Aug 12, 2015

Mobile Implementation Officer (MIO): Risk Management Trainer & Adviser (m/f)

Employer:Médecins sans Frontières - Operational Centre
Location: Brussels
Closing:  September 14, 2015

Médecins sans Frontières is a non-governmental organisation for humanitarian aid.  Today we work in more than 60 countries where our volunteers bring their aid to populations in distress, to victims of aggression and war, regardless of race, religion, beliefs or politics.
To support this work from Brussels, the Operations Department of the MSF Operational Centre of Brussels is looking for a: Mobile Implementation Officer (MIO): Risk Management Trainer & Adviser (m/f)

1. Context

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.

2. Main Activities

  • 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
  • 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 elaboration of the MSF-OCB security policy.

3. Profile


  • Minimum 5 years in the field, 2 years in volatile context.
  • 2 years experience in a coordination position (Field Co, HoM, CoTL…)
  • Strong interest and commitment to evolve in the security 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


  • Reports to Security Focal Point
  • 1 year fixed-term field contract with a 6 months probation period (like Emergency Unit field contracts) –  full time
  • Based minimum 70% in the field and the rest at OCB HQ Brussels

How to Apply:
Applications and CV should be sent before 13th September 2015 to:Email: