Field Coordinator Nairobi

Médecins Sans Frontières is an international, independent medical humanitarian action-driven organisation, providing aid to populations in need, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to the people affected by armed conflicts, without discrimination and regardless of their race, religion, belief or political affiliation (MSF Charter).

The coordination team is based in Nairobi due to the insecurity in Mogadishu, Somalia.

However trips to field are done whenever the situation allows.

Its composed of Head of Mission, Medical Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator and Admin and Financial Coordinator; all of these positions have Kenyan-Somali assistants who travel often to Somalia.

The Field Coordinator will be part of the coordination team and will be the direct responsible of the daily management of the projects of MSF-OCBA in Somalia, in coordination with the rest of the team.


The Field Coordinator will be the direct responsible for both Mogadishu and Jowhar projects:

  • Day-to-day management of the project
  • HR management
  • Responsible to ensure a good local networking (authorities, elders, suppliers, businessmen,?)
  • Coordinates project decisions with the rest of the Mission Coordination Team, including security, medical, logistic, finance and admin decisions.
  • He will make sure that at every moment the image of MSF is kept as an independent, neutral, professional and medically driven humanitarian organization.


  • Excellent in networking/creating relationships/trust
  • Excellent in HR management
  • Understand remote management
  • Excellent negotiator
  • Leadership
  • Firm understanding of security management.
  • Good pedagogic and communication skills
  • Flexibility, a person with whom is possible to discuss?
  • Proficient in English language (Somali is a plus)
  • Respect for different, especially Islamic, cultures (essential in Somalia).
  • Deep knowledge of Islam religion is a strong plus.


  • Very high job satisfaction with keen and exceptional national staff.
  • Fascinating and absorbing context.
  • Working in Somalia means to be submerged in the prototypical humanitarian intervention in contexts in conflict.

    You will be on a very high learning curve about humanitarian principles, security management and many others.

    How to apply:

    Applicants should send their CV in English, preferably by e-mail to:


    Deadline: May 30th,

    For more information and application, visit: Field Coordinator Nairobi Website

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