Level   2

Reports to (Hierarchical)


Reports to (Functional)


Job Family

Logistics and Supply

Main Purpose

Carrying out tasks with regards to the servicing, repair and maintenance of MSF vehicle fleet and motorised engines in the mission according to MSF standards and procedures and the mechanic's instructions, in order to ensure the proper running of the vehicles and equipment


  • Performing tasks as per the mechanic's instructions, testing vehicles after each service is concluded and before it is handed back to the driver This includes but are not limited to the following:
    • Carrying out A services on vehicles and basic services on motorized engines (generators, pumps, etc.), according to the instructions listed in the log book or MSF documents, and if possible assisted by the drivers. Carrying out B services in big workshops and assisting with B and C services for vehicles, and major services for motorized engines, under the mechanic's supervision
    • Performing maintenance activities of all motorized machinery (water pumps, generators, etc.), as well as other mechanical installations
    • Filling in logbook regarding services, spare parts, repairs and maintenance carried out in each vehicle and motorized machinery and mechanical installations. Filling in stock cards of spare parts and carrying out physical stock inventory on a regular basis
    • Supervising vehicle documentation completeness (registration papers, insurance, radio licenses, etc.) and informing line manager if something is missing or soon expiring
  • Ensuring cleanliness of common working areas
  • Ensuring proper use, storage and maintenance of the equipment and tools provided. Assisting in identifying spare parts, consumables and tools required for all vehicles and reporting material needs and informing line manager about levels of stock and quality of different spare parts and consumables
  • Informing superiors of any any mechanical or other problems related to the vehicles and when repairs are required as a result of inappropriate driving or use of vehicles and equipment.
  • If requested by the line manager, assisting in briefing and training of all drivers regarding services and maintenance of vehicles and training MSF staff about correct use and basic maintenance of all types of engines


Desirable diploma on mechanics or related technical training. Driving license for vehicles


At least one year in a related job

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. 

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