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HR and Finance Manager - Multiple Locations

Médecins Sans Frontières Australia

The organisation

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has a global team of over 68,000 people who deliver medical humanitarian care in 74 countries. Our international teams are made up of medical, non-medical and operational professionals to assist people in crisis, whether they’re affected by conflict, natural disaster, disease outbreak, or excluded from healthcare.

The role

The HR and Finance Manager roles are some of the most diverse and challenging roles in our overseas project teams.

You will be based either in the capital city of countries in which Médecins Sans Frontières operates, with regular visits to projects, or based within the projects themselves. Examples of potential project locations include Afghanistan, Nigeria and South Sudan.

For large programs with more than 200 staff members, work may be divided between a human resources manager and a finance manager.


The responsibilities of the role can vary depending on the project that you are working in, however below outlines some common examples.

HR Management

  • HR operations and employee relations management, including HR compliance in accordance with the labor and tax laws of the country
  • Sourcing, selection and onboarding of project country staff
  • Oversee leave management and staff logistics coordination (travel/accommodation)
  • Payroll and compensation management, utilising relevant compensation grids and guidelines
  • Stakeholder engagement as required (e.g. with local government authorities and labor law offices)

Finance Management

  • FP&A management - analysis and forecasting of personnel and finance-related needs for each project to allocate and manage an appropriate budget
  • Forecasting expenses and execute workflow (cash flow management, money transfer, prepayment, payment processing, approval and confirmation, bank account adjustment statements)
  • Operate and manage financial transactions using HRIS and Financial IT Systems
  • Report on monthly/annual account settlement, personnel affairs, general affairs, and financial affairs


  • Compliance with all the essential requirements for international staff, including an understanding and awareness of working within remote and low resource contexts
  • Degree in finance, management, HR, Business Administration or relevant equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience in the following areas
  • Generalist HR operational management experience in areas such as recruitment, employee relations, payroll and C&B experience, policy management, compliance and tax, learning and development and/or;
  • Accounting, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, control and reporting, cash flow management
  • People management experience and leadership experience
  • Advanced IT skills including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel) and working knowledge of HRIS systems
  • Available for an overseas assignment of a minimum of nine months

Whilst we recruit both experienced HR and finance professionals, we look for candidates who ideally have both extensive HR generalist operational experience as well as strong financial acumen.

Learn more about MSF

Before you apply we encourage you to watch or attend at least one recruitment webinar and register for recruitment updates to learn more about working with MSF overseas.

submitting your application

Before you submit your application, please prepare the following:

  • an up-to-date CV
  • a motivation letter
  • the skills assessment form attached

How to apply

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