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Human Resource Coordinator

Multiple locations

  • Organization: MSF - Médecins Sans Frontières (Artsen Zonder Grenzen) - Netherlands
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job Brief

As a human resources coordinator (HRCo), you will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing all HR-related policies in your MSF mission.

MSF is an international, independent medical humanitarian organization. We are a non-profit, self-governed worldwide movement of more than 63,000 people.   

We provide emergency medical assistance during armed conflict, natural disasters, outbreaks of deadly diseases and assist those who are excluded from healthcare. MSF delivers care based on need and when we see injustice, we speak out. We are an organization that remains impartial, knowledgeable, and effective, and this is what makes the difference between life and death.   

People are our priority. At Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/ Artsen zonder Grenzen , we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. We encourage diverse applicants including individuals of all gender identities, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, social and marital status, people with different abilities and all other diversity characteristics and how they work together.   


Human Resources Coordinator  


Main Purpose  

Define, adapt, plan and supervise the implementation of human resources policies in the mission , ensuring they are in line with the context, the operational challenges and the strategic HR.  

Being a strategic partner to Operations contributes to the definition and implementation of the mission s' objectives and ensures the HR capacity required , sizing and improving people capabilities, contribution and active participation to achieve mission goals optimally. This will be done according to MSF human resources vision and values.   

Is responsible for ensuring that MSF is a Responsible employer in the mission , supports accurate management of HR across the board and assumes full responsibility of all Administrative and Legal issues in the mission   


Generic Job Accountabilities  

This provides a general scope of accountabilities. The job description will be more specific and defined once you receive an assignment proposal.  

  • Is responsible for all human resources management and administrative issues of the whole mission , ensuring they are aligned with legal requirements, HR vision and Responsible Employer frame  

  • Ensures alignment of mission ’s objectives with HR institutional objectives beyond the mission (related with future HR capacity of the organization such as supporting development of staff beyond mission s' roles, promoting spaces to train new staff (first assignment) or staff under development plans, detachment, etc. …)   

  • Contributes to planning and definition of Human Resources in the mission , analyzing local capacities and supporting on identifying the optimum team set-up to accurately achieve mission ’s objectives and identifying key indicators to follow up the results, and revise the HR plan accordingly.   

  • In close collaboration with the Country Management Team, plans HR operational and budget needs in order to efficiently ensure the required HR sizing and capabilities of the mi ssion . I s responsi ble for the follow-up of the HR budget and plan and accountable for both.  

  • Responsible for preparing budget proposals and financial reports for donors.  

  • Is responsible to coordinate and ensure the operation of the treasury for the smooth running of operations at all times .  

  • Defines HR strategies at mission level to ensure the mission counts with the capacitie s and competences needed, in the short, mi d and long term (recruitment, remuneratio n , management and learning & development plans).   

  • Ensure that local and regional staff in the mission is accurately recruited and that all staff is managed according to MSF HR vision, policies and values, and provides support and technical advice to CMT in order to grant fulfilment and coherence.  

  • Ensures detailed briefings and induction of all staff in the mission (International, National and Regional).   


Candidate profile  

  • Essential working experience of at least two years in relevant similar jobs in other NGOs , or previous field experience with MSF in different contexts  

  • A degree in HR management or administration-related studies  

  • Experience in implementing HR procedures  

  • Ability to adapt HR practices to very different working environments  

  • Experience in training, mentor and supervision of staff  

  • Work or travel experience in developing countries  

  • Proficiency in both English and one of the following languages: French, Arabic or Spanish French is a strong asset.  

  • Ability to cope with stress and to coordinate and prioritize workload  

  • Ability to work in an international team  

  • Willingness to work in an unstable and insecure environment  

  • Availability of at least 12 months  


Strong Assets  

  • Ability to understand various legal contexts, such as labour terms and conditions and the national labour laws of a mission country  

  • Experience with a similar non-governmental organization abroad  

  • Please note that in some mission s the roles of HR coordinator and financial coordinator are combined. Therefore , we are also looking for people who meet the requirements of both positions.  


Information and Application  

If you recognise yourself in this profile and meet the requirements, we encourage you to apply directly via the Apply button on this page and upload the following documents:  

  • Your most recent CV (in English) not exceeding 3 pages  

  • A cover letter explaining your motivation to work with MSF   


If you are interested and would like to have additional information, please contact Recruitment,  

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