Level   8

Reports to (Hierarchical)

Logistics Coordinator/ Logistics Manager

Reports to (Functional)

Logistics Coordinator/ Referent in HQ/ National Technical Referent

Job Family

Logistics and Supply

Main Purpose

Carrying out assessments and ensuring the implementation, maintenance and monitoring of the mission's geographical information systems and producing in real time, a spatial analysis of the situation in the field, according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure an optimal running of the project


  • Defining procedures and ensuring the implementation, monitoring, maintenance and correct functioning of the mission's geographical information system. Liaising directly with the staff to identify GIS needs and developing appropriate GIS products
  • Managing the technical activities in support to and in close collaboration with the field responsible of the sector of activity he/she is primarily in support to i.e. epidemiologist, medical coordination, logistics coordination, and project or mission managerial team. This includes the following tasks:
    • Managing response and prioritization requests for map products and services and supporting all medico-operational activities such as logistics, supply, outreach, WHS, security, project and mission leadership, communication and reporting, health promotion, etc.
    • Managing the development, quality control and reproduction of products in appropriate formats for clients. Uses and advocates data and mapping standards
    • Identifying, gathering and incorporating external datasets into the MSF repository. Maintaining and expanding the archives and working with the data to create themes and layers for use in GIS and to create analytical products
  • Carrying out assessment and feasibility studies in the project to provide line managers with alternatives and possible solutions to challenges concerning GIS
  • Where standard protocols are not available or appropriate, developing a protocol seeking extensive feedback and pilot tests to ensure its functioning.
  • Acting as a technical referent, providing technical advice and oversight of quality and strengthening knowledge of the team. Managing training and skills development support to staff with simple mapping, Google Earth, use of GPS
  • Performing delegated tasks as defined in his/her job description and according to the line manager


University Diploma in Geographical Information System


  • Essential experience in managing data collection, entry and maintenance and in managing or developing databases
  • Strong practical experience in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Pedagogical skills is a strong asset
  • At least 2 years' experience in specialist area
  • Work experience with MSF, other NGOs and in developing countries desirable

Language Level Description

B1  Independent User

Threshold or intermediate

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Technical Skills

This job doesn't have technical skills.

Transversal Competencies

Commitment to MSF’s Principles

Demonstrates loyalty, awareness and respect for MSF’s values

  • Expresses his/her interest by talking/asking/giving informed opinions about MSF’s activities.
  • Expresses he/she wants to work with MSF because of its principles and mission.
  • Overtly expresses his/her satisfaction at belonging to MSF and defends MSF’s social mission.
  • Refers to beneficiaries* when speaking about his/her own work.
  • Always transmits a positive image of MSF in front of both colleagues and external people.
  • Translates the principles of MSF into actions.

Behavioural Flexibility

Adapts behaviour to the needs of the situation

  • Accepts decisions which are not completely in line with his/her personal opinions.
  • Is flexible in applying and adapting procedures.
  • Adapts his/her behaviour to the characteristics of the interlocutor and/or situation.
  • Learns from problems and difficulties, becoming more competent at resolving similar situations in the future.
  • Looks for adaptable solutions in order to achieve objectives.
  • Reassesses priorities when circumstances change, focusing on objectives. 

Stress Management

Understands other people’ s stress

  • Has an understanding attitude towards other people’s mistakes and shortcomings.
  • Gives calm and polite answers and repeats them patiently if necessary.
  • Uses techniques or plans activities to manage his/her own stress.
  • Responds and acts constructively in conflictive situations. 

Results and Quality Orientation

Works towards objectives, preserving established standards

  • Perseveres until the objectives of the job and the team have been met.
  • Complies with the procedures, processes and rules set by MSF.
  • Is aware that the purpose of his/her job is to meet the specified objectives.
  • Is autonomous.
  • Mobilizes resources.
  • Analyses problems and constraints. 

Teamwork and Cooperation

Shares information and coordinates with team and/or others

  • Shares significant information in a timely manner and actively seeks the opinion of team members or others through empathetic communication.
  • Allows others to question work/input if this leads to improvement.
  • Coordinates with other team members to ensure that common objectives are achieved.
  • Shows interest in and empathy with team members. 

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