Finance and HR managers in MSF projects analyse and monitor operational needs in human and financial terms to ensure that the project has the required resources. This includes all HR matters in the project, from contract management of local staff to payroll accounting and general administrative tasks as well as ensuring appropriate cash management.

To ensure the efficient implementation of our administrative responsibilities at project locations, we primarily recruit individuals who can cover both finance and human resources and must have a good command of English and French.

Please find here more information about the Human Resource Manager profile.

Your job

As a finance manager you are responsible for the financial management of one or more projects in a mission country, thereby supporting the implementation of our humanitarian work and ensuring the efficiency of all internal control systems. You may be assigned to a project directly or work as part of a coordination team. In the latter case, you will live and work in the capital of a mission country and – if security conditions permit – visit projects in other parts of the country and support them in implementing internal processes.

Your duties include:

  • Budget control (budget planning and monitoring)
  • Responsibility for accurate project accounting; management of cash flows and petty cash
  • Preparation of project funding upon start-up/expansion of a project
  • Implementation of the internal financial control system
  • Validating payments to suppliers to ensure transparency of spending
  • Logistical and administrative matters related to the arrival, accommodation, transfer and departure of international staff
  • Recruitment and development of locally hired staff; ability to train others

You do not have to tackle these challenges single-handedly but will be able to rely on the support of a local team and international colleagues as well as comprehensive guidelines and processes.


  • A degree in finance, management (business, HR), economics or administration
  • Other diplomas may be recognised if experience in finance management can be demonstrated
  • A minimum of 2 years post-graduation work experience in a relevant field
  • Versatile professional experience (including accounting, budgeting, financial planning and reporting)
  • IT skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Good level of English and French is indispensable (minimum level B2) – other language skills (Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian) are an asset
  • Availability of at least 6 to 12 months


  • Experience in project management (including budget control)
  • Experience with financial guidelines
  • Good working knowledge of software systems, including databases (e.g. accrual-based accounting packages)