The logistician is a key position for all MSF projects and entails a range of responsibilities that cover all the activities related to non-medical assistance. The logistician is in charge of the planning, coordination and supervision of all logistical activities.
Candidates must have technical knowledge and proven experience in at least three of the following areas:
- Vehicle management
- Energy and electricity
- Information technologies
- Supply chain
- Building and construction
- Water, sanitation and hygiene
The logistician will often have to deal with the local authorities and other organisations. He/she is also resonsible for implementing the security protocols.
The ability to supervise and manage a large number of people is essential for this position. Experience in hiring, training and assessment of staff will be a big advantage.
Logisticians need to be practical (resourceful) and skilled in people management and problemsolving.
Ideal candidates will have a technical diploma or higher in enginerring and/or humanitarian logistics (eg Bioforce).
- Diploma in the corresponding field.
- At least two years’ work experience in this field.
- Good level of English and French.
- Availability of 12 months.
- Field experience with other NGOs.
- Knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic.
What we offer:
- Preparatory course before leaving to the field.
- Legal contract for the duration of the mission.
- The gross basic salary is approximately €1,300 per month during first missions and for positions of lesser responsibility. The salary is regularly reviewed according to the length of time in the organisation and the experience acquired.
- The chance to develop professionally in an international organisation. A profile manager from the HR department will monitor your professional development (career path, training, etc.) within the organisation.
- The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and helping those most in need.
To a lesser extent, in some of our projects we need to incorporate professionals with extensive experience in some specific fields such as water and sanitation (watsan) or supply chain. We expect these specialists to be proactive and good at problem-solving. In addition, they will have to train their assistants. Among these specialists there are:
Supply logisticians: who are responsible for the correct implementation and management of the supply chain following the protocols of MSF Spain missions. They will be responsible for managing groups of up to five people.
Contruction logisticians: who are responsible for the construction work carried out in the projects. They will have to manage tender documents and contracts, supervise works and monitor and evaluate construction projects.
Watsan logisticians: who are responsible for all aspects concerning water and sanitation (watsan). These may include (but are not limited to) tasks such as water supply, waste management, hospital cleaning or hygiene promotion activities. They will be responsible for managing groups of up to five people.
Biomedical logisticians: who are responsible for the maintenance of medical equipment. Among other tasks, these logisticians are in charge of negotiating maintenance proposals and contracts and advising on the purchase of equipment.