Career Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Médecins Sans Frontières 

Position Title: Career ManagerCareer Manager


Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that provides assistance to people affected by conflicts, epidemics, and natural or human-made disasters and excluded from healthcare. We provide this assistance without discrimination, irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

About MSF Eastern Africa

MSF Eastern Africa is the regional institutional office of MSF. It focuses on representation and networking, recruiting and supporting staff from the region, communications and fundraising, as well as working on other dossiers of importance to MSF such as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), mutualization, training, medical operational support and environmental health.

Rationale/Objective for Position

The Career Manager is responsible for supporting Internationally Mobile Staff (IMS) in their career development and job placements within MSF.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Pool managers (PMs) from different OCs to identify personnel needs, and proactively propose candidates for placements based on the IMS skills, experience, and availability.
  • Regularly meet with the PMs to determine the best fit of IMS in the OC and identify high potentials and leaders.
  • Ensure that IMS going on their first mission are placed for the MSF preparatory training.
  • Oversee briefings and debriefings for departing and returning IMS and ensure they are linked with relevant colleagues.
  • Discuss career management prospects with IMS during briefings e.g. areas of strength and development and draft development plans according to ambition and capacity.
  • Regularly contact the IMS regarding any career related topic and placement opportunities and advise on career opportunities within MSF.
  • Identify relevant learning and development tools and trainings to ensure IMS have the capacity to take up new challenging roles.
  • Highlight profile needs and priorities of the recruitment team and ensure a smooth handover of newly recruited IMS from recruitment to career management.
  • Working with the Field HR Officer, ensure the IMS database is updated and share update with relevant stakeholders.

Other responsibilities

  • Travel to national and international meetings as required.
  • Contribute to HR activities and process improvements.


  • Education
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Studies, Psychology, Humanities, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Knowledge of career management and staff development
    • Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of French is an added advantage.
  • Experience
    • At least two (2) to three (3) years of relevant working experience in placement and career management.
    • Field experience with MSF or other humanitarian NGOs is an added advantage.
  • Competencies

Technical Competencies

  • Excellent interviewing skills and networking skills.
  • Ability to engage or lead difficult/uncomfortable discussions.

Behavioral/General Competencies

  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong team player, ability to work independently.
  • Flexible
  • Ability to manage stress.
  • Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Strategic Vision
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Service Orientation
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Initiative and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • People Management and Development
  • Networking and Building Relationships
  • Security Awareness and Management

We Offer:

  • A full-time employment contract through MSF East Africa Section Office in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • An annual salary of EUR23,296 at HQ Level 7 based on a full-time appointment.
  • Social benefits package; allowances ranging between EUR 188 to 295/month based on individual & administrative status.
  • Other benefits include; 25 days of annual leave, Employer Pension contribution and medical insurance cover (staff and family) based on MSF EA terms/conditions.

How to apply

Application process

  • If you recognize yourself in this profile, we welcome you to apply directly via this link.
  • Applicants are required to upload a Letter of Motivation + Curriculum Vitae (in English) in PDF format as one combined document.
  • The closing date for applications is on 04th February 2024


The protection of your personal data is important to MSF. By submitting your application, you consent to MSF using your personal data only for the recruitment process to have all the information and documents necessary to proceed with the recruitment, validation of your application and selection of the most suitable candidate. Your personal data will be treated confidentially. MSF will not use your personal data in any other way not foreseen for purposes of recruitment.

MSF is an equal-opportunity employer and does not charge any application/ recruitment fee. Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.