Community Health Educator – Baalbek – 100%

Community Health Educator – Baalbek – 100%
Deadline for applications: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Location: Baalbeck
Working area: Baalbeck
Job Description

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in 1971. Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, and exclusion from health care or natural disasters. MSF in Lebanon currently has 2 projects mainly on primary health care and mental health, in Tripoli and the Bekaa valley.


Scope of responsibility:

Prepare, provide and present health education sessions to the population/patients according to the MSF principles and values in order to promote health information through health measures and hygiene conditions as well as provide information about MSF activities in order to facilitate access to healthcare.


Function responsibilities include:

  • Prepare material and deliver health education sessions, messages and topics addressed to different populations regarding hygiene, diseases and prevention.
  • Ensure all the patients and caretakers are well informed, according to protocols, about health related issues and services provided.
  • Monitor the health situation and living conditions of the population by conducting nutritional screening, collecting information related to food security, checking vaccination status of children, looking actively for any defaulters in programs that require this type of research, collecting information on number of people arriving or leaving the community, births and deaths in the community, etc.
  • Identify people with medical problems, contact with medical team and report for immediate transfer if needed. He/she has to inform the line manager about any problem encountered (population, equipment, material…).
  • Report to line manager of all results of screening and visits on a regular basis.


Specific activities:

  • Perform any other tasks, as requested.
Experience required: Education degree: No Degree Required Field of education: Required qualification: • Literacy essential. An internal MSF training on health messages will be necessary. Experience required: • None is required. • English desirable and Arabic essential. Personal qualification: • Results • Teamwork. • Flexibility. • Commitment • Service • Stress management
Arabic: Fluent English: Basic French:
Submission guidelines: Type of contract: 100% employment contract, renewable, Updated competitive salary package with benefits including allowances, medical coverage and 5 weeks of paid leave, Please send your CV & Cover Letter to the below email before Sunday 17th September and specify the position you are applying for in the subject of your email otherwise it will not be considered. Email: Subject: CHE BAALBEK Only selected applicant will be contacted for a test and an interview if successful.
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
Husein Bechara
HR/Admin Assistant