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General Context

Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by MSF’s 24 sections, 24 associations and other offices together worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens and decentralised in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations, including the Logistics Department.


Main purpose of the position

Planning, coordinating and monitoring all logistics activities in the project related to Biomed equipment according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure an optimal running of the project.


Your roles and responsibilities

•       Participating in the definition of the objectives and planning of the biomedical activities including reviewing its annual budget in order to identify and give a response to the needs of the mission and the targeted population

•       Monitoring and ensuring the implementation of the biomed activities in the project ensuring compliance to MSF standards, protocols and procedures, and reporting to the Project Coordinator on the development of the ongoing programmers. This includes the following: 

o    Monitoring and ensuring the implementation of biomed equipment management procedures in the mission (installation, disposal/renewal, correct use and maintenance) and ensuring a good follow up of the different maintenance contracts

o    Ensuring that the preventive and curative maintenance, fault diagnosis, annual diagnosis and certification are performed for those items of equipment for which specialised training has been received

o    Coordinating and organising between projects for equipment/support exchange (repair returns, installation and replacement) to help ensure that as few items are out of service on the mission at any given time. This includes the packing, shipment and contact with service providers or after sales service to the MSF Supply Centre for the repair of equipment that cannot be done locally

o    Organizing, planning and ensuring an appropriate stock management including inventories of spare parts and back up equipment. Ensuring good following and quality assessment of company in the process of local purchase

o    Managing the biomed technicians and elaborating their activities planning

•       In collaboration with the Project Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator and the HR Coordinator, participating in the planning and implementation of  HR associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, detection of potential, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to Managing the training of medical staff about hygiene on biomed equipment following the result of a regular assessment of medical services on these question

•       Participating in monthly reports according to management guidelines and following up, analyzing and reporting on the maintenance activities and on technical aspects of the work ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required to correctly perform all logistics activities pertaining to his area

•       Providing technical support and training to staff on the use, control, preventive maintenance and basic repair of most common equipment.



•       Education


•       Diploma as Biomedical technician, biomedical engineer, electronic technician, electronic engineer

•       Demonstrable technical skills and understanding

•       Experience

•       Experience as a biomedical or electronic technician/engineer. Minimum 2 years of experience.

•       Pedagogical skills are an asset


•       Languages 

•       Knowledge of English necessary, Portuguese highly welcome

•       Knowledge

•       Computer literacy



•       People Management

•       Commitment to MSF Principles

•       Behavioral Flexibility

•       Result and Quality Orientation

•       Teamwork and Cooperation


·         Based in the field in one of current mission of OCBA

·         Annual gross salary: minimal level 15.939 € (divided into 12 monthly payments)



·       To apply, all applicants should please send their CV and cover motivation letter under the reference “Biomedical manager” to  

·       Closing date: 3rd of February 2019.

·       Replies will only be sent to short-listed candidates.

Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above mentioned position. Médecins Sans Frontieres, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognised