Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Project Coordinators

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Job Description

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

Médecins sans Frontières seeks for its field position: Project coordinators for RDC, Pérou, Brésil, Haïti, Sud Soudan, Palestine, Yemen M/F Project coordinators coordinate the programme(s) in the field under their responsibility, liaise between the team in the capital and the field team they supervise and represent MSF to local contacts.

Main objectives and responsibilities of the position:

Ensuring compliance in the field of MSF's ethical and operational principles, the project Coordinator supports, applies and disseminates them across all activities. He or she supervises and supports the team on the ground and facilitates their participation in the momentum of MSF.

  • Definition and implementation of programmes: Responsive to the needs of beneficiaries, the project coordinator participates in the intervention strategy, not only by providing concrete, up-to-date information, but also from the perspective he brings to the team in the capital. He or she sets up the necessary procedures and resources to deliver effective programmes.
  • Monitoring and Assessment of programmes (objectives and resources): monitor indicators and developments in the situation to ensure that operational strategy is aligned with the resources deployed and the needs of beneficiaries.
  • Supporting and supervising the team: organise the team's work, ensure they are aware of the challenges of the mission and facilitate their participation in the momentum of the association.
  • Management of Human Resources: make sure the personnel management policy is implemented in the project.
  • Security of teams: ensure adherence to security procedures set up by the Coordination-team" id="link" class="link">Coordination Team and monitor the situation on the ground through fostering the involvement of the team he or she is supervising.
  • Processing information: represent the field team to the team in the capital and the local authorities, establish information flows between the field and the capital and ensure all information is properly understood.
  • Network: develop and maintain a network of contacts, including any partners and the authorities in order to be able to take appropriate action as the situation evolves.
Job requirements:


At least 18 months in humanitarian aid, project conception, monitoring and assessment, team management with an NGO including 12 months as an expatriate and 12 months minimum as a Project Coordinator.** Languages:

  • english proficiency (C1 level)**
  • knowledge of another language such as Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, etc. is a definite plus**
Skills and competencies:

  • experience in and facility in managing relations with not only national authorities but also national and international partners (NGOs, United Nations, etc.)**
  • able to represent the organisation to national and international counterparts**
  • good negotiation skills**
  • capacity to assume responsibility for security issues**
  • awareness and understanding of the importance of speaking out and advocacy in MSF's mandate**
  • able to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team**
  • organise and prioritise workload**
  • take initiative**
Availability : 12 months minimum Status: Field contract, status and remuneration according to previous experience in international NGOs. MSF provides: transportation, accommodation and a daily allowance. Insurance: medical coverage, repatriation.

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