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Senior Project Management Officer - Children’s tuberculosis H/F

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Médecins Sans Frontières, an international medical humanitarian association created in 1971, provides medical assistance to populations whose lives are threatened: mainly in the event of armed conflicts, but also of epidemics, pandemics, natural disasters or exclusion from care. The French section of MSF is present in about thirty countries.

In the context of a project opening, we are looking for a Senior Project Management Officer - Children’s tuberculosis.


The project:

Children with tuberculosis (TB) are underdiagnosed and undertreated, leading to high mortality and morbidity. Almost all MSF projects, in almost all contexts see patients with TB and struggle with the challenges of diagnosing TB, especially amongst children. In March 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Program published new recommendations for children with TB including integrated treatment decision algorithms to diagnose pulmonary TB, a shorter 4-month treatment for non-severe TB and shorter treatments for TB prevention. These recent WHO recommendations present a unique window of opportunity that cannot be missed to transform the way that children are diagnosed and treated with TB across MSF projects, and to have a truly meaningful impact on mortality and morbidity from TB in this population. In order to achieve this, MSF has built a project to support MSF teams and their partners with scaling up the use of the above-mentioned recommendations, as well as providing evidence to improve their further use: TACTiC – Test, Avoid, Cure TB in Children.

All MSF operational sections are involved in this multidisciplinary, inter-working groups, transversal and integrated project which will roll out along 3 main axes of work:

  1. Implementation: training and the development of training and support pediatric patient-centered tools for wide dissemination, increased access to diagnostic tools, development of tools for record keeping and data collection, local and national advocacy for implementation of new recommendations.
  2. Operational research (OR): in some contexts, MSF projects will conduct operational research (OR) on the feasibility, acceptability and validation of new recommendations.
  3. International advocacy: with the Access Campaign, advocacy for the development of better tools (diagnostics, treatments) adapted to children.

The project will have a special focus on change management, user and patient experience, and will ensure that inclusive dialogue with external partners and populations is anticipated at every stage.

The project has 2 phases. The first phase will run from October 2023 to September 2025 and cover 12 countries across 6 MSF Operational Centers with a preliminary budget of 3.600.000 Euros funded through the MSF Transformational Investment Capacity (TIC) initiative.


Main responsibilities:

The Project manager is accountable to the Project Leader (and, as the Project Leader deputy and by delegation of the latter, to the Project’s Governance and TIC Accompaniers) and to the TIC Secretariat, and is responsible for the following:

Management and Coordination

  • Provides support and advice for the successful execution of the project, including in its change management perspective.
  • Gathers, coordinates the production, and ensures the relevant transmission of information. Specifically, interacts with MSF internal stakeholders across the MSF movement with a focus on organizational and financial aspects: Members of the Board of Directors, Steering and Field Project Committees; human resources and finance departments at Operational Centers and targeted MSF missions’ levels; other support departments as required (logistics, etc.).
  • Supports the production and dissemination of specific Project’s deliverables, particularly ensuring coordination with relevant internal/external stakeholders (e.g. MSFeCARE for eCDSS tools; MSF Tembo for self-training/capacity building tools; construction of a dedicated website/sharefolder; etc.).
  • Represents and replaces TACTiC’s Project Leader in his/her absence in MSF internal platforms.
  • Functional management of the Change Management and Communication Officer and Mobile Implementing Officers attached to the Project.


  • Ensures activities comply with the project’s objectives, timeline and budget.
  • Informs, follows up and adjusts as necessary the Project’s metrics (outputs, outcomes) and monitoring logical framework, in coordination with the Steering Committee and countries targeted by the Project. In coordination with Field Project Committees, supports the elaboration of country or site-specific monitoring tools to inform and analyze output, outcome and impact related to the Project’s objectives.
  • Alerts the Project Leader, Governance mechanisms and the TIC Secretariat on risks or substantial change needs (timeline, budget, scope, etc.) and proposes solutions.


  • Ensures the compilation of intermediary Project’s status and financial reporting, as defined in the Project’s timeline and according to TIC mechanism’s requirements.
  • In agreement with the Project Leader, initiates and coordinates regular follow-up calls and meetings with the Project’s Governance/advisory bodies and the TIC Secretariat. If/when necessary and as requested/approved by above-mentioned bodies, introduces change requests and reviews proposal (objectives, scope, timeline) and supporting documents (budget, metrics) accordingly.
  • Delivers a consultative report for the Project’s phase 1 with a view to analyse outcome and impact and propose a comprehensive realistic roadmap (timeline, budget requirements, funding options, etc.) for global implementation of WHO recommendations across MSF projects, and beyond.
Compétences professionnelles


  • Seasoned Project Manager, with successful experience in managing multi-settings, multi-stakeholders, multi-objectives projects.
  • Experience with MSF (field, HQ) strong asset
  • Experience in health project and research – an asset


  • Master’s degree in any relevant training

Skills and aptitudes:

  • Very good knowledge of MSF intersectional functioning
  • Documented capacity to mobilize internal stakeholders
  • Project Cycle, budget, Grant management
  • Familiarity with Change Management strategies an asset



  • Fluently spoken and written English C1 minimum– essential
  • French B2-C1 an strong asset
Qualités requises
  • Rigor, autonomy and organization
  • Team spirit, sense of initiative and cooperation
  • Very good ability for communication and writing
  • Good capacity for analysis and synthesis
Spécificités du poste

Status : Full-time fixed term contract 12 month

Can be based anywhere but able to work in the CET time zone

Occasional travel to the headquarters or field (around 10% of the time)

Salary conditions: from 49,48k, based on Paris HQ salary grid


Desired start date: October 2023

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