Humanitarian Affairs Officer

Posted By: MSF India (Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières)


Not Specified

Human Resources

Public Health/WASH

Job Description

Availability: 12 months with possible extension depending on the intervention

Starting date: Immediate

Last application date: 30th October 2022

HR & Benefits

Salary: 65,580/- INR gross/ month (NON-NEGOTIABLE) and secondary benefits (pro rata) as per policies:

• EPF and 13th Month Salary / Festival Bonus

• 18 Annual Leaves

• 12 Casual Leaves

• Other compassionate leaves

• Medical and personal accidental Insurance

• Travel and accommodation for outstation applicant


• Perform data collection and research concerning local and international context, with regards to security, medical, nutritional and humanitarian issues, in order to provide reliable information for further decision-making.

• Support the Deputy Head of Mission and field coordinators in the analysis of the data collected, in order to better orientate the programmes and projects, to provide an optimal response to population needs.

• Compile regular updates of the ongoing (inter-)national activities and plans of NGO’s, donors, authorities and other actors on lobby, policy and operational plans and initiatives in order to adequate DWBI ’s activities and objectives.

• Collaborate with the Dep HoM/HoM, the Operational/Humanitarian Affairs Department at HQ and other relevant parties to develop a coherent global strategy, in order to address the humanitarian situation.

• Define and review messages, tools, lobbying activities and other advocacy action plans and strategies, in order to raise all humanitarian issues in the mission and seek assistance and protection to affected population.

• Ensure smooth working relationship with local authorities, other NGO’s, local communities and other factors, in order to facilitate DWBI teams a better access to the population and improve DWBI activities’ coordination with third parties.

• Organize discussions, trainings, briefings, etc. about human rights and humanitarian law issues and current and future advocacy activities, in order to raise awareness of DWBI staff regarding these matters.

• Participates in the elaboration and updating of the Country Risk Analysis

• Promotes and assists in the implementation of advocacy activities locally, nationally and internationally.

• Supervises humanitarian affairs related staff in the Mission.

• The person will be base in Champhai as main activity will be to cover the border displaced people situation, but will also cover/support the 2 other districts of Siaha and Lawngtlai.

• Folow-up of legal aspects of the displaced people (work. finding lands etc...)

• Testimony on the displaced people situation.

• Follow-up and report on the acceptance aspect of the different stakeholders towards the Displaced Population. (eg: Problems between DP and Host Community).

• Monitor activities of other NGO’s to make easier the coordination between different actors in the region.

Please send your CV and cover letter (in a single PDF file only), stating your motivation and what can you contribute to the position, with the subject Ref: HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER to on or before 30th October 2022.

Applications that are no completed (CV + Covering letter) will not be considered.


Doctors Without Borders is an equal opportunity employer.

Eligibility Criteria


Education: Essential degree in Law, Humanitarian affairs, Political Sciences or related university degree.


• Essential previous working experience of at least two years in research, analysis and advocacy.

• Essential experience with Doctors Without Borders or other NGOs.

• Desirable working experience in developing countries.

Languages: Mission language essential. Local language desirable.

Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)


• Results

• Teamwork

• Flexibility

• Commitment

• Stress Management

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:MSF India (Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières)
  • About Organization:Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors without Borders India is an international humanitarian medical aid organization working in more than 70 countries worldwide. Médecins Sans Frontières is neutral, impartial, independent, and not linked to any political party or governmental body. Our teams provide emergency medical assistance to people in need, irrespective of their nationality, race or religion. In 1999 MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as recognition for its medical work in several continents.