Nairobi, Kenya

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent medical humanitarian organization. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organization. MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a worldwide movement of more than 63,000 people.

MSF coordinates operations through collaborations between global offices. The ‘MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam’ (OCA) is a partnership that is composed of the partners MSF-Canada, MSF-Germany, MSF-SARA, MSF-Sweden, MSF-Holland and MSF-United Kingdom.

MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such, MSF is by choice (Chantilly) an association. Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and commitment and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF.

At Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our employees. We encourage applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, disability status, and all other diversity characteristics.


Rewards, Compensation and Benefits, Living Wage, Fair Pay, Socially Responsible Employer or Global Workforce are just some keywords stirring the waves and creating a lot of attention within the MSF movement. Closely connected with these concepts and frequently mentioned in current debates is BENCHMARKING.

A specially dedicated unit – the Intersectional Benchmarking Unit – is responsible to conduct salary surveys and labour market analyses on request from operations all over the world. These benchmark studies are conducted by people like you: professionals with a background in HR or Finance, Research or similar, who have qualified to become REMUNERATION ANALYSTS.

The Remuneration Analyst is specialisation on principles of Compensation & Benefits and a standardised research methodology that is offered by the Benchmarking Unit. It is a great qualification that enhances HR career development and offers a range of possibilities within MSF and the broader market.


  • A general interest in the topic of pay and rewards

  • A fearless attitude towards data

  • Curiosity and the willingness to dig into a topic with the aim of providing MSF decision makers with a balanced facts and evidence

  • An outgoing, service oriented and cooperative personality to interact with a variety of stakeholders


  • Excel: yes, you will have to work with Excel, but you do not have to be a master programmer. As long as you master the basic functionalities you will succeed. You have support along the way.

  • HR background: Compensation and benefits are closely linked to successful HR management. Knowing the needs of your clients in HR will be a definite advantage. But a lack of HR experience should not prevent you to apply. Let’s see what else you bring! 

  • MSF experience: navigating the complex MSF universe will be easier if you are already familiar with its peculiarities. But everybody was new one day. Some started their MSF career as REMUNERATION ANALYSTS and now hold top management positions. No kidding! These skills are searched after! 

  • Languages and cultural background: In many benchmarks you can get by with English. But knowledge of a local language or even the context in which a study is conducted is a clear plus.

We would like to hear from you regardless of where you are from! The Benchmarking Unit supports MSF around the world. For that we need experts from around the world, too. 


About The Job
As a Remuneration Analyst you are required to conduct a salary study and market analysis in order to obtain better insight into common market practices in MSF mission countries. The analyst will conduct the salary study in the requested location(s) of a defined reference market by contacting various actors from the NGO, private and public sector. The survey is a thorough analysis of the market trends and practices on all elements concerning the employer-employee contractual relationship and requires detailed consideration of these. Undertaking such an analysis requires understanding the local labour law, practices that are considered common law, and the political and cultural variables that may affect the labour market. The study also assesses the cost of living via a secondary Monthly Household Expenditures Survey by collecting average familial expenses required to maintain a decent standard of living. 



  • Present the process of the salary study to all coordination teams, ensuring confidentiality and impartiality

  • Identify and select relevant functions to be compared in the survey with support from the Field HR and Benchmark Coordination Teams

  • Identify and select comparator organisations in each benchmarking location with the support from the Field and Benchmark Coordination Teams

  • Write and deliver invitations and introductions to, and explanations of the study

  • Present case for participation to organisations, enterprises, public sector institutions

  • Organise and schedule interviews

  • Regular updates to the stakeholders

Analysis & Reporting

  • Collect primary data on compensation and benefits from comparators according to MSF methodology

  • Ensure methodological integrity in sample size and data completeness

  • Input quantitative and qualitative data both appropriately and consistently into a database

  • Conduct interviews and research on cost of living and living wage indicators

  • Conduct in-depth research of the local labour market and legal context to obtain secondary data

  • Analyse collected primary and secondary data with the support of the line manager

  • Use available tools to write a final internal report for MSF before departure from the field

  • Write a comprehensive public version of the final report for external use amongst comparators

Remuneration Analysts are responsible for representing MSF to external organisations and businesses, acting in accordance with MSF principles and behavioural commitments. Trainings on benchmarking working procedures and tools are provided before departure.


  • Knowledge/experience in HR remuneration schemes (salaries and benefits)

  • Good analytical skills, at ease with figures and economic data

  • Project management skills

  • Fluency in English, both oral and written

  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word

  • Time management and results orientation, ensuring delivery of all expected outcomes

  • Persistence and problem solving

  • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills

  • Flexibility and adaptability

  • Willingness to travel

  • Ability to work efficiently and independently, under pressure and in an unstable context

Desirable Qualifications

  • Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic and Russian language skills (minimum B2 level)  

  • Interest and curiosity in researching HR and labour market contexts

  • Interest and/or experience in international humanitarian issues, international relations

  • Previous field experience in a similar role with a non-government organisation 

Length of Assignment

  • Project-based contract for 8 to 12 weeks per assignment

  • Successful applicants will be entered into a pool of Analysts and assignment start dates will be dependent on matching availabilities with the needs of our field missions

  • Opportunity to conduct several assignments

Basic criteria for all potential field workers regardless of profile:

  • Understanding Doctors Without Borders basic principles

  • Knowledge about MSF work and the humanitarian sector in general

  • Minimum two years of professional experience after completing education

  • Experience in mentoring, training and leading others

  • Ability to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team

  • Ability to organise, prioritise and take initiative

  • Willingness to take personal risk by working in potentially unstable environments

  • International travel experience and / or work experience from resource-poor countries

  • Ability to cope with stress

  • The period available for assignments must be flexible

We Offer

Most missions are offered as field-based, but few missions might be remote regarding covid-19 and its impact on travel restrictions and access to project locations. All locations provide an exciting and fast-paced opportunity to gain professional experience in a humanitarian setting.

For field-based projects conducted in person:

  • Salary from contracting office according to IRFFG level 9 + per diem in the field (varies from project to project)

  • Increase in salary after 12 months in the field, and then periodically in a way that reflects professional competence, previous experience and increasing level of responsibility.

  • Reimbursement of necessary vaccinations

  • Required visas and work permits

  • Accommodation during the field assignment

  • Round-trip transport

  • Medical insurance, disability insurance and life insurance

  • Psychological follow-up after assignment with contracting section

How to apply

If you recognise yourself in this profile and meet the requirements, we welcome you to apply directly via the Apply button on his page and upload a letter of motivation + Curriculum Vitae (in English) in PDF format as one combined document (only applications with motivation will be included in the process).  

Please note that only candidates that fully meet the requirements of the position will be taken into consideration.

Applicants should send the requirements above through the web link provided below.

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Analysts on assignment will be contracted by the contracting section that is normally in charge of their country. 

We apologize that due to the volume of application we receive only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

***Acquisition is not appreciated***