The International Office
The IO helps develop common policies, priorities and accountability mechanisms across MSF. It also acts as a secretariat to the International Board and International General Assembly members to help them carry out their mandate. It can also provide representation support for the whole MSF movement – such as through the International President or even through the website you’re visiting today.
The International Office (IO) is headed by the Secretary General, who manages the team of International Coordinators.
Together they facilitate:
- coordination and information sharing within the MSF movement to identify medical humanitarian issues we need to tackle together; or to jointly review our response in a major emergency;
- to help develop our public positioning around a humanitarian crisis; or develop common policies on the best use of our resources for our medical and humanitarian action.
Shared policies and tools are developed for medical activities, logistics and supply, fundraising, finance, communications, human resources and representation. For example, this includes working on shared medical guidelines for our field teams; common policies on drug procurement; improving joint logistics supply systems to send medical and relief items to the projects; or publishing the annual International Financial and Activity reports.
The International Office is registered in Switzerland but our staff are based in different MSF offices around the world, including in countries where we run our field programmes.
Below you will find a list of current vacancies within our International Office.
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Committed to independent medical humanitarian action
We are run by MSF associations, whose members are mostly current and former field staff.
The MSF associations are linked to five Operational Centres (OC) who directly manage our humanitarian action in the field and decide when, where, and what medical care is needed.
All 24 MSF associations, as well as individuals and the International President, are members of MSF International, the association that safeguards the identity of the MSF movement.Learn more