SAP HR/HCM – BASIS SAP Security Officer - New York Symphony Program

Title: SAP HCM – BASIS SAP Security Officer

Location: MSF Hub – New York

Duration: Fixed term - 10 months - Full time contract

Starting date: As soon as possible

Deadline for applications: 17 September 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 (the Movement). 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 International also provides administrative support to the MSF Access Campaign.



MSF is embarking on a global HRIS project of design, development and integration of HR systems and processes across 24 MSF recruitment offices.

In the preliminary phase of the project, a feasibility study was carried out, functional and technical requirements defined and a HRIS solution identified. The project is now entering the implementation phase aiming at realizing the solution with SAP HCM / e rec and deploying it in the MSF offices and is enlarging the project team to carry out this international project. This program is called Symphony.



Inside the MSF International Office you will report to the Maintenance and Infrastructure Coordinator within the Symphony Program Team, you will be based in New York. You will need to actively interact with all MSF HR and IT actors in all sections within your region.



MSF is embarking on a global HRIS project of design, development and integration of HR systems and processes across 24 MSF recruitment offices. The selected global HRIS platform is SAP HR/HCM with e-Rec. Given the high level of data sensitivity and the complexity of MSF organization, the SAP security officer is a key success factor both in the implementation phase as well as in the future maintenance of the system and therefore requires a full time position within the team.



SAP User Administration:

  • Works with local HR manager to ensure the users have the proper roles assigned and can perform their tasks, update and maintain users’ authorizations in accordance with new business needs.
  • Monitor user accesses, performs audit checks, immediately terminate accesses when they no more necessary

Monitoring Tasks.

  • Routinely check scheduled SAP jobs and interfaces
  • Support the SFTP and IPSEC connection set up
  • Check active users list, request HR regular updates of the list

Background Administration

  • Test new roles and users authorizations
  • Support local IT for new user sap GUI and tools installations (ie Printer).



We are looking for a motivated, co-operative and SAP security consultant who is well acquainted with SAP HR / HCM and eager to jump in to the new role.

The candidate will have with at least three years of SAP Admin experience in large organizations and exposure to SAP users’ audits and maintenance; SAP certification, and IPSEC experience are a plus.

Strong written and verbal communication in English, any other language is appreciated, coupled with a genuine interest in, understanding of, and commitment to the humanitarian principles and challenges of MSF.

Demonstrated teamwork collaboration in a professional setting.

Strong work ethic coupled with strong analytical and problem solving skills, demonstrated history of successful SAP project implementation within large and complex companies. Willingness to travel (20%) to meet MSF internal client needs.

Starting date: ASAP

Contract: contract

Location: New York

Deadline for applications: 17 September 2017


Candidates must already have the right to work in the USA or hold a US passport

Please submit all applications only by email to: stating “Symphony SAP security officer-New York” in the title.

Please submit your CV and cover letter in

ONE file and name the file with your LAST NAME.

-Only short-listed candidates will be contacted-