We set up the MSF Access Campaign in 1999 to push for access to, and the development of, life-saving and life-prolonging medicines, diagnostic tests and vaccines for people in our programmes and beyond.
Based in Brussels, MSF Analysis intends to stimulate reflection and debate on humanitarian topics organised around the themes of migration, refugees, aid access, health policy and the environment in which aid operates.
Our medical guidelines are based on scientific data collected from MSF’s experiences, the World Health Organization (WHO), other renowned international medical institutions, and medical and scientific journals.
Providing epidemiological expertise to underpin our operations, conducting research and training to support our goal of providing medical aid in areas where people are affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or excluded from health care.
Evaluation Units have been established in Vienna, Stockholm, and Paris, assessing the potential and limitations of medical humanitarian action, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of our medical humanitarian work.
The MSF Paediatric Days is an event for paediatric field staff, policy makers and academia to exchange ideas, align efforts, inspire and share frontline research to advance urgent paediatric issues of direct concern for the humanitarian field.
A collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development organisation that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases, founded in 2003 by seven organisations from around the world.
Being a finance coordinator with MSF can be a complex but rewarding job.
As an MSF finance coordinator it will be your job to develop and implement finance policies, providing expert financial support to the project so that every department has what it needs to do the best job possible, no matter what happens.
From ensuring that finances are available for a quick scale-up of operations after an emergency, to managing the day-to-day finances needed to run a field hospital, you will provide support to the entire project, approving the budgets for medical supplies and logistic materials. You will also liaise with the capital office to ensure that the project is run in accordance with local laws and customs.
As a finance coordinator you have visibility of all operations in the project; it’s a complex but very rewarding job.Cécile Barrier, MSF finance coordinator
This is an exciting and diverse role in support of the medical activity and involves some or all of the following:
Implement and supervise financial transaction procedures and systems, to ensure transparent and traceable accounting practices
Define and analyse the project budget to ensure that funds are used according to the funding contracts, proposing corrective actions if needed
Implement circuits and workflows, such as management of cash boxes, transfers, advances, purchasing procedures, payment approvals, follow-up of payments and bank reconciliations
Ensure the timely execution and control of monthly/yearly accountancy closure, financial reports, audits and all service contracts for the project site
Ensure that MSF staff with financial responsibilities are aware of and comply with local finance procedures and laws
Depending on our activities and needs, your responsibilities may be adapted according to the specific projects.
You will not face these challenges alone; other MSF team members (both international and locally hired staff) will provide technical support, including comprehensive guidelines and protocols.
Minimum of two years’ relevant work experience in finance and human resources
IT skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Fluency in English and/or French
Available for a minimum of six months
Commitment to MSF’s work and values
Strong team player
Willingness to work in all kinds of contexts worldwide, including unstable areas
Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team
Flexible and able to cope with high levels of stress
Self-driven with a solution-oriented approach
Ability to train and supervise others
People-oriented and diplomatic approach
Degree in finance, business, management or human resources
Bioforce diploma, Swiss federal vocational diploma (CFC) or specialised certificate
Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic or Russian
Experience working with MSF or another NGO
Experience working in developing countries
People management experience
Voices from the field
Our greatest achievement so far is that we have built a health care system from scratch.John Canty, MSF Finance Manager