Project Finance & Human Resources Manager – MSF


Job Description

OrganizationDoctors Without Borders
Salary1394 USD
Reports to (Hierarchical)Project Coordinator
Reports to (Functional)HR Coordinator, Finance Coordinator
Job FamilyHR & FIN
Deadline for the application14/10/2021

Main Purpose

Planning, coordinating, and implementing HR, Admin, and Financial activities and policies in the project according to legal obligations and MSF protocols, standards, and procedures in order to provide quality, reliable and transparent information to the organization on the use and allocation of resources in the project and to realize the HR capacity required to achieve project objectives.


  • In close coordination with the Project Coordinator (PC) and the HR Coordinator and Finance Coordinator, calculating, analysing and monitoring the project’s HR and Financial operational needs and the associated budget in order to efficiently ensure the required sizing and capabilities of the project and proper allocation of funds according to funding con-tracts. Proposing corrective actions when required.
  • Planning, supervising and ensuring the implementation of, in close coordination with the HRCo, the associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing, induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the project staff in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required. Supporting the project line managers in said processes in order to improve staff capabilities, their end results contribution to mission goals and to boost their active participation and MSF commitment.
  • Advising on set-up and updating the project’s organizational chart and job descriptions and assisting the PC, and/or team leaders and supervisors to draw up annual holiday planning and staff shifts in order to forecast HR needs and to ensure HR availability for the project activities
  • Ensuring hiring, amendments and contract termination formalities for employees at project level are according to local labour laws. Archiving and updating individual employee files, informing them on their rights and preparing all mandatory tax declarations, in order to ensure legal compliance. In close collaboration with the PC and HRCo, looking for the best options to avoid and/or solve possible labour conflicts in the project
  • Supervising/performing payroll procedures, ensuring that all data related to monthly salary calculation of the project national employees are correctly entered in Homere (days off, unpaid leaves, sick leaves, overtime, salary advance, etc.), in order to ensure on time and accurate salary payments. Under supervision of the HRCo, ensuring the indexation process of the national staff salary grids are in order to ensure internal equity, cost-of-living adjustments and the correct application of employment conditions in the project sites
  • In close collaboration with the PC and HRCo, implementing the administrative procedures of any Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in force between local partners (e.g. Ministry of Health, etc.) and MSF.
  • Implementing circuits and workflows (management of cash boxes, transfers, advances, purchase procedures, payment validations, follow up of regular payments, bank reconciliation) in order to anticipate expenses at project level and to optimize cash needs and its security.
  • Implementing and supervising transactional procedures and systems in order to ensure transparent accounting practices and full documentary traceability (invoices, receipts, bank statements, etc.), following MSF guidelines and rules, and using the respective software in place. Ensuring and controlling the monthly and yearly accountancy closure and all HR, Administrative and Financial reporting of the Project (Homère and accounting software monthly closure, sitreps, etc.)
  • Being responsible for all movements and/or accommodation of staff in the Project.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Make proper documentation of MoH staff by having clear letters of secondment for all seconded staff.
  • Ensure all contracted staff have their contract, JDs signed and well kept in personnel files.
  • Rationalise the use of DWs and make strict control of it in order to prevent any legal issue.
  • In close collaboration with the Project Coordination/FINCO, following up all service contracts in project site (premise and vehicle rental contracts, deposits, rent payments, etc.)
  • In close collaboration with the Project Coordinator and the Finance Coordinator, develop, review, and forecast the project budget. Follow up the project budget on a regular basis, in order to ensure that the budget is used inline with the activities.



  • Degree in finance, management (business, HR) or administration.


  • Essential, working experience of at least two years in relevant and similar jobs.
  • Desirable working experience with MSF or other NGOs, in developing countries.

Languages Essential:

English and Arabic


  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet)
  • Desirable HR and Financial MSF software (Homère, FFC, SAGA)


  • People Management and Development L2
  • Commitment to MSF Principles L2
  • Behavioural Flexibility L3
  • Results and Quality Orientation L3
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L3

General Notes

  • Test and interview to take place in Khartoum
  • Interested candidates are requested to send their CV & copy of educational and experience certificates to HAC Labour office Khartoum

Opening date: 30/09/2021 – Closing date: 14/10/2021

About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) 

Médecins Sans Frontières – Switzerland (MSF-Switzerland) is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger. The Head Office is located in Geneva. The priority of MSF is to assure access to health care for the most vulnerable people. MSF is also specialized in emergency interventions in case of conflicts, disasters, and epidemics. Thanks to its important technical means, MSF can play an important role in the research and operational development of solutions for public health problems, helped by its presence on the sites.

Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

For jobs from  Doctors Without Borders visit: MSF Jobs Page

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