Development Advisor/ HR Partner field staff

Leger Uten Grenser Norge (MSF)
Development Advisor

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Norway is looking for a Development Advisor (DA) for our non-medical profiles as our current experience DA has decided to take on new adventures.

One of MSF Norway's core mandates is to recruit, prepare and match Norwegian field workers for field assignments. In addition to advise on their career in MSF.

In 2018 MSF Norway sent field workers to more than 100 field assignments. The DA position is key in achieving our ambitions of contributing to the MSF social mission. We are now seeking an experienced and team oriented colleague to further develop our pool of non-medical profiles.

You are mature, patient, assertive, and have a service-oriented approach. You will have a genuine understanding of and commitment to the aims and values of MSF. As DA you will be a role model and communicate the above to our field workers. The right candidate has been on field assignments more than once, and have experience in people management and HR. Your motivation is to see other people grow and develop. You have the ability to adapt and operate within a dynamic environment, strong analytical skills, and you work well under pressure. The DA contributes to matching of candidates with field needs from the Operational Centre's, follow field workers through their departure and return process, and work with them to support their career in MSF.  


Participate as assessor in monthly assessment center for recruitment of new field workers.

Prepare and conduct pre-departure briefings in accordance with current procedures.

Match and propose the best possible candidates to Pool Managers in the Operational Centers according to the vacancy and the competencies required, in accordance with predefined targets and current field needs.

Follow up with field workers during missions.

Debrief field workers returning from an assignment. This includes the assessment and the discussion of evaluation reports, highlighting the skills acquired and those to develop further. Debriefing also includes advising for future progress.

Execute development conversations with field workers to discuss their development plan.

Build strong relationship with key stakeholders, such as Pool Managers, in Operational Centers regarding operational needs.

Encoding and maintenance of HR profile data in HR databases.

Report and analyses data.

Stay updated and implement the Duty of Care procedures.

Keep a continuous overview of the different mission contexts and their implications on matching;


Relevant higher education

A minimum of one year field experience with MSF or other INGO's

Strong commitment to MSF values

At least 2 years professional experience in line management from an international organization is an asset

HR experience

Preferable experience from HR management in an international organization

Coaching attitude and skills. If not present yet, willing to invest in acquiring 

Fluency in English is required, French is a plus


Personlige egenskaper

Strong listening and communication skills

Good analytical and synthesis skills

Proven good capacity to work in a team and cross culturally

Ability to withstand considerable stress and changing circumstances

Self driven

Result- and solution orientated

Focus on structure and planning

Motivates and empowers others

Proven ability to handle flexibility in your work, follow up on
administrative procedures and balancing various needs between individuals, groups and functions.


Vi tilbyr

100% permanent position

Based in Oslo

Salary: Annual NOK 511.755 MSF level 6 base - Monthly NOK 42.646

In addition we can offer an inspiring and including work environment. You will get a great opportunity to make a difference together with highly committed colleagues.


For more information please contact Solveig Busk Halvorsen by email. She is available by phone on Tuesdays from 3 pm to 4 pm.

Om arbeidsgiveren

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent medical humanitarian organisation that saves lives and alleviates suffering, regardless of its beneficiaries' political and religious affiliations. To improve the situation for people in need, our field workers speak out about atrocities and injustice. Each year approximately 2600 international field workers go on more than 6000 humanitarian missions to more than 65 countries worldwide, where they work alongside more than 29,000 national staff members. MSF has offices in 28 countries (19 sections, 9 branch offices). MSF Norway was opened in 1996 and at present has around 70 people employed in the office in Oslo, and sends field workers on approximately 80 missions every year, as well as fundraisers in different locations around Norway. The organisation was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

Hausmannsgate 6, 0186 Oslo
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Solveig Busk Halvorsen
Coordinator Development Advisor Team
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Hausmannsgate 6, 0186 Oslo

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Sist endret 15. apr. 2019 15:07

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