Level   8

Reports to (Hierarchical)

Logistics Coordinator/ Workshop Manager

Reports to (Functional)

Logistics Coordinator/ Workshop Manager

Job Family

Logistics and Supply

Main Purpose

Carrying out assessments and ensuring the implementation, maintenance and monitoring of the mechanical works in the projects according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure an optimal running of the vehicles and the mechanical equipment in the projects


  • Defining procedures and ensuring the implementation, monitoring, maintenance and correct functioning of the vehicle fleet and other mechanical equipment. Overseeing use and condition of cars, ensuring vehicles and motorcycles are used according to MSF rules and policies.
  • Managing the mechanical activities in support to and in close collaboration with fleet managers of the respective projects. Maintaining good communication and feedback with the rest of team, also at project sites, and informing them of all guidelines
  • Visiting projects in order to assess maintenance or repair needs for vehicles, tractors and generators and liaising directly with the staff to identify the project needs and managing response and prioritization of requests. Providing objective reports after field visits and participating in vehicle upgrade propositions
  • Ensuring the proper documentation, filing and the compilation of the repairs and maintenance done or required. Signing job cards when releasing a vehicle or equipment.
  • Acting as flying expert and referent mechanic of the Workshop team providing technical advice and oversight of quality and helps in strengthening the knowledge of the team, coaching and training mechanics, vehicle maintenance agents and drivers at the field if needed. Participating in the planning and evaluation of technical trainings and staff (all mechanics, vehicle maintenance agents and drivers). Assisting the Workshop Manager in evaluating future needs in recruitment
  • Helping to implement, maintain and improve safety policy by evaluating hazards and dangers and ensuring appropriate use of personal protective equipment, proper handling of dangerous goods, proper use of tools and equipment and an always clean and organized workshop
  • Identifying tools, equipment and consumables needed for proper running of the workshop and the projects and giving advice on the purchase of tools. Ensuring that tools are well organized and correctly stored, well protected, fully identified and easily accessible (cleanliness, security access, etc.). Performing physical stock count in accordance with frequency defined by the line manager
  • Immediately informing the line manager of any problems arising in the course of work, particularly with regards to damage, loss, attempted break-ins or theft in the workshop as well as interpersonal conflicts occurring at the worksite


Secondary education, Mechanical diploma and Driving licence are compulsory


  • Five years as MSF Flying Mechanic (MSF)
  • Minimum ten years of experience as a mechanic; familiarity with repair manuals and spare partscatalogues (non MSF)

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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