Programme Officer

Médecins Sans Frontières




Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF International is the legal entity that binds MSF’s 23 sections, 25 associations and other offices together. Based in Geneva, MSF International provides coordination, information and support to the MSF movement, and implements international projects and initiatives as requested.

Position Background:

Access to Products for Healthcare (APH) is critical to MSF’s Social Mission. MSF has been engaged in a wide variety of ways to improve APH in the past decades. In 2023, the MSF International Board approved the set-up of a new organisational model for APH work in MSF.

Place In The Organisation:

The Programme Officer reports to the Organisational Model Change Implementation Executive Committee (OMC) and administratively to the OMC Executive.

Main Responsibilities:

In close collaboration with the OMC Executive, Project Managers and relevant staff from the International Office, and under the guidance of the OMC, the Programme officer:

Programme coordination and oversight Support:

  • Supports the organisation of OMC and other key meetings related to the model change plan
  • Ensures minutes of these meetings are taken so as to be used as an effective oversight support tool for the OMC
  • Maintains an overview of activities planned and in progress and their timelines
  • Updates the risk register

Programme activities implementation:

  • Supports the recruitment and on-boarding of model change implementation staff
  • Establish support needs with Projects deliverables managers, and implements support as agreed by the OMC, including:
  • Participation to / provision of support with the organisation and implementation of consultations of the model change programme
  • Participation to / provision of support with documentation and consultations outcomes review

Reporting and Internal Communication:

  • Collates information for and drafts programme quarterly reports
  • Maintains a dynamic communication plan and log
  • Develops, maintains, and monitors ‘push’ and ‘pull’ internal communications tools and materials (i.e. programme quarterly adhoc updates, SharePoint site, Programme briefings, etc.)
  • Ensure model change programme documentation on SharePoint and/or Teams is complete and organised

Job requirements:

  • Significant experience in project management or coordination support to executive decision making bodies for an international medical humanitarian or development not for profit organisation
  • Demonstrated experience and/or comprehensive understanding of internal communication in a medium to large complex organisation
  • Experience in report writing for institutional donors or senior leadership, excellent English written skills
  • Experience developing with/working with logframes
  • The ability to adapt, change prioritise and shift tasks at short notice
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Experience in conducting or supporting research work, surveys and interviews and synthetizing outcomes an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively within a team
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural, diverse environment and across timezones





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