The Human Resources (HR) Administrator contributes to the implementation of the mission’s objectives, through the careful balancing of project staffing and financial realities.

HR Administrators responsibilities include: advising on a wide variety of HR issues, coordinating and supervising the administrative procedure for employment in the project/mission, overseeing procedures for employee payroll, monitoring and ensuring compliance with local labor law, and implementing general administrative procedures to ensure transparency and accountability. HR administrators represent Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and may cooperate with other non-governmental organizations and national authorities on relevant issues.


  • Must meet general requirements
  • Minimum 9 to 12 month commitment
  • Experience with:
    -  Human resources management
    Human resources planning and strategy
    Development and implementation of human resources policies
       (e.g. recruitment, performance management)

    Staff development and training
    Human resources administration
       (e.g. payroll, benefits, contracts, databases)

    Labor law and relations
    Facilitation of work permits, visas, travel


  • Advanced degree in human resources management
  • Familiarity with financial procedures
  • Experience in revising salary grids and implementation of other HR projects
  • Labor law and management experience

MSF Human Resources Administrators