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Field HR Recruitment Assistant

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

New York, New York 10001
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Job Posting Title

Field HR Recruitment Assistant



Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian organization that provides medical care to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care in over 70 countries.

We welcome candidates who bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to join us in working toward MSF’s common mission.



The Field Human Resources Department (Field HR) is responsible for recruitment, selection, placement, and retainment of qualified and well-suited field staff to meet the growing needs of MSF field operations. 



The Field HR Recruitment Assistant is responsible for the development and implementation of key administrative components of MSF-USA’s Field Human Resources recruitment outreach activities and events.


S/he will perform administrative functions to support the Field HR Recruitment Coordinator, with a particular emphasis on social media recruitment and developing and implementing recruitment strategies.




Recruitment Outreach Administration (80%)

  • Act as primary administrator in the Field HR department for all recruitment outreach activities, including, social media management, information sessions, targeted talks, webinars, national conferences, university events, other recruitment-driven events, and distribution of recruitment materials.
  • Work directly with the Field HR Recruitment Coordinator to create and implement outreach plans and to identify target profiles for MSF recruitment. Research ways to reach these target groups, and devise and implement recruitment activities.
  • Further develop and implement the recruitment social media strategy for MSF-USA. Create and manage MSF Facebook postings, schedule and planning for field recruitment purposes. Manage feed and job postings of MSF Linkedin for field recruitment purposes. Oversee other social media (Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, etc.) postings and placements for field recruitment purposes in coordination with MSF-USA Social Media Manager.
  • Arrange logistics and promotion related to MSF presence at all outreach events by contacting and sending email blasts, preparing and shipping materials, liaising with vendors for venues, booths, a/v equipment, refreshments and so on.
  • Manage data collection of recruitment activates and compile and analyze regular reports on key performance indicators for the recruitment team.
  • Evaluate and confer with Recruitment Coordinator to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives related to effectiveness of FHR outreach efforts.


Cross-departmental collaboration (20%)

  • Work with Communications team by supporting placement of advertisements for recruitment purposes, development and implementation of the recruitment social media strategy, and supporting day to day social media campaigns.
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings, Program Updates and several annual office-wide debates to participate in information sharing across all departments, and stay informed on important MSF topics so as to be able to contribute to the organization’s ongoing development.
  • Participate in cross-departmental teams and committees as needed, specifically to represent the needs of the Field HR department.




  • Minimum 2 years related work experience plus Bachelor's degree.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and support implementation of high quality events.
  • Ability to work independently, move projects from conceptual stages to launch, and handle multiple and often competing deadlines.
  • Strong computer literacy, particularly in Excel, database software, using the internet for research purposes, and PowerPoint.
  • Proven ability to handle and prioritize a large volume of work.
  • Proven time management and organizational skills; keen attention to detail with ability to prioritize and track multiple projects at one time.
  • Genuine interest in, and commitment to, the humanitarian principles of MSF.
  • Strong interest in event planning, international human resources, recruitment, or public education.
  • Available for event staffing, as needed, on evenings and weekends.



  • Professional experience in the use and management of social media, e-mailing list software, eventbrite, and HR information systems.
  • Professional experience in event planning.
  • Knowledge and interest of international affairs and/or activist background.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MSF field activities.






Contract Type

Open Ended Contract


Additional Information

Starting salary low to mid 40’s (prorated, commensurate with experience).



Desired Hiring Date

January 8, 2018


Working Time %




How to Apply

To apply, send letter of interest/cover letter and resume to:, ATTN: Field HR Recruitment Assistant position.


Submissions without cover letter will not be reviewed.


Application Deadline: December 7, 2017                                     

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