Assesment team – ANTHROPOLOGIST(based in Jakarta) 144 views

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international medical and humanitarian, non-profit organization acting in accordance with the principles of humanitarian assistance, impartiality, neutrality, medical ethics and medical confidentiality, independent from any political, religious, military or economic authority.

In compliance with MSF’s charter and based on an independent assessment of needs, MSF provides medical and humanitarian assistance to populations in distress without discrimination on the basis of ethnical affiliation, religion, gender or political convictions, in the contexts of epidemics, endemic diseases, natural disasters and conflicts. The humanitarian and impartial nature of MSF’s action and operational principles is recognized and respected by the Parties as a requirement for and condition of MSF’s activities.

MSF in Indonesia is working under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Health  (MOH) that does not allow staff to perform direct service provision to beneficiaries unless given exceptional permission.  The areas of intervention in the current MOU is DKI Jakarta and Banten Province. For the purposes of the assessment, MSF shall visit new provinces outside of the MOU scope but will do so with permission from the relevant Provincial government authorities and informing MOH of our intentions.  The Anthropologist is foreseen for 3 months, after which an analysis and proposal should have been developed.

Provide MSF project with a socio-anthropological analysis and understanding of local, socio-cultural determinants such as perception of health and illness and health seeking behavior in order to improve medical activities in the new project areas including but not limited to Primary Health Care Transformation in Remote Areas (PHC) and Health Care in Prisons (Prisons)
·         Perform Health anthropologist assessment in order to design, plan and organize researches (qualitative and quantitative) to understand the existing health beliefs, explanatory models and the health seeking behavior related to project’s needs.

·         Provide reports and tools to the project team to improve medical activities, in term of approaches and relation with the local population.

·         Provide information and recommendation to the project team in order to support their understanding of local culture and perception to adapt efficiently the medical activities.

·         Support Health Promotion activities (pre-testing of materials, focus groups, social data collection…) based on health anthropologist perspective.


EducationUniversity degree in medical anthropology, social-anthropology or sociology
Experience•          Previous work experience at least 5 years in relation with medical anthropology/socio-anthropology or qualitative research is essential

•          Experience in developing countries and experience with MSF or any other organization in public health is highly recommended.

•          Fluent in English, Bahasa Indonesia

•          Desirable: Knowledge of Bahasa Dayak

How to apply

Please send your application : Cover Letter, Updated Curriculum Vitae including name, addresses, email address & phone number of 3 (three) referents to Human Resource – MSF Indonesia via email : and should indicate “ANT” on the email subject. Applications will be considered until 25 Nov  2022. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.


MSF values diversity and is committed to create an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

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