Site builder / Web Developer | Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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Full time

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflict, irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions. When medical assistance is not enough to save lives, MSF will speak out against human rights abuses and violations of humanitarian law its teams witness while providing medical relief.

MSF is currently seeking a Drupal Web Developer for a full-time six month contract role, with the possibility of transitioning into a full-time staff position (with full benefits) after the contract period. The Web Developer will work as a part of the MSF Web Team, an international distributed team responsible for MSF’s Web presence and overseen by senior management (Director of Communications) at MSF's New York office.

PLEASE NOTE: This position requires regular, daily on-site presence, based in any one of MSF's country offices in North America or Europe (including Vienna), but for the right candidate could transition into a primarily remote position after the initial (6-month) contract period.



Working as a member of the MSF Web Team, the Web Developer is responsible for the maintenance, ongoing growth, expansion of functionality, and support of the MSF Drupal content management system and international country site Web platform, MSF Association multisite Web platform, and a host of other smaller internal and external MSF Web sites. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Develop migration scripts for moving older sites onto the Drupal platform
Perform site-building activities, including creating and modifying content types, views, contexts, and blocks
Develop and troubleshoot custom modules for the Drupal platform
Install, test, and debug contributed modules
Evaluate designs and wireframes for potential development issues
Update and upgrade Drupal to solve performance and scaling issues
Install and maintain mini sites in different server/hosting environments


serve as an internal Drupal and Web support agent on the Web Team’s support helpdesk, providing assistance to MSF's international web and editorial network
make suggestions on content and the creation of newly planned Drupal sites


Contributes technical knowledge to the MSF Web Team to help determine and implement key objectives and achieve specific goals for MSF on the Web
Participate in and assist in the moderation of all regularly schedule Web Team group meetings and conference calls

Required Skills:

Advanced PHP, SQL, and JavaScript (jQuery) skills
Advanced Drupal 7 site building skills
Theming/CSS experience
Experience building custom contributed Drupal modules to extend functionality on any Drupal site using Drupal’s Hook API
Experience with Git and version control and source code management (SCM) systems
Experience with advanced Drupal tools, including Drush, Features, CTools, and Panels
Ability to accurately estimate work required for Drupal development tasks
Fluency in English

Preferred Skills:

Knowledge of Cloud Server hosting or Acquia hosting
LAMP/MAMP environment administration experience
Participation in the Drupal community and awareness of changes and innovations to Drupal core.
Experience with Agile/SCRUM methodology
Advanced understanding of Google Analytics and performance measurement
Experience with Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)

Additional Requirements:

2+ years of professional Web development experience with Drupal sites, plus Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Outstanding, proven time management and organizational skills, keen attention to detail.
Ability to work independently, move projects from conceptual stages to launch, and handle multiple and often competing deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively

Contract Conditions:

6 month contract; possibility of converting to full time (with full benefits) after contract period

Permanent Position Conditions*:

Salary – high 60s- low 70s USD, commensurate with experience
Excellent benefits, including 4 weeks vacation; Training and professional development opportunities (DrupalCon!)

*based on need and resources after contract and on US residency; subject to local office payscale and benefits if based outside of US

To apply:

Send cover letter with resume to:
ATTN: Web Developer (contract)