Be Part of the Team

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.

Operations Advisor (f/m/d)

Job Location


Start Date


Job Duration

2 years
(with possibility for permanent contract)

Job Dimension

40 hours per week

Application Deadline


The Operations Advisor reports to the Medical Operations Manager based in Berlin and she/he provides day-to-day operational and strategic advice on a functional basis within a specific portfolio. 

In your role you will

  • Safeguard operational policies of the organisation
  • Manage the process and supports the content of control cycle reviews of missions.
  • Cooperate with other departments on identification of new or large-scale emergencies, security matters, new advocacy issues.
  • Represent the OST if the OM delegates this and proactively identifies and refers matters to the relevant people.
  • Facilitate the process of internal communication and advocacy
  • Support the country management team with field visits (up to 25% of total time outside Berlin).
  • Initiate and coordinate meetings between operations support team on a regular basis and when required beyond the regular meetings.
  • Coordinate the portfolio on administrative matters of a policy-related nature, including legal and compliance such as MoUs, HCA, registration, and legal cases in mission.

You Have

  • Field experience at the level of country management team e.g Head of mission
  • Flexibility and stress resistance in a fast paced work environment
  • Good communication skills as well as an excellent command of English
  • Analytical skills
  • Medical or paramedical background desirable 
  • Russian speaking is an added advantage 
  • Knowledge of MSF systems including finance, HR, logistics,communication and advocacy is important but not essential.

Our Offer

    Financial benefits

  • Payment according to a transparent internal salary structure; in this position according to group 5 with full-time employment (40h/week) from 3.438 Euro to a maximum of 4.350 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
  • 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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