Applications for the January 2020 intake are now closed!

Please check back at the beginning of next year for September 2020 requirements.

Who is it for ?

LEAP is an MSF movement wide project and each OC has its own recruitment process.

At OCP we think future leaders can be anywhere in the organisation today, so we see the LEAP as needing to be as inclusive as possible.

If you speak and write English to a good level (more details below), the LEAP is open to you regardless of whether you are national, international and headquarters’ staff, or whether you are medical or non-medical.

OCP encourages staff to apply for the full MSc programme. Short courses related to your professional interests will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in applying for individual short courses please email leap@paris.msf.org to enquire.

The Universities’ entry requirement is an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree (2:1) or international equivalent.

If you do not have an undergraduate degree but have developed your skills through your professional experience in the humanitarian sector, you will also be considered.

Why should you apply?

A key principle of LEAP is to offer higher education to those who have fewer opportunities to access it.

As an OCP LEAP candidate, you will be under contract for the entire period of your Master’s path, with a continuous income even during the period of studies.

The costs associated with the Master’s degree (visas, flight tickets to Manchester/Liverpool, accommodation in the UK etc.) will also be covered.

How will we prioritise applicants ?

The selection process includes two steps: first with OCP then with the universities.

If you are selected by OCP, you will need to apply to the university directly – with whom we work closely to make sure people we select fit the Universities’ entry criteria.

The selection process is based on your potential and motivation as reflected in your application. It will be assessed by a selection committee made of representatives of several HQ departments.

There will be a limited number of places each year: approximately 10-15 places in September 2019 for people wanting to do a full MSc over 3 to 4 years. For January 2020 there will be a smaller number of places available.

Any study project is welcome and we’ll judge on a case by case basis and in relation to other applications.

Contact details

If you are part of OCP and would like more information, please email leap@paris.msf.org.