Job Vacancy Overview

Head Of Mission Support At Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Date posted: 16 - Jun - 2021

Location: Abuja

Job Title

Head Of Mission Support At Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)


Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Main Purpose

Supporting the Head of Mission in security management and coordination tasks, ensuring a smooth relation with local and national authorities, contributing to the context analysis and follow-up, providing translations and interpretations according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to facilitate the mission coordination tasks.
Job Description

Supporting the HoM in promoting and protecting the MSF image externally and assisting in context analysis, disseminating relevant context information to the coordination team, regularly informing them on key issues, updating general information on the context for MSF internal documents and advising on cultural appropriateness of organized activities and individual behaviors.
Analyzing the risks and the security level of the context of the mission and assisting in conducting risk assessments and in the development of security plans for the mission and project. Advising the PC and HoM on aspects of security management
At the request of the HoM, preparing and conducting an information briefing, focusing on the country context for International Regional and Relocated Staff
Translating sensitive documents and acting as an interpreter when needed. Writing letters and correspondences with officials and partners and preparing reports, internal memos and formal requests. Monitoring the correspondances in the absence of the HoM.
Assisting in the elaboration of the advocacy plan of the mission in collaboration with the PC, MedCo and the Communications responsible and supporting its implementation and follow up.
Establishing and maintaining external relationships with relevant authorities and stakeholders. Keeping good knowledge of counterparts in different administrations and departments and keeping up to date records of field contacts (other NGOs, UN agencies, local authorities, etc.) verifying that they are easily accessible, in order to facilitate contacts and meetings.
At the request of the Head of Mission, assisting the HoM or representing MSF in meetings (NGOs, official bodies and administrations, etc.) and preparing full report
Ensuring the follow up of relevant administrative dossiers such as the MSF registration in the country, working permits, immigration policies, national protocols, etc.
Job Requirements

University Degree, preferably Master level in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Journalism.

Four (4) years experience in the humanitarian field. Understanding of the functioning of the different administrations in Nigeria is essential. International experience is desirable.
Experience working in political, security and humanitarian issues in Nigeria.

English, Hausa essential. Kanuri, Fulani, Yoruba, Arabic, French, other local languages desirable.

Excellent proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, internet and any other IT tools, such as GIS
Good analytical skills, at ease with figures and economics data
Excellent communication and diplomatic skills, including writing skills.
Work Location:

Abuja with frequent visits to MSF intervention locations in Nigeria

Open Ended Contract.
208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required
Probation Period: Six Months.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply


30th June, 2021.