Level   13

Reports to (Hierarchical)

Head of Mission

Reports to (Functional)

Cell based Technical Referent in HQ/ Field support unit or technical referents at HQ

Job Family

Logistics and Supply

Main Purpose

Defining and implementing all supply and technical logistics strategies and support to the mission, ensuring the pertinence and coherence of logistics and supply programmes, adequacy of the means provided and the compliance to MSF standard, protocols and procedures in order to enable the development of the mission in perfect working conditions and optimise the impact of the medical projects


  • Participating actively in the definition and update of annual project planning and budgets and the Emergency Preparation Plan, defining strategies and providing advice to the HoM in the translation of the identified logistical / technical needs into objectives, priorities and resources needed for the mission
  • Responsible for monitoring the implementation of logistics/technical activities in the mission (construction and rehabilitation, stock and supply of medical and non-medical material, transport, communications, water and sanitation, vehicles and engines, equipment/installation and infrastructures, etc.) ensuring compliance of MSF standards, protocols and procedures, and reporting to the HoM on the development of the ongoing programmes and proposing reorientation strategies when needed. Provides reporting on projects/mission evolution from the technical/logistics perspective and propose corrections if needed
  • Responsible for the proper application of HR policies and associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, potential, detection, staff’s development and internal communication) in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required for the activities he/she is accountable for
  • Responsible for ensuring technical reference and support for all logistics/technical issues in the mission, providing coaching to logistics staff and representing MSF in meetings with Authorities and other NGOs for technical/logistics related issues
  • Responsible for ensuring installation and maintenance of functional office space(s) and lodging facilities in an adequate living condition as well as all the equipment required
  • Responsible for ensuring the proper use and maintenance of IT (computers, software, backups, etc.) and communication tools as well as the communication means in the Mission (including numbers, frequencies), allowing permanent communication between capital, projects, bases and HQ. Ensuring all staff in the Mission benefits from proper training on how to use communications equipment available in the Mission (e.g. satellite phones, HF/VHF radios, computers, etc.)
  • Responsible for defining and monitoring the technical aspects of the risk reduction policy, transport, communication, protection, identification and preparation of the technical aspects of the mission security policy and guidelines, evacuation plan and contingency plan, monitoring on a daily basis the security rules observation and reporting to the HoM of any problem. For this purpose, the Logistics Coordinator will have to create an appropriate environment to facilitate exchange of information on security situation and will be the security back up in the absence of the HoM


Essential degree and specialization in Logistics and MSF Logistics training


Essential, working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs and previous humanitarian experience in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries. Desirable previous experience in emergencies

Language Level Description

C1  Proficient User

Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Technical Skills

Facility Management


Be able to use MSF Buphagus software

Explain the basics of the equipment management policy (identification, procedures)

Management of Offices and Workplace Safety


Sound knowledge of safety hazard and related soultions

Sound technical knowledge of the maintenance principles/tools for all the tehcnical services related to the buildings

Ability to understand  and evaluate the pertinency to outsource techical services for building maintenance. 

Ability to organize the use of the buildings according to the security needs (relocation/hybernation)

Familiar woth local rules/laws related to conutry real estate

Vehicle Feet Management


Able to establish approprite technical procedures, tools and follow-up to manage a fleet with more than 10 vehicles (any type).

Be able to define a vehicle replacement strategy, accordig to the needs and deployment conditions

Prooved mastery of mechanical spareparts, (produce 6-month order sparepart, Toyota sparepart form)

Ability to evaluate the pertinency of regional outsurcing  maintenance services, local and regional purchase (veichles and spare part) and renting  of veichles 

Aerial Operations


Able to recognise the needs of a project in terms of aerial operation (flight frequency, possible routings, number of passengers to be transported, etc.) on a regular basis or in the event of emergency (evacuation)

Able to organize aerial operations for a project taking into accounts costraints and actors involved

Able to implement MSF safety policies and protocols with regards to an aerial operation

Information and Communication Technology


Able to explain the MSF IT policy (3S: Security, Standardization, backup System)

Able to perform, verify and re-install a backup

Able to apply installation and maintenance procedures for IT material

Basic knowledge of computer network architecture

Able to follow a logic procedure in order to detect IT problems



Familiar with MSF basic standard tools and procedures (Difference between HF and VHF, estqblish radio contact, use of satellite phone, use and interpret an swvr meter)

Construction and Renovation


Capable to define and manage the different phases in a renovation and/or construction project (temporary, semi-premanent and permanent atructures)

Sound knowlegde of MSF construction process

Able to draw a detailed diagram with dimension, orientation and elements of description

Able to guide the technical choice of materials

Able to provide maintenance of a building (up to 200m²) considering the integration of all the other relevant technical families (watsan, energy, etc.)

Good knowledge of local market in terms of materials, technicians, contractors, local law and istitutional actors

Capacity to do basic site planning for structure installation (temporary, semi-premanent and permanent structures)

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation


Explain the various mechanisms of disease transmission via water and excrement.

Be able to implement the “Essential WHS requirements for health structures” (except Vector Control).

Be able to perform water chlorination.

Know how to perform a batch assisted sedimentation (dropdrop, SSD).

Be able to install/operate/maintain MSF pumps (motorised pump, submersible & cellar).

Be able to harvest water through “jetting” technology.

Understand the concept of Vector Control & how to use LNs.

Be able to set up a proper excrement management (calculate volumes, construction of various systems & concrete slabs).

Be able to set up proper a waste water facility (grease trap, infiltration systems).

Be able to set up a proper medical waste facility (+ followup of construction of De Montfort incinerators)

Food Logistics


Good knowlegde of MSF guidelines with regards to fod logistics

Support for Displaced/Homeless Populations/Shelter


Able to explain MSF prerequisites and guidlines related to shelters, NFI distribution and watsan basic requirements

Explain the various MSF standard products.

Able to setup a MSF multipurpose tent, family tent, basic Watsan supply and waste commodities for a family

Responses to Epidemics and Other Infectious Diseases/Vaccination (general)


Good knowledge of MSF tools (guidelines, kits) related to epidemics and vaccination (cold chain, stock, transport) and capable to deploy them



Good Knowlegde of of measure and control tools of the cold chain

Good Knowledge of basic hardware and able to deploy and maintain



Good knowlegde of MSF Cholera guidelines

Able to set up a CTC/CTU under the supervision of an experienced Watsan/Log (water, excrement

management, wastewater, medical waste



Able to conduct a critical review of the suitability, efficacy and efficiency of the safety management of a mission.

Train all those involved in a mission in all aspects of safety (context, risk evaluation,

standard procedures, contingency plans, incident reports and analysis).

Be able to define a safety strategies, and to provide appropriate tools and resources for tis implementation.

Develop and maintain a regional, even international, information network capable of aiding MSF in comprehension and ensuring safety in one or more specific contexts

Transversal Competencies

Strategic Vision

Has an overview and links current actions with organisational objectives

  • Contributes towards the global vision.
  • Relates the objectives of his/her project to MSF’s objectives.
  • Is able to distinguish between working activities that give value to MSF’s objectives and those that do not.
  • Sets and maintains an order of priorities in his/her work according to MSF’s strategic objectives. 

Service Orientation

Anticipates clients’ needs

  • Anticipates the need to offer information about the services provided.
  • Offers services that deliver added value to clients.
  • Responds to clients’ needs even when the demand is not explicit. 
  • Thinks about the effect of his/her actions on others.
  • Is proactive in ascertaining the future needs of clients and understanding their underlying needs. 

Teamwork and Cooperation

Builds team spirit within the organisation

  • Fosters and encourages collaboration between members of different teams, services and departments, even in difficult situations.
  • Explains to others (in meetings, speeches, etc.) the importance of working in teams.
  • Acts by example. 


Uses actions and indirect influences to persuade

  • Gives solid and coherent arguments to support his/her points to the interlocutor, stressing the key information.
  • Uses different communication tools and means (internal and external resources) to get the message across.
  • Selects communication strategies to have a persuasive impact on the interlocutor.
  • Seeks backup from experts and third parties to strengthen his/her point of view.
  • Manages his/her emotions. 

People Management and Development

Works on the growth and development of team members

  • Offers each team member an equal opportunity to succeed.
  • Publicly acknowledges good performance and positively reinforces it.
  • Considers the personal development of each team member and proposes an individual development plan. 

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