Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a non-profit medical humanitarian organisation that intervenes in crisis and conflict situations.
In accordance with its charter, MSF delivers aid to populations in need, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and of armed conflicts, regardless of race, religion or political beliefs.
Founded in 1971, MSF has become a worldwide movement of 25 associations, 21 sections and 5 directorates based in Geneva, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Brussels, which directly manage MSF’s humanitarian assistance programmes.
Since its creation by a few volunteers in 1981, MSF Switzerland, the Swiss association of the movement, and the Operational Center in Geneva (OCG) have grown significantly.
Today, the MSF Operational Centre in Geneva is responsible for medical assistance programmes in more than 20 countries and the OCG network includes MSF partner sections (Austria, USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan), branch offices (Czech Republic, Mexico and Central America, South Korea) and regional offices (West Africa Dakar).
At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our staff members. We strive to create workplaces where teams of people with di-verse backgrounds, characteristics, perspectives, ideas and experiences work together for the social mission of MSF to create better outcomes for our patients and the communities we work with.
We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, background, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.
MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment.
All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.
There is momentum across the MSF movement to take seriously Planetary Health concerns, with OCG leading on the need to future-proof MSF’s ability to implement its medical humanitarian action.
This is now a key moment in the evolution of the organisation to begin to seriously address both operationally the impacts of Planetary Health concerns and our own contribution to them.
This must be seen through multiple time-scales planning short (
Lead the implementation of the Planetary Health workplan of the OCG Strategic Plan 20-23
Lead and coordinate OCG Planetary Health working group
This includes building or participating in and driving intersectional working groups as relevant. Monitoring and accountability of workplan to line manager and working group
External representation and partnerships
Participative, networking, innovative, flexible, passionate, supportive, independent, pragmatic
Terms of Employment
How to apply
Candidates submit their application following the requirements : CV 2 p. max. letter of motivation 1p. max. in English or in French .
Closing date for application is November 28th, 2021.
The applications will be treated confidentially.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted .