In the nursing homes, MSF teams offer training and support to staff, who have been working day and night for weeks to protect their guests from Coronavirus. The training focuses on the prevention and control measures of Covid19 spread with particular reference to individual protection devices.

Work in Canada 

We strive to embody our core values of humanity, inclusion and results and are proud to offer a caring and collaborative work environment. 

Through an engaged, supportive network of tens of thousands – employees, association members, donors, activists and influencers— Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada is a vital and active part of MSF’s global movement, keeping the people we assist at the heart of everything we do. We hope to inspire motivated professionals to join us and foster a culture that promotes close, productive and long-lasting work relationships.

Employees in Canada are a vital link between our network of supporters, humanitarians, and medical professionals here and MSF’s work to bring critical medical assistance to people around the world.

Employees diaries

Hear from different employees who share their personal experiences of working at MSF.

Why MSF?

Conversation between MSF staff members. Monique Nagelkerke – emergency coordinator (left), Linda Buijze, medical team lead and nurse (middle) and Jip Vinck, allround logistician (right).

We aim for equity. MSF is striving to remove barriers in all our work environments. We welcome applications from individuals with unique experiences of intersectional oppression on the basis of social markers such as ethno-racial identity, age, sexuality, gender identity, education, socio-economic status or place of origin.

An MSF worker stands by a barbed wire fence during a medical consultation of the MSF mobile clinic in Horgos 2 border crossing area in Serbia. MSF is present in Serbia since 2014 providing medical care to migrants in transit through the Balkan route. In 2022 MSF is operational in informal settlements at the Serbian-Hungarian and Serbian-Romanian borders, with two mobile clinics providing primary health care, psycho-social support and health promotion activities.

Everyone has a voice. We are communicative and reflective. A range of formal and informal feedback channels invite employees to tell us what is important to them. We continually take that information to make changes and co-create an organization where people can be themselves and do their best work.

Commémoration un mois après l’attaque de l’hôpital MSF à Kunduz, Foto Lex Kleren

Health is important. As a medically focused organization, we are particularly thoughtful about supporting health and well-being. We do this through flexible work schedules, coaching and extended health benefits. We offer comfortable physical work spaces with natural light, sit-stand desks, onsite bike storage, showers and wellness rooms.

Recruitment process

Applying for a position at one of the MSF offices in Canada involves several selection stages, including a preliminary interview, a written assessment and a panel interview by video. This process may take four to eight weeks. Stages specific to each position are communicated to shortlisted applicants.

Accessibility

During the recruitment process, when job applicants are individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, they are notified that accommodations are available upon request. If a selected applicant requests accommodation, MSF will consult with the applicant and provide or arrange for suitable accommodation, considering the individual’s needs. MSF will notify successful applicants of its policies for accommodating employees with disabilities when making offers of employment.

Demographic data

Responses to demographic questions are voluntary and are not associated with individual applications – they have no impact in any way in hiring decisions. The data collected is used in aggregate only to help us identify areas of improvement in our recruitment process.

Benefits

MSF Canada benefits packages include access to:

  • a health spending account
  • group insurance
  • RRSP contributions – based on employment status
  • short- and long-term -term disability
  • starting four weeks vacation per year
  • flexible work hours
  • relocation packages (based on eligibility)
  • a professional development budget
  • an employee assistance program

… as well as a positive and innovative office culture grounded in our core values of humanity, integrity and results. We also offer comfortable physical workspaces with natural light, sit-stand desks, onsite bike storage, showers and wellness rooms.

Current opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following roles. If you don’t find anything that suits you, come back to this page in future. We regularly post new career opportunities in Canada.

Treasurer of the Board

Location: Remote

Department: Board of Directors

More information

The Treasurer will be a volunteer member of the MSF Canada Board and, is together with the other Board members, jointly responsible for the oversight of the activities carried out by the organization. The Treasurer position is usually co-opted and renewed annually. 

The Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the safeguarding of resources and the long-term financial strategy of MSF Canada. The Treasurer will also participate in similar activities internationally with MSF partner sections that are supported by MSF Canada.

Click here for more information about the role.

Main Duties: 

As stated in MSF Canada’s By-Laws the Treasurer has the following duties: 

  • Assume oversight of the custody of the funds and securities of the Corporation and shall maintain consistent communication with those individuals holding Executive Positions with the Corporation to ensure the maintenance of full and accurate accounts of all assets, liabilities, receipts, and disbursements of the Corporation in the books belonging to the Corporation. 
  • Assume oversight regarding the deposit of all monies, securities and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Corporation in such chartered bank or trust company, or, in the case of securities, in such registered dealer in securities as may be designated by the Directors from time to time. 
  • Render to the President and the Directors, regularly or whenever they may require it, accounting of all transactions made by those individuals holding Executive Positions with the Corporation and a statement of the financial position of the Corporation. 
  • Assist the Directors with ensuring the compliance by those individuals holding Executive Positions with the Corporation with regulatory filing requirements in order to maintain legal compliance and good standing of the Corporation. 
  • Meet with the Public Accountant to set parameters for audit of the financial statements, the books and the financial management of the Corporation by those individuals holding Executive Positions with the Corporation and shall receive the final audit report and convey it to the Directors and the Members 

In addition to the duties stated in MSF Canada’s By-Laws other duties include the following: 

  • The Treasurer is a member and fully participates in the following MSF governance bodies:
    • MSF Canada Board of Directors 
    • MSF Canada Finance Committee 
    • MSF partner section Finance & Audit Committee meetings 
  • As Chair of the MSF Canada Finance Committee, the Treasurer ensures that the meetings are held on a timely basis and that the committee has the sufficient skills and knowledge to fulfill its Terms of Reference. The Treasurer prepares the Agendas and Chairs the meetings. 
  • As Chair of the MSF Canada Finance Committee, the Treasurer recommends the appointment of the independent auditor and meets with the auditor, in conjunction with the Finance Committee, during interim and closing meetings of the accounts, representing the supervisory perspective of the board. The Treasurer confirms that published Canadian and International reports properly reflect the operating results and financial condition of the institution. 
  • The Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the policies of MSF Canada as they relate to the balance sheet, the income statement, vendors, and other related areas of business strategy. In conjunction with Finance & Administration, the Treasurer will provide guidance to MSF Canada regarding budgets, risk management, and financial planning. 
  • The Treasurer oversees that systems and procedures in respect of financial management of the organization and external accountability are in line with current Canadian and MSF standards. 
  • The Treasurer regularly liaises with the Director of Finance on matters relating to finance, risk, compliance, the audit, procurement and accountability. 
  • The Treasurer is responsible for the presentation of the annual accounts to the General Assembly. 
  • Ensures that appropriate financial reports are made available to the Board through regular reports on key financial events, trends, concerns, and assessment of fiscal health. 
  • Ascertains that management has established appropriate financial policies and that management diligently administers and enforces those policies. 
  • Ensures, through the Finance Committee, sound management and maximization of working capital and investments within established investment guidelines. 
  • Represents MSF Canada regarding financial issues as a member of partner MSF sections Finance Committees that are financially supported by MSF Canada. 
  • The Treasurer periodically may be required to approve transactions, payments and other contractual agreements in accordance with the MSF procurement policies. 
  • The Treasurer is responsible for preparing, monitoring and reporting on the Board budget. 
  • The Treasurer approves expense claims of Board members and the Executive Director. 

Requirements: 

  • Perform the duties described in the Board Member Description 
  • May not be actively involved in/employed by the executive of any of the MSF sections. 
  • Actively participate in MSF Canada Board meetings (up to 4 Face-to-Face meetings per year plus 5-6 video conference meetings per year) 
  • Actively participate in MSF Canada supported Partner sections Finance Committee meetings either in person or by video conference 
  • Although the position is appointed annually, a minimum three-year commitment is desired 

Qualifications, Training and Experience: 

  • Preferably a qualified Canadian Professional Accountant 
  • Demonstrable interest in humanitarian affairs 
  • Experience as volunteer or staff with Canadian Charities 
  • Prior governance experience desired 
  • Senior-level experience in a financial management role as Finance Director, Audit partner, or equivalent 
  • Experience working with multi-national organizations 
  • Knowledge of Canadian Charity rules and reporting under Canadian Not-for-Profit organizations desired 
  • MSF financial experience an asset 
  • An understanding of systems and the manner in which information technology interfaces with the accounting, planning and monitoring processes 
  • Commercial awareness, risk management skills 
  • Ability to challenge and bring new perspectives to the executive and Board. 

Time Commitment: 

Board of Director Role: average of 5-10 hours a week. 

Treasurer Role: average of 25 hours per quarter and may include an annual trip to Europe for meetings. 

For specific information on time commitments, contact both sabrina.feldman@toronto.msf.org and chiara.albano.silva@toronto.msf.org.

*Please note that this role requires a significant time commitment. 

Desired Start Date: August 2024

Apply now

Please provide the following: 

  1. CV 
  2. Cover Letter 
  3. a 2-minute video of yourself, explaining your motivation to apply for the MSF-Canada Treasurer/Board of Director position. 

Please send your application package to both Sabrina Feldman and Chiara Albano Silva at sabrina.feldman@toronto.msf.org and chiara.albano.silva@toronto.msf.org at your earliest convenience. 

Thank you for your interest!

Application deadline is July 15, 2024.

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Internships

Looking for other ways to join MSF Canada? We regularly post internship opportunities located in our Montreal and Toronto offices (and occasionally remotely).

Please continue checking this space for new vacancies.


External Referral Network

As part of MSF Canada’s ongoing commitment to staff health, the Psychosocial Care Unit (PSCU) maintains an active External Referral Network of registered mental healthcare professionals across Canada. Members of this network provide psychological support to field and HQ staff upon request. These clinicians understand the realities of field work and the contexts in which MSF works.

If you are a registered mental health professional and interested in learning more about being part of the network, please reach out to the Psychosocial Care Unit at PSCU.Canada@Toronto.msf.org.