Applications for the September 2020 and January 2021 intakes are now closed!

Please note, the next application round will not open until January 2021.

Who is it for?

LEAP is an MSF movement wide project and each OC will have 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. This means that:

  • If you speak and write English to a good level (more details below) and have certain abilities to produce written work

  • If you have an upper second class Bachelor's degree (2:1) or international equivalent OR significant professional experience in the humanitarian sector (even without any degree)

  • If you're flexible towards your missions/job and mobile

The LEAP is open to you regardless of your position, whether you are national, international and headquarters’ staff, or whether you are medical or non-medical!

What are the conditions for those working for OCP?

A key principle of LEAP is to offer higher education to those who have fewer opportunities to access it. Therefore, OCP has decided to offer it's sponsored-applicants to be under contract for the entire period of your Master's path, securing a continuous income even during the period of studies, as well as to cover other costs associated with the Master's degree (visas, flight tickets to Manchester/Liverpool, accommodation in the UK etc.).

How will we prioritise applicants?

It's a selection based on people's potential and motivation reflected in their application and assessed by a selection committee made of representatives of several HQ departments. There will be a limited number of places each year.

For candidates interested in studying specific individual modules, please visit the standalone modules webpage for further information.

How to apply?

There will be an annual selection committee for the two semesters. As the application round for the next two intakes (September 2020 and January 2021) is now closed, the next opportunity to apply won't be until January 2021.

The selection process includes two steps, one through MSF OCP and one through the Universities. Following successful selection by OCP, candidates will be guaranteed funding for the programme and will need to apply to the university directly – with whom we work closely to make sure the people we select fit the Universities’ entry criteria.

For further guidance on how to apply, you can watch a recording of the LEAP application webinar which was hosted by the LEAP team in July 2020.

Contact details

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