Transformation Investment Capacity Project Manager

The TIC was established to transform MSF’s ability to address the medical and humanitarian needs of vulnerable populations around the world.  All MSF staff are eligible to bring forth ideas and if approved, receive funds, intellectual capital and human resources for projects that will improve how MSF delivers lifesaving care, both now and in the future.  The TIC Secretariat manages the day-to-day discussions, supporting applicants and project teams with their proposals and projects, and working closely with the TIC Selection Committee. 

The TIC Project Manager works closely with the TIC Lead, the other team members of the TIC Secretariat, the Selection Committee, MSF Operating Centres (OCs), non-operational Sections, and other MSF stakeholders, to support the project management elements of validating, evaluating, executing and scaling transformational projects and incubator ideas across MSF.

After 4 year of operations, the TIC has approved more than 60 transformational projects from one of the four focus areas: HR / learning and development, Medical Research and Development, Operations improvement / technology and Efficiency / Effectiveness. These projects are sponsored by almost 20 MSF sections in the world. These projects are either incubators or large-scale projects.  Incubators are investments under €250k, with potential to scale up.  Incubators can test and learn from prototypes and pilots, can assess the feasibility of an idea, or offer space to trial new models of care. Large-scale projects are targeted at more wide-scale transformation across the movement.  They can include piloting, testing and deploying new technologies, platforms, diagnostic/treatment and capabilities, and are complex as they are multi-year, multi-operational centers, multi-millions of euros.

The Transformation Investment Capacity directly reports to MSF International Executive Committee.

Key Responsibilities

The TIC Project Manager is primary responsible to:

  • Act as a Project Management Technical Referent, providing advanced project management methodology and best practices support to Project Managers of approved TIC projects, working with the Steering Committees to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Oversee a portfolio of approved projects, providing support for project reviews, issue and risk management, audit reviews, etc.
  • Serve as a prime for a significant subset of the TIC proposals (projects are divided across the TIC Secretariat, with the Project Manager responsible for the greatest number of projects to follow). This entails understanding project status, key issues and risks, mitigation plans, budget status, lessons learned and liaising with the Selection Committee on project reviews.
  • Provide project management advice and expertise to entities submitting proposals for funding – assisting applicant teams in developing and strengthening concept notes and business cases (especially for project management elements) and providing quality assurance for proposals received
  • Build and maintain internal and external international networks that can be used to connect project teams and applicants with diverse resources (potentially those working on a similar project for another MSF entities, or a known expert in a particular domain) in order to support MSF transformation with coherence on a wide scale
  • Evaluate, analyse and report on project progress, successes and lessons learned, contribute to developing presentations, documentation and other communication vehicles for Selection Committees and the International Executive Committee (ExCom)

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Job-Specific Competencies

  • Ability to understand, review, analyze, challenge and validate transformation for incubator to large scale project proposals, business cases, project governance plans, timelines and budgets
  • Ability to conduct project risk analysis and review project issues and risk logs for multi-faceted, complex and high stakes projects
  • Credibility in challenging project teams in transformation, project management and change management, based on knowledge and experience in leading complex projects
  • Thought leadership – strategic mind set with “out of the box thinking” and transformational experience
  • Ability to support projects in the following domains: Human Resources, Learning, Operations, Information Technology and/or Medical (direct expertise is an asset but not required)

Core Competencies

  • Initiative and Innovation; Proficiency Level 3: looks ahead and creates opportunities for improvement within the MSF Frame
  • Service Orientation; Proficiency Level 3: Anticipates clients’ needs
  • Results and Quality Orientation; Proficiency Level 3: Improves performance and sets ambitious and realistic goals 
  • Teamwork and cooperation; Proficient Level 2: shares information and coordinates with team and/or other
  • Cross-cultural Awareness; Proficiency Level 3: Demonstrates an integrating attitude
  • A Commitment to MSF’s Principles; Proficient Level 2: Acts towards the fulfilment of MSF’s Social Mission
  • Networking and Building Relationships; Proficient Level 2: develops and diversifies networks

Knowledge and Experience

  • Extensive experience in project management and project leadership with roles in leading complex, multi-jurisdictional projects and providing quality assurance and coaching
  • Experience in NGO leadership, academic leadership, industry / sector leadership, transformational program leadership an asset
  • Experience in change management in both organizational change management and project change management contexts
  • Experience and good understanding of humanitarian field operations
  • Experience with and knowledge of MSF is an asset.

Education, Certifications, and Languages

  • Project Management certification (strong asset) and extensive knowledge of project management methodologies
  • Fluency in English, proficiency in French, Spanish or Arabic an asset
  • Computer literacy with MS Office tools and internet


Interested candidates are invited to apply by providing their resume and responding to the questions below.  Only electronic applications will be accepted.

The deadline for applications is Saturday, 9 January 2021, 9:00 AM, EST

We encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as belonging to equity-seeking groups such as (but not limited to): Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, or women. 

NOTE: Any questions or concerns regarding accommodation and accessibility may be addressed to the Human Resources Officer, Susan St. Marseille, at 1-800-982-7903 ext. 4989.


janvier 5, 2021

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