Job Description (but not limited to)

  • Implementation of and participation in exploratory missions and evaluations, upon request of the Ecell
  • Definition, implementation (or modification) of the operational strategy of an emergency mission
  • Identification and management of the tools, resources and means necessary for the implementation and management of an emergency intervention
  • Coordination of the emergency mission in collaboration with the FCO/PMR/MedCo/Ecell: evaluation of needs and situation, definition of strategy and activities
  • Networking and negotiation with all pertinent actors to enable access, security and implementation of activities.
  • Coordination and supervision of the staff in the mission
  • Management of material and financial resources for the emergency intervention
  • Management of the entire mission’ security
  • Reporting on the interventions, explorations and activities pertaining to the mission
  • In accordance with the headquarters, you can be mandated (or requested) to coordinate activities, under the responsibility of a Head of Mission in the country where the section is already working
  • You can be asked to intervene within the framework of certain MSF trainings and to take part in local, national, and international meetings

Your Profile


  • 24 months of field experience with MSF in a coordination role (12 months in a HOM role) and at least one mission in an emergency context with MSF.
  • Expertise in analyses of unstable contexts / crises situations
  • Capacity to quickly evaluate an emergency on ground and to propose an appropriate strategy of intervention.
  • General knowledge of MSF in emergency management
  • Proven management skills with emphasis on team-leadership/human resources
  • Knowledge and experience in security management in insecure contexts
  • Commitment to the aims and values of MSF
  • A flexible and solution-oriented mentality and the ability to be decisive in chaotic circumstances,
  • Proven skills in negotiation, diplomacy and decision-making skills
  • Proven capacity for coordination and organization
  • Ability to prioritize work, manage teams and clearly communicate decisions.
  • Capacity to work in a volatile, insecure context and deal with stress.
  • Fluency in both French and English is essential
  • PSP Training (at minimum ERT training)


  • Medical / Paramedical background preferable.
  • Experience in Public Health programs


  • Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team
  • Availability, flexibility, mobility
  • Other languages represent an advantage: Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese

Terms of Employment

  • Field-based contract, fixed-term for one year, renewable.
  • Duration of the direct interventions in the field: from 4 weeks to 3 months (certain flexibility is asked in case of needs)
  • Travel arrangements, visa requirement will be taken in charge by MSF. MSF will provide per diem and accommodation when under assignment, but not between assignments.

How to apply

Interested candidates should complete their application in English or in French (5MB max) by following the link below:

Please include:

  • CV 2 pages. max.
  • letter of motivation 1p. max.

The deadline for applications is 21.06.2024 at 5pm.

The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.