Financial Coordinator



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The financial coordinator plans, centralises, coordinates and supervises the financial management in the Mission (budget, accounting, treasury, reporting, auditing procedures, legal financial obligations, etc) according to MSF policies and procedures in order to provide accurate, transparent, timeliness and reliable financial information to the organisation and third parties on the allocation of resources in the projects. 

He/she is also responsible for the implementation and effectiveness of the internal control system.

Some responsibilities can be :

  • Planning, implementing and monitoring the financial operational and budget needs, anticipating changes and challenges and planning accordingly, in order to ensure budgets are relevant and appropriate
  • Defining the financial strategy for the Mission.
  • Ensuring proper implementation and respect of MSF policies and guidelines.
  • Coordinating and ensuring the efficient management of the treasury including the whole accounting of the Mission, in order to ensure the smooth running of operations at all times and maintaining as much control as possible on security risks. This includes among other things, defining minimum levels of cash, anticipating planned expenditures, managing local bank accounts and transfer of funds, managing contacts with banks and/or other financial institutions at mission level, and monitoring the payment of suppliers and staff salaries.
  • Being responsible for the management, supervision and development of the finance team, including coaching, training, motivating and ensuring their capability, detecting potential conflicts and finding solutions when necessary.


  • Master degree in business administration/school or in economics or in commercial sciences. Another diploma could be considered if relevant working experience in finance management can be proved.

  • 2 years of MSF experience or equivalent (NGO)

  • Leadership and management of a team

  • Strong analytic and strategic vision ability

  • Flexibility and ability to work under stress

  • Diplomatic skills

  • Availability for 12 - 24 months for each assignment

  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitment and MSF Charter.