Security Implementer

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

MSF Suisse


Mission and context

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent humanitarian organization providing medical aid to victims of man-made or natural disasters, epidemics and endemics. Its Operational Centre in Geneva is responsible for medical assistance programmes in 24 countries.

The Security Implementer will be deployed to different missions according to operational priorities across all MSF-OCG mission portfolio: Sahel, Middle East, East and Central Africa.

Scope of responsibilities

  • To support MSF staff with identification of threats & analysis of risk levels in mission coordination’s and projects. This will in turn help teams to identify informed and nuanced risk exposure
  • To implement security plans including risk analysis, risk reduction measures (S.O.Ps & site protection), incident management and contingency planning in MSF mission coordination’s and projects.
  • To conduct theoretical and practical (simulations & “on site”) trainings for risk reduction measures, incident management and contingency planning.
  • To coach and educate MSF staff (international & national) to understand the environment of warfare within which they are working and risk management tools to minimize MSF teams’ exposure.
  • To support the Security Advisor in developing standardized OCG Security management formats and tools and trainings including their implementation in missions/projects/HQ.

Your Profile


  • More than 4 years of experience working in conflict areas
  • Experience with MSF or a similar NGO is an asset


  • Fluent in French and English
  • Arabic and/or Spanish are an asset

Personal Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with and coach teams

Skills/ Technical competencies

  • Experienced on context analysis, threat/risk analysis and good understanding exposure to risk in Humanitarian operations
  • Strong technical knowledge on Applied Security: physical security, transport, communications.
  • Strong coaching skills regarding implementation of security management and Applied Security technical skills
  • Experience in developing training strategies, procedures and tools, as well as organizing and facilitating workshops.
  • Clear understanding and alignment with humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence.
  • Experience in Critical Incident response is an asset

Terms of Employment

  • Full-time position 100% (40h/week)
  • Fixed-term contract, 12 months
  • Working place : Geneva, with field visits
  • Ideal start date: September 1st, 2022
  • Gross monthly salary: from CHF 7’639.- to CHF 8’765.- (salary commensurate with equivalent experience and internal salary grid)

How to apply

Candidates submit their application following the requirements:  CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – in French or English.

Deadline for application is August 14th, 2022


The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our staff members. We strive to create workplaces where teams of people with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, perspectives, ideas and experiences work together for the social mission of MSF to create better outcomes for our patients and the communities we work with.

We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, background, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.

MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.