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Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Closing date: 10 Aug 2022


Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such MSF is by choice an association. Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF.

The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by MSF’s 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens and decentralised in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations.


Simulation is the science and methodology of creating a realistic situation or environments similar to reality, to provoke experiences that allow persons, in a controlled and safe space, to practice, learn, reflect, design, test or to gain understanding of systems or/and human actions.

Therefore, at MSF we are very interested in using simulation to build competences, but also to reflect on and solve those questions, challenges and problems that we face in our day-to-day work, in order to define new ways of doing things and bring about positive changes at the level of individuals, teams and the organisation itself. In order to take advantage of the benefits of this methodology, we are working to integrate simulation into our daily work in the organization at all levels.

Taking in consideration the growing interest in the use of simulation in MSF and the recognized evidence-based benefits of simulation, MSF Field Simulation TIC is continuously working to support the gradual increase in the use of simulation in MSF aiming at to positively contribute to the quality of humanitarian medical assistance MSF provides to the population.

This will be done by working in three main areas and pillars:

  • Continue capacity building activities, as well as the development of learning solutions to design, organise, facilitate and implement simulation programmes following best practices
  • Continue to progressively integrate simulation into different identified MSF ecosystems (systems and processes), to contribute to the reflection, improvement and innovation of its medical-humanitarian activities.
  • MSF will continue to explore innovative uses of simulation in the field and at headquarters for the benefit of individuals, teams and the organization itself.


The main objective of this position is participating in the development and implementation of capacity building activities and solutions in simulation methodology.


In close collaboration and supported by the TIC Simulation Program manager and in collaboration with the Design and Implementation of capacity building simulation programs, the main duties and responsibilities of these position are:

  • Participate in the analysis phase to proper design:
    • a capacity building curriculum in simulation according to different profiles.
    • different capacity building solution in simulations.
  • Participate in the development of capacity building curriculums in simulation and manage content organization for specifics profiles.
  • Participate in the definition of models, manuals, training packages, kits, etc.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of capacity building activities (trainings, remote support, mentoring/coaching, virtual sessions & knowledge transfer activities).
  • Participate in the improvement of the functioning of the MSF Field Simulation Community of Practice.
  • Participate in on the monitoring and reporting of the capacity building activities and solutions.
  • Participates in updating the MSF Field Simulation sites and be part of the discussion platforms.
  • Ensure quality and best practices of capacity building activities on simulation.


  • Experience in designing, implementing and monitoring simulation-based learning programs in academic and/or professional settings; especially in the medical & nursing domain. Minimum 2 years.
  • Qualified training or Certification in simulation is an asset.
  • Medical degree or nursing diploma.
  • Field experience in MSF or in other medical humanitarian organisations desirable. At least 2 years.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in dynamic work environment.
  • Experience on developing learning programs/activities and / or carrying similar tasks described above.
  • English and French. Spanish and/or Arabic are very much valued.


  • Commitment to MSF’s Principles
  • Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Strategic Vision
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Service Orientation
  • Initiative and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation


  • Homebased position with punctual visits to HQ / regional unit or specific field pilot if needed.
  • Full-time work.
  • Duration of 6 months. Contract modality according to local legal framework.
  • Annual gross salary: HQ-3A (divided into 12 monthly payments) + secondary benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward Policy. Subjected to local conditions.
  • Starting date: immediately.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter:

Closing date: August 10th, 2022, 23:59 CET (Central European Time)

MSF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, race, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to achieving a balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. MSF provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.

Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above-mentioned position.



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