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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international medical and humanitarian, non-profit organization acting in accordance with the principles of humanitarian assistance, impartiality, neutrality, medical ethics and medical confidentiality, independent from any political, religious, military or economic authority.

In compliance with MSF’s charter and based on an independent assessment of needs, MSF provides medical and humanitarian assistance to populations in distress without discrimination on the basis of ethnical affiliation, religion, gender or political convictions, in the contexts of epidemics, endemic diseases, natural disasters and conflicts. The humanitarian and impartial nature of MSF’s action and operational principles is recognized and respected by the Parties as a requirement for and condition of MSF’s activities.

MSF in Indonesia is working under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Health  (MOH) that does not allow staff to perform direct service provision to beneficiaries unless given exceptional permission.  The areas of intervention in the current MOU is DKI Jakarta and Banten Province. For the purposes of the assessment, MSF shall visit new provinces outside of the MOU scope but will do so with permission from the relevant Provincial government authorities and informing MOH of our intentions.  The assessment is foreseen for 6 months, after which draft project proposals should have been developed. Depending on the negotiations with MOH for the amendment of the existing MOU, and when MSF will start the new project/s, MSF shall open new positions relevant to the new project/s activities.

Participating in the medical component of the assessment of new projects of MSF in Indonesia, including but not limited to Primary Health Care Transformation in Remote Areas (PHC)  and Health Care in Prisons in DKI Jakarta (Prisons), especially activities involving social support to individual patients/survivors and linking them with other relevant support services and communities at large, according to MSF principles and guidelines. Enhancing the target population’s social condition to have an impact on health-related outcomes.
•    Supports the MAM in the assessment and identification of the health and humanitarian needs as well as the strategic interventions and possible MSF medical activities in North Kalimantan and Prisons.

•    Conducting social assessments, identifying the social support needs of patients/survivors, including legal, protection, shelter/housing, financial/vocational, food security, and access to medical and psychosocial support services beyond the project intervention scope.

•    Mapping and regular updating of formal and informal support services (incl.existing community resources). Assess quality of existing support services, with identification of gaps and advocacy for an improved culturally appropriate social response.Participating in the creation and maintenance of any material needed for the activities of social workers.

•    Maintaining records, statistics, files, and reports on all social work activities and contributes in writing reports (i.e. assessment reports,  monthy SitReps, medical statistical reports, etc.).

•    Participating in emergency medical assessments and interventions when appropriate. Supporting the project teams if needed either in the emergency disaster area or from Jakarta

Performing other duties at the request of Medco/DepMedCo

EducationBachelor or diploma degree in Social Work (BSW)/ Public Health / Social Welfare Science/Sociology/ Communication
Experience•        Minimum 4 years experiences in the Indonesian public health system and providing social work  and community assessments in a humanitarian organization preferred

•          Experience in assessments on health and humanitarian needs in primary health care system and/or penitentiary systems or similar area

•          Understand Indonesia  government’s way of working and the health system priorities and polices

•          Demonstrable experience in supervising and training others in a team setting

•          Demonstrated experience in report writing and producing good quality reports for internal and external use, with external use focus on authorities / government re-porting

•          Essential computer literacy (O365 suite and applications)

•          Fluent in spoken and written Indonesian and English

•          Previous experience working with MSF is an asset

How to apply

Please send your application : Cover Letter, Updated Curriculum Vitae including name, addresses, email address & phone number of 3 (three) referents to Human Resource – MSF Indonesia via email : and should indicate “SW” on the email subject. Applications will be considered until 25 Nov  2022. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

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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