OCP Support Manager of the SIMU project – France

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international and independent medical humanitarian organization created in 1971 which provides emergency aid to people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics, health exclusion and natural disasters. The MSF movement is built around 5 operational centers, such as OCP (Paris) and OCBA (Barcelona), supported by 24 sections and offices around the world. The French section is present in about thirty countries.

MSF Field Simulation is looking for a OCP Support Manager of the SIMU project.


MSF’s ambition to elevate people-centred humanitarian assistance to the highest possible level while delivering quality lifesaving interventions remains a challenge in many contexts where health systems are fragile and access and resources are limited.

Since 2017, MSF OCBA has piloted MSF Field Simulation on a small scale, through a transformational investment capability (TIC) project, called Field Simulation Lab, which was implemented in two phases.

During the first phase “the main objective was to test the application of simulation in a humanitarian context integrated into field operations. Phase 2 of the incubation TIC was more focused on exploring different strategies to build simulation capabilities and conducting an exercise to understand how simulation methodology can be integrated into the MSF ecosystem (e.g. working groups , other initiatives, strategies, departmental priorities, etc.).

Today, MSF Field Simulation ICT will expand activities by including 3 main pillars:

  1. Develop and implement simulation capacity building activities that include knowledge transfer to OCP;
  2. Continue to integrate simulation into the different MSF ecosystems (systems and processes);
  3. To have a positive impact on the quality of humanitarian medical services by maintaining continuous innovation methods such as simulation.

In other words, in addition to the theoretical knowledge required by their position, (non-)medical personnel need adequate and up-to-date practical experience to confidently carry out the specific tasks entrusted to them in order to ensure the quality of the services provided. To the population.

This role of support manager is therefore a key role in the implementation of ICT ambitions within OCP and the coordination of actions at headquarters and in the field. The main objective of OCP during these 2 years of project is to learn from the MSF Field Simulation OCBA experience and to integrate/disseminate simulation knowledge at all levels.

In line with OCBA Program Field Simulation Manager and his team and under his functional responsibility, you will be in charge of project management through the development of a concrete project plan, implementation phases and objectives.

Main responsibilities

Under the responsibility of the Medical and Operational Departments with the support of the Med-Ops learning coordinator (MD-OP), you will:

Conduct, under the direction of the OCP MD-OP project committee, developing a project plan for the years to come, taking into account OCP specificities and needs;

Support the implementation of the project plan and the use of the simulation project as a learning and transformative tool for medical, paramedical and non-medical field staff;

Identify priority sites with the directorates and cells/fields to implement specific simulation activities and, with the support of the “OCBA capacity building technician” and the MIO, accompany the implementation at the field level:

  • Manage the deployment of simulation in the field in project mode (strategy and tools);
  • Plan and organize the necessary institutional support, ensuring that:
  • the teams concerned are involved in discussions and exchanges,
  • necessary resources are identified and deployed;

Bringing together the different stakeholders in project mode and lead cross-functional work;

Define the institutional organization of support and coordinate the first pilots and plan the subsequent steps to promote the consolidation of the project in the medium term;

Liaise with the Simulation OCP focal point (during on-the-job training as an MIO with the MSF Field Simulation Team for 12 months);

Work with the learning and development team to integrate the SIMU concept and practice in existing MSF OCP trainings;

Communication: Liaise with the OCBA Communication and Change Support Officer to:

  • Promote and make the benefit of the simulation visible to the various stakeholders,
  • Participate in the strategy and activities developed to promote simulation concepts and experiences, and support exchange discussions between projects implementing them with the support of the MSF field simulation team,
  • Work on an innovative tool to facilitate information (explain the philosophy of simulation) and foster cultural change,
  • Creates regular communication with the various stakeholders to update them on the latest deployments/progress, e.g. closing monthly reports;

Participate in monitoring and analysis of the deployment project:

  • Development, management and monitoring of the budget,
  • Analysis of the adaptation of the size of project teams, reporting on the progress of project deliverables;

Participate in international medical working groups from time to time.

Profile :

  • Experience and enthusiasm for promoting patient simulation methodology in
  • At least 3 years of field experience in MSF in management/coordination positions, or other experience in humanitarian organizations.
  • Strong project cycle
  • Essential computer skills (word, excel).

Languages ​​: Fluency (minimum C1) in English and French.

Status: 12 months Fixed Term Contract (CDD), part-time 0.50% FTE, Executive Level, based in Paris, with field visit.

Expected start date: As soon as possible.

How to register

Please submit your application (CV and cover letter) online at: https://www.msf.fr/agir/rejoindre-nos-equipes/toutes-nos-offres-emploi/ocp-support-manager-of- the-simu -project-hf. The application deadline is October 8, 2022 included.

Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted

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