Interim Head of Reflection & Analysis

Artsen Zonder Grenzen

Datum: 2 weken geleden
Stad: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Salaris: € 5.173 - € 7.122 per maand
Contract type: Voltijd
Artsen Zonder Grenzen

Job Brief

The interim Head of Reflection and Analysis will work closely with the Directors Office on the consultation process for developing the new Strategic Plan (2026-2031).

MSF is an international, independent medical humanitarian organization. We are a non-profit, self-governed worldwide movement of more than 63,000 people.

We provide emergency medical assistance during armed conflict, natural disasters, outbreaks of deadly diseases and assist those who are excluded from healthcare. MSF delivers care based on need and when we see injustice, we speak out. We are an organization that remains impartial, knowledgeable, and effective, and this is what makes the difference between life and death.

People are our priority. At Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Artsen zonder Grenzen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. We encourage diverse applicants including individuals of all gender identities, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, social and marital status, people with different abilities and all other diversity characteristics and how they work together.

As of April 1st 2024, MSF-OCA's Directors office is looking for a:

Interim Head of Reflection and Analysis (15-month contract)
(Candidates from all countries with MSF offices will be considered, and the local salary grid will apply)

The interim Head of Reflection and Analysis will work closely with the Directors Office on the consultation process for developing the new Strategic Plan (2026-2031). The position holder will be the primary content developer for the new SP in support of the General Director MSF-NL/OCA MT Chair, working in close conjunction with the OCA MT, OCA Council and extended OCA leadership including field coordination teams.

In this position you will:

  • Lead a process of workshops/webinars focused on learnings from OCA’s prior reflection and analysis to determine their influence on the new SP.

  • Support the socialisation of MSF WWTB recommendations and a clear decision-making process on prioritisation.

  • In conjunction with the Directors Office, follow-up on specific findings from the OCA SP 2020 – 2025 review to better inform the decision-making on outstanding topics.

  • In conjunction with the Director Resources, analyse the ‘How we work’ chapter SP 2020 – 2025 to determine the undertaken actions, the remaining gaps and the implications this has for the new SP.

  • Support OCA MT and OCA Council in identifying any gaps in pre-existing strategic priorities and determining new priorities.

  • Develop content for consultation process of the new SP for debate with OCA Council, OCA MT and extended leadership including field coordination teams (e.g. Co-Days).

  • Organise events/webinars (internal/external) to disseminate and capitalise on findings of State-Humanitarian Engagement research.

  • Organise/contribute to workshops and events, internally and externally, to share analysis and incorporate new insights on ethical issues and to represent the view of OCA.

  • Provide quality advice and support on dilemmas encountered in OCA medical, humanitarian programming to inform decision-making.

  • Support MedOps with specific operational reflection topics, either directly or through the capacity of the Reflection and Analysis network.

  • Develop a preliminary reflection and analysis agenda for the SP period 2026 – 2031.

Candidate profile
  • 8+ years of experience in research and humanitarian operations.

  • Previous MSF experience is required, as well as the working experience in MSF’s country programmes.

  • Master's degree or higher in social sciences, humanitarian practice oriented educational background is an asset.

  • Broad knowledge of academic research/studies and on ethical issues in humanitarian/ medical aid work.

  • Proven experience in the humanitarian policy field and strategic plan development.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Willingness to travel to our country programs (around 20% of the 15-month appointment).

  • Ability to work under high pressure and under self-management.

We offer

A Dutch employment contract from April 1st, 2024, based on 40 hours per week. The contract duration will be 15 months.

A gross monthly salary range between 5,173 and 7,122 euros depending on relevant work experience, based on a fulltime appointment (if based in the Netherlands).

Other benefits include:

  • 30 days off (based on a full - time employment)

  • A premium free pension where MSF covers 100% of the monthly pension contribution

  • 8% holiday allowance paid out with the salary in May

  • Discounted daily lunch at the office

  • Commuting allowance (terms and conditions apply) & work from home allowance

  • An environment that fosters diversity, with colleagues from around the world representing various cultures and background

  • Annual personal development budget

  • L&D will support you with a variety of learning and development opportunities with internal and external trainings and courses


If you recognize yourself in this profile, we welcome you to apply directly via our website and upload a letter of motivation + Curriculum Vitae (in English) as one combined document.

The closing date for applications is March 3rd at 23:59h.

Please note the application deadline specified above may be subject to extension at MSF-Netherland’s discretion.

The selection process will involve one interview round.


If you are interested in this post and would like additional information about the recruitment procedure, the terms and conditions or the organization, please contact recruiter Masha Petrovic ([email protected]).

***No agencies please***

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