HR/finance managers require a mix of finance and human resources experience. The role is more often combined whereby you cover both finance and HR, but in some larger projects you may be asked to be responsible for only HR or finance.
As a finance manager you will be responsible for project accounts, cash management and security, budget control and financial reporting. As HR Manager you will be responsible for the implementation of Human Resource policies in the project and the correct Administrative Management of all staff working in the project. Your skills in cross cultural human resource management and communication will also be important, as your role requires supporting both international and local staff.
You will liaise with local authorities and service providers in relation to all project finance, human resources issues, and local labour laws. You will be part of the project management team, contributing to discussions and decisions around project direction.
For experienced HR and finance professionals MSF has the role of HR and/or Finance Coordinator. This is a role within the country management team and a career progression for MSF managers, having completed at least one manager role based in a project. It is rare that new fieldworkers will be validated at this level however, in certain cases MSF may consider this on an individual basis.