Deputy Head Of Mission at Médecins Sans Frontières


Title:                         Deputy Head Of Mission

Direct Reports:       HEAD OF MISSION

Location:                  DODOMA


Support the Head of Mission through delegated tasks and responsibilities, managing the day-to-day functioning of the capital office and team, ensuring contacts with local authorities according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to contribute to the optimal functioning of the mission. The Deputy Head of Mission replaces the Head of Mission in his/her absence.

Minimum Educational Qualification:

  • Degree in project management, risk management, social studies, political sciences, law or administration.


  • Essential working experience of at least two years in relevant positions and in management / coordinator positions in MSF OR at least 3 years’ experience as deputy Head of Mission or Head of Mission in the Humanitarian sector
  • Experience in budget management and in Networking
  • Essential knowledge of Tanzania humanitarian context and legal applications


  • Fluent oral and written English and Swahili


  • Essential computer literacy: word, excel and PowerPoint
  • Essential first-rate writing skills and excellent research / analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented, legal approach, people management, organisational skill, flexibility, stress and time management



  • Contributing to the mission-wide strategy; including the Country Policy, Annual Plan, budget and policy frameworks
  • Monitoring the annual plan to ensure alignment with MSF strategies and Mission policies
  • Representing MSF towards other actors at national level and supporting the PC with representation at local level
  • Contributing to the analysis of the political, humanitarian and medical situation in the country and in the region. Identifying potential fields of intervention and determining response strategies. Supporting the Head of Mission in the preparation of project proposals
  • Contributing to the planning and implementation of medical-humanitarian activities in the mission according to MSF standards and protocols, their monitoring and evaluation, as well as their outcomes
  • Coordinating, in close cooperation with the Medco, the emergency response procedures
  • When necessary leading and participating in exploratory missions
  • Ensuring proper planning and coordination of resources in the projects in order to implement MSF activities:
  • Providing support to all project coordinators in project management, and preparation of project reports
  • In cooperation with the Medco supporting the PCs in the planning and control exercises
  • Being the link between the coordinators and the projects, assuring the follow-up on specific dossiers delegated by the HOM
  • Supporting the HoM in implementing all Human Resources-policies ensuring that MSF acts as a responsible employer in terms of working conditions and reduction of security and health risks
  • Monitoring, analyzing and ensuring the implementation of the local security plans
  • Guaranteeing and coordinating the implementation of the security framework and ensuring the understanding thereof within the mission, informing the Head of mission on potential security risks, incidents and context changes
  • Performing tasks delegated ad hoc by the Head of Mission depending on the dimension of the mission and taking into consideration sustainability in the treatment of the dossiers

All interested candidates shall submit their motivation letter, CV and copy of relevant professional certificates not later than Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 4:00 PM. Please quote the job title on the email subject “DEPUTY HEAD OF MISSION

Please send your application to the email address The applications can also be submitted at MSF offices situated at Warioba RD, Mikocheni B, Plot 100, Daima Street House no 16 or To MSF Project Admin in Nduta Refugees Camp, Kibondo District.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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