Médecins Sans Frontières Intersectional Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator Jobs in South Sudan

Médecins Sans Frontières Intersectional Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator Jobs in South Sudan


South Sudan experiences the compounding impact of continued violence and instability, climate change, and now the Sudan crisis repercussions. Simultaneous to increasing needs, MSF has observed global funding cuts resulting in the scale-down of the humanitarian responses while limited development funding has not been able to offset socio-economic vulnerabilities, hindering the already-stretched resilience capacity of communities.

As the transition is still ongoing after being extended in August 2022 for 2 years, development donors are reluctant to invest, witnessing the slow progress in the implementation of key arrangements within the peace agreement (R-ARCSS – 2018). Elections are still planned for December 2024 but the Country is behind most of the key milestone deadlines.

Main responsibilities:

The role of the intersectional Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator is to oversee the design, coordination and implementation of MSF’s strategic positioning and advocacy in South Sudan. The intersectional approach is based on the acknowledgment that most of the challenges and issues faced in South Sudan are usually affecting all or several sections and MSF will have greater impact if we use the “sum of all of our parts”.

The 5 OCs therefore decided in October 2023 to merge the current OCs’ humanitarian affairs resources in one intersectional advocacy team, with one intersectional Humanitarian Affairs coordinator and 3 intersectional Humanitarian Affairs managers.

The Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator will supervise, coordinate, and organize/distribute the work and priorities of the three Humanitarian Affairs Managers.

The 3 main axes of the intersectional advocacy would be:

  • A medical advocacy focusing on HIV/TB, malaria, and vaccination (including the introduction and roll-out of new vaccines such as
    malaria, PCV and rotavirus, advocating for a reinforced strategy to strengthen routine immunization and immunization coverage)

  • Health system strengthening and financing; including current engagement with the World Bank, UNICEF and the MOH on the future health financing program (Health Sector Transformation Project)
    Humanitarian response and preparedness (with a focus on the Sudan crisis and needs of refugees), as well as humanitarian access and protection of the medical mission.


  • Academic background to Masters’ level (public health, anthropology/social/political sciences, law, gender studies, protection) with first-rate writing skills and excellent research / analytical skills.

  • Campaigning organizational experience an asset.

  • Minimum 4 years of field humanitarian experience in similar contexts (conflict, disasters, resource-poor environments) – MSF or ICRC preferable or other humanitarian NGOs.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as advocacy/humanitarian affairs manager or ops required.

  • Strong leadership, coaching and organizational skills.

  • Good understanding of current humanitarian debates and of the dilemma/compromise nature of modern humanitarian interventions.

  • Prior experience and demonstrated skills building networks and relationships.

  • Knowledge of the international aid and financing system.

    How to Apply

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