners to enhance skills and adapt to changing program demands.

      • Ability to lead and coordinate field research teams and provide training in qualitative methods for diverse teams.



    • Behavioral/General Competencies

      • Excellent relationship-building, interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively represent MSF at forums and with external stakeholders.

      • Ability to form and maintain relationships and working partnerships with multiculturally diverse teams and communities.

      • Good oral and written communication skills, with the ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

      • Commitment to MSF’s Principles.

      • Strategic thinking and complexity awareness.

      • Critical and reflexive objectivity.

      • Initiative and Innovation.

      • Contextual analyses, awareness, and adaptation.







 

Method of Application




  • Applicants are required to upload a Letter of Motivation + Curriculum Vitae (in English) in PDF format as one combined document.

  • The closing date for applications is on 5th November 2023.


Interested and qualified? Go to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on msf-ea.odoo.com to apply

 

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