Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Project Manager – Operationalization of MSF EA.

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Project Manager – Operationalization of MSF EA

Work Location: Nairobi

Application deadline: 31st January 2023

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian action-driven organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. 26 associations, 23 sections, and 16 branch offices make-up the international movement and work in partnership around 6 operational entities.


MSF Eastern Africa came into being in 2021, growing out of the Nairobi Branch Office. The section is the regional institutional office for MSF in Eastern Africa and focuses on representation and networking, including with humanitarian organizations and authorities, recruiting and supporting staff from the region, communications and fundraising, as well as on other dossiers of importance to MSF such as Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI), mutualization, trainings, medical operational support and environmental health. MSF EA has identified key transversal areas of focus in its two-year strategic plan 2022-2023. This will enable the Section to grow and provide strategic support to the operations while building its capacity for future operational ambitions. 


The role is to lead the process of MSF EA operationalization, starting from scratch, through intensive internal consultations within the Movement.

This process requires involvement of several MSF entities and governance bodies at different stages of a heavy process (partner sections, Operational Centres, International Board, Core Executive Committee, Full Executive Committee, MSF East Africa Board and Association, International General Assembly, etc.).


  • Responsible for leading the process of designing the operational profile of MSF EA, this process includes:
  • The definition of the roadmap (milestones),
  • The production of all necessary documents related to the formal application of MSF EA to become operational;
  • The definition of the operational model and structure of MSF EA;
  • the definition of the Backoffice structure adapted to the operational model and structure;
  • The definition of the operational model and structure of MSF EA;
  • the definition of the Backoffice structure adapted to the operational model and structure;
  • Responsible for setting and implementing internal and external engagement strategy related to the operationalization of MSF EA.
  • Responsible for liaising with internal and external support unit or committees such as TIC Committee, International Secretariat and any other body or entity of interest.
  • Responsible for the identification of resources required for a successful progress and implementation of the project.
  • Responsible for the identification and management of the MSF EA operationalisation team.


  • Responsible for keeping the link with the Strategic Plan review/extension process;
  • Responsible for the organisation and administration of projects and related major events; 
  • Responsible for organizing the content in relevant document in very close collaboration with the Consultant in charge of the content production;
  • Responsible for internal and external engagements related to the operationalisation of MSF EA.
  • Responsible for advising the management team (MT) on Key operational priorities and set up linked to existing/new units.


  • Master’s in administration/International relations/communication or equivalent discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a high level coordination and management position.
  • High level of understanding of organizational issues.
  • Experience in project management.
  • MSF or similar iNGO experience is desirable.
  • Excellent planner, organizer, coordinator and administrator 
  • Excellent computer skills 
  • Very good communication and representation/ networking abilities
  • High level of integrity and sound judgement.
  • Understanding of the MSF working environment is an asset.
  • Excellent command of written & spoken English. Good command of French is an important asset. 
  • Commitment to MSF values and Principles
  • Eastern Africa Cross Cultural Awareness 
  • Result and Quality Orientation.


A one-year full time employment contract (renewable) as soon as possible through MSF Eastern Africa Section Office in Nairobi.  

An annual salary of KES 5,181,181 based on a fulltime appointment.

Global benefit package; includes school fee benefit/support for dependents and other allowances ranging between KES 75,000-140,000/month based on individual & administrative status. 

Other benefits include: 25 days of annual leave, Employer Pension contribution, Relocation support for non-Kenyan residents etc based on MSF EA terms/conditions.

How To Apply

If you recognise yourself in this profile, we welcome you to apply directly via the link provided below .

Applicants are required to upload a letter of motivation + Curriculum Vitae (in English) in PDF Format as one combined document.      

The closing date for applications is on 31st January 2023

Please note that only candidates that fully meet the requirements of the position will be taken into consideration. Women and persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply.     






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