General Objective

  • Understand the HoM role, responsibilities and relevant tasks.
  • Apply strategic orientations, operational tools, and priorities to the reality of a mission.
  • Develop key competencies such as Strategic Vision, Leadership, Initiative and Innovation.

Specific objectives

  • MSF-OCBA Operational orientations
  • MSF-OCBA Operational orientations
  • Understanding our environment/Context analysis
  • Medical context analysis
  • Medical operational responses (including: Hospital Management, Victims of Violence, and other medical modules)
  • Acceptance
  • Networking and Negotiation
  • Advocacy
  • Emergency response
  • Mission management
  • Security Management and Critical Incidents
  • Team Management


The Online (OL) Course Preparation Modules will focus on covering/reviewing essential concepts, processes and procedures required for the effective performance of key job areas while integrating spaces and opportunities for interaction and collaborative learning among participants.

The Face-to-Face (F2F) Training Course will focus on the practical application and consolidation of new and previously acquired knowledge, promoting problem solving and strategic decision-taking.

How to Enrol

Send your application form to

Who is this course addressed to

Staff currently (or in the near future - less than 1 year) occupying a Head of Mission position.