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All our projects require competent personnel to support the medical and non-medical staff and keep activities running from an administrative perspective. As the person responsible for project human resources, you will undertake one of the most diverse and challenging roles within the MSF project team. Human resources positions are based either in the capital city of countries in which MSF operates, with regular visits to field projects in order to better understand the local context and provide effective support to the field-based teams, or in field projects themselves.


Tasks & Duties

  • Define, plan and supervise the implementation of MSF HR policies
  • Support and facilitate the project human resources management in recruitment, performance appraisal, staff development and training
  • Support both international and local staff regarding human resources administration (e.g. payroll, benefits, contracts, databases, facilitation of work permits, visas, travel, etc.)
  • Liaise with local authorities and service providers in relation to all project human resources issues, employee relations and local labour laws


Essential requirements

  • University degree or preferably Master’s degree in HR management or Business
  • Minimum of two years relevant professional experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Advanced Computer literacy
  • Availability to work 12 months

Desirable requirements

  • Experience in bookkeeping, payroll, financial planning and accounting
  • Experience in revising salary grids and implementation of other HR projects
  • Professional experience supervising, managing or training staff
  • Knowledge of other languages, in particular French and/or Arabic
  • Previous international experience with INGOs, UN agencies, other humanitarian organisations, charities, etc.
  • Experience working in developing countries


Key Personality Competencies

  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Cross-cultural awareness
  • Flexibility and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Advanced team-working skills
  • Results and quality orientation
  • Willingness to work in unstable areas


Before you apply


Because ‘Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) purpose is to bring medical assistance to people in distress, the work may occur in settings of active conflict, or in post-conflict environments, in which there are inherent risks, potential danger and ongoing threats to safety and security. MSF acknowledges that it is impossible to exclude all risks, but it does its utmost as an organization to mitigate and manage these risks through strict and comprehensive security protocols.

Field workers will be fully informed of the risk associated with a potential mission before accepting a particular posting. Working for MSF is a deeply personal choice; individuals must determine for themselves the level of risk and the circumstances in which they feel comfortable, based on a full and transparent understanding of the possibilities they may face. Once in the mission, all MSF staff must strictly observe security rules and regulations; failure to do so may result in dismissal.

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