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Pool Manager Intersectional Benchmarking Unit

Location: Oslo or other MSF section
Expected starting date: 2. January 2022

The Intersectional Benchmarking Unit of MSF Norway is looking for a MANAGER OF HR PROCESSES, ANALYST POOL & FIELD SUPPORT.

Main activities:

The function contributes to MSF’s effort to increase quality and achieve more coherence and consistency in the benchmarking services provided for the wider MSF movement (operations and sections).

The function supports the Benchmark Unit’s day-to-day operations and is responsible for the development and coordinate implementation of HR processes and policies within the Unit and the cooperation with supporting departments in MSF. The position will be responsible to ensure that an adequate number of Analysts are recruited, trained, placed and evaluated to meet current and anticipated operational needs and the administrative standards are met. This will be done in close cooperation with the Administration in MSF Norway and other MSF sections worldwide.

The function is further responsible to conduct project management of a limited number of salary survey projects, including time management, supervision and technical support to Remuneration Analysts in the field and quality control of the deliverables.

For both responsibility areas a high degree of liaising, communication and coordination with internal and external interlocutors is required. The workload between the two areas will vary over the year but roughly balanced on average.

  • Conduct annual assessment and planning of recruitment needs with recruitment partners and Field HR 
  • Pool Management – ensuring capacity and replenishing turnover, diversity, language profiles
  • Liaise and coordinate with cross-admin teams in MSF Norway or other sections for contracts, visas, briefings and travel support
  • Establish relationships with Partner Sections and Branch Offices to improve profile of Remuneration Analyst and enhance recruitment opportunities • Plan and facilitate Remuneration Analyst trainings
  • Contribute to the improvement of tools and methodology
  • Collaborate with the HR Technical Platform on establishing and upholding benchmark standards
  • Manage benchmark projects from request form collection and mission preparation, through data collection, report writing, and addressing comments and feedback for finalisation
  • Provide support to Analysts for work related questions and support based on assignment Analysts in the field
  • Revision and quality assurance of benchmark deliverables

Job requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Economics/Finance, HR or similar studies
  • Highly desirable experience as Remuneration Analyst
  • Desirable working experience with related Compensation & Benefits or HR within MSF or comparable employer
  • English essential. Additional skills in French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and/or Arabic are valuable.
  • Willingness to travel between MSF sections if required
  • Field deployment is a possibility
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word essential
  • Good analytical skills, at ease with figures and economics data
  • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills, including writing skills
  • People Management and Development

We offer:

  • Expected starting date: 2. January 2022
  • Corresponding to salary grade 6 of MSF Norway’s salary policy, the actual salary and working conditions will depend on the section that acts as host to the incumbent
  • Location: Oslo or other MSF section

At MSF, we value diversity and seek to have an inclusive and accessible work environment. We encourage all individuals who have the required qualifications to apply, independently of their ethnic, national or cultural background, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disabilities, or other aspects of their identity.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Anja Drame. If you want to apply, please send your application and updated CV to with copy to by latest the 28. November.

We apologize that due to the volume of applications we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)

FAQ questions/answers

The length of a first mission is between nine and twelve months for all professions, except anesthetists and surgeons who, due to the intensity of their work, are placed in projects from six weeks to three months.

For our projects in the field, MSF accepts applications from professionals who have already graduate with minimum two years’ experience, after graduation, which are basic criteria for international staff. MSF cannot provide the possibility for internship in the field.

As soon as the application is submitted, MSF is trying to have the first communication as soon as possible, according to the ongoing needs in the per profile. The selection process usually is completed in 4 to 6 weeks.

If the selection is successful, the next step is the special preparation training for new members of MSF. After that the waiting period before the first departure lasts average 4 months. Please note that the absorption of each profile is changing according to the needs in the field.

When working abroad with MSF, you will have to adapt to many changes, including food, accommodation, daily routine, recreation and language. A new lifestyle is awaiting you, where free time and privacy can be in short supply. You may have to share your bedroom and bathroom. You need to be sure that you can do without normal creature comforts before applying to MSF.

MSF projects can take place in locations where the weather conditions are not always mild (extreme heat or cold, high humidity, heavy rainfall or desert climate). You will also be a long way from your friends and family for several months at a time. Communication can be difficult.

Living conditions in the field (security, housing, etc.) often make it difficult for field staff to be accompanied by children or partners who aren't participating in the mission.

We have a very small number of family postings for experienced MSF Country Coordinators for limited periods.