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Financial Coordinator

Multiple locations

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

Job Brief

As a financial coordinator (FinCo), you will be primarily responsible for the financial management of all our projects in a country.

MSF is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation. MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a worldwide movement of more than 63,000 people.

MSF coordinates operations through collaborations between global offices. The ‘MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam’ (OCA) is a partnership that is composed of the partners MSF-Canada, MSF-Germany, MSF-SARA, MSF-Sweden, MSF-Holland and MSF-United Kingdom. MSF-OCA has a team of more than 11,000 staff working in 115 emergency projects in about 31 countries.

The office of MSF-Holland located in Amsterdam hosts more than 400 employees, offering direct support to MSF-OCA operations. Around 50 staff focus on recruitment, communication and fundraising and 350 staff are focused on supporting MSF-OCA operations.  

MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such, MSF is by choice (Chantilly) an association. Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and commitment and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF. 

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 applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, disability status, and all other diversity characteristics.  


Financial Coordinator


Objectives and responsibilities of the position

As a financial coordinator (FinCo), you will be primarily responsible for the financial management of all our projects in a country.

You will work in close collaboration with the finance team in our headquarters and with the project teams in the country where you are based. Your tasks will include budgeting, financial administration, budgetary control and managing cash flow, as well as preparing financial proposals and reports for institutional donors and MSF headquarters. You will supervise administrative staff and deal with local authorities and organizations. You will be part of the management team in the country where you are posted, and will be based in the capital with regular visits to the field projects.


Candidate profile

  • Ability to supervise financial administration (e.g. bookkeeping, tax administration) and perform monitoring and control of standard accounting procedures
  • Minimum of 4 years demonstrable experience in project management (including demonstrable leadership, planning and budget control)
  • Experience in supervising/managing, training and coaching
  • Experience in bookkeeping, budgeting, financial planning and reporting 
  • Work or travel experience in developing countries
  • A good command of the English language (minimum B2)
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize 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

  • Higher vocational level training in business administration
  • Experience with financial guidelines used by institutions such as the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO)
  • Experience with a similar non-governmental organization abroad
  • A good command of the French and Arabic language
  • Accounting
  • Good familiarity with Microsoft Word, solid Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Good familiarity with other software systems including databases (such as accrual-based accounting packages)
  • Please note that in some missions the roles of financial coordinator and human resources coordinator are combined. Therefore we are also looking for people who meet the requirements of both positions.

Only applications that meet the above requirements will be considered


Information and Application

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

  • Your most recent English CV not exceeding 3 pages
  • A cover letter explaining your motivation to work with MSF
  • A clear scan of your relevant diploma’s and certificates


In MSF we are strongly committed to professionalism and responsible behaviour and therefore the final phase of the application process is a background screening. Such screening can consist out of an identity check, check of employment history, reference check and declaration on behaviour.

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

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