Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Lead (Humanitarian Action on Climate and Environment)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Job Description


Salary Grade: A local salary compensation package based on experience and internal salary grid is offered for this role and will be discussed during the selection phase.

Status: Must be legally entitled to work in the country where a contract would be issued.

Location: Adjacent to an MSF office for hybrid work dynamic. To ensure an easy collaborative work with the Director" id="link" class="link">Executive Director's Office, location between UTC -7 (Pacific Time) and UTC -3 (Atlantic Daylight Time) will be favoured.

Key Responsibilities

Continuing to build and nurture a competent, motivated, and professionally diverse HACE team, regional Focal points, and links with colleagues who share objectives with HACE Continuing to build, nurture and maintain strong internal and external networks and collaborations Promoting and helping integrate HACE operational research and its findings, identifying and managing additional research/operational projects that help operational teams integrate a CEH approach Playing a thought-leadership role on MSF’s advocacy and public positioning related to CEH especially on adaptation Playing a reduced though still supportive role towards the movement’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint Being MSF Canada’s champion and subject matter expert (SME) related to CEH particularly on adaptation including anticipation

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Core Competencies

Commitment to MSF’s Principles, Level 1: Commits to MSF and takes actions to influence and develop MSF’s Principles Cross-cultural Awareness, Level 3: Demonstrates an integrating attitude Initiative and Innovation, Level 4: Promotes an innovation culture for MSF Analytical Thinking, Level 4: Makes Complex Plans and/or Analyses Planning and Organizing, Level 4: Enables others to organize and plan ahead Leadership, Level 3: Encourages, Engages and Motivates People Results and Quality Orientation, Level 4: Seeks excellence in their field by challenging objectives and management indicators

Knowledge and Experience

Demonstrable knowledge in issues and practices related to Humanitarian Response, environment and/or Climate Change, climate adaptation, international development, public health Familiarity with contemporary approaches and frameworks to climate action (e.g. Planetary Health, Climate Change Adaptation, anticipation, resilience-building, Loss & Damages) Demonstrable experience in research, Analysis, Data Analysis, synthesis, writing, speaking Demonstrable experience engaging people across MSF and disciplines, and with multi stakeholders in and out of MSF, managing multiple partnerships, complex Coordination and diplomacy, and working transversally and cross-sectoral on interdisciplinary issues Direct experience with general budgetary control, budget forecasting and tracking, and data analysis Strong demonstration of personal and public communication in writing and speaking Computer Software skills (Microsoft 365, Zoom etc.)

Education, Certifications, and Languages

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential Fluency in written and spoken French a strong asset Spanish and other languages are an asset

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Application Interested candidates are invited to apply by providing their resume and responding to the online application questions (in lieu of providing a cover letter). The deadline for applications is Thursday, 27 April 2023, 9:00am EDT. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

NOTE: Any questions or concerns regarding accommodation and accessibility may be addressed to ask.hr@toronto.msf.org.

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