Technical Logistician

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

As a technical logistician (TechLog), you will provide daily technical support to all activities in our medical facilities. You could be responsible for vehicle maintenance and planning of movements. Construction, framing, fitting, and maintaining medical facilities, offices, and staff accommodations could also be part of your duties. You could set up, manage, and maintain the water supply and hygiene/sanitary facilities. You could be in charge of the electricity supply and supervise the installation and maintenance of related equipment such as generators, solar panels, and batteries. You will hire and manage technical staff and contractors, and oversee their work. You will maintain contact with other non-governmental organizations, MSF sections, and local and international technical counterparts within the same mission.

Qualifications

● 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 relevant professional experience post training
● Professional experience supervising, managing or training staff
● Basic engineering skills
● Experience with contract writing, budgeting, reporting

Technical proficiency in at least one of the following areas:
● Construction
● Energy and electricity
● General mechanics

Assets:
● French or Arabic language (B2 or above)

Experience in any of the following:
● Bookkeeping, payroll, administration, accounting, and/or human resources management
● Basic water and sanitation systems
● Computer equipment
● Pump and generator maintenance
● Radio and communications equipment
● Vehicle mechanics
● Degree in engineering or vocational training

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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