Medical Capacity Building Administrative Assistant

Medical Capacity Building activities are a key component to helping each of our host nations build their capacity to provide healthcare to their own people.


Medical Capacity Building


Min. 2 Years


Medical Capacity Building


Min. 2 Years

About this Role

The Medical Capacity Building (MCB) Administrative Assistant provides day-to-day logistical and administrative support to MCB Team and Director. You will interact with local senior medical leaders, ship Hospital personnel, and management teams, working together to achieve goals of improving and building up our host nation’s ability for medical capacity and sustainability.

What You Will Contribute

• Oversight on behalf of the MCB Director at meetings on ship; acting as an intermediary when the Medical Capacity Building Director is unavailable

• Establishing, developing and maintaining filing systems, drafting written responses or replies by phone, or e-mail when necessary

• Acting as project manager for special projects as requested, which may include: planning and coordinating multiple events and presentations

• Assisting with hosting and receiving business guests and giving tours of the ship

• Organizing travel arrangements when necessary

• Coordinating collection of and confirming accuracy of weekly statistics

For This Role, You Will Need

• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program 

• Minimum two years of experience in an office setting as an administrative assistant, preferably in a healthcare setting 

• Previous Mercy Ships experience preferred

• Familiarity with medical terminology preferred

• Intermediate to expert skills in computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite

• Fluency in English

• International B1 Level (or equivalent) in French – Level B2 preferred

Full job description available upon request.