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A specialist position leading on the integration of humanitarian analysis, civilian and refugee protection, and human rights into MSF’s operational response. Humanitarian affairs work within MSF involves support to mission teams under three main tracks:
Core activities dealing with humanitarian protection will include the gathering information and the documentation of violence and abuse against civilians and/or against the medical mission within the framework of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL). Improving the humanitarian and human rights situation of populations in crisis will further require the definition of advocacy activities to enhance the protection of civilians and encourage key actors (state, non-state, aid agencies, etc.) to assume their responsibilities and mandates.
You support the mission’s Management Team in countries undergoing emergency crises, often due to armed conflict. You do so by analysing the context and by identifying key humanitarian and protection issues to advocate for. Assignments can be specific and limited to the definition or implementation of an advocacy strategy according to MSF policies and values, taking testimonies or training national teams to do so, or developing systems for data collection. Humanitarian affairs work rests on strong analytical skills and requires the ability to synthesize complex field realities so as to prioritize core concerns and guide MSF organizational positioning and advocacy activities.
Requirements for Humanitarian Affairs Officers
At Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) / Artsen zonder Grenzen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. Our diversity fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our beneficiaries and the communities in which we work. We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ONLY TAKE UP APPLICATIONS THAT MEET ALL OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS
The following documents will be requested in the application process:
In MSF we are strongly committed to professionalism and responsible behaviour and therefore the final phase of the application process is a background screening. Such screening can consist out of an identity check, check of employment history, reference check and declaration on behaviour (VOG).