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Planetary Health Learning Content Coordinator

Applications close
05 Jan 2022

MSF recognises the medical and humanitarian consequences of climate change and environmental degradation, and our contribution towards it.  As the climate crisis accelerates, so too does the urgency of our collective engagement as a movement.  While MSF has been consistently active in environmental health, there is now an evident move toward integrating the broader considerations of climate change and health, under the umbrella of planetary health, with patients at the center.  MSF’s operational relevance depends on the recognition that health is not defined by the absence of disease and infirmity alone, nor shaped solely through political, economic, and social determinants of health, but also through environmental determinants.

MSFA has made a commitment to climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives and performance measures in its current 4-year Strategic Plan. Our office in Geneva is taking a leading role in advancing planetary health objectives in MSF field missions and is seeking collaboration with our Sydney office in the areas of i) preparing relevant learning and development materials for field worker education and reference and ii) supporting efforts to reduce single use items (including masks, respirators and gloves) in MSF field missions.

The purpose of this role is to contribute to improving field based knowledge and action on MSF environmental pact and planetary health commitments through the identification, design, collation and delivery of relevant learning and development materials for MSF field workers. The position will also contribute to broader stakeholder awareness raising on the health impacts of climate change and MSF's role in mitigating these.

To be successful in this role you will need knowledge/experience in the field of climate change mitigation/adaption and international humanitarian affairs, as well as experience in the design and development of remote/online adult learning curricula and materials with previous experience in a learning and development role in a humanitarian or development organisation.

For a full list of selection critera and details of the main taks and duties of this role please see the attached job description.
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Applications

Applications MUST have a current right to work in Australia.  Your application should include a cover letter addressing the individual selection criteria for the position and indicating why you want to work for Médecins Sans Frontières Australia.  You must also attach a copy of your CV.

Please note that a criminal record check may be required as part of the selection process.  Applicants with criminal records will not automatically be ineligible for the position they are applying for.  Médecins Sans Frontières Australia has a Child Protection Policy in place and all employees are required to comply with this policy.

Médecins Sans Frontières Australia is committed to creating an inclusive workplace for all our staff. We believe that a diverse team helps us better serve those most in need, and we encourage people from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for this role, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Applications close: Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Please apply as soon as possible.

Applications and enquiries to: [email protected]