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Construction logisticians

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The Logistician Constructor is responsible for all construction and rehabilitation works of health structures or buildings to support MSF activities.

S/he will have to deal with project design including planning of financial and human resources needed, tender and planning documents, contracts, supervision of construction site and project budget follow up.

Logistician constructor is also responsible for hiring local staff, negotiating agreements and permits with local authorities to develop the construction, negotiation with subcontractors and local authorities, and organizing supply of materials.

Hands-on experience from the construction site is required. You need to be also personality oriented on problem solving, have good communication, negotiation and improvisation skills.

Ideal candidates for this position are architects, civil engineers or profiles with relevant experience in construction.

Before applying, please note that you will not choose your destination and that we work in high risk areas where you might find:

  • Militarised zones with exhaustive controls

  • Conflict zones with continuous security threats

  • Limited working resources and equipment

  • Remote and isolated work areas

  • Environments at risk from natural disasters

  • Environments at risk of epidemics


Risk acceptance information

Because MSF’s purpose is to bring medical assistance to people in distress, the work may occur in settings of active conflict, or in post-conflict environments, in which there are inherent risks, potential danger and ongoing threats to safety and security. MSF acknowledges that it is impossible to exclude all risks, but it does its utmost as an organisation to mitigate and manage these risks through strict and comprehensive security protocols.

Field workers will be fully informed of the risk associated with a potential mission before accepting a particular posting. Working for MSF is a deeply personal choice and individuals must determine for themselves the level of risk and the circumstances in which they feel comfortable, based on a full and transparent understanding of the possible situations they may face. Once on an assignment, all MSF staff must strictly observe all security rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in dismissal.

  • Diploma in the corresponding field. 

  • At least two years’ work experience in this field.

  • Good level of English and/or French. Priority will be given to candidates who speak both languages.

  • Availability of 12 months (divided into two assignments of six months).

  • User level IT skills.

  • Experience with other NGOs in contexts similar to those where MSF operates

  • Knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic.

  • Preparatory course before first deployment

  • Legal contract for the duration of the assignment

  • The net basic salary is approximately €1,300 per month during first assignments and for positions of lesser responsibility. The salary is regularly reviewed according to the length of time in the organization and the experience acquired.

  • The chance to develop professionally in an international organization. A profile manager from the HR department will monitor your professional development (career path, training, etc.) within the organization.

  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with multicultural exposure, contributing to our goal as a medical humanitarian organisation and improving health conditions in the countries where we work.