International Fundraising Analyst

Location: MSF Office in Europe - to be discussed

Contract: permanent – 100% 

Starting date: March 2017

Deadline for applications:  22 January 2017



Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF International is the legal entity that binds MSF’s 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together. Based in Geneva, MSF International provides coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement, as well as implements international projects and initiatives as requested.



MSF’s fundraising structure is highly decentralised. Fundraising strategies and plans are developed and implemented at country level with a small central team that ensures coordination between countries and an international, strategic, long-term approach to the generation of income.


MSF regularly participates in benchmarking exercises and developed an international system of fundraising KPIs in 2011 but analysis is done at an ad-hoc basis with limited exploitation. The International Fundraising Analyst is a newly created position to develop international data analysis and ensure the capacity to globally analyse fundraising results and performance and translate this information into strategic decisions.



The International Fundraising Analyst is part of the Fundraising team of MSF International. He/she reports to International Fundraising Coordinator and works closely with key staff in all sections and offices of MSF.



The International Fundraising Analyst provides the fundraising analysis and market insights needed to take informed strategic international fundraising decisions, track progress of the Global Private Fundraising Strategic Framework, and identify new opportunities or challenges for MSF sections and offices. The International Fundraising Analyst also support MSF sections and offices in developing their own analytical and research systems with the aim of enhancing skills world-wide and encouraging data driven decision making.




  • Develop and manage the global fundraising metrics and dashboard system (KPIs) and reporting process: gather, consolidate, analyse and provide insight/recommendations on comparative fundraising results from all sections/offices. Conduct strategic analysis as required.
  • Develop and manage fundraising benchmarks for the different fundraising acquisition and cultivation sources by collecting, consolidating, analysing and providing insight/recommendations on sections and offices comparative fundraising results.
  • Manage MSF’s participation in peer review groups such as the IFL Forum and establish strong relationships with counterparts in other INGO’s to share experiences and collaborate in areas of joint interest.
  • Provide guidance, skill-sharing and support to sections on fundraising analysis. Produce and introduce templates and planning tools to improve resources available to sections and identify training and skills gaps across MSF’s fundraising community.
  • Collaborate with the international finance team in the forecasting process by providing data analysis and technical recommendations.
  • Participate in and give support to the fundraising committees working in data analysis related areas such as fundraising projections and LTV.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in the fundraising analysis working group that promotes knowledge and experience sharing in fundraising analysis among MSF countries/offices.
  • Continuously improve and update analytical and benchmarking tools and processes aimed at increasing international transparency and quality decision making. Stay up to date with the latest analytical and predictable tools.
  • Identify new and more insightful ways of communicating analytical outcomes to relevant stakeholders through the exploration of visualisation techniques. 



Skills and experience

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, or related field. Additional certification in capacity building and knowledge management will be considered as an asset.
  • At least 5 years of experience in leading fundraising positions in nonprofit organizations.
  • Minimum 5 years of management experience including leading other managers.
  • Experience in developing and using monitoring and analysis tools for fundraising or marketing activity, in particular with expertise in writing Excel monitoring spreadsheets, or equivalent.
  • Strong external benchmarking and best practice identification experience in a fundraising or marketing role.
  • Ability to translate data conclusions into actionable recommendations.
  • Ability to successfully convey complex information clearly and succinctly to non-expert audiences.
  • Strong understanding of marketing/fundraising and statistical principles.



  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Strategic Vision
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Initiative and Innovation
  • Service Orientation
  • Networking and Building Relationships

Starting date: March 2017

Contract: 100%, Permanent contract

Location: MSF office in Europe - to be discussed

Deadline for applications: 22 January 2017

Deadline for applications:  22 January 2017

Please submit all applications only by email to: stating “Int’l Fundraising Analyst” in the file.

Please submit only ONE file containing your CV and cover letter and name the file with your last name only.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.