Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Case Studies Research Officer

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Job Description


Location: Any MSF office*

Contract: Permanent contract at 100%

Deadline to apply: 3 August 2023

Starting date: 1 October 2023

*By default, the successful candidate will be offered a contract in the MSF office of their country of residence at the time of application.


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers Emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and Natural Disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF International is the legal entity that binds MSF’s 23 sections, 25 associations and other offices together. Registered in Switzerland, MSF International provides Coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement, as well as implements international projects and initiatives as requested.


The MSF Speaking Out Case Studies (SOCS) is a series of studies from Médecins Sans Frontières that openly examines and analyses the organisation’s actions and decision-making process during Humanitarian Emergencies that have led it to speak out or not. The Speaking Out Case Studies document critical humanitarian dilemmas, constraints and controversies surrounding speaking out throughout the history of MSF. The SOCS project assists all MSF members, and a growing external audience in understanding how speaking out articulates with humanitarian interventions. 13 case studies and 3 podcast series are available in English and French at www.msf.org/speakingout . SOCS based learning courses are accessible on TEMBO, the MSF learning platform: https://tembo.msf.org/

The SOCS Project is under the responsibility and the supervision of the MSF International Board (lB); its management is delegated to the IB vice-president, supported by the SOCS steering and editorial committee.


The SOCS research officer is part of the SOCS team of MSF International. He/she reports to the SOCS Director/director of studies and works closely with the SOCS project manager, the SOCS learning and Development Manager and the SOCS project assistant.


The purpose of the position of SOCS research officer is to produce case studies and support the SOCS team in producing podcasts and learning and development courses.


Under the supervision of the director of the SOCS project /director of studies in:

Researching internal documents including videos for the Speaking Out case studiesConducting interviews for the Speaking Out case studiesWriting chapters of the Speaking Out Case Studies according to the methodological requirementsReviewing layout proofs of the Speaking Out Case Studies in English and FrenchReview and proofread (facts checking) of podcast scripts, learning courses in English and FrenchDissemination of knowledge within and outside MSF including presentations, participation to debates, webinars, etc.
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