MSF employs people for a broad range of jobs and skills levels who all ensure that MSF can deliver quality health care to those who need it – all over the world.
For that we want to ensure that we are able to recruit the best, most committed professionals. We often work in locations that lack accessible information on common market practice, cost of living and decent living wage.
MSF wants to ensure that our mandate can be carried out under the highest quality standards while at the same time ensure that our employees are treated fairly, money and funds are used in a sustainable way and local norms are respected.
There are economic, social and legal reasons why benchmarking is esssential e.g., employees can provide for their families, retain staff, keep the intrinsic motivation, not disrupt the labour market, relevant differences between capital and rural areas, comply with labour laws…
MSF surveys are conducted through a combination of field and desk research.
We analyse the local labour market, the competitiveness of salaries and estimate the minimum living wage (by surveying minimum monthly household expenditure) as well as compliance with internal and external policies.