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  • Posted: Mar 12, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 25, 2021
  • Médecins sans frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization (NGO) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.
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    Cashier (Nairobi-Coordination)

    • Work Location : Nairobi-Coordination
    • Start date : Immediately
    • Length of contract : Fixed term (1year) 100% with 3 to 6 months’ probation period.

    Main Purpose: Performing cash transactions, verifying supporting documentation, and maintaining records according to MSF standards and local finance policies.

    Other tasks include, but not limited to:

    • Controlling and monitoring cash payments from the cashbox and coding and recording cash transactions in the daily cashbook or accounting system,
    • Performing daily cash counts while investigating any discrepancies & carrying out transfer requests between cash and safe box. 
    • Checking the validity of invoices, approval signatories, and correctness of account codes 
    • Performing currency exchange operations and assisting with salary payments as required. 
    • Performing monthly reconciliations before closing the monthly accounts, managing bank reconciliations and monthly bank statements if applicable. 
    • Manage petty cash and advance issuing/settlement in coordination office. 
    • Process all, cheque, Bank and MPESA payments in coordination. 
    • Follow up on all advances and ensure they are settled within the week issued and report any unsettled advances to the Accountancy manager. 
    • Ensure all project payments have CTO’s duly signed by the PC and other approvers as per the authorization table.



    • Essential: Diploma or professional qualification in accounting / finance / business administration.


    • Essential: Minimum 1 year in accounting. 
    • Desirable: 2years experience with MSF or any similar NGO


    • Essential: Fluency in English & Swahili 
    • Desirable: Fluency in Somali


    • Essential: Computer Literacy (word, excel). 
    • Desirable: Unified software or any other similar accounting application.


    • Results and Quality Orientation 
    • Commitment to MSF Principles 
    • Teamwork and Cooperation 
    • Service oriented 
    • Behavioral Flexibility 
    • Cross-cultural Awareness 

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    Head Driver/Radio Operator

    • Location : Mathare Project, Nairobi
    • Start date : 1st April, 2021
    • Length of contract : Three months’ probation period, renewable based on performance

    Coordinate and control the operation of vehicles and drivers in one location according to traffic regulations and MSF security rules, utilize and maintain VHF radios, and ensure that the team of drivers perform properly their duties to ensure an adequate, efficient, and safe transport of goods and people.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    a) Fleet Management and Supervision

    • Coordinate the team of drivers, ensuring their compliance with all rules and safety regulations, including the maintenance and service (based on MSF standards) of their assigned vehicles.

    b) Ensure the proper maintenance of vehicles

    • Coordinate with the Join Mechanics Workshop (JMW) to ensure bi-weekly checks, routine services, and any other body work required is done in a timely fashion. In addition, submit quarterly requests to the Supply Supervisor for consumables for vehicles (e.g., inner tire tubes), which are kept on site in Mathare.
    • Report any problems with the vehicles (mechanical, accidents, etc) to your supervisor, as well as prepare weekly reports (Weekly Fleet Follow Up) on services, spare parts, and anything else relevant to each vehicle.

    c) Manage vehicle bookings and movements

    • With Log Manager and Log Supervisor (Base), schedule vehicle movement for the next week by the previous Friday, based on bookings and vehicle availability.
    • Every Morning, update vehicle schedule whiteboard of movements in the Mathare office
    • Monitor vehicle movement while communicating with each driver through VHF radio.
    • Re-schedule vehicle movement to meet unplanned requirements and communicate changes to Log Manager and Log Supervisor (Base)
    • Use the WebZon or ZonMax software to track all vehicles.

    d) Radio Operation

    • Operate the VHF and HF radios in order to ensure quality and confidential radio communications for the operational needs of the mission/projects, in accordance with the MSF security policy and rules.
    • Perform 3x daily (morning, afternoon, and evening) check-ins (departure, arrival, number of passengers, route taken, standard contact points) with all vehicles, recording the check in information into the log books. During times of high security, all movements will require manual recording.

    e) Obligations

    • Report on any aspects that threatens or favours the program
    • Abide by the MSF Staff regulations and MSF charter
    • Maintain confidentiality



    • Essential literacy required, driving license required, and Fleet Management Certificate preferred


    • Minimum 2 years previous experience as a driver.
    • Leadership and management experience required
    • Experience with 4×4 vehicles preferred Languages
    • Mission language and local language essential.


    • Knowledge of basic mechanics preferred
    • Strong Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook skills required.
    • Working knowledge of VHF radios preferred
    •  Fleet Management Experience required.
    • Critical thinking and problem solving skills are essential


    • Good vision essential
    • Availability to travel and stay outside base overnight


    • Teamwork.
    • Flexibility.
    • Commitment.
    • Service.
    • Stress Management.

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    AR Project Manager

    • Reporting to: Anti-Racism TIC Project – Steering Committee


    The TIC is an exciting new international initiative that will transform how MSF supports people, builds in robust operational processes and technologies and takes MSF to the cutting edge of medical innovation. The TIC will fund large scale projects and smaller incubator ideas that can scale across MSF – with a substantial investment over 3.5 years in improving the way we do our work. Projects and ideas can come from Operating Centres, Partner Sections, and each and every MSFer and will be evaluated by a world-class Selection Committee. The sum of TIC projects and ideas can help MSF better fulfill the present and evolving medical-humanitarian needs of people living in crisis by investing money, intellectual capital and human resources to implement transformational, game-changing and radical initiatives.


    Addressing structural racism has been identified as a priority for MSF, highlighted over the years in La Mancha, the People, People, People document, the People Respect and Value Rome/Dakar workshop, the IB Call for Change and more recently, with movement-wide discussions related to the Black Lives Matter protests (June/July 2020).  According to the various exchanges, discussions, social media posts etc. on various platforms across the movement, there appears to be a widespread lack of knowledge and understanding of racism. There also appears to be internal misalignment on what racism is, and how it manifests in MSF.  Several entities across MSF have recognized a gap in being able to hold conversations on racism, which certainly inhibits MSF’s ability to take action to address racism. Furthermore, discussions at MSF are often anchored in a debate paradigm, an approach that is neither suitable to discussing racism or encouraging anti-racism practices.

    The Anti-Racism: Building Awareness and Changing Practices TIC project is articulated around 3 objectives to address the lack of understanding of racism and anti-racism practices in MSF:

    1. Facilitate an anti-racism journey to increase anti-racism awareness and change practices
    2. Create a conversation space to discuss racism and anti-racism practices
    3. Build internal capacity for conversation hosting

    The project targets the conscious unskilled (i.e. staff, association members in MSF that have identified a need to better understand racism and address it). The Project Lead will functionally report to the Steering Committee of the TIC Project but will be responsible for taking responsibility to lead the project with limited day-to-day supervision.


    • As a Project Lead, your responsibilities are to:
    • Provide strategic guidance to ensure the project’s success (i.e. which anti-racism related topic to address next, which key actors to reach next, what partnerships with external experts to establish, etc.)
    • Ensure the project is anchored in the reality of MSF, its operations and teams.
    • Ensure the project meets its objectives by championing its development, uptake, evaluation, support and scaling across MSF;
    • Ensure the project remains nimble, agile and innovative and based on solid anti-racism literature and practice;
    • Lead and coordinate efforts of the content team by building strong relationships with the subject-matter experts (SME’s);
    • Ensure content produced includes references from various geopolitical and socio-cultural contexts to remain relevant for a wide range of interlocutors;
    • Remain up to date on anti-racism theoretical frameworks and able to present them to MSF actors unfamiliar with anti-racism
    • Interact closely with relevant partners in addition to the Project Steering Committee (e.g. Full Excom, International Board, project-based staff in specific countries) to promote the project and encourage uptake;
    • Represent the project at different MSF events;

    Leadership (35%):

    • Provide strategic guidance informed by an understanding of anti-racism praxis and organizational change and the idiosyncrasies of MSF global team and operations to define strategic priorities, implementation tactics and performance indicators;
    • Interact closely and build strong relationships with the Steering Committee to ensure the level of commitment is maintained;
    • Bring forth evidence-based suggestions to the steering committee to increase the project’s relevance and efficiency;
    • Interact closely with other relevant actors (Full Excom, International Board, Directors of Operations and any other relevant MSF staff) to promote the Anti-Racism TIC project and encourage uptake

    Content Development (25%):

    • Review and contribute to the development of anti-racism content (e.g. contribute to the overarching curriculum, review entities’ anti-racism workplans, identify and share references with the rest of the content team)
    • Formulate problem statements to ensure anti-racism content is tailored to specific MSF settings’ needs and practices (e.g. provide suggestions to adapt best practices to assignment contexts, geographical and historical specificities, etc.)
    • Identify additional SME’s (internal or external) as required and connect them with the content team
    • Connect with antiracism “agenda”/entities/academist….in operational hubs to ensure adapted focus/narrative/approaches

    Coordination (25%):

    • Schedule meetings with the content team, review the material developed and define follow-up tasks
    • Develop and review ToRs for external consultants and oversee consultants’ selection process
    • Request and allocate required budgets to hire external consultants as needed
    • Oversee consultancies and ensure consultancies’ objectives are met
    • Oversee implementation of specific sub-projects (e.g. translations, adaptation to different medium/platforms, pilots of conversational spaces, etc.) and report on their efficiency
    • Conduct monitoring and evaluation of the project and report against identified indicators
    • Track expenses and produce budget reports when needed
    • Lead project documentation, files management, progress tracking and archiving

    Communication (15%)

    • Set project meetings’ agendas and schedule ad-hoc meetings when needed
    • Provide update on the project’s progress, challenges, lessons learned and identified needs tailored to project members, MSF entities involved in the project and MSF entities interested in joining the project

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Lived experience of racism, oppression or discrimination and be from one of the contexts that MSF serves
    • A strong and demonstrated technical background in anti-racism and anti-oppression (AOR), including professional qualifications, training related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
    • Experience in the development and implementation of EDI and AOR programs, preferably within a large and complex organization. Experience within the non-profit or humanitarian sectors is a considerable advantage.
    • Experience developing and implementing learning and educational strategies using an equity lens and principles.
    • Excellent project management skills, including demonstrated knowledge with budget management.
    • Experience with change management, including a demonstrated ability to gain cooperation and build trust to influence outcomes.  
    • Demonstrated ability to operate as a self-accountable and self-directed team leader and project leader. Ability to work well with minimal supervision.
    • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to collect, organize, test, and analyze complex information with attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Excellent time management and organization skills.
    • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
    • Experience with monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of qualitative and/or quantitative data.
    • Advanced experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with e-learning modules and platforms is a strong asset.
    • English fluency required. French proficiency is an asset.


    • Commitment to MSF’s Principles
    • Cross-cultural Awareness
    • Behavioural Flexibility
    • Stress Management
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Results and Quality Orientation
    • Service Orientation
    • Planning and Organising
    • Teamwork and Cooperation


    • Position based in Eastern Africa Section (EA S) office.
    • Full time job.
    • Duration of contract: 12 months, possible extension if a Phase II of the project is submitted and approved.
    • Salary/conditions: Annual salary of KES 5,181,181. Secondary benefits, including relocation allowance package for non-Kenyan residents, based on the EA Office conditions.
    • Starting date: ASAP. 

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    Registered Clinical Officer –COVID 19 Activities (Locum)

    • Duty Station: Homa Bay

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization providing assistance to people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics, natural or non-natural disasters or persons excluded from access to health care. The organization has health projects in more than 68 countries.

    MSF France in Homa Bay is launching a locum pool recruitment for the position of a Registered Clinical Officer-COVID 19 Activities. The successful candidate will report to the Medical Activity Manager.

    Objective of the Position:

    The objective of this position is promoting, implementing and following up the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensuring high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment.

    Tasks & Responsibilities include but not limited to:

    • Clinical management of patients suspected of Covid 19 in Homa Bay County Referral Hospital and other facilities.
    • Quickly identify and evaluate sick patients, and rapidly implement management plans to improve their condition
    • Assess & clerk new admissions to the department rapidly & thoroughly
    • Decide on initial investigations required based on differential diagnoses
    • Following all COVID 19 MOH/MSF SOPs Formulate and rapidly enact effective management plans which are in accordance with clinical guidelines and best medical evidence
    • Ensure patients are safe to be discharged and have a clear discharge management plan
    • Work to deliver quality care in the most cost-effective manner for patients, the hospital and Medecins Sans Frontieres

    Qualifications & Requirements:


    • Minimum of a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from an accredited medical school
    • Must have a valid practicing license from the Clinical council of Kenya


    • Must have 1 year and above working experience in clinical works in IPD Wards
    • Must have experience managing patients in isolation


    • Fluent in English and Swahili,
    • Strong communication skills
    • Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work.
    • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
    • Able to work in strenuous condition with minimal supervision

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    Communications Intern

    • Deadline for application: 15th Mar 2021
    • Job Title: Communications Intern
    • Duty Station: Coordination Office, Nairobi with possibility of travel
    • Length of internship: 6 months

    MSF Kenya is looking to fill the position of a Communications Intern based in Nairobi. The successful candidate will report to the Communications Manager and support in the implementation of the MSF intersectional communications strategy in Kenya (CCF), and work closely with communications colleagues in the MSF Eastern Africa Section and others across the MSF movement – both in field operations teams and those in our offices around the world.

    The department’s overall purpose is to communicate, as part of MSF’s social mission, and to provide communications support to MSF’s operational sections in the country. This will be through communications initiatives targeting local, regional and international audiences to support MSF’s patients and operations, as well as the organisation’s wider recruitment and advocacy objectives.

    Objective of the Position:

    Communications is central to MSF’s social mission and highly valued in Nairobi – a media and humanitarian hub of international importance, located in a region where MSF has a consistently high volume of operations. We require a committed and adaptable intern to provide daily support to our communications team.

    Tasks & Responsibilities include but not limited to:

    • Support the Field Communications Manager (FCM) in the producing communication material including photos, videos, interviews, op-ed, social media posts, operational updates, etc.
    • Assist the FCM in producing communications tools related to operations (sensitization material, tee-shirts, posters, radio spots, etc).
    • Under the FCM’s supervision, produce and disseminate material for internal operational communications at different MSF levels (field teams, associative members, coordination, communication departments, etc).
    • Compile a monthly operational newsletter with the support of the field and FCM.
    • Briefing and debriefing of field workers, helping to build the list of spokespeople available to the organisation.
    • Helping with logistical arrangements for media events, trainings, and other events.
    • Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, generating content for website and helping to keep the platform updated.
    • Researching issues and communication trends and coming up with ideas for possible stories
    • Providing support to translate materials from English to Swahili, updating internal databases, transcribing interviews
    • Due to MSF nature of activities; other duties as assigned by the Supervisor like participating in emergency response as needed

    Qualification & Requirements:


    • Bachelors degree in Journalism/Public relations/Communications or any other related course. Post graduation period should not be longer than one year from the advert date


    • Photography, videography, editing and graphic design skills are desired
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills Competencies
    • Strong English & Swahili writing, editing, and proofreading skills · Passion and commitment to humanitarian work and values
    • Results and quality oriented, teamwork and cooperation, behavioral flexibility
    • Ability and readiness to learn


    • Strong organisational skills, energy and enthusiasm; cross cultural awareness
    • Service Oriented; analytical thinker
    • Confidential in regards to information

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    Registered Nursing Officer-COVID 19 Activities (Locum)

    ​​​​​​​Objective of the Position: The objective of this position is promoting, implementing and following up the universal hygiene standards/ precautions, bio-hazard prevention and infection control, security rules and other protocols and procedures in the medical premises and ensuring high standards of hygiene of his/her working environment.

    Tasks & Responsibilities include but not limited to:

    • Perform quick triaging of patient’s and visitors presenting in the triage area and assuming responsibility for ensuring focused attention to patient’s conditions, history of traveling , contact with someone with signs and symptoms of Covid 19.
    • Inform the team in case there is a suspected case and provide emergency nursing care if needed.
    • Clinical management of patients suspected of Covid 19 in Homa Bay County Referral Hospital and other facilities.
    • Offer high quality nursing care services to patient’s admitted in Covid 19 isolation room following approved protocols and procedures:
    • Accurate and timely monitoring of vital signs, documentation using tools already in place and prompt reporting of abnormal vitals, appropriate nursing interventions for patient care.
    • Following all Covid 19 MOH/MSF SOPs
    • Completing concise reports/data collection as required including the compiling of adequate patient reports.
    • Offer quality nursing care to Covid19 patients during referrals to treatment facilities 

    Qualifications & Requirements:


    • Minimum of a diploma in Nursing from an accredited nursing school
    • Valid practicing license from the nursing council of Kenya


    • Must have 1 year and above working experience in clinical nursing and management experience
    • Must have experience managing patients in isolation


    • Fluent in English and Swahili,
    • Strong communication skills
    • Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work.
    • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
    • Able to work in strenuous condition with minimal supervision

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    If you meet the above requirements, please email your CV & motivation letter as a single file by 25th March 2021 under the subject “CASHIER” to: [email protected].

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. (MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee) 

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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