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Vacancy: Leader of the MSF nutrition working group

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Saskia van der Kam

nutrition referent

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11 Jul 2022, 12:41

50% , any MSF office, Deadline for applications: 30 August 2022

Below a summary of the vacancy. Please go to MSF websites for details and to apply.


The leader of the nutrition working group is expected to coordinate and facilitate the nutrition working group internal dynamic and activities, to reach the objectives mentioned above, specifically according to the nutrition WG action plan.


The nutrition WG leader will act as a focal point on nutrition for the Medical Directors, Access Campaign, other MSF or external entities, coordinating and promoting synergy between OCs, between WGs and with external groups. The WG leader will as such support the nutrition WG in achieving the following objectives):

-Ensure smooth working group internal organization and efficient functioning by (not exhaustive)

- Organizing at least two F2Fl working group meetings per year (agenda, minutes, documents circulation, etc.)

- Preparing the 2022-2023 action plan including the operational research agenda, and report on progress and achievements in 2022 to the Medical Directors;

- Support the further development of the nutrition WG needs analysis and approach to learning and development of MSF staff involved in nutrition.

-Support and coach working group members

-Solve urgent problems with the support of the medical director in charge of the working group

-Maintain collaboration with the quality assurance coordinator for specialised medical food

-Propose and validate standard articles to be introduced in MSF catalogues and order lists, reviewing kits composition, in coordination with Spinco and with Quality Assurance Coordinators.

-Ensure up-to-date NUT resources platform for internal and external use

-Ensure inputs on MSF’s advocacy and communications initiatives related to (mal)nutrition and food insecurity


Medical doctor, or paramedical; a master’s degree in public health, nutrition or similar is an asset;

Specific knowledge and experience in nutrition programs in humanitarian contexts;

With MSF experience (field and HQ if possible);

With strategic view, and experience in the development of policies and strategies.

Specific skills

Fluent in English (French and/or Spanish would be an asset);

Excellent writing skills;

Mature with strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;

Ability to represent MSF in relevant meetings;

Ability to work and report independently;

Ability to motivate and lead colleagues;

Willingness to travel in Europe and to conference locations.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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