HRIS Python Developer

at Médecins Sans Frontières
Published May 22, 2022
Location Brussels, Belgium
Category Computer & IT  
Job Type Full Time  



Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides assistance in more than 60 countries to populations in distress, to victims of natural or manmade disasters and to victims of armed conflicts, without discrimination and irrespective of origin, religion, creed or political affiliation.


HRIS Python Developer (m/f/x) – 12 months – Brussels – MSF Belgium




MSF OCB (Operatioal Center Brussels) is replacing its existing HRIS and has chosen the Odoo Enterprise edition Version 15 for building its new software.


The HRIS will be used by 4.800 users:1.800 employees currently under MSF contract and 3.000 persons that have either not yet worked for MSF or are in between MSF contracts.


The 1.800 employees will access the backend of Odoo and the 3.000 non-employees will access the Odoo solution via a self-service web portal.


MSF has the support of an Odoo integrator - Niboo - to develop and customize the standard Odoo Enterprise edition in accordance to our specific needs.


MSF is looking for a software developer skilled in Python to reinforce its existing HRIS Team composed of developers, functional manager, key users and project manager.




The Python Developer will:


Collaborate closely with the team of developers of the Odoo integrator as to develop and customize the Odoo enterprise edition V15 backend and web-portal to meet the needs of our users.

Under the supervision of the HRIS Technical Referent and with the support of our integrator, follow best practices in software engineering as to ensure the software developments are correctly documented and easy to migrate to future Odoo enterprise versions.

Share knowledge about the developed python code with the other members of the HRIS Team

Collaborate with the ICT unit

Ensure that MSF has a degree of independence from our integrator for any further development once the main development project is finished.



The candidate must have:


Proven knowledge and experience of Python

Experience with relational databases, preferably PostgreSQL

Experience in large projects

Understanding and experience with object-oriented development

Knowledge of Version Control tools like Git

Basic understanding of web development

Passion for development

Quick & Autonomous learner

Fluent in English and French

Good team player

Good communication skills

Willing to work in an international, multidisciplinary and humanitarian environment

The followings are considered as assets:


Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management or related fields

Knowledge of Odoo framework

Knowledge of Docker & container management

Knowledge of JavaScript and JavaScript libraries

Knowledge of API developments over XML-RPC

Contribution to Open Source Projects

Knowledge of Linux

Experience with MSF



Expected starting date: July 2022

Location: Brussels (Belgium)

Contract type: Fixed term contract

Contract duration: 12 months (extendable to open-ended contract)

Time allocation: Full-time

Salary according to MSF-OCB HQ grid

Meal vouchers - Hospital Insurance (DKV) - Pension plan - 100% reimbursement for public transportation costs

Adhere to the MSF principles and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment

Adhere to the MSF Behavioral Commitments


How to apply


Please, send your CV and cover letter and mention “HRIS Python Developer” in the subject of your email.

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