(Accountants, Finance, Investment business)


As a financial coordinator working with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors WithoutBorders (MSF), you can help ensure access to lifesaving healthcare for people in need. MSF financial coordinators:

  • oversee finances for all MSF projects in a country
  • supervise and train staff
  • set policy

Responsibilities include budget control and financing, project planning, managing international and locally-hired staff, financial and salary administration, financial report writing and the development of local administrative procedures. As part of the country management team, financial coordinators represent MSF and cooperate with other non-governmental organizations and national authorities on relevant issues.

Essential requirements:

  • education in finance and administration (accounting an asset)
  • minimum two years relevant post-qualification work experience
  • experience in financial administration (accounting and reporting) or financial management (planning and budget control)
  • experience with administrative organization
  • familiarity with human resources management policies and principles
  • proven ability to work as part of a senior management team, including project planning responsibilities
  • available to work nine to 12 months
  • experience supervising, training and managing others
  • strong command of English
  • relevant travel or work experience in a developing country or remote parts of Canada

Desirable experience:

  • knowledge of financial guidelines ofmajor national and international funding institutions for budgeting and reporting
  • ability to understand and function indifferent legal environments
  • proficiency with Microsoft Office and various accounting software
  • knowledge of other languages, especially French and Arabic