Human Resources Professionals

Would you like to work overseas and gain a unique experience? Do you want to challenge yourself professionally? Join us as a Médecins Sans Frontières Human Resources Professional.
The Role:
At any one time, around 2,500 international personnel contribute to a global team of over 30,000 Médecins Sans Frontières field staff who provide emergency medical care in around 70 countries each year. Australian and New Zealander professionals fill more than 200 field positions annually. As the person responsible for project human resources, you will undertake one of the most diverse and challenging roles within a Médecins Sans Frontières team.
Your skills in cross cultural human resource management and communication will be important, as your role requires supporting both international and local staff. You will liaise with local authorities and service providers in relation to all project human resources issues and local labour laws. You may also be part of the country management team, coordinating Human Resources for a number of field projects at the same time and contributing to discussion and decisions around project direction.
You would essentially:
  • Have a minimum 2+ years professional experience in Human Resource Management and policy principles in areas such as recruitment, performance management, staff payroll, tax, labour law
  • Have an ability to work as part of a senior management team, including project planning responsibilities
  • Be available to work in field for a minimum of 12 months
Human resources positions are based either in the capital city of countries in which Médecins Sans Frontières operates, with regular visits to field projects in order to better understand the local context and provide effective support to the field-based teams, or in field projects themselves.
Recruitment is open year-round. Working to deliver medical aid overseas requires a serious commitment. We are looking for people who have taken their time to consider what it might be like and are prepared for a significant challenge. Please ensure you carefully consider all of the criteria and information available on the website before applying.

More resources are available on our website, along with information about how to apply and the essential criteria. You can also register for recruitment updates and find information about upcoming information evenings and webinars. It is advisable to attend or view at least one webinar and/or attend an information evening before submitting your application.
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