Evaluation of the MSF Sweden Innovation Unit

By Médecins Sans Frontières Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

The Vienna Evaluation Unit (VEU) of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and MSF Sweden Innovation Unit (SIU)will conduct the following evaluation:

Evaluation of the MSF Sweden Innovation Unit

MSF is looking for an experienced evaluator with the following essential expertise and skills:

Qualifications Essential:

  • A minimum of Master level degree in a related field and/or a significant expertise in humanitarian innovation.

Experience Essential:

  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience working in humanitarian field and excellent understanding of the innovation sector;

  • Proven evaluation competencies and report writing skills. Ability to generate comprehensive, well-structured and clear evaluation reports. Example of last reports may be requested;

  • Knowledge and experience of non-profit management and operational experience in managing humanitarian interventions is an added value;

  • Proven experiences and ability to collect and analyze data (quantitative and qualitative).


  • Experience working in management of technical innovation projects;

  • Experience in working with MSF.

Competencies Essential:

  • Strong understanding of Humanitarian Innovation;

  • Outstanding analytical skills to synthesize complex and diverse information;

  • Excellent English language skills, both written and oral;

  • Excellent communication and peoples’ skills;

  • Ability to work under pressure and remain consolidated.;

  • Good presentation skills.

MSF expects from the evaluator the following core competencies:

  • Integrity: to work honestly, openly, impartiality and in accordance with the values of MSF

  • Professionalism: To work in a competent, committed and calm manner

  • Accountability: To be accountable and responsible for achieving results and meeting

    performance standards.

  • Planning and organization: To plan, organize and manage work effectively and efficiently.

  • Communication: to communicate effectively and to build trust.

  • Team orientation: to cooperate at various levels.


Detailed information regarding the structure, work and goals of this evaluation project are provided with the Terms of Reference (ToR) attached to this call for applications. The ToR will also be provided to you upon your request: veuapplication@vienna.msf.org , subject line: Swedish Innovation Unit

The evaluation process is scheduled to start on 1 November 2018. The evaluation process is foreseen to last 25 working days. The evaluator will be paid in accordance with MSF´s remuneration rules for consultants.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this assignment, please send us your significant documents, including

  • Letter of motivation which besides your motives for this application presents the following:

  • A definition of Humanitarian Innovation as you understand it; provide one example.

  • Give an example of two challenges in evaluating humanitarian innovation and how to address them.

  • Note: 350 words for these two tasks suffice.

  • Precise information on your availability and an indication of your fee requirements

  • Up-to-date CV, including proof of at least one evaluation of similar nature

All applications must be sent to: veuapplication@vienna.msf.org “**subject line: S**wedish Innovation Unit”. Your application and all supporting documents must reach VEU no later than Thursday, 18 October 2018, cob**. Please be prepared for interviews taking place from 23 October onwards.

Please note: correspondence will take place in the first instance with those candidates shortlisted.

Please feel free to share this call for applications with anyone else who might be interested in this opportunity.

The Vienna Evaluation Unit looks forward to receiving your application.

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