Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent, medical, 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 care to victims of disasters, wars and epidemics. Working together with local staff, we give direct support to the population. MSF also appeals to those in power, including governments and international organisations, and speaks out about the abuses we encounter in the course of our work.
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. Our diversity fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our beneficiaries and the communities in which we work. We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, ability status and all other diversity characteristics.
MSF coordinates operations through collaborations between global offices. ‘Artsen zonder Grenzen Nederland’ (MSF-Holland) has a partnership with offices in the UK and Germany. This partnership, known as ‘MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam’ (MSF-OCA), operates medical humanitarian interventions in about 25 countries. Annually, MSF-OCA deploys approximately 1,100 international staff and employs 7,000 national staff. The office of MSF-Holland located in Amsterdam hosts more than 250 employees, offering direct support to MSF-OCA operations.
The Public Health Department (PHD) of the MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam (OCA) supports the overall purpose of MSF, providing medical and public health leadership for the organisation. The department is responsible for providing strategic direction and integrated advice on medical and public health issues to the field and headquarters. The PHD plays a key role in developing and maintaining the medical humanitarian identity and image of MSF-OCA, and in continuing to develop and improve intervention strategies so as to be relevant and effective.The department is made up of a group of generalist Health Advisors (based in Amsterdam and Berlin) and medical and public health specialists (based in Amsterdam and London) so as to provide expert support in a range of fields including infectious diseases, nutrition, paediatrics and reproductive health as well as epidemiology, laboratory, medical supply and water/sanitation.
MSF PHD has recently designed and published ‘Guidelines for creating access and providing care to survivors of sexual violence and intimate partner violence’ and ‘Medical Protocol for survivors of sexual violence’. This guideline provides essential information and guidance for MSF staff on how to create access to care and provide comprehensive quality medical care and psychosocial support for survivors of sexual violence and intimate partner violence in humanitarian contexts. The medical protocol provides the latest up-to-date guidance to support MSF staff to provide comprehensive, quality medical care for survivors of sexual violence. The guideline and protocol are accompanied by a comprehensive toolkit including further information, resources and a field-based training curriculum. The toolkit contains over 200 word documents, excel files, power Point files and videos.
MSF has an online digital workplace, Share Point, to documents to be uploaded to a cloud system enable people to find, access and share documents from anywhere.
With immediate effect our Public Health department is looking for,
Volunteer ( IT and Design Support )
Based in Amsterdam/ or working remotely
The main objective of the volunteer is to upload and organize the toolkit documents to a Sharepoint online platform and to create hyperlinks within the Guidelines for creating access and providing care to survivors of sexual violence and intimate partner violence PDF document. The hyperlinks and online platform should enable easy navigation and access from the guideline to the accompanying toolkit resources.
- The ‘Guidelines for creating access and providing care to survivors of sexual violence and intimate partner violence’ electronic PDF version with hyperlinks to all toolkit documents.
- An organized system of uploaded folders and files of toolkit documents onto MSF’s digital platform Share point.
Minimum of 2 weeks and starting as soon as possible and if part-time, the work will be finalized within 4 to 6 weeks, once started.
Place in the organization:
The IT and design support volunteer will report directly to Meggy Verputten (Sexual Violence Advisor).
- Proficient with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Adobe PDF, InDesign and online open sharing platforms (Required).
- Strong oral, reading and written communication skills in English (Required).
- Ability to problem solve, be self-directed, pro-active and work independently (Required).
- Organised, accurate, methodological (Required).
- Basic medical, health and humanitarian knowledge (Desirable).
- A stimulating and professional work environment in an international organization.
- Possibilities to learn about the organisation, public health and humanitarian work from within MSF.
- A volunteer contract and compensation of travel expenses.
Information and Application
If you are interested in this post and would like additional information, please contact
Meggy Verputten, email@example.com .
If you believe that you fit the profile, you can react directly to Meggy Verputten
Please upload a letter of motivation and Curriculum Vitae in English as one combined document.
Deadline for application is 22 July 2019
- Address Artsen zonder Grenzen, Plantage Middenlaan, Amsterdam, Nederland