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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.

Student Support
on the topic of
Female genital Mutilation (FGM)

Job Location


Start Date


Job Duration

3 months

Job Dimension

20 hours per week

Application Deadline


The student is going to work with the MSF Germany goal sponsor on Female Genital Mutilation. The sponsor is a member of the MSF Germany Management Team. The student will coordinate existing work within MSF Germany (Berlin Medical Unit, Operations, the MSF G Board) and exiting efforts within MSF as an organisation with clear links to MSF OCA PHD (Health Advisors, Reproductive Health working groups).

Your tasks

  • Review MSF G (Female Genital Mutilation) FGM strategic goal and identify steps missing towards reaching the goal
  • Set clear stepwise approach through a clear road map based on the FGM stratgeic indicators from the MSF G stratgeic plans.
  • Combined the fragmented efforts of the MSF G Board, MT sponsor, Berlin Medical Unit and the links with operations (direct field work)
  • Provide statistics on key countries with higher prevalence to orient discussion within MSF G
  • Map actors in Germany and where necessary in countries with MSF operations (higher prevalence only)
  • Literature review (desk review on existing literature) to outline the global burden of FGM


  • Current matriculation as a student
  • Flexibility and stress resistance in a fast paced work environment
  • Medical or paramedical background desirable but not essential
  • Good communication skills (essential), as well as an excellent command of English
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Note taking ability in key meetings that contribute to the goal achievement on FGM

Our Offer

  • Salary: 11.56€ per hour, plus 13th salary for employment of six months or more
  • Annual salary increases in line with inflation adjustments as well as free drinks and fruit
  • Flexible working hours and mobile working with presence in the office, depending on work requirements
  • Financial allowance for remote work and company laptop with additional accessories for mobile working
  • 30 days holidays plus days off on 12/24 and 12/31
  • Possibilities to work up to 6 weeks per year from abroad within the EU
  • Insights on international field projects through regular reports, presentations and exchange with colleagues
  • A meaningful, varied job in a respectful and positive organizational culture

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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