The following office-based positions are currently available at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Guide Team Leader (Refugee Exhibition)

Department:               Communications

Supervises:                  20 or more volunteer Guides

Type:                           Temporary Full-time Exempt Position for 4 months

 

  1. Purpose of the Job

The New York office of MSF is launching refugee exhibit, “Forced from Home” which is an outdoor, interactive educational exhibition designed to raise public awareness about the plight of the world’s 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by war and conflict. 

The Guide Team Leader (GTL) reports to the Special Projects Coordinator and works in close collaboration with the Exhibition Logistics, Administration, and Medical Supervisors.  The GTL supervises the volunteer Exhibition Guides and has overall responsibility for training them on the content and main messages of the Exhibition.  The GTL also acts as the key resource for Guides, MSF-USA office staff, local volunteers, and project staff in terms of local transportation, room, board, and exhibition office space.

 

II.        Essential Functions and Responsibilities

 

The GTL collaborates in the development of and is responsible for training all Guides on the content of the Refugee Exhibition Guide Handbook. The GTL is also responsible for implementation of key travel management components of MSF-USA’s Refugee Exhibition by performing the following duties:

 

Tour Development & Guide Training (40%)

 

  • Supervises and trains MSF aid workers to act as effective Guides at the Exhibition, answering any questions that may arise on content or how to answer specific questions from visitors;
  • Provides on-site training to Guides at the beginning of each leg of the tour, and provides individual training to new Guides as they arrive;
  • Accompanies new Guides on their tours to evaluate content and message and make constructive suggestions for changes when appropriate;
  • Provides editorial expertise to the Refugee Exhibition Guide Handbook to make sure that the information reflects field realities and core messages;
  • Identifies and makes available any useful background information – articles, MSF manuals, and so on - to assist Guides.

 

HR Management Support (40%)

 

  • Manages day-to-day activities and rostering of the Guides, ensuring full coverage at peak times, and scheduling breaks/days off when appropriate;
  • Acts as resource for all travel management related questions for Guides, project staff, and other MSF-USA staff as required;
  • Works closely with the Special Projects Coordinator and Administration Supervisor to organize the on-site breakfast, lunch, and snacks for Refugee Exhibition team at all Exhibition sites.
  • Together with the Logistics Supervisor arranges transportation of team between hotel and Exhibition site and to other locations for exhibition-related activities, as well as to airports/train/bus stations when necessary;
  • Manages the timesheets for Log Team.
  • Works with Administration Supervisor to distribute per diems and other reimbursements for all team members, liaising with office as needed;

 

Other Responsibilities (20%)

 

  • Acts as a Guide to visitors to the exhibition when required and as time allows;
  • Available for interviews with local radio, television, newspaper or other press outlets; available to speak as a panelist at related Communications or Development events.
  • Responsible for overall management and upkeep of Exhibition Office, both in the MSF-USA office and at each exhibition site.

 

III.       Supervisory Responsibilities

 

Does not directly supervise any regular permanent staff, but does supervise all volunteer Guides and some local volunteers. Coordinates work with several other members of the Project Support Team and MSF-USA Office Staff.

 

IV.       Fiscal Responsibilities

 

Under the supervision of the Special Projects Coordinator and Administration Supervisor, has direct fiscal responsibility for some expenses related to the travel, lodging, and hospitality of Guides, Project Support Team, and MSF-USA Office Staff.

 

V.         Extent of Public Contact

 

Represents the MSF movement by interacting with: all levels of MSF-USA and OC staff; officials, educators, and students from all levels of educational facilities; vendors in the travel and hospitality services industry; and members of the general public.

 

VI.       Physical Demands

 

While performing the office duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.

 

For the travel component of the job, the employee must attest to physical fitness to endure physically difficult, high stress situations which may include the necessity to walk long distances, carry a backpack or other equipment of up to 50 pounds, to ride long distances over very poor road conditions, to eat a limited diet and/or to reside or work in potentially uncomfortable housing or tents.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

 

VII.      Working Conditions, Travel, and Environment

 

The office duties of the job require regular attendance 5 days per week for a minimum of 35 hours. Must be available to work before 9:00 am, and after 5:00 pm or on weekends, as required. Hours during Exhibition tour will vary, and may include many early mornings and late nights.

 

The job will also require a large amount of domestic travel. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security and/or very basic working conditions and outside weather conditions.

 

VIII.    Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-year experience providing administrative support in an office setting
  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communications skills, including the ability to effectively present information to partners.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining systems to organize and track multiple projects at the same time.
  • Strong computer literacy, including ability to use word-processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database software, and to search the internet for research purposes.
  • Ability to write a range of correspondence from formal business letters to thank you notes.
  • Ability to prioritize and to work under pressure.
  • Team management experience.

Preferred:

  • Minimum 1 field mission with MSF.
  • Comprehensive understanding of MSF’s medical activities and humanitarian principles.

Languages"

  • Essential: English
  • Desirable: French, Spanish

 

To Apply:

 

To apply, send cover letter and resume employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, ATTN:  Guide Team Leader by May 22, 2016.

 

Starting salary: mid to high 50’s, friendly and supportive work environment.

 

For more information please visit our website:  www.doctorswithoutborders.org

 

Any applications submitted without letter of interest/cover letter will not be considered.

 

No calls please.

 

 

 

 

                                 

 

 

 

Cancer Landscape Analyst (Temporary)

Department: Medical Unit

Supervises: N/A

Type: Temporary Full Time for 9 Months

I. Introduction:

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide aid to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.

MSF currently operates activities in 35 countries with a wide spectrum of programs. The Medical Project Unit in MSF New York is part of the Medical Department of Operational Center—Paris and provides technical support for: Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Environmental and Surgical Epidemiology, as well as eHealth/Medical Informatics.

II. Purpose of the Job:

The burden of disease for cancers in resource limited settings is not well documented. According to the Globocan, in 2012 alone 14,068,000 people were diagnosed with cancer worldwide, 8,014,000 in less developed countries and only 456,000 cases reported from the African region.

Breast, colorectal, and cervical cancers are the most prevalent in women, and in men, lung, colorectal, and prostate lead the list.

About two percent of all cancers occur in children. Pediatric cancers form a distinctly different group from most adult forms, in terms of origin and type, with at least three out of the five most common forms (non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukaemia, nephroblastoma) having an excellent prognosis if diagnosed in a timely fashion and treated appropriately.

However, access to diagnosis and treatment, even for forms with a good prognosis is greatly limited in most low income contexts. High expertise, expensive drugs and equipment, and the possibility of complex, high-acuity medical support are required for treatment and is thus greatly restricted to higher income countries and/or countries with other systems for supporting such care. Oncological disease, even if not a public health problem of scale, could be called a neglected disease in developing countries.

In MSF there is little knowledge and expertise on treating cancers, except for Kaposi sarcoma which is often encountered (although less than previously due to access to ARV treatment) in high HIV prevalent contexts. Expertise on Burkitt lymphoma is extremely limited.

In an effort to better understand the burden of disease, geographical and age distribution, and current diagnostic and treatment structures/models for cancers in the contexts MSF works, MSF wants to employ a medical doctor for a period of nine months to analyse the burden of disease and current treatment approaches and means of access in countries typical of MSF intervention. The following areas are to be addressed:

  1. Distribution of prevalent types of cancers by age group and region by using various data sources (not only GLOBOCAN) and commenting on the validity of data per region
    1. More detailed description of most common cancer forms by age, geographical region, and tumor type (solid or hematologic).
    2. Description of standard diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the 3 most prevalent cancers by region (Sub-Saharan Africa, MENA, Asian sub-continent) and age group (<5, 5-15, 15-45, >45, for example).
  2. Listing and description of modus operandi of networks, groups, academic institutions and other groups providing or supporting cancer treatment in resource-limited settings.
  3. Description of current research on simplified regimen or simplified models of care
  4. Suggest potential operational set-ups that could be feasible for an organisation like MSF including potential ambitions and partnerships

The primary objective for this post is to provide guidance, via the elaboration of a report with executive summary, to OCP operations as to the feasibility, potential for effectiveness and impact, and the added value of an organization such as MSF in becoming engaged in oncologic detection and treatment within the current context of their field operations.

It is expected that the selected candidate develops initiative and proactively establishes a work-plan to provide avenues for the points listed above. It is equally expected that s/he works in close collaboration with the relevant medical referents (ie pediatrics) and regularly reports to the medical directorship of OCP on his or her progress.

III. Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Targeted literature search on the epidemiology of cancer in the regions where OCP works, focusing on high burden/high mortality cancers in the pediatric and adult age groups, the diagnostic modalities needed, the standard approaches to therapy and the complications therein, and the prognosis for treated and untreated pathology.
  • Through electronic search, visits to other international NGOs and academic centers with international activities, international cancer-focused initiatives, funders, and foundations, as well as field visits to selected countries home to mid- and long-term OCP operations, and travel to major providers of cancer care in the aforementioned regions, as appropriate, to determine availability and adequacy of cancer detection and treatment for selected groups.
  • Establish contact with specialists in the field of cancer care, particularly those focused on under-served populations who may provide guidance in the current review and for the future if cancer detection and treatment becomes an activity adopted by OCP.
  • Investigate new modalities of diagnosis and treatment that may alter the access and effectiveness landscape in developing countries.
  • Regularly review findings with key members of the OCP medical and operations departments to assess feasibility and acceptability, adapting further investigation and evaluation based on this feedback.
  • Elaborate a document summarizing the findings while providing a firm opinion on the appropriateness of cancer care within the operational armamentarium of OCP, and if so, which type of pathologies, and the operational set up in terms of staffing, supply, and treatment platform (hospital or out-patient setting), as well as the probable duration required for a project of this type.

IV. Physical Demands

Standard desk work with computer terminal. Possibility for frequent local and long-distance travel.

V. Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

Currently, MSFUSA is managing a progressive increase in staff positions and are actively seeking new accommodations for the office (plan move, early 2017). Until that time, new positions are proposed as mostly out-of-office work 4 days a week, with one day in office at a shared desk. On days of important meetings and presentations, other seating arrangements can be made (touchdown stations, absent staff offices). 

VI. Qualifications:

  • Medical doctor with strong clinical skills, particularly in oncology, preferred. An oncology specialist nurse will also be considered with the appropriate background.
  • MSF field experience required, preferably in several contexts, ability to determine the feasibility, effectiveness, and value-added in the adoption of a new activity within the organizational structure and priorities of OCP operations.
  • Public health background or degree preferred.
  • Proven ability to carry out a project, particularly in investigation, evaluation, and analysis.
  • Strong synthetic writing skills, including elaboration of reports.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • Ability to work remotely, self-motivated and independent.
  • English and French language fluency required

VII. Duration

  • Post is full-time, limited to a period of 9 months. 

To apply:

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.orgATTN: Cancer Landscape Analyst (Temp)

Deadline for Application: May 1st, 2016

Salary—range between mid 100’s to 110’s. Comprehensive benefits provided. A friendly, supportive environment.

Donor Services Manager

Department:                Development

Supervises:                 One or more Interns/Volunteers

Type:                              Temporary Full Time Exempt Position for 9 Months

 

Purpose of the Job

Under the supervision of the Director of Development Systems, the Donor Services Manager oversees the proper functioning of MSF’s donor services activities and staff, ensuring timely, accurate, appropriate and professional customer support is provided in response to all donor inquiries. Ensures thorough documentation of all donor interactions and that systems to support customer service are optimal.  Manages inbound telemarketing vendor, training call center employees, tracking vendor activities and performance and ensures quality service is consistently provided. Manages MSF’s state and federated giving registration requirements.

The Donor Services Manager is responsible for crafting and updating all donor services scripts. The Manager collaborates with each of the fundraising teams to ensure specific donor group communication preferences are understood and adhered to, most especially those of the major donor, corporation, and foundation teams and MSF’s Field Partners.

The Donor Services Manager and the Fundraising Systems Manager (and each of their teams) cross-train in their primary responsibilities to ensure coverage of key tasks during high volume periods.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Management & Administration (60%)

·         Hires, manages and evaluates a team of three – one donor service associate and two donor services representatives, as well as seasonal temporary staff, interns, and volunteers. Sets clear attainable objectives for donor services teams, evaluates job performance in accordance with established MSF procedures, and collaborates with staff to establish appropriate development paths. Delegates tasks, consults with and guides representatives to achieve goals.  Provides ongoing feedback in a context of mutual respect.

·         Working closely with the Director of Development Systems, contributes to the review of Donor Service team’s stated goals and annual plans and the creation of new annual plan and budget each year for MSF’s donor services program.

·         Maintains solid working knowledge of donor database and other systems.

·         Creates benchmarks and KPIs for evaluating performance trends of Donor Services team and recommends changes to policy and workflow to improve donor/supporter experience when contacting MSF.

·         Responsible for staying abreast of MSF and international news and for building a general overall knowledgebase of MSF’s activities, consolidating content from MSF publications and office presentations to ensure this information informs outbound communication with supporters.

·         Creates, updates and manages a Donor Services manual which serves as the institutional record of donor services’ day-to-day activities, business rules and best practices. Updates donor services manually regularly and leverages manual as the training tool for new donor services representatives.

·         Reviews and collects input from Donor Service Representatives on the functionality of donor service elements of the web site.  Meets with Marketing team, regularly, to recommend updates to MSF’s website for improved functionality and intuitive donor experience.

·         Provides feedback to Director of Development Systems and Fundraising Systems Manager regarding potential back-end processing issues.

·         Collaborates with Director of Administration for IT and Office Services team to ensure that appropriate telecom technology is in place to optimize customer service experience and response times.

·         Establishes agenda for and leads regular donor services team meetings.

·         Creates, maintains, and administers Donor Services survey distributed to supporters who have contacted MSF.  Analyzes results and makes necessary procedural changes to ensure optimal donor experience.  Responds to donors comments within survey results.

·         Responsible for the monitoring of all charity watchdog agency sites.  Serves as primary point of contact with charity watchdog agencies, like Charity Navigator.  Provides necessary information for accurate ratings as well as monitors all sites for comments posted by the public.  Responsible for advising MSF leadership of public comments made and for submitting MSF responses when necessary/appropriate.

·         Oversees the registration side of MSF’s relationship with Global Impact to ensure fundraising registration requirements are met in each state. Ensures MSF is certified to participate in the Combined Federal campaign. 

·         Manages the yearly permission to publish process for the yearly annual report.  Works with fundraising teams, web team, and vendors to facilite seamless collection of donor preferences.  Works closely with the Communications team to provide necessary data in a clear, concise, and timely manner.

·         Other tasks as assigned.

 

Inbound Telemarketing (20%)

·         Serves as primary point of contact and manages relationship with inbound TM vendor (currently Infocision). Regularly tracks quality of service provided by vendor and modifies procedures and scripts as necessary.

·         Creates and updates scripting for vendor related to MSF activities and programs, contribution options and guidelines, and all other donor service queries in a timely and professional manner.

·         Conducts routine monitoring of inbound telemarketing vendor for quality control.

 

In-House Donor Services (20%)

·         Answers telephone, email, and mail inquiries, from both prospective and current donors, regarding MSF activities and programs, contribution options and guidelines, and any other donor service queries. Does so in a timely and professional manner.

·         Manages in-house donor service outreach tasks and routines, including calling donors to thank them for donating to MSF and performing account updates in donor database for data hygiene problems which require donor contact.

·         Regularly reviews and updates the donor database with relevant donor codes and notes, including relevant updates from donor correspondence, and other donor contact.

·         Alerts Major Gifts & Foundations/Corporations areas about potential major donors and planned giving donors and major donor activities or routes call to appropriate staff member as necessary.

·         Manages the online pending queue for field partners to update their monthly credit card pledges.  Updates donor accounts, performs necessary data hygiene on accounts when presented, and communicates sustainer issues to Fundraising Systems Manager when discovered.

·         Provides back-up support on all tasks assigned to the Donor Services Associate and Representatives.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

Manages a team of one Donor Services Associate and two Donor Services Representatives, plus a fluctuating pool of seasonal staff, interns and volunteers.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

Fiscal Responsibility

Responsible for taking credit card donations over the phone on a regular basis, as well as the occasional handling of donor checks.  Is responsible for maintaining the privacy of donors’ personal and financial data.

Contributes to the generation of revenue by supporting the Annual Plan, and in particular, by ensuring high quality service to our donors.

Responsible for inputting credit card gifts into the database for charge processing and following up with donors if their credit card could not be charged.

 

Extent of Public Contact

Regularly represents MSF programs and policies to the general public.

 

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions.  Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

The duties of the job require regular attendance 5 days/week for a minimum of 35 hours.  Must be available to work before 9:00 am, after 5:00 pm or on weekends, as required.

 

Qualifications

Min. 3 years directly relevant experience managing a call center, preferably in a non-profit environment, plus Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Proven ability to manage staff and vendors.

Strong interpersonal and written and oral communications skills including ability to:

·   effectively present information to visitors, vendors, donors, and other employees of the organization

·   write specialized correspondence and routine reports

·   write telemarketing scripts

·   handle angry or difficult donors with discretion and judgment

Strong computer literacy, including ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database software, and to learn new Windows-based programs

Accurate typing 50+ wpm

Ability to handle a large volume of work and support staff in their work in a stressful environment.

Outstanding time management and organizational skills including ability to prioritize ongoing vs. immediate needs appropriately.

Knowledge of MSF and MSF's field projects strongly preferred

 

To apply:

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.orgATTN: Donor Services Manager

Deadline for Application: May 1st, 2016

 

Salary – low to mid 70’s. Comprehensive benefits provided. A friendly, supportive environment with growth potential.

Field HR Placement Officer (OCP)

Department:                Field Human Resources

Type:                           Full-time; Exempt

 

I.                    Purpose of the Job:

The HRO manages all aspects of placement of all US field staff within Operational Center Paris (OCP), oversees the preparation and departure of field staff including briefing and debriefing on general HR and specific project or security topics, and analyzes the effectiveness of placements.  He/she manages disciplinary and management issues pertaining to US field staff according to MSF-USA’s and the relevant OC’s handling procedures. He/she plans for ongoing needs, identifying, proposing and supporting the development of field staff whom MSF feels are appropriate for future organizational roles in the field or HQ and participates in the annual planning process with their assigned partner(s).

The HRO also assists with recruitment, including making public presentations and facilitating and observing modules for the Info Days; He/she participates in the final review, evaluation and selection of candidates after the 3-day program.  He/she also facilitates modules at internal MSF trainings, where appropriate, and may manage special projects, designed to improve the quality of activities and services within the FHR Department, or to implement international FHR directives.

II.                 Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Placement and Management of OCP Field Workers (70%)

Manages the coordination of placement activities for all profiles of MSF USA field staff working with OCP, recommending candidates to fill identified field needs.

After placement to a specific field assignment, ensures that work permits, travel, lodging, vaccinations, and US and OC briefings are arranged. Conducts FHR briefing for departing field workers.

Confers with fellow Placement Officers and Recruitment Officers to review field openings and available pool of aid workers for most effective matching of US resources to field needs.

Works closely with field management teams and Desks to resolve difficult employee issues as they arise during an assignment.  Develops action plan in consultation with operational and pool managers.  Provides advice regarding legal issues, and ensures appropriate documentation and follow-up and communicates decisions to field workers.

When matters that are of particular concern under US Labor Law arise, such as harassment, works with FHR Director, legal counsel and OC partners to ensure all appropriate steps are taken to promptly investigate and remediate the problems.  Ensures that all steps taken are documented thoroughly, and that aid worker(s) are aware of steps taken.

Maintains contact with aid workers in the field to offer support and encouragement.  During crises in the field, may be called upon to stay in close contact with the families of aid workers.

Reviews assignment evaluations and conducts a general HR debriefing for returning aid workers.

Provides career advice, feedback and coaching to active field workers based on performance evaluations.

Monitors the schedule of training opportunities in OCP and facilitates access to both internal and external training opportunities for field workers.

Maintains regular contact with field staff between field assignments to promote retention and determine availability.

OCP Liaison (10%)

Meets with the HR Department staff and/or Desk Officers, as necessary to facilitate partnership.  This may include travel to Paris.

Maintains contact with colleagues in OCP to keep abreast of current and updated HR policies and procedures.

Monitors and reports on the quantity and quality of field placements and the effectiveness and nature of the placement relationship partnership in meeting field needs and makes recommendations to Director to further develop the relationship.

May contribute to developing HR initiatives.

Recruitment (10%)

Makes public presentations regarding the organization and opportunities to work in the field during information sessions and at outreach events.

Confers with assigned partners and US Recruitment Officers to determine relevant profiles to recruit within the US market.

Facilitates and observes modules for the Info Days to aid in the selection process, and to increase knowledge of future active pool members.

Meets with full team post-Info Days to finalize selection of recruits.

Department and MSF USA Planning & Coordination (10%)

Contributes to creation of departmental Annual Plan, adding own specialized knowledge based on management of specific partnerships.

Manages special projects, as assigned, designed to improve the quality of activities and services within the Field HR Department, or to implement international Field HR directives.

Attends weekly team meetings to coordinate activities, and systems, to review results and to strategize, and collaborate on decisions to maximize departmental efficiency and effectiveness.                    

Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings and several annual office-wide debates to participate in information sharing across all departments, and stay informed on important MSF topics so as to be able to contribute to the organization’s ongoing development. Recommends BBL presentations to full staff when appropriate.

Shares emergency contact duties with all FHR HRO colleagues.

May be called upon, in rotation, to cover Director’s duties during her absence and may be called on for ad hoc replacement for other HROs (placement and recruitment)

Field Assignments

May take on occasional field assignments (up to 12 weeks per year) to respond to urgent field needs as well as to support recruitment and/or training related activities in the field.

III.              Supervisory Responsibilities:

Does not directly supervise any staff, but does give assignments to and coordinates work with an Associate, an Assistant and several office volunteers.

Hires field personnel for inclusion in an active field worker pool in collaboration with US team, and makes recommendations for placement in specific field positions and for ongoing career development.  Provides feedback and coaching to active field workers based on performance evaluations.

Is required to address complaints and assist in resolving field management problems, ensuring appropriate steps are taken when investigations are required.  Is also responsible for following up on disciplinary measures communicating decisions to employee such as suspension, exclusion from the pool.

IV.              Fiscal Responsibility

Selects field employees into active pool with Field HR colleagues.  Makes specific placement, hiring and employment decisions on own and within complex matrixed decision-making structures.  Directs Field HR administrative staff to make all departure arrangements and expenditures for own field placements.  Calculates field salaries and confirms automatic salary increases.

V.                 Extent of Public Contact

Regularly represents the MSF movement and the experience of working in the field to aid worker candidates, via presentations, training seminars and job interviews.

VI.              Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions.  Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.

To travel to the field (usually in the developing world), the employee must attest to physical fitness to endure physically difficult, high stress situations which may include the necessity to walk long distances, carry a backpack or other equipment of up to 50 pounds, to ride long distances over very poor road conditions, to eat a limited diet and/or to reside in potentially uncomfortable housing or tents.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

VII.           Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

The duties of the job require regular attendance 5 days/week for a minimum of 35 hours.  Must be available to work before 9:00 am, after 5:00 pm or on weekends, as required.

Must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business travel as well as to MSF field projects.  While performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions.

VIII.         Qualifications:

Required

·         Minimum 2 years of MSF field experience; MSF Coordination experience

·         Good command of both English and French

·         Demonstrated interest and prior experience with HR policies and strategy

·         Demonstrated experience and ability managing staff and coaching employees

·         Good knowledge and understanding of MSF, including knowledge of structure and functioning of OCP and placement        process

·         Ability to effectively present information to small and large groups of potential field workers and trainees

·         Excellent written and oral communications skills in English

·         Superior interpersonal skills

·         Excellent judgment and diplomacy

·         Strong general computer literacy, including word processing and reporting capabilities using database software and Excel, and the ability to search the internet for research purposes and to learn new Windows-based programs

·         Ability to handle a large volume of work and  to work under a great deal of pressure

·         Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian principles of MSF

Preferred

·         Medical profile and field medical experience

·         Good knowledge of US context, including legal issues pertaining to HR, an advantage

·         Professional qualifications in Human Resource Management

How to Apply

To apply, send letter of interest/cover letter and resume to: employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, ATTN: Field HR Placement Officer before May 1st, 2016 5pm. Any applications submitted without letter of interest/cover letter will not be considered.

Salary - Low to High 80s. Comprehensive benefits provided. Generous paid time off. A friendly, supportive environment with growth potential.

No calls please.

Human Resources Administrative Assistant (Temporary Position)

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.

 

The New York office of MSF is seeking a temporary Full-Time Human Resources Administrative Assistant who will support the HR Associate and Assistant Director of HR in the areas of recruitment, payroll, benefits administration, volunteer management by performing a variety of personnel related administrative duties.

 

Position responsibilities:

  • Prepares offer letters for all new hires under the direction of HR Associate.
  • Manages mailings regarding changes to benefits and supports HR Associate in onboarding and off-boarding employees in various HRIS Systems.
  • Posts job openings in publications and websites as instructed by HR Associate & Assistant Director of HR.
  • Updates and maintains electronic files and records for employees and volunteers in accordance with HR best practices and legal requirements.
  • Assist with updates and maintenance of I-9 files, OSHA log, EEO records, and other pertinent HR records.
  • Updates volunteer metrics and gathering related data that will be utilized by various MSF-USA stakeholders regarding MSF-USA use of volunteers.
  • Assist with the creation of HR communication tools (flyers, brochures, invitations, etc.) and HR forms as directed by HR Associate and Assistant Director of HR.
  • Supports HR Associate in implementing various HR strategic projects ongoing. Reviews and recommends changes to current process that will streamline work.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant administrative work experience, preferably in Human Resources, plus a Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Proven time management and organizational skills including keen attention to detail and the ability to prioritize ongoing vs. immediate needs appropriately.
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to changing needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including ability to effectively present information to job applicants, vendors, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to work independently and handle a large volume of work.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer literacy, including ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software and to search the internet and navigate new user interfaces to post jobs, etc.
  • Familiar with using HRIS System (preferable ADP).

 

To Apply:

 

Rate of pay: $15 - $18 /per hour, commensurate with experience, for a 35-hour work week. Friendly and supportive work environment.

 

To apply, send cover letter and resume employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, ATTN:  HR Assistant by May 6th, 2016.

Please note this position is expected to begin May 2016 and end December 2016.

 

Any applications submitted without letter of interest/cover letter will not be considered. No calls please.

 

Humanitarian Representative

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.

The New York office of MSF is seeking a Full Time Humanitarian Representative for our Advocacy Unit at the Program department to carry out humanitarian diplomacy in the U.S. in support of MSF operations, to develop and implement advocacy strategies that bear witness to MSF field activities, to raise awareness of the obstacles preventing adequate care of specific populations in need, and to encourage other actors to assume their responsibilities towards those populations.

Position responsibilities:

Represents MSF Operations in the dialogue with diplomatic community, U.S. Government officials (White House National Security Council; Department of Defense; State Department; USAID; Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration –BPRM-; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –CDC–, among others), U.S. Congress (Senate and House of Representatives), international organizations (such as the World Bank, PAHO, ICRC, OEA, etc.), US based NGOs, and Think Tanks based in Washington DC.

Some of the essential functions and responsibilities are:

  • Supports MSF Operations through high level contact at Washington, DC level in case of security incident necessitating the support of the U.S. Government.
  • In collaboration with Advocacy Unit colleagues, assist MSF Operations (Operational Managers) to select advocacy themes that support MSF’s medical and humanitarian field work and develop the strategies needed to pursue these issues in the U.S., including the identification and selection of appropriate interlocutors.
  • Accompanies MSF Operational Managers and Country Representatives for advocacy rounds in Washington DC. 
  • Responsible for operational advocacy. In addition to country and political dossiers, the Humanitarian Representative (HR) is also the MSF focal point for MSF’s engagement with World Bank, including developing analysis on and monitoring the World Bank policies.
  • Support MSF Operations by providing analytical information published by Washington, DC based institutions.
  • Ensure the coherence and strategic character of MSF advocacy/humanitarian diplomacy in coordination with MSF Operations. The Humanitarian Representative supports MSF Operational Centers to develop coherent advocacy messages on humanitarian and programmatic concerns that adequately reflect all facets of the context and that don’t overstep the legitimacy of MSF’s voice as a medical humanitarian organization.
  • The Humanitarian Representative is part of the “Humanitarian Advocacy and Representation Team –HART–[1]) and as such, he/she works in close collaboration with MSF Representative to the UN, based in NYC. While the Humanitarian Representative reports to the MSF-USA Executive Director, he/she has a technical/functional correlation with the HART coordinator.
  • Coordinate with the MSF-USA Access Campaign U.S. Manager & Legal Policy Adviser to enhance reflection of operational priorities and field experience in CAME advocacy initiatives, and to ensure a relevant balance of CAME messaging and MSF operational experience is presented to interlocutors.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of assigned contexts/themes and maintain an overview of MSF’s involvement. Stay abreast of the medical and humanitarian challenges faced by the populations in assigned contexts. Write regular briefs on U.S. issues of interest to Operations and MSF-USA, and make written reports on meetings and other contacts.
  • Chair the bi-weekly Advocacy/Communications meeting, to share advocacy priorities and promote coherence with MSF’s public communications.
  • Keep MSF-USA office colleagues and MSF-USA Board members informed of field concerns and bilateral advocacy work through regular presentations at Program Updates.
  • Supervise the Humanitarian Affairs Researcher according to MSF-USA procedures.
  • Undertake field assignments when needed to respond to urgent field needs, to provide a temporary replacement and/or to provide technical assistance or expertise.

Qualifications:

  • Field experience with MSF:
  • Minimum of 24 months in a country coordination team position.
  • Exposure to highly political environments and humanitarian crises preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with MSF principles and “speaking out” efforts.
  • Experience in emergency contexts strongly preferred.
  • Proven and demonstrated analytical and political skills; excellent judgment and diplomacy; comfort with advocacy role.
  • Excellent oral and written English; French preferable.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and synthesize complex topics so as to write reports and high-level business correspondence, and effectively present information to internal and external audiences including senior government, and diplomatic officials.
  • Residence in or willingness to relocate to the NYC metro area.

 

How to apply:

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, ATTN: Humanitarian Representative before May 23, 2016. Targeted start dates is July 1, 2016.

Starting salary: Mid 90’s to Low 100’s, plus excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth and development.

For more information please visit our website: www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Please note that if you are not a current New York or tristate area resident, relocation or visa sponsorship assistance will be provided.

Any applications submitted without letter of interest/cover letter will not be considered.

No calls please.

 

[1] The Humanitarian Advocacy and Representation Team –HART- is a team of MSF representatives located in key diplomatic posts such as New York, Washington DC, London, Geneva, Brussels, Jakarta, Beirut, Johannesburg/Addis Ababa, Tokyo and Beijing. 

Logistician (Refugee Exhibition)

Department:               Communications

Supervises:                  1 or more Interns/Volunteers

Type:                           Temporary Full-time Non-Exempt Position for 3 months

 

  1. Purpose of the Job

The New York office of MSF is launching refugee exhibit, “Forced from Home” which is an outdoor, interactive educational exhibition designed to raise public awareness about the plight of the world’s 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by war and conflict.

The New York office of MSF is seeking to hire three dynamic individuals for the Logistician role. Under the supervision of the Exhibition Logistical Coordinator and Special Projects Coordinator, the team of three (3) Logisticians is responsible for implementation of key physical and logistical components of MSF-USA’s Refugee Exhibition.

II.        Essential Functions and Responsibilities

 

On-Site Logistics (60%)

  • Under the supervision of the Logistics Supervisor, leads teams of volunteers in the set-up, and break down the exhibition in all locations;
  • Performs repairs, regular maintenance, or various weather-proofing or preparatory measures as defined by the overall logistical plan of the exhibition;
  • Assists the Logistics Supervisor by acting as a liaison with local authorities (police, Parks Department personnel, etc.) as well as vendors (guards, portable toilets, on-site medics etc.) to ensure smooth functioning of exhibition at each site;
  • Collaborates with Project Support Team to maintain a regular flow of patrons throughout the exhibition;
  • Assists in posting of signage in each location and banners around exhibition perimeter;
  • Implements and augments the Security Plan as established by the Special Projects Coordinator, Public Events Manager; and Logistics Supervisor. Responsible for assisting with management of security staff and all related contacts.
  • Assists with the first overall construction of the refugee exhibition.
  • Works with the Logistics Supervisor and two other members of the Log Team to devise effective problem solving strategies for existing or upcoming challenges
  • Available to run errands, retrieve supplies, or coordinate media deliverables as requested

 

Travel & Freight Management (30%)

  • Leads teams of local volunteers and Guides to safely and securely load and unload all exhibition materials from or to exhibition support vehicles and trucks;
  • Ensures the safe transport of all exhibition materials by ensuring all items are packed securely into proper storage bins or cases, and ensuring that those cases are fastened securely in any trucks;
  • Assists with the final storage of all exhibition materials by properly cleaning, drying, and organizing materials at our storage facility in Chicago, IL

 

Other Responsibilities (10%)

  • Manages petty cash or credit cards for routine maintenance and emergency repairs of exhibition;
  • Acts as a Guide to visitors to the exhibition when required and as time allows;
  • Available for interviews with local radio, television, newspaper or other press outlets; available to speak as a panelist at related Communications or Development events.
  • Assist with any logistical support needed for other Public Event activities being run alongside the Refugee Exhibition

                                                                               

III.       Supervisory Responsibilities

 

Supervises local volunteers, guides, and additional staff when necessary, to install, maintain, and dismount the refugee exhibition at each site according to schedule.

 

IV.       Fiscal Responsibilities

 

Under the supervision of the Logistics Supervisor, has fiscal responsibility for some petty cash expenses related to freight, shipping, maintenance, and daily operation of the exhibition.

 

V.         Extent of Public Contact

 

Represents the MSF movement by interacting with: all levels of MSF-USA and OC staff; officials from all levels of local authorities (police, Parks Department personnel, Mayors, etc); vendors in the freight, shipping, and event services industries; members of the general public; and members of media and press outlets, where appropriate.

 

VI.       Physical Demands

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be tasked with both administrative and physical work.

 

The administrative tasks will require the employee to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.

 

For the physical components of the job, the employee must attest to physical fitness to endure physically difficult, high stress situations which may include the necessity to walk long distances, carry a backpack or other equipment of up to 75 pounds, to ride long distances over very poor road conditions, to eat a limited diet and/or to reside or work in potentially uncomfortable housing or tents.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

VII.      Working Conditions, Travel, and Environment

 

The duties of the job require regular attendance five days per week for a minimum of 35 hours during in-office work periods. Must be available to work before 9:00 am, and after 5:00 pm or on weekends, as required. During the tour, the hours will vary. The employee may be required to work early in the morning or late into the evening, on weekends, and outdoors.

 

The job will also require a large amount of domestic travel. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions.

 

VIII.    Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communications skills, including the ability to effectively present information to partners.
  • Computer literacy, including ability to use word-processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database software, and to search the internet for research purposes.
  • Management experience and ability to work as a supportive team member.
  • Ability to prioritize and to work under pressure

Preferred:

  • Minimum one mission with MSF in any of the logistical roles.
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian work of MSF.

Languages:

Essential: English

Desirable: French, Spanish

 

To Apply:

 

To apply, send cover letter and resume employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, ATTN: Logistician (Refugee Exhibition) by May 22, 2016.

 

Starting salary: mid to high 40’s, friendly and supportive work environment.

 

For more information please visit our website: www.doctorswithoutborders.org

 

Any applications submitted without letter of interest/cover letter will not be considered.

 

No calls please.

Media Coordinator- “Forced From Home” Traveling Exhibit

Duration of Project: June – December 2016

Type: Temporary Full Time Exempt Position for six months

 

  1. Purpose of the Job:

The New York office of MSF is launching refugee exhibit, “Forced from Home” which is an outdoor, interactive educational exhibition designed to raise public awareness about the plight of the world’s 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by war and conflict.

Under the direction of the Media Relations Manager, the Media Coordinator develops and implements a media outreach and placement plan and oversees all media elements for a multi-city, domestic exhibit beginning in September 2016.

 

  1. Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 

Media Relations and Strategy (90%)

  • To generate media coverage for the “Forced From Home” traveling exhibit and all related events. 
  • Implement media planning, strategy, and logistics for media coverage of the “Forced From Home” exhibit and speaking events in each of the “Forced From Home” cities. 
  • Create media lists and press kits for every city, conduct pitching and media outreach for each city, meet with local editorial boards or city desk editors for respective cities.
  • Conduct outreach in traditional media outlets and niche or diaspora media specific to every city, plan and execute a social media promotion plan in conjunction with MSF’s social media manager, for both advance promotion of the event and on-site.
  • Liaise with local media to set up interviews and interview schedules and logistics, prior to and during the exhibit.
  • Identify MSF spokespeople for every city, craft media materials and messaging for every city, including press conference speeches, talking points and Q&As for MSF spokespeople. 
  • Expected to be on site at every city to deal with media requests or needs.
  • Acts as liaison between media and MSF staff.

 

Administrative & Management (10%)

  • Attends regularly scheduled departmental meetings to share information and brainstorm solutions.
  • Works with MSF’s domestic press officer to delegate and/or divide tasks in all cities.

 

  1. Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

 

  1. Extent of Public Contact

 

Within MSF USA, interacts with all levels of staff, Board, and aid workers to keep team updated on communications plans and needs, and to facilitate media interviews and events.

 

  1. Fiscal Responsibilities: N/A

 

  1. Physical Demands  

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and stand for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions.  Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  1. Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

 

The duties of the job require regular attendance 5 days/week for a minimum of 35 hours.  Must be available to work before 9:00 am, after 5:00 pm or on weekends, as required, and travel with exhibit to each city for nine weeks. Cities are NY, NY; Queens, NY; Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, PA; Philadelphia, PA, and Boston, MA.

 

  1. Qualifications
  • Minimum 3-5 years directly related work experience plus Bachelor's degree; or equivalent
  • Track record of media placement and generating earned media coverage.
  • Strong command of the U.S. domestic media landscape, and sound news judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and support implementation of high quality events.
  • Ability to work independently, move projects from conceptual stages to launch
  • Aptitude for objective and subjective evaluation of projects, and proposing improvements
  • Must have strong project management skills.
  • Strong computer literacy, particularly in Excel, database software.
  • Proven ability to handle and prioritize a large volume of work.
  • Proven time management and organizational skills; keen attention to detail
  • Genuine interest in, and commitment to, the humanitarian principles of MSF.
  • Experience utilizing social media as a media relations tool.
  • Ability to travel domestically, as needed.
  • Available for event staffing, as needed, on evenings and weekends.
  • Able to prioritize and track multiple projects at one time.

To Apply:

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, ATTN: Media Coordinator/Traveling Exhibit before May 18, 2016.

Starting salary: Low to Mid 70’s, plus excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth and development.

For more information please visit our website: www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Any applications submitted without letter of interest/cover letter will not be considered.

No calls please.

 

 

Medical Supervisor (Refugee Exhibition)

Department:               Communications

Supervises:                  1 or more Interns/Volunteers

Type:                           Temporary Full-time Exempt Position for 4 months

 

  1. Purpose of the Job

The New York office of MSF is launching refugee exhibit, “Forced from Home” which is an outdoor, interactive educational exhibition designed to raise public awareness about the plight of the world’s 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by war and conflict.  

Under the direction of the Special Projects Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the Exhibition Logistics, Administration, and Guide Team Leader, the Medical Supervisor is responsible for the overall accuracy and timeliness of the main medical messaging of the exhibition. The Medical Supervisor will also collaborate with the Associate Editor, Guide Team Leader, and MSF-USA office medical staff to ensure that these messages are reflected in both the guided tours as well as exhibition editorial content. Additionally, the Medical Supervisor functions as the first point of contact for any medical needs that arise with the general public on site or amongst exhibition staff, guides, volunteers, or MSF-USA office staff.

 

II.        Essential Functions and Responsibilities

 

The Medical Supervisor performs the following duties according to the following relative percentages:

Medical Content Research & Updates (40%)

  • In collaboration with the Project Coordinator and the rest of the team, the Medical Coordinator and MSF Staff defines, implements and monitors medical messaging according to Exhibition project plan. This implies the following:
    • Be responsible for medical data representation, analysis, and reporting to the Medical Staff in the NY Office, to ensure a proper messaging of the program;
    • Participate in the development of the project implementation, planning, proposals, budget reviews and reports;
    • Participate in panel and media discussions and define medical messaging priorities when needed;
    • Participate in reaching out to medical organizations in order to engage them in local MSF activity related to the exhibit;
    • Monitor activity both in MSF projects and in the wider global health community in the different medical specialties represented in the exhibition and update materials as necessary. Additionally, monitor the messaging of the exhibition and ensure that it complies with the protocols and realities of MSF medical activities;
    • Provide technical support to medical and non-medical volunteers and guides working through the exhibition through self-knowledge and policies;
  • Coordinate, supervise, coach and support both medical and non-medical team members’ performance to improve the medical messaging of the project and ensure compliance with MSF protocols and standards;
  • Plan and supervise, in close coordination with the Project Coordinator, the associated processes (training, induction, performance evaluation, development and internal / external communication) of the volunteer guide staff of the project in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people capabilities;
  • Works with Field Human Resources to design and lead medical recruitment tours of the exhibition for candidates in working in a medical capacity with MSF in the field.

 

On-Site Medical Support (40%)

  • With a limited amount of equipment, the Medical Supervisor answers emergency calls on site to provide efficient and immediate care to ill and injured patrons, staff, or volunteers. After receiving notification of an emergency, the Medical Supervisor safely responds to the location given, using the most expeditious route to the accident or illness;
  • Responsible for researching any certifications necessary to act in an emergency medical capacity and applies for them as appropriate (First Aid, CPR, AED, First Responder, etc.);
  • Implement the health policy for staff, providing all prophylactic and preventive necessary measures, structures and emergency plans, managing any medical situation in order to ensure MSF staff health;
  • In the event of an emergency, the Medical Supervisor complies with regulations on the handling of the deceased, protection of property and evidence at the scene, while awaiting additional EMS resources;
  • Maintain exhibition First Aid Kit and all medical supplies, which includes restocking the kit, cleaning equipment, maintaining portable radios, and batteries; and other maintenance as needed;
  • Knowledge of the geography of the exhibition cities, the location of streets, the nature and location of hazardous premises near the location and contact info for medical facilities relative to the exhibition site;
  • Creation and maintenance of an on-site incident log and reporting system.

 

Other Responsibilities (20%)

  • Acts as a Guide to visitors to the exhibition when required and as time allows;
  • Available for interviews with local radio, television, newspaper or other press outlets; available to speak as a panelist at related Communications or Development events;
  • Supervise an efficient management of the MSF exhibit props and medical equipment, in conjunction with the Logistics area, and monitor consumption follow-up and preparation of sample orders to avoid stock shortages;

 

III.       Supervisory Responsibilities

 

Does not directly supervise any regular permanent staff, but does supervise some local volunteers. Coordinates work with several other members of the Project Support Team and MSF-USA Office Staff.

 

IV.       Fiscal Responsibilities

 

Under the supervision of the Special Projects Coordinator and Administration Supervisor, has direct fiscal responsibility for some medical related expenses related to the stock of the Exhibition First Aid Kit and supplies or treatments for Project Support Team, and MSF-USA Office Staff.

 

V.         Extent of Public Contact

 

Represents the MSF movement by interacting with: all levels of MSF-USA and OC staff; officials, educators, and students from all levels of educational and medical facilities; journalist, reporters, or other members of the press corps; and members of the general public.

 

VI.       Physical Demands

 

While performing the office duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.

For the travel component of the job, the employee must attest to physical fitness to endure physically difficult, high stress situations which may include the necessity to walk long distances, carry a backpack or other equipment of up to 50 pounds, to ride long distances over very poor road conditions, to eat a limited diet and/or to reside or work in potentially uncomfortable housing or tents.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

VII.      Working Conditions, Travel, and Environment

 

The office duties of the job require regular attendance 5 days per week for a minimum of 35 hours. Must be available to work before 9:00 am, and after 5:00 pm or on weekends, as required. Hours during Exhibition tour will vary, and may include many early mornings and late nights.

The job will also require a large amount of domestic travel. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security and/or very basic working conditions and outside weather conditions.

 

VIII.    Qualifications

Experience

  • Minimum 1 field mission with MSF.
  • Essential 2 year working experience related to the diploma/degree and

Education

  • Medical doctor or paramedical degree. Desirable specialization or training in Tropical Medicine or related studies.
  • Current valid medical license.

Languages

  • Essential: English
  • Desirable: French, Spanish

Knowledge

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Ability to write a range of correspondence from formal business letters to thank you notes.
  • Ability to prioritize and to work under pressure
  • Comprehensive understanding of MSF’s medical activities and humanitarian principles.

 

To Apply:

To apply, send cover letter and resume employment.msfusa@newyork.msf.org, ATTN:  Medical Supervisor (Refugee Exhibition) by May 22, 2016.

Starting salary: low to high 80’s, friendly and supportive work environment.

For more information please visit our website:  www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Any applications submitted without letter of interest/cover letter will not be considered.

No calls please.