Job Description

MSF France’s presence in Pakistan started in the 1980’s to support the population affected by the war in Afghanistan. Since 2005 MSF is present in the country and is currently operating in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province with the following programs:
  • A CEMONC structure opened since 2011 in Peshawar offering delivery and neonatal care.
  • A cutaneous leishmaniasis program since 2018 in Peshawar and Bannu
Additionally, MSF opened a tuberculosis program in Gujranwala (Punjab Province) in 2021 The opportunity

MSF is recruiting a Head of Mission who will be responsible for the implementation of all programming of MSF France in Pakistan which includes the development of the cutaneous leishmaniasis program and the opening of the tuberculosis program.

The country representative will
  • Define operational strategies in collaboration the Operation Unit based in Japan.
  • Leads the development of the programs.
  • Manage and animate his/her team.
  • Ensure the contextual and security Analysis.
  • support advocacy and communication efforts to public health issues,
  • Monitor for emergencies and develop Emergency responses in the country.
  • Represents MSF
  • Collaborate with other MSF entities and partners.
  • Report to the operational unit based in Japan.

University degree or post graduate degree. Particularly in medicine, public health or paramedical or the field of international relations is a plus.


At least two years in management positions in humanitarian aid in developing countries with MSF or other NGOs Languages:

English C1-C2 -Local language an Asset Competencies:

• Strategic vision • Leadership and strong management skills • Networking • Cultural adaptation – Previous experience in the Middle East or “Conservative” countries a strong plus • Patience and reactivity at all times • Strong negotiation skills • Ease/interest for communication/advocacy • Good listening capacities (consulting/involving team) and support/Capacity Building approach with field and Coordination members · Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet) · Central Asian politics and relations an advantage.

Terms of employment:

• LTA contract (1y+) · Possibility to consider family postings.

Reports to (Hierarchical): Direct management of the: Coordination Managers – Logistics Coordinator, Medical Coordinator, HR Coordinator, Fin Coordinator Project Coordinators HOM Assistants – HOM assistant Islamabad, HOM assistant Peshawar (intersectional), FATA Liaison Officer.

Intersectional positions under OCP management (Comms, Pharmacy).

Reports to (Functional): Head of the Cell 7 Location: Islamabad, Pakistan Department: OCP Operations Department Duration: 12-24 months Starting date: As soon as possible This job description is subject to change depending on activities of the Mission.
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