Director of Resources

Amsterdam, Europe
Posted 1 month ago

Médecins Sans Frontières - Operational Centre Amsterdam (OCA)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent, medical humanitarian, emergency relief organisation that provides assistance to people worldwide, regardless of their background, religion or political convictions. Above all, we aim to save lives and to offer medical humanitarian care to victims of conflict and epidemics. Our staff in the field projects consists mainly of locally recruited staff, but we express international humanitarian solidarity working side by side as national and internationally recruited staff, giving direct medical humanitarian support to people in need. In the past 40 years, MSF has gained a strong position as an independent, medical humanitarian organisation working worldwide.

MSF coordinates operations through collaborations between global MSF offices. ‘MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam’ (MSF-OCA) is a partnership between ‘Artsen zonder Grenzen Nederland’ (MSF-Holland), MSF-UK and MSF-Germany. MSF-OCA operates medical humanitarian interventions in about 25 countries with about 80 projects. Annually, MSF-OCA deploys approximately 800 international staff and employs 10,000 national staff.

The Role

Objectives of the position:

  • To provide leadership and overall steering of OCA departments ICT, Logistics, Finance and PMO, promoting interaction, cooperation and exchange between these departments and others in all OCA sections;
  • To provide leadership to, and steering of, strategic OCA projects, as well as intersectional projects within the MSF international network;
  • To develop and drive the vision and strategy for an agile, cost-effective, accountable and support delivering organisation, aligned with the humanitarian health ambitions, and executes this after approval by the OCA MT/ OCA MT Chair;
  • To carry the delegated executive responsibility for the overall financial management of MSF-Holland (legal entity for OCA) and being the direct link to the Chair of the OCA Council Audit Committee;
  • To respect and promote the MSF-OCA core values and derived behaviours.

Person Specification

  • Group Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Delegation
  • Networking
  • Vision
  • Situational awareness
  • Initiative
  • Result Orientation
  • Multi-level management experience
  • Change management expertise
  • Organisational and process design experience
  • Preferably experience working in an (international) humanitarian / NGO setting


  • Senior management experience in large national or international NGO, Company or Business.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field/area.
  • Change management experience in complex Organization/Company.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Collaborative and pro-active working style.

Job Features

Closing Date25th January 2019

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Job Features

Closing Date25th January 2019

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Yolanda Weldring

Associate Director - Europe