Mobile Implementation Officer (MIO)

Médecins Sans Frontières, BRUSSELS + FIELD, Belgium

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th November, 2016

Job Description


The MIO Risk Management (RM) Trainer & Adviser contributes to the
security and safety support to the missions of MSF-OCB in terms of
training, assessment and advisement.

He/she reports regularly to the MSF-OCB Security Focal Point on the state of projects within his/her domain.

He/She is a member of the Risk Management Unit (RMU), belonging to the Operation (OPS) department


Capacity Building and Training

  • Conduct RM trainings at the headquarter and field level
  • Evaluate needs for new trainings
  • Contribute to the design & elaboration of the training’s offer in the RM area of expertise

Security assessment, Risk Analysis & Risk reduction

  • Conduct RM assessment & contribute to the Risk Analysis and Risk Reduction process for the benefit of the missions
  • Contribute to the design and elaboration of operational tools concerning RM of the MSF-OCB missions
  • Contribute to the RMU operational research projects

Security support to the field

  • On request, provide an operational support to the missions for the design and implementation of RM procedures in the field
  • Contribute to promote an embedded RM culture among MSF-OCB missions

Other Tasks:

  • Assist and back-up the Security Focal Point on request.
  • Participate to the daily administration of the MSF-OCB incident reporting system.
  • Participate to the researches of MSF-OCB in the RM area of interest.



  • Previous humanitarian experience with an IO/INGO is mandatory
  • Minimum 5 years in the field with an IO/INGO, 2 years in volatile context.
  • 2 years experience in a coordination position (Field Coordinator, Head of Mission, Emergency Coordinator)
  • Strong interest and commitment to evolve in the risk management field of activity
  • Experience in coaching and training of staff
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to set priorities and organize his/her own work
  • Fluent written and spoken English and French

Personal competences

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to plan and organize in stressful environment
  • Strong capacity to work under pressure
  • Sense of humor (even caustic) is highly appreciated


  • Reports to Security Focal Point
  • 1 year fixed-term field contract - full time
  • Based minimum 70% in the field and the rest at OCB HQ Brussels

How to apply:

Motivation letter: why are you interested by the job? Why do you think you are qualified?

Your answers to the following questions (word document,A4, “Calibri” police, size 11)

  1. What are the main topics to consider in a NGO risk management framework? (bullet-points)
  2. How do you see your role regarding the decision making line? (5 lines max.)
  3. If you have to design training, what are the main elements to consider? (bullet-points)
  4. What evokes, for you, the concept of human factor in the risk management? (10 lines max.)
  5. From your NGO experience, describe a situation where you had to
    take a decision under uncertainty. What were the factors you have
    considered? (20 lines)

Documents should be sent before 16th November 2016 to Carole COEUR, Risk Management Unit, Operations Department, Rue de l’Arbre Bénit 46, 1050 Brussels. Website Email:


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