Mobile Implementation Officer (MIO) Risk Management Trainer and Advisor – f/m


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 is a member of the Risk Management Unit (RMU), belonging to the Operation (OPS) department. He/she reports regularly to the MSF-OCB Security Focal Point on the state of projects within his/her domain.


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


  • 1 year “MIO contract” (fixed-term field contract)full-time
  • Field position : salary according to MSF-OCB Field salary scale
  • Position based in Brussels with field visit on regular bases (max 50%)
  • Starting  as soon as possible (March)

Deadline for applications: February 28th, 2019

Please submit all applications only by email to Carole Coeur, at stating “RM Trainer & Advisor” in the title

To apply, please, provide:

  • CV and Motivation letter
  • 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)


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