Position Description

Financial Coordinator
Location MSF Holland
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As a financial coordinator (FinCo), you will be primarily responsible for the financial management of all our projects in a country.

You will work in close collaboration with the finance team in our headquarters and with the project teams in the country where you are based. Your tasks will include budgeting, financial administration, budgetary control and managing cash flow, as well as preparing financial proposals and reports for institutional donors and MSF headquarters. You will supervise administrative staff and deal with local authorities and organizations. You will be part of the management team in the country where you are posted, and will be based in the capital with regular visits to the field projects.


Requirements for Financial Coordinators


  • Ability to supervise financial administration (e.g. bookkeeping, tax administration) and perform monitoring and control of standard accounting procedures
  • Minimum of 4 years demonstrable experience in project management (including demonstrable leadership, planning and budget control)
  • Experience in supervising/managing, training and coaching
  • Experience in bookkeeping, budgeting, financial planning and reporting 
  • Work or travel experience in developing countries
  • A good command of the English language (minimum B2)
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload
  • Ability to work in an international team
  • Willingness to work in an unstable and insecure environment
  • Availability of at least 12 months




  • Higher vocational level training in business administration
  • Experience with financial guidelines used by institutions such as the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO)
  • Experience with a similar non-governmental organization abroad
  • A good command of the French and Arabic language
  • Accounting
  • Good familiarity with Microsoft Word, solid Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Good familiarity with other software systems including databases (such as accrual-based accounting packages)
  • Please note that in some missions the roles of financial coordinator and human resources coordinator are combined. Therefore we are also looking for people who meet the requirements of both positions.


Application process

At Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) / Artsen zonder Grenzen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. Our diversity fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our beneficiaries and the communities in which we work.  We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, ability statusand all other diversity characteristics.


The following documents will be requested in the application process:

  • Your most recent English CV not exceeding 3 pages
  • A cover letter explaining your motivation to work with MSF
  • A clear scan of your relevant diploma’s and certificates
  • If you are currently working for MSF as national staff or have done so up until a year ago, we require that you upload a recommendation letter for expatriation from your HRCo, Head of Mission or other staff in a coordinating position and include two of your most recent MSF evaluations


In MSF we are strongly committed to professionalism and responsible behaviour and therefore the final phase of the application process is a background screening. Such screening can consist out of an identity check, check of employment history, reference check and declaration on behaviour (VOG).

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