MSF OCA seeks for a Humanitarian Adviser on Displacement based in Amsterdam.
The Humanitarian Adviser on Displacement is a member of the Humanitarian Affairs team, with Advisers in Amsterdam and Berlin. S/he works closely with the Operational Managers, Humanitarian Advisers and Health Advisers in Amsterdam, Berlin and other MSF sections, but reports to the Head of Advocacy & Operational Communications in Amsterdam.
The work of the Humanitarian Adviser on Displacement in Amsterdam will include support to MSF operations linked to displacement in key countries and along migratory routes, development of organizational positioning, and linked advocacy.
• Support the desk and field teams in identifying critical medical and humanitarian concerns based on a shrewd political, contextual, refugee & forced migration policy and systems analysis;
• Monitor displacement and migration trends, including existing legal frameworks, humanitarian consequences of restrictive policies; access to international protection and assistance, and stimulate thinking and responses in collaboration with Operations, Public Health Department and Management Team;
• Lead the development and implementation of advocacy strategies on displacement & forced migration aiming at a positive change for the patients and communities which MSF serves;
• Act as a sparring partner to the Management Teams in field and in Amsterdam on protection issues, humanitarian principles, legal frameworks for refugees and organizational positioning;
• Advise field teams on the process of the gathering, analyzing and synthesizing information/data to support advocacy goals;
• Provide functional management, guidance and support for advocacy managers and humanitarian affairs officers posted in the field;
• Draft of letters, position papers, briefing documents, reports, etc;
• Sharing MSF thinking and analysis through public debates, workshops and conferences, writing articles and making presentations;
• Developing and maintaining relevant networks, bringing relevant thinking into the organisation;
• Conduct regular trainings for field staff on humanitarian affairs and advocacy.
The position is based at Amsterdam headquarters but travels frequently to the field and to attend relevant events (up to 40% of the time).
Advisor for Displacement will focus on a wide range of contexts and countries including; Central and Eastern Mediterranean Migration routes towards Europe (Syria-Turkey, Eritrea-Ethiopia-Libya-Mediterranean Sea), Migration routes in South East Asia (Myanmar-Bangladesh-Malaysia). The portfolio will change as operations develop in other settings.
• Extensive experience on advocacy in the field of humanitarian action, protection, and refugee & forced migration;
• Academic background relevant to MSF’s work, such as international human rights & humanitarian law, refugee law & forced migration, international public health. A Master’s degree is an advantage;
• Strong analytical and advisory skills; Ability to persuade others and spearhead initiatives.
• Proven leadership and strong vision on refugee & forced migration and humanitarian affairs issues, development of related positioning and advocacy objectives;
• Ability to translate complex displacement & forced migration contexts and summarize the core elements into analysis with clear conclusions and recommendations;
• Ability to understand medical data and epidemiological analysis;
• Familiarity with policy making around migration and asylum, as well as with the international architecture and mechanisms for the protection of refugees and migrants;
• Excellent communication and training skills;
• Ability to travel to the field at short notice for periods of up to 6 weeks;
• Proven excellence in written English (published reports, position papers, media articles, etc.);
• Proven ability to act as a spokesperson for the organization, towards the media or in public fora;
• Fluency in English and good working knowledge of French; Arabic an advantage;
• Sense of humor, good team-player, flexible, ability to work independently and under pressure;
• Affinity with the principles and objectives of MSF’s work.
• A Dutch employment contract for one year with a full-time appointment based on 5 days per week, with the option for renewal.
• A gross salary of max. € 4,424 gross per month, based on relevant professional work experience, for full-time employment (based on a 40-hour week) plus 30 days vacation and premium free pension.
• A stimulating, professional working environment in an international organisation.
For additional information on the job offer and the application procedure click here: http://reliefweb.int/job/1581746/humanitarian-advisor-displacement
PAY ATTENTION: The deadline of the applications is on July 3rd 2016. The proposed start date is July 15th, 2016