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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a private and independent international medical aid organisation. Diversity, open mindedness and mutual respect are of particular importance in our organisation. MSF provides medical aid in more than 70 countries worldwide. The headquarters of the German section of MSF - Ärzte ohne Grenzen e.V. is in Berlin. In the headquarters, over 250 employees work in the fundraising, communications and engagement, finance and administration, human resources and project departments.

Head of Advisory Unit Organisational Development (f/m/d)

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32-40 hours/ week

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The purpose of the Head of Advisory Unit Organisational Development position is to provide strategic direction for and carry out the implementation of organisational development and change management processes aimed towards strengthening the organisational culture and fostering a dynamic organisational structure in order to improve the effectiveness of the organisation. The incumbent will work in close consultation with the organisation’s Management team (as well as the department’s one) to ensure the effective implementation of change processes.

In your role you will

  • Lead the design and implementation of strategies, projects and activities for organisational improvement
  • Lead change management initiatives, and foster a culture of continuous organizational learning and development
  • Build understanding, identification, and ownership from a wide range of diverse stakeholders on organisational change goals and identify implications for their work
  • Provide guidance to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead to ensure change management processes are incorporated into the EDI dossier and their approach creates a successful and respectful work environment
  • Develop a framework for monitoring progress on organisational development priorities in line with the organisation’s strategic goals
  • Lead initiatives within MSF-G with regards to cultural and collaborative aspects
  • Advise the Management Team to align organisational objectives with resource planning
  • Collaborate closely with Head of Units in the HR department on topics where in-depth exchange is needed

You Have

  • Relevant academic degree or equivalent significant experience within the area
  • Experience in organisational development, strategy, change management.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Complete fluency in written and oral English as well as good knowledge of German
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, proactive, flexible and an effective organiser
  • Experience in humanitarian or non-profit contexts desired

Our Offer

    Financial benefits

  • Payment according to a transparent internal salary structure; in this position according to group 6 with full-time employment (40h/week) from 4.638 Euro to a maximum of 5.870 Euro, depending on the relevant professional experience
  • 13th salary, regular salary increases within the salary structure and annual inflation adjustment
  • Company pension plan after 24 months of seniority
  • Subsidy for job ticket or Deutschlandticket
  • Subsidy for a sports membership at Urban Sports Club
  • Financial allowance for remote work and company laptop with additional accessories for mobile working
  • non-financial benefits

  • 30 days holidays plus days off on 12/24 and 12/31
  • Flexible working hours, remote work incl. possibilities to work up to 6 weeks per year from abroad within the EU
  • Wide range of internal training opportunities and annual external trainings budget
  • Additional benefits

  • Insights on international field projects through regular reports, presentations and exchange with colleagues
  • Opportunity to exchange ideas in our inspiring MSF Germany specific and international network and to help shape the future of the organization
  • A meaningful, varied job in a respectful and positive organizational culture where empowerment and team decision-making are valued

As an internationally operating organisation, we welcome diversity, open mindedness and mutual respect. In accordance with our values, we only analyze the professional qualifications in the applications, regardless of ethnical and social origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation or age of the applicant.

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