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Compensation & Benefits Manager Compensation & Benefits Manager
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Domestic Human Resources
Posted 7 months ago
Job Description

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers impartial medical care to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care in over 70 countries.

We welcome candidates who bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to join us in working toward MSF’s common mission.


The Domestic Human Resources Department provides subject matter expertise and strategic HR counsel to ensure that the organization’s US domestic human resources policies and practices are aligned to allow the organization to carry out its mission effectively and efficiently.

MSF-USA’s DHR functions incorporate a full-range of HR functions including benefits and wellness, recruitment, hiring, training and development, onboarding, and EEO / DEI / Employee Relations. This range of responsibilities and competencies provides an encompassing insight into the many issues, concerns, and challenges inherent in managing a global workforce.

DHR’s role is critical in ensuring that the unique legal requirements as an employer in the US, and the impact of cultural practices are taken into consideration while developing strategies for many differences among the various MSF sections.

Knowledge of employment-related laws and practices is required to minimize the risk to MSF as an employer and to guarantee that all employees, volunteers, and field workers are protected.

DHR is responsible to:

  • Ensure the elaboration and the implementation of the Domestic HR Management Policy.
  • Investigate and resolve employee relations and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) matters.
  • Conduct intake, investigation and resolution of staff reports related to allegations of professional and behavioral misconduct.
  • Help navigate MSF-USA human resources practices in collaboration with key Movement interlocutors to ensure alignment where possible for a global MSF workforce.
  • Safeguard compliance with US labor and employment law.
  • Oversee and administer benefit and wellness programs including medical and 401(k) for domestic staff.
  • Conduct the Employee Feedback Survey, officewide HQ training, and HQ staff Training & Development.
  • Provide tools and HR metrics for job analysis and performance.
  • Provide strategic advice and planning for DHR and international issues.
  • Support the Movement with mobility for hosted and seconded positions.
  • Coordinate with Field Human Resources to ensure synergies and operational effectiveness within US legal constraints.
  • Recruit and retain HQ staff.


We are looking for a Compensation and Benefits Manager that will establish best practices, attract high-quality employees, and reduce turnover.

Compensation and Benefits Manager responsibilities include researching employee motives, implementing appealing rewards and tailoring benefit programs based on staff needs. To be successful in this role, you should have good knowledge of labor legislation and be familiar with organizational psychology and employee engagement.

Ultimately, you will build fair and attractive compensation and benefits plans that help us improve employee satisfaction and create a productive workplace with equity as a key focal point.



  • Design compensation packages and bonus programs that align with the company’s strategic plan
  • Ensure salaries and benefits comply with the current legislation about human rights and pay equity
  • Strong understanding of DEI
  • Identify trends and implement new practices to engage and motivate employees
  • Conduct research on employee satisfaction (e.g., using surveys and quantitative data)
  • Renew our compensation plans with monetary and non-monetary benefits based on employee needs
  • Keep track of prevailing pay rates and make sure we offer competitive compensation plans
  • Draft job descriptions, job analyses and classifications
  • Structure compensation in ways that will yield the highest value for the organization
  • Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of employee benefit programs
  • Track compensation and benefits benchmarking data



  • Experience as a Compensation and Benefits Manager or similar role
  • Hands-on experience with HRIS or payroll software
  • Knowledge of building compensation programs for various departments
  • Excellent understanding of job evaluation and job analysis systems
  • Good analytical skills
  • Familiarity with labor legislation
  • Degree in Human Resources Management or relevant field


  • Professional Certification in HR or Benefits is preferred

Please note that relocation assistance and visa sponsorship will be offered for this position.

Expected to work in a hybrid remote work environment with the ability to come into either the NYC office or regional hub (Washington, DC or Bay Area, California) a minimum of 2 times a week.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.

This role location is in our NYC HQ office

No phone calls or emails please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

MSF-USA/Doctors Without Borders is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No employee, or applicant for employment, shall be discriminated against in any term or condition of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. We are constantly striving to make our organization anti-racist. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values. As an employee, you become part of that mission. We expect this same commitment from our staff.



Pay Class & Contract Type

Regular FT Salaried Exempt


Starting salary low to moderate 80's (commensurate with experience)

Working Time (Hours Per Week)


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