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.

Student assistant
for HR career management and projects

Job Location


Start Date

September 2022

Job Duration

 One year contract (with possibility to extend)

Job Dimension

15 hours per week

Application Deadline


The HR department of Doctors Without Borders consists of three areas: 1. field unit: recruitment and career management for humanitarian project staff; 2. field admin unit: administrative support for project staff; 3. HR office: recruitment and support for all office staff based in Germany. As student assistant you will work in the field unit (1.), supporting mainly the career management team in administrative tasks and cross-departmental projects.

Your tasks

  • Support in the implementation of a new HR database (e.g. data migration, project administration)
  • Support in HR specific projects (e.g. employees survey, data entry, learning&development, information mapping)
  • Responsibility of general administrative tasks for the Career Management (e.g. ordering of medication, preparation and maintenance of database lists)
  • Use and maintenance of the personnel database, participation in meetings
  • Responsible for regular statistics updates and reports, process improvement suggestions
  • Perform specific tasks delegated by HR Field Unit
  • Substitute for the student assistant in the recruitment area


  • Current matriculation (and at least 2 semesters of further studies)
  • First practical experience in administration or human resources
  • Good knowledge of MS-Office
  • Independent and reliable way of working
  • Good team and communication skills
  • Very good knowledge of English. Knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Ideally experience in project management

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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