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Recruitment Openings at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Recruitment Openings at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF),

Recruitment Openings at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

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Community Mobilizers

Work Location: Mombasa Project
Positions: 3
Start date: August 2023
Length of contract: 12 months fixed term contract (based on a 3-month probationary period)
Application deadline:  29th July 2023.

MSF  is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

The objective of our project is to provide Access to health care for Adolescent and Youth Population (AYP), with specific focus on Young Key Populations (YKP) affected by social violence and health care exclusion.

The 3 selected candidates will be reporting to the project IEC/ HP Manager.

Main purpose

The Community mobilizers will provide information at the community level and will strengthen the link between the community and MSF.


  • Collect and report (to IEC/HP Manager and DPC) specific information related to his/her community: perception of MSF,perceptionoftheservices, constraints andstrengths, vulnerability,levelofinformationonMSFandtheproject, and other contextual information linked to security.
  • Deliverinformation to his/her community on MSF and the servicesit provides.
  • Consolidate the link between his/her community and the MSF services; give advice how to better involve his/her communityintheactivitiesofawarenessandprevention;indicatepossiblelocalactorsorlocalNGOsandcommunity project which could be involved in activities at a local level.
  • Support the mapping of the territory and population: schools, churches, villages, gathering points; grassroot actors and influencers,support and facilitate relationswith local authorities ofhis/her community,where requested by the DPC,support MSF in the verification ofrumours,reporttoDPC activities, problemsmet,strengths and constraints.

Specific Activities

  • Help ensure a good level of contact at grassroot level in the community to support engagement with communities.
  • Receive community feedback and share with the Ops team and convey response to communities during outreach activities and other contact with communities.
  • Support preparation of and take part in review meetings with the staff and VPE’s to share what is happening in the community, complaints and feedback received and any response done by MSF.
  • Support the project to update information shared with communities regularly, based on the beliefs, fears, rumour, questions, and suggestions in communities.



  • Literacy Desirable forsharing text information.


  • None is required
  • Has to be someone very active and well accepted in the community,
  • Very good network in the community.
  • Must be from the specific area (Kisauni SC, Mvita SC or Nyali SC)


  • Local language


  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet)


  • Commitment
  • Flexibility
  • Stress Management
  • Results
  • Teamwork
  • Service

If you meet the above requirements, please submit your application before the 29th July 2023.

Apply now

We apologize that due to the volume of application we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)

The protection of your personal data is important to MSF. By submitting your application, you consent to MSF using your personal data only for the recruitment process to have all the information and documents necessary to proceed with the recruitment, validation of your application and selection of the most suitable candidate. Your personal data will be treated confidentially. MSF will not use your personal data in any other way other than for purposes of recruitment.

Head of Fundraising

Nairobi, Kenya

Job Context 

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organisation that provides assistance to people affected by war, conflict, natural disasters, outbreaks and epidemics or healthcare exclusion. The organisation now works in more than 70 countries around the world, with significant projects across East African countries including in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

MSF Eastern Africa is the regional institutional office for MSF. The office focusses on representation and networking, recruiting and supporting staff from the region, communications and fundraising, as well as on other dossiers of importance to MSF such as Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI), mutualization, trainings, medical operational support and environmental health.

You can learn more about MSF EA on our website or via our digital channels – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

From 2018, MSF has been investing in a communications and fundraising department based in Nairobi. The aim of the department is to progressively raise the profile of MSF in the region, to support communications and dissemination for crises within East Africa and to develop fundraising from the region.


MSF EA is seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join the Communications and Fundraising team as MSF EA’s Head of Fundraising.


Main objectives of the role

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Fundraising (DCF), the individual in this position will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive fundraising programme at MSF EA and will be pivotal in inspiring current donors, prospects, and supporters to contribute funds to the organisation. They will have a proven track record of securing private revenue for nonprofits and will bring the vision, experience, curiosity, creativity, resourcefulness, and enthusiasm to build a fundraising team and a dedicated base of loyal and committed supporters.  They will be an individual who is deeply motivated by the goal of MSF to deliver medical care to those most in need across the world and will be guided by MSF fundraising principles.


Duties and Responsibilities: 


Strategic Planning: implements and monitors a comprehensive fundraising plan to develop and grow philanthropic support from a variety of sources including individuals, corporations, and family foundations and trusts.

Donor Engagement Strategies: Cultivates and strengthens existing donor relationships and actively pursues prospects by using multiple cultivation techniques including one-on-one meetings, events, and other fundraising touchpoints. Identifies and develops relationships with corporate entities that adhere to the parameters of the MSF EA corporate gift acceptance policy. Creates a donor pipeline and a donor journey cycle for mid and high-capacity supporters. Identifies donors and prospects for cultivation and stewardship by the General Director and other senior level leaders at MSF EA. Collaborates with the DCF in identifying and selecting members of a fundraising advisory group which will serve as a networking vehicle for high level donor giving.

Prospecting: Researches, maintains, and develops a regional and local portfolio of individuals, foundations, and corporate prospects who have capacity and inclination for supporting MSF EA.

Donor Communications: Ensures consistency of messaging in all fundraising communications. Leads in preparing fundraising content and materials to ensure that the information is accurate and reflects MSF’s values and principles and that all communications with donors reflect the unique and independent voice of MSF, with final oversight going to the DCF

Fundraising Revenue: Forecasts revenue and collaborates with DCF to project expense and revenue targets for the annual MSF EA budget

Systems and Processes: Creates and implements KPIs and best practices for donor cultivation and stewardship.  Develops and/or identifies systems for donor tracking and gift processing.

Team Management: Manages the engagement officer and collaborates with them in stewarding donors and in organizing events that will raise the visibility of and financial support to MSF EA.

Represents MSF EA: Develops strategic relationships within the regional fundraising and business communities to increase visibility of MSF EA and to foster financial support and networking potential.  Participates in MSF EA international working groups and initiatives and develops working relationships with counterparts in specific MSF entities to advance global fundraising goals.




Qualifications & competencies required 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university.
  • 3-5 years of progressive fundraising or sales management experience with a focus on donor/client development.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate in person and in writing to people from various backgrounds and experiences.
  • Excellent written and spoken command of the English language.
  • Ability to inspire trust and confidence in current donors and supporters.
  • Initiative and a high degree of autonomy is expected combined with the ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Analytical skills and experience in creating and tracking budgets.
  • High level of discretion and an ethical approach to fundraising.
  • A commitment to MSF’s mission and value.

Desirable experience

  •  5+ year in fundraising with experience in creating and implementing a fundraising program.
  • 3+ year experience in cultivating and soliciting mid-level and high-level donors.
  • Knowledge of the local fundraising environment.
  • Knowledge of CRM systems.
  • Experience with international relief and development and/or humanitarian organizations desired.

What We Offer

  • A long-term full-time employment contract as soon as possible.
  • An annual salary of EUR 51,017 (HQ Level 5) based on a fulltime appointment.
  • Global benefit package; includes school fee benefit/support for dependents, Medical Insurance cover (staff and family) and other allowances ranging between EUR 620-1100/month based on individual & administrative status.
  • Other benefits include: 25 days of annual leave, Employer Pension contribution, Relocation support for non-Kenyan residents etc based on MSF EA terms/conditions.


If you recognize yourself in this profile, we welcome you to apply directly via the link provided below (or from the MSF EA website).

Applicants are required to upload a letter of motivation + Curriculum Vitae (in English) as one combined document in PDF format.

The closing date for applications is on 7th August 2023


Please note that only candidates that fully meet the requirements of the position will be taken into consideration. Women and persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply.

At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.