Human Resources (HR) and Finance Administrators provide sound project administrative management, oversees personnel records and participates in the hiring, training and supervision of local staff. They are also responsible for implementing HR policies within the project and for the effective administrative management of all employees, including national, regional and international staff. They are also required to coordinate and supervise the implementation of financial tools and procedures, and ensure the appropriate utilization of financial resources for the project, based on MSF protocols, standards and procedures.
As a human resources (HR) and finance administrator, you will deliver support to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s logistical and medical teams by providing sound administrative management. You will oversee project personnel records and participate in the hiring, training and supervision of locally hired staff. You are responsible for implementing HR policies within the project and for the effective administrative management of all employees, including locally hired and internationally hired staff. You are also required to coordinate and supervise the implementation of financial tools and procedures and to ensure the appropriate use of financial resources for the project, based on MSF protocols, standards and procedures.
As HR and finance administrator, you will supervise the project’s financial operations, with particular emphasis on bookkeeping, budget development and monthly reporting. You ensure compliance with local labour laws and manage human resources, specifically hiring and payroll services while supervising and training administrative staff.
- College or university-level education in a relevant field
- Minimum of two years experience related to the position’s responsibilities
- Experience in HR management and development
- Experience in managing staff in a multicultural team (supervision and training)
- Excellent command of English, as well as French (level B2) or another language (Arabic, Spanish). Refer to this evaluation grid.
- Relevant travel or work experience in contexts similar to where MSF works (armed conflicts, disasters, public health emergencies or situations of healthcare exclusion)
- Available to work six to 12 months
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office software, especially Excel
MSF Core Competencies
- Behaviour flexibility: Level 2
- Adapts behaviour to the needs of the situation
- Teamwork and cooperation: Level 2
- Shares information and coordinates with team and others
- Result and quality orientation: Level 2
- Works towards objectives, preserving established standards
- Commitment to MSF principles: Level 1
- Demonstrates knowledge of and accepts MSF’s principles
- People management: Level 2
- Gives feedback and sets limits
- Cross-cultural awareness: Level 3
- Demonstrates an integrating attitude
- Stress management: Level 2
- Manages own stress
- Understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI): Level 1
- Familiarity with EDI concepts and their application in a humanitarian context
Familiarity with EDI concepts and their application in a humanitarian context
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Before you apply
As you consider applying to undertake an MSF assignment, it is essential that you have a well-informed and realistic personal reflection. Assignments often mean long hours with a heavy workload, basic living conditions, and working and living in often chaotic and volatile environments.
Security and Safety
Because Doctors Without Borders’ purpose is to bring medical assistance to people in distress, the work may occur in settings of active conflict, or in post-conflict environments, in which there are inherent risks, potential danger and ongoing threats to safety and security. MSF acknowledges that it is impossible to exclude all risks, but it does its utmost as an organization to mitigate and manage these risks through strict and comprehensive security protocols.
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International staff will be fully informed of the risk associated with a potential assignment before accepting a particular posting. Working for MSF is a deeply personal choice; individuals must determine for themselves the level of risk and the circumstances in which they feel comfortable, based on a full and transparent understanding of the possibilities they may face. Once in the assignment, all MSF staff must strictly observe security rules and regulations; failure to do so may result in dismissal.
Terms of Employment
MSF staff are employees with a salary and benefits. See more information on the terms of employment.
MSF favours at least 2 years of active commitment during which time international staff complete 2 to 4 assignments. There are many possibilities for professional growth within the organization, into the medical, non-medical and coordination streams. For more information on learning and development as well as career opportunities with MSF, see our FAQ.
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As you consider applying to undertake an MSF assignment, is it essential that you have a well-informed and realistic personal reflection. Assignments often mean long hours with a heavy workload, basic living conditions, and working and living in often chaotic and volatile environments.
Despite such challenges, thousands of people have worked with MSF over the years and found their experiences in the field to be deeply rewarding, even life-changing. More than anything else, being an MSF international worker means acting in solidarity with people facing unimaginable medical challenges. Your presence alongside people in times of need sends a profoundly meaningful and human message: “You are not forgotten.”
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