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Project coordinator

Gabriele François Casini/MSF

In MSF, a project coordinator has the overall responsibility to ensure that project activities are implemented as planned. From conducting exploration missions to managing teams of hundreds of staff, MSF project coordinators plan, manage and develop our field projects ensuring that all the departments work together to provide high quality care, whatever the needs are.


Our project coordinators are always based in the project (unless it is managed at distance due to security constraints), and work together with the country coordination team to manage the project operations, team and security.

It’s an exciting and diverse role and they are responsible for some or all of the following: 

  • Implementation of project activities by coordinating the optimal use of medical, logistical, financial and human resources
  • Management of project team, including security management in often unstable environments
  • Supporting the team in the analyses of medical data, activity indicators and quality of care
  • Ensuring the continuity and coherence of the health structures, medical, paramedical- and psychosocial activities
  • Acting as a liaison and arbitration point between different parties working in hospitals, health centres and/or mobile clinics
  • Being responsible for the implementation of the team health policy
  • Representing MSF on project issues towards local communities, authorities and their counterparts and towards UN agencies and other nongovernmental organisations in the project area while taking into account the goals, objectives and strategy for the mission as a whole
  • Promoting MSF identity and principles as an independent humanitarian medical organisation
  • Negotiating with different actors and stakeholders
  • Being responsible for human resource management of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team including supervision and coaching of local and international staff
  • Contributing to create, review and update policies and reports such as country policies, annual plans and trimester reports
  • Preparing and monitor project proposals, budgets and evaluations
  • In collaboration with the Project Administrator Ensuring correct implementation of the administration including bookkeeping, national staff salary administration and cash flow planning
  • Planning, monitoring and ensuring logistics continuity in the project sites
  • Providing regular monthly reports on programmatic, security and contextual matters
  • Liaising with the country management team as appropriate
  • Fluency in English is essential, French and Arabic are an asset


  • Degree in business administration, political science, international relations, sociology, anthropology, etc.
  • At least two years of international experience in a similar or equivalent position, with other humanitarian organizations, in crisis contexts.
  • Proven experience in managing both national and international teams.
  • Proven experience in managing security in unstable contexts or countries in conflict.
  • Fluency in English
  •  Availability of 12 months
  • Postgraduate degree in humanitarian studies.
  • Knowledge of English along with Arabic or French

Apply now

MSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any application, recruitment, medical examination or training fees. 

MSF is committed to giving staff working in their home countries opportunities to take their valuable experience to work in our projects overseas.

If you are an MSF member of staff working in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia or Sudan who is interested in working outside of your home country, please approach your HR coordinator for details. They will be able to advise on the process, the criteria and where to apply – via our website or directly with the headquarter office you are currently working for.