Supply logisticians

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders

About the organization

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - bound together by our charter. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.

MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a worldwide movement of more than 67,000 people.

Duties

Supply logisticians are either based in the project or in the capital, and work closely with all departments, ensuring that accurate forecasting is done so that the project has the capacity to respond immediately to urgent medical needs as they arise. 

Supply logisticians are responsible for ordering all supplies for the project. They often have experience in supply chain management and have strong skills in managing spreadsheets and databases. Training, supervising and managing local staff is a key responsibility, and the supply team may be comprised of storekeepers, purchasers, supply logistics assistants and laborers. A large part of the supply logistician's work is to build the capacity of these local staff, as well as to ensure safe and fair working conditions and manage administration of the department. Supply logisticians also have frequent interaction with local authorities and organizations and often oversee the implementation of security protocols to ensure the safe movement of cargo into the project. ​

To see a generic job description and potential career path with MSF, click here: http://career.msf.be/jobs/lm02001-project-supply-chain-manager

Qualifications

Requirements

• Compliance with Essential Requirements for all potential candidates
• Commitment to work in the field for a minimum of 9 to 12 month assignments
• Previous experience in a low resource setting (priority given to those with experience working in a humanitarian context)
• Minimum of two years professional experience in supply chain management, e.g. needs assessment, order management, purchasing, stock management and freight management
• Professional experience supervising, managing or training staff
• Experience with organisation and set-up of supply administration and related supply procedures 
• Familiarity with cold chain maintenance and procedures
• Experience with contract writing, budgeting, reporting

Assets

• French or Arabic language (B2 or above)
• Relevant diploma, preferably a university degree
• Experience in bookkeeping, payroll, administration, accounting, and/or human resources management

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

MSF-USA is committed to the principles of equity, inclusion, and respect of diversity. As core principles inextricably linked to our success; equity, inclusion, and respect of diversity allow us to carry out our social mission and serve our patients.

MSF Field HR fosters diversity by embracing people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, ages, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic status.

The MSF-USA Field HR Recruitment Strategy reflects MSF-USA’s strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure a highly skilled and culturally responsive workforce.

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