Regional Mentoring and Coaching Officer

at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Location NAIROBI, Kenya
Date Posted May 10, 2024
Category Education / Teaching
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


Rationale/Objective for Position

  • The role of the Regional Intersectional Mentoring and Coaching Officer is to develop actions to support the professional development of MSF staff, to foster and capitalize on synergies between MSF entities and intersectional HR units, etc.) while effectively and sustainably implementing the Mentoring & Coaching (M&C) offer in MSF operations.

This role focuses on the Eastern and Southern Africa regions, in the countries where MSF holds operations, systematically collaborating between MSF entities while pursuing the following strategic orientations:

  • Actively take steps to make MSF a more diverse and inclusive organization where high-level decisions are made closer to our operations on the ground. Changing MSF’s management culture translates into a multicultural approach to programme management, contextualising the M&C offer according to the region (and potentially even specific


  • Respond to mentoring and coaching requests from the region and manage mentoring relationships in the region.
  • Identify mentors and potential coaches (especially among locally recruited staff) and contribute to building a pool of active mentors in collaboration with MPMs.
  • Contextualize how the M&C offer is communicated and implemented in a specific region.
  • Develop and validate a plan to raise awareness and disseminate the mentoring and coaching program.
  • Support HR and L&D teams to identify mentoring and coaching needs for field staff.
  • Ensure collaboration with MSF entities participating in the regional approach including the operational sections, the M&C community and key partners in the region.

Sub-region-specific responsibilities /Context

  • Ensure the management of requests for mentoring and coaching in the regions
    • Manage mentoring relationships in the region according to the processes and quality standards defined by the MPMs (and recognized by the EMCC)
    • Refer individual and team coaching requests to the M&C Hub
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