Become a Board Member of MSF-AT


Do you want to:

  • engage in MSF?
  • actively shape MSF-AT and take over responsibility?
  • represent MSF-AT in the public, in Operational Centres and on various international platforms of MSF?
  • contribute to the discussions in an engaged team of MSFers?


If your answers are "YES"? Then come on Board!


Open seats on the MSF-AT Board 2023  

Several Board mandates are ending at the General Assembly in 2023 and 2 new members for the MSF-AT Board will be elected.

Is this you or someone you know? We are looking for engaged and motivated candidates who wish to contribute with their time and competencies to move MSF-Austria forward whilst keeping our organization close to our social mission and medical humanitarian mandate. Board members are elected for a term of three years starting immediately after the General Assembly. This year both new members must have a medical profile. 

The Board is elected by the association members at the General Assembly and is accountable to the MSF-Austria association and the MSF movement. The primary responsibility of the Board is to hold the MSF-Austria Executive accountable for its decisions and activities. The Board represents MSF-Austria, its values and work in the public and towards the Boards and associations of its partners.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. If you want to learn more about the association and how the Board works see more on this site. You are also welcome to reach out to Association Coordinator Julie Eskesen @ with any questions you may have. 

Interested candidates can apply by sending their CV and letter of motivation to the Board no later than April 21 via


Basic Facts

The Board of Directors is elected by the General Assembly and consists of at least four members: the President, his/her deputy (Vice-president), the Secretary and the Treasurer, as well as four further members without a special area of responsibility, if need be. The Board has the right to co-opt up to two members if their extraordinary competencies are useful for the Board and the Association to achieve the Association’s purpose. The members of the Board are elected for a three-year term of office. Re-election is possible without any restrictions. The Board is responsible for the management of the Association.

The General Assembly usually takes place in May each year. Click on the page General Assembly for the exact date of this year’s GA. 

The members of the Board are elected for a three-year term of office. Re-election is possible without any restrictions.

The responsibilities of the Board

The Board is accountable to the MSF-Austria association and the MSF movement as a whole. First and foremost, the Board has the responsibility towards the MSF-Austria association to hold the MSF-AT Executive accountable for its decisions and activities. It develops the strategic orientation of the Association based on the MSF AT Statutes, it approves the annual budget and establish guidelines for the use of donations.

For a full list of Board responsibilities check out the MSF-AT statutes attached below. In the document MSF as an Association below, you can read more about how MSF is structured, what it means to be an association and how the Board works. 


Who can apply?

Any individual who is not currently employed by any MSF office and who does not have a conflict of interest can apply for the Board. 


How to apply?

Send the application consisting of a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation to at least two weeks before the scheduled General Assembly. 

The CV and motivation letter will be posted on the Association website before the GA, to enable members to get to know the Board candidates.


If you have any question or would like to have more information on Board candidature, feel free to contact the Association Officer Julie Eskesen anytime!