SAP HR/HCM Data Conversion Analyst - Europe Symphony Program

Title: SAP HR/HCM Data Conversion Analyst - Europe

Location: Barcelona or Paris

Contract: Fixed term - 18 months - Full time contract

Starting date: As soon as possible

Deadline for applications: 6th November 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 SAP HRIS project of design, development and integration of HR systems and processes across 24 MSF recruitment offices. This program is called Symphony.

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 in 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.

Working in the Technical stream within the Data conversion team, the Data Conversion Analyst will be responsible to define the process of data conversion from the existing local legacy system to Symphony (SAP HR) supporting the roll out across the assigned MSF offices in full compliance with requirements and reviewed processes. The Data Conversion Analyst will be responsible for defining the data conversion mapping rules and will work together with the local IT and HR departments to support them in the data conversion process.



Inside the MSF International Office the Data Conversion Analyst is a member of the Symphony Program Team and will report directly to the Data Migration Manager. He/she will be responsible for all data conversion aspects of the assigned sections within the project.



Being a member of the Symphony Data Conversion team the Data Conversion Analyst will focus on supporting the delivery of the data migration from the existing Legacy systems to SAP HCM and e-Rec. The Data Conversion Analyst will help MSF by analyzing the local data landscape, identify the needed data and support the local migration process.

Data conversion: support the global template and global / local info types design.

Define the needed procedure to migrate data, follow the defined Generate-Aggregate-Build process for data mapping and ensure the high standard of the information provided by sections.
Support the data cleansing process and constantly look for possible improvements.

Define the migration timeline with local resources and the agreed project deadlines.
Work closely with the Data manager and proactively inform on possible risks and solutions.

People Management: Able to deal with a homogeneous group of Local IT and HR offices with very different service structures. Build strong relationship with local team and be a recognized as a trusted and knowledgeable resource within the organization; be a champion for data conversion in the Symphony team.


Key areas of responsibilities:

  • Manage a data migration effort and work stream the processes
  • Accountable for MSF data migration deliverables on projects
  • Agree data migration scope, and define local data migration approach
  • Understand and simplify complex HR business data and conversion rules
  • Problem solve errors in databases and migration tool
  • Create large import/export functionality between different systems
  • Responsible for the data migration delivery through the entire project life cycle and for the end-to-end migration process (cleanse, extract, transform, load, reconcile)


Qualifications and work experience

  • 2+ years SAP HR experience and data management with at least 1 full cycle implementation in a multinational project
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel up to 40% of the time
  • Proven knowledge of Data Privacy regulations, i.e. Privacy Shield and GDPR
  • Data protection best practices, training and certifications in data audit (SSAE 16-18, ISAE 3402, ISO 27001) are a strong plus
  • Proven expertise in SAP data migration via LSMW or similar methods
  • Work autonomously and able to meet deadlines

Technical and personal requirements

  • Genuine interest in, understanding of and commitment to the humanitarian principles, social mission, operations, and challenges of MSF
  • Knowledge of SAP HR modules data models PA, OM and e-Rec
  • Data Cleansing tools and procedures knowledge
  • Technical writing and documentation skills
  • Strong excel and data transformation rules
  • Data conversion via database exposure is a strong plus
  • Experience of working with third party Systems Integrators
  • Experience of large IT and HR change programs
  • Working in a diverse and multi-cultural environment
  • Presentation and listening skills


Starting date: As soon as possible

Contract: Fixed term - 18 months - Full time contract

Location: Barcelona or Paris

Candidates must already have the right to work in Europe or hold a European passport

Deadline for applications: 6th November 2017


Please submit all applications only by email to: stating “SAP HR/HCM Data Conversion Analyst - Europe” 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-