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MIO_ Mobile Implementation Officer Field simulations TIC


Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such MSF is by choice an association. Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF.

The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by MSF’s 24 sections, 24 associations and other offices together worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens and decentralised in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations



MSF aims to provide “free, adapted, quality healthcare to the most vulnerable population or populations in need”. Standards play an important role in delivering appropriate care, as they define the care people should expect to receive. However, a gap exists between what we know we should do and what we do in the field. Many factors contribute to this gap, but the lack of expertise and competence of our staff is one of the most important elements. MSF medical staff should have adequate, up-to-date practical experience to carry out the required competencies and confidently perform specific clinical and nursing practices, to ensure patient safety and quality of clinical care in our projects.

MSF wants to implement simulations at field level,  by deploying and testing “field medical simulation based learning solutions” that can be effectively used at field level by trained supervisors with the support of the mission’s HR & Medical Dept’s and Learning Unit.


This project wants to have an impact in:

  • Field national and expat staff;
  • Addresses known gaps in quality of care
  • Adds an experiential, practical training

In this incubation project, it will be tested specific simulation activities and scenarios for national staff and international staff (minimum in two projects), most probably focused in the areas of nursing, paediatric, sexual reproductive health and in emergencies. The incubation project would include a catalogue of potential simulation scenarios – each one with instructions on the implementation for the trainers. Each activity and scenario will be a “minimum viable product (MVP)” for a pre-identified medical or paramedical learning need suitable to be covered with simulation-learning systems.  Measuring effectiveness and learning from these pilots will be a key component of this proposal by including an operational research study.



The main objective of this position of Mobil Implementer Positions is to ensure the implementation and integration, of simulation activities in the field. This includes:

  • Preliminary analysis and identification of the simulation scenarios (with the support of the Project manager of the TIC Simulation), according the need and priorities of the field, and taking in consideration the critical skills defined that the staff should have. At the same time, analyse how simulation activities could be integrate in the field activities to ensure her continuity in the field.
  • Subsequently, participate in the design and adaption of the simulation scenarios according field needs, in close collaboration and support by the Project manager of the TIC Simulation.
  • Monitoring the implementation of the simulation activities  and provide support to the fields
  • Last one, participate on the data collection for the selected OR .



The MIO will be hierarchically and functionally accountable to Project manager of the TIC Simulation.



In close collaboration and supported technically by the Project manager of the TIC Simulation in all steps:

  1. Analysis of the key scenarios,  profile of  the potential participants and integration of the simulation activities

    1. To collect information and analyse the potential clinical simulation scenarios to be developed and the main target profiles, according to the field learnings needs, and priorities of medical department and med-ops.
    2.  At the same time, to make an analysis of the main component to be considered to integrate simulation activities in the daily activities of the project.


  1. Implement simulation activities in the field

    1. Participate in the pilot testing of the scenarios as a facilitator, in order to evaluate the overall result and identify and report points for improvement.
    2.  Participate in the design or adaptation of the simulation scenarios, when is needed.
    3. Determine and identify the resources ( HR,  Material, calendars… ) necessary for the implementation and integration of simulation activities in the project.
    4. Built capacity at field level to implement simulation activities by themselves.
    5. Collect relevant data and information that will be used for analysis and for an Operational research.


  1. Monitoring of the activities

    1. Participate in the definition of the monitoring indicators of the simulation activities
    2. Monitor the implementation of the simulations activities, according the indicators predefined.
    3. Provide support to the field , when is required.
    4. Collect lessons learned and areas to improve for an adequate monitoring of field simulation activities

During the period is not in the field, will support with different tasks: developing scenarios, preparing trainings etc…



Education and experience

  • Nurse or Medical doctor, with high MSF field experience in regular projects and in emergency interventions.
  • Experience on simulation facilitation, developing learning projects/activities and / or carrying similar tasks described above, are an asset.
  • English and French. The Spanish, Portuguese and/or Arabic are an asset.



  • Commitment to MSF’s Principles
  • Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Strategic Vision
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Service Orientation
  • Initiative and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation



  • Temporary post based in the selected field and/ or emergencies interventions where simulation will be implemented. (minimum 80 % of his/her working time)
  • Contract: determined period 4 - 6 months, with possible extension depending on the evolution of the assigned portfolio.
  • Full time work.
  • Annual gross salary: 26,981.33€ (divided into 12 monthly payments) + secondary benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward Policy.
  • Practical working conditions while in the field are as per the MSF-OCBA guideline.
  • Starting date: End of February



  • To apply, all applicants should please send their CV and cover motivation letter under the reference “MIO Security simulations” to
  • Please submit your CV and cover letter in ONE file and name the file with your LAST NAME
  • Closing date: 29th of January 2019
  • Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates
  • Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognised disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above mentioned position.