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Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Closing date: 15 Mar 2023


Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which aids 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 decentralized in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations, including the medical department.


Today, most of the MSF training, for MSF staff, are provided through SRH international courses. Since 2006 several trainings have been adopted: SRH training, Advance Life Support in Obstetrics in 2009, and EVA workshop in 2015 in collaboration with another partner.

Each course has a clearly defined target and common objectives in line with the SRH and sexual violence Policy and some included a TOT component. Access to MSF courses is limited because they target a small part of our pool (4-5 participants per OC/edition) and locally hired staff frequently face difficulties in obtaining visas to reach countries where the trainings are facilitated (Schengen visas rejected, lack of time…). Therefore, there is a clear imbalance between the number of staffs working currently at field level (national and international) who could benefit from an intersectional SRH training and the staff that participate to these trainings, so the impact is limited at project level. In addition, the costs of those trainings are high for the organisation because visas, per-diem, and travels need to be paid.

Following the detection of this need, we propose to open the position of SRH flying facilitator[i] to move these trainings closer to the staff in the projects and fill the GAPS identified in order to improve the quality of care in projects with an SRH. The main objectives of this position are to provide decentralized learning activities directed at field staff according to the needs detected and support the field team in transferring the knowledge acquired during the course by helping with the implementation (‘in situ’).

The Transfer Learning in the Workplace (TLW) strategy’s purpose is to support participants of the different courses to effectively implement what they learned once back at their workplace. It also considers the capacity building within the team(s). This strategy includes the reinforcement of, and/or putting in place, a series of processes and actions that involve Manager – Learner –mobile facilitators – L&D Provider in different moments: before – during – after the training.

This position will be functionally accountable to the SRH Advisors and Learning Unit; hierarchically to the Medical Learning Referent. This person will work in coordination with the SRH referent, missions, and the learning unit to ensure the development of the different specific tasks.


1. Training, organization and preparation, one month (TBD) before the deployment for training, via email and Skype/Teams:

  • In collaboration with the HR department will define dates, course agenda, travel movements.
  • If required, will organize the pre-reading and follow-up post training.
  • In collaboration with the medical Network and the mission, she/he will organize the planning, facilitation and ‘on the job training’ of the visit in each project.
  • She/he will request medical items and equipment needed to the Medical department.
  • She/he will request stationery, material and photocopies needed to the HR department.
  • With the SRH Referent, HRCo, MedCo and PMR will define the list of participants.
  • Follow up of the organization of location and accommodation.
  • Follow up communication with field and participants about the organization with the technical referent.

2. Training implementation with co-facilitator, if needed:

  • Coordinate and facilitate the theoretical and the skills-based practical trainings face to face.
  • Organize and manage group dynamics.
  • Respond to doubts and questions from participants.
  • Follow up and evaluate the learning process of the participants.
  • Use simulation methodology when possible.
  • Ensure a positive and engaging learning environment during the whole training, as well as the participation of all participants in the learning activities designed.
  • During the phase of transfer of skills or on the job training, will identify other trainings needed for the participants.
  • Work-Plan and Personal Analysis during the training: the facilitators will support each participant with the identification of personal capacities and learning needs, and with the identification of activities to be implemented in their own project to improve their knowledge and skills.

3. After the training, write a report including:

  • Continuous transfer of knowledge process, reinforcing “on bed side” main aspects/needs identified during the training phase.
  • Identification, together with the team, of potential barriers in the workplace to the transfer of knowledge to propose actions to reduce or mitigate them.
  • Implement bed side training as planned.
  • Identified key person (focal point) in charge of the refreshment of the recommendations and follow up in collaboration with the project or mission medical manager (PMR and/ or Medco).
  • The communication lines with the focal person and the medical manager in order to follow the implementation of the recommendations.
  • These recommendations should be also shared and discussed at project and mission level during the debriefing.
  • Continue reinforcing and supervising the priority learning aspects identified during the training and the follow up period, in collaboration with project managers and/or medical coordination.
  • Definition, design and follow up in a remote mode the monitoring of the implementation of recommendations.
  • Work plan and analysis during the training: the facilitators will support each participant with the identification of personal capacities and learning needs, and with the identification of activities to be implemented in their own project to improve their knowledge and skills.

4. Other tasks:

  • Develop post-training tools (monitoring learning transfer, skills) in collaboration with the SRH technical referents.
  • Capitalization of tools and material developed for the field trainings.
  • Updates in training material as per latest guidelines and in agreement with SRH technical referent (Medical Department).


  • Midwife with an extensive MSF field experience, with frequent travels to African and Middle Eastern countries (at least 70% time in the field).
  • Experience providing trainings in SRH subjects.
  • The ALSO instructor accreditation or/as participant is a must for the SRH flying facilitator to provide ALSO training. Involvement providing EVA workshops is necessary to do EVAs will be is a plus.
  • Languages: Proficient English and French, Spanish and Arabic are an asset.
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet.
  • Other experience as a trainer/facilitator in other subjects is valued.


  • Homebased with frequent field visits (up to 90% of the time).
  • Contract duration: 1 year with possible extension. Type of contract according to the local contract modality.
  • Full-time work.
  • Practical working conditions are as per the MSF-OCBA guideline.
  • Annual gross salary: IRP2 level 4 (divided in monthly payments) + secondary benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward policy. Subjected to local conditions.
  • Starting date: April 2023.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter:

Closing date: March 15th, 2023, 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 Frontières, 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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