Project Coordinator Support (Kosti) – MSF Spain


Job Description

Salary1205 USD
Closing date18/09/2023

Main Purpose

Providing support to the Project Coordinator in the security management and coordination tasks, ensuring a smooth relation and liaison with local and national authorities, and contributing to the context analysis and follow-up according to MSF protocols, standards, and procedures in order to ensure the smooth running of the project.


  • Representing MSF externally together with the Project Coordinator (PC)/Deputy PC or alone (when delegated) and negotiating on behalf of the project coordination in close cooperation with the PC and based on beforehand agreed messaging. Assisting in safeguarding and promoting MSF’s image externally
  • Monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on key issues (security, risk, etc.) to the Project Coordinator/Deputy Project Coordinator and providing contextual information, through a sound knowledge of counterparts, parties, actors, authorities, and military groups, in different administrations/parties and governorates/districts in order to improve understanding and decision-making processes. Maintaining the security database and providing a biweekly context analysis based on recent incidents and developments.
  • Assisting in exploratory missions and assessments as needed and participating in the development of security plans
  • Assisting the Project Coordinator in Internal and External Communication sessions and events about MSF (for National staff, the Ministry of Health staff, as well as local authorities, community leaders, military actors, and security forces) in order to improve awareness, understanding of MSF principles and services and public opinion adhesion. Write meeting minutes and contribute to the meeting logbook.
  • Ensuring the continuity of relations/networking with local actors (other NGOs, UN agencies, local authorities, media, etc.) and filing and updating field contacts and correspondence in order to ensure information sources accuracy and availability on a regular basis. Organizing advocacy contacts and appointments for the Project Coordinator.
  • Translating and reviewing documents and acting as an interpreter when needed. Assisting the Project Coordinator in the drafting of correspondences with authorities and counterparts (government officials, military actors, community leaders, UN agencies NGOs, etc.) in order to ensure fluent and accurate communication flows.
  • Preparing and conducting context, cultural, and security briefings on the project context to new employees (national and international) in order to facilitate their integration within the project environment. Ensuring regular security briefings/trainings C assessment team, drivers, and guards in consultation with the Project Coordinator.
  • Being contactable by phone and available to assist the Project Coordinator with important context, security, and operational issues that may occur outside of regular working hours unless otherwise agreed with the PC (e.g., holidays).
  • Performing assigned additional responsibilities or tasks as required by the Project Coordinator

MSF Section/Context-Specific Accountabilities

  • Daily liaison with local authorities to ensure smooth operations of MSF in White Nile State. Development of key contacts within the operational area of MSF.
  • Support to risk analysis for the Project.
  • Mapping of authorities and key interlocutor networks in the area of operation.
  • Assisting where necessary in operational negotiations for the development of the project with local and State interlocutors.


EducationUniversity Diploma Level
Essential: Experience in and exposure to working in a complicated political, security, and humanitarian environment
ExperienceEssential: Experience in and exposure to working in a complicated political, security, and humanitarian environment.
Essential: Experience in data collection, reporting and analysis, and liaison with local authorities (preferably in White Nile State).
Essential: Previous experience with MSF or other NGOs in a similar capacity.
Languages             Mission language is essential. (English writing and Communication & Arabic)
KnowledgeEssential computer literacy (word, excel, Internet/social media)
Excellent understanding of MSF’s principles and values
Knowledge of and interest in humanitarian issues
In-depth contextual knowledge and analysis skills
High level of knowledge of local culture and customs
CompetenciesResults and Quality Orientation L2
Teamwork and Cooperation L2
Behavioral Flexibility L2
Commitment to MSF Principles L2
Stress Management L3

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV & copy of educational and experience certificates to the Labour Office, Kosti, in a sealed envelope mentioning (MSF Spain – application for PROJECT COORDINATOR SUPPORT) Opening date: 12/09/2023 – Closing date: 18/08/2023

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