Level   2

Reports to (Hierarchical)

Logistics Manager / Logistics Supervisor

Reports to (Functional)

Logistics Manager / Logistics Supervisor

Job Family

Logistics and Supply

Main Purpose

Performing hands on tasks as part of the team and supervising the labourers / basic skilled workers present in one or several working sites and controlling the tools and materials involved in the work, according to supervisor's instructions and MSF standards and protocols, in order to ensure the correct performance of the tasks.


  • Dividing up the teams in accordance with the needs and adapting the number of workers per team according to the work and needs, checking that the work is divided up equally.
  • Recruiting daily workers in accordance with the needs and with the approval of his/her manager.
  • Managing the daily workers, applying the same criteria used for managing labourers.
  • Working in close collaboration with the different professionals involved in the construction in order to respond to their needs (material supplies, manpower needs, etc.).
  • Looking after tools and materials, carrying out periodic inventories with the workers and ensuring the renewal of tools and/or materials if necessary.
  • Filling in and following up the planning according to activities and needs, and handing the planning over to his manager.
  • Filling in and following up the daily worker forms, handing them over to his/her line manager.
  • Performing hands on tasks as part of the team.


Literacy essential


Previous experience required

Language Level Description

A2  Basic User

Waystage or elementary

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Technical Skills

This job doesn't have technical skills.

Transversal Competencies

Commitment to MSF’s Principles

Demonstrates knowledge of and accepts MSF’s principles

  • Respects the choices made by the organisation.
  • Has basic knowledge of MSF’s mission and main activities.
  • Respects and accepts the medical ethics and principles of MSF.
  • Knows the difference between MSF’s activities and those of other NGOs and actors.

Behavioural Flexibility

Accepts changes

  • Accepts changes without knowing the full reasons for them.
  • Accepts new ideas in a positive way.
  • Positively accepts changes in his/her environment.
  • Accepts arguments opposed to his/her own.
  • Is willing to listen and to take on new tasks in his/her job. 

Stress Management

Restrains emotional reactions and responds calmly

  • Is able to continue working or speaking without being provoked to anger.
  • Walks away from a stressful situation in order to control his/her own emotions.
  • Carries on talking or working calmly in extremely frustrating or stressful situations. 

Results and Quality Orientation

Performs his/her work

  • Knows objectives of the job.
  • Defines tasks to achieve objectives and establishes a working plan.
  • Reviews and checks his/her work to detect mistakes and to correct them immediately.
  • Values high-quality work. 

Service Orientation

Knows and understands clients’ needs and interests

  • Identifies and has a clear understanding of who the client to be served is.
  • Identifies clients’ needs and concerns, and provides them with useful information and quick solutions.
  • Listens to clients and asks them questions to determine their needs and motivations.
  • Gets to know how the rest of the team works. 

Teamwork and Cooperation

Acknowledges the importance of teamwork and cooperation

  • Is responsible for his/her work because he/she knows the repercussions it has on the team or on others.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with colleagues, is accessible and listens to others.
  • Cooperates with the team and supports decisions made.
  • Demonstrates a predisposition to work with others and gives help when asked.
  • Acknowledges there are common goals as well as individual objectives deriving from the personal plan of action. 

Download PDF | Download Word

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more OK