Experienced and multilingual Project Coordinators at MSF – Holland

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation. MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a worldwide movement of more than 67,000 people.

MSF coordinates operations through collaborations between global offices. The ‘MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam’ (OCA) is a partnership that is composed of the partners MSF-Canada, MSF-Germany, MSF-SARA, MSF-Sweden, MSF-Holland and MSF-United Kingdom. MSF-OCA operates medical humanitarian interventions in about 25 countries with more than 11,000 staff.

At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. Our diversity fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our beneficiaries and the communities in which we work. We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.

MSF OCA is looking for:

Multilingual and highly experienced candidates

to join its pool of


The MSF project coordinator is responsible for MSF’s operational response in the project by coordinating teams and activities. He/she identifies health conditions, humanitarian situation and needs, sets objectives and defines priorities to provide high quality care to the most vulnerable populations. He/she identifies, analyzes the context of the interventions, potential risks and obstacles and is responsible for the security of the project. He is/she acting as a representative of MSF at local level.

MSF OCA is actively looking for multilingual project coordinators with proven experience in management of humanitarian projects to work in our most challenging contexts, including in highly insecure contexts and large teams.


As a project coordinator (PC), you are responsible for the overall supervision of MSF’s activities and teams of your project. You work in close collaboration with your team and the mission coordination team.

Based on monitoring and analyses of the humanitarian situation in your area, you define the operational strategy for the project and be responsible for its implementation. You are accountable and supervising the execution of programs, including emergency response activities. You coordinate MSF’s activities and identify the population’s health needs and the humanitarian issues at stake. In your project, you will ensure compliance to MSF’s principles, standards and policies in order to improve the target population’s health conditions and humanitarian situation.

You lead the project team, diverse and large. You are making decision managing the safety and security in the project. You elaborate annual plan and project proposal, and you are accountable for the project’s budget.

Advocacy work and continuous monitoring and analysis of the project’s context is also among your primary duties. You represent MSF before local authorities, donors, media and other organisations. You are based in the project location.


· At least 3 years work experience with a humanitarian organisation, of which at least 1 year in a similar position and 1 in highly insecure and unstable environments, such as conflict zones or natural disasters

· Experience of security management

· Leadership: coaching and supervision of large multidisciplinary and multicultural teams; experience creating an inclusive environment

· Experience in project management, strategic planning, budgeting and project cycle

· Proficiency in both English and one of the following languages: French, Arabic or Spanish

· Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize

· Flexibility and ability to work under stress

· Willingness to work in unstable and insecure environments

· Availability of at least 12 months and to work in the field

· Work experience within a medical organization is an asset



Contract for duration of our missions

See conditions on MSF’s website

How to apply

Important: before applying consult information pages Werken in onze projecten – Artsen zonder Grenzen

and apply Project Coordinator – Artsen zonder Grenzen

If you are interested and would like to have additional information, please contact Recruitment office: recruitment@amsterdam.msf.org

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