Finance and Administration Specialists

In order to be able to provide medical aid, many non-medical tasks must also be carried out. The job opportunities range from all-round experts, the administrators to highly specialised employees. The selection criteria include a technical test.

Finance Coordinators

Based in the capital of the project country, the finance coordinator guarantees that the funds intended for MSF’s medical-humanitarian programs benefit the population. They are responsible for the proper accounting of each project, budget planning, project applications, and for technical finance reports.

Additionally, the finance coordinator supports the project administrators in financial matters. This means that you are responsible of the finances of all projects of the project country. You validate payements to suppliers and to employees and are in charge of the tranparency of spendings. In smaller projects the Finance Coordinator is also responsible for human resource management. You will always be working alongside a local team.

Special requirements:

  • completed vocational training and expertise in the area of finance (e.g. business studies)
  • sound experience in financial management, controlling, accountancy and budgeting
  • experience in human resource management is an asset
  • improvisational and negotiating skills
  • fluency in English and/or French
  • availability of at least nine to twelve months

 

Administrators

In smaller projects so-called Administrators are in charge of three main areas: finance, human resources and administration.

Ensuring the proper accounting, budget planning, as well as project controlling are all tasks which belong to the field of finance. In the area of human resources, the administrator is responsible for the entire staff management of a project. In particular, this involves adhering to the labour and social regulations of the project country, as well as the payroll, recruitment and development of local staff. Additionally in this position you are also responsible for: rent, lease or purchase agreements, insurance, travel management, travel, residence and work permits. Typically an administrator is supported by a small team.

Special requirements:

  • completed vocational training and expertise in finance, law or business studies
  • knowledge in financial matters, controlling, accountancy and budgeting, human resource management
  • improvisational and negotiating skills
  • fluency in English and good French skills
  • availability of at least nine to twelve months

Video interview

Maria Tomas talks about her experiences as Financial & Human Resource Coordinator in several MSF field missions:

 

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