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Log generalist

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  • while a diploma in humanitarian studies is not mandatory, logisticians need to have the necessary technical and organisational skills to meet the challenges of a wide range of tasks. Some assignments call for qualified mechanics, builders, architects, water, hygiene and sanitation specialists, supply managers, electricians and biomedical technicians


  • 2 years working experience
  • supervisory and/or training expertise is a definite plus


  • 6 months minimum except for electricians (1 month)


  • English level B1
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Logisticians ensure the smooth running of MSF's programmes. Their responsibilities include local and international procurement, organising transport, cold chain management, hospital refurbishment, setting up nutrition centres, supervising locally employed staff and maintenance of vehicles and communication systems.

MSF employs generalist, multi-skilled logisticians to work on projects and in hospitals and specialist logisticians for specific technical assignments: mechanics, builders, architects, water, hygiene, sanitation specialists, procurement specialists, electricians and biomedical technicians.


  • Management of the supply chain required by the project: stock management, local and international procurement, monitoring and warehousing deliveries of supplies and equipment, procurement,

  • Management of the equipment required by the project: procurement, installation, maintenance and supervision of equipment (IT, radio communications, vehicles, generators, etc.),

  • Organisation of the project's infrastructure: small-scale construction and refurbishment works, basic water, hygiene and sanitation activities,

  • Establishing safety management procedures in liaison with the coordination team in the capital and the project coordinator,

  • Supervising and training logistics teams and locally employed and/or international personnel: watchmen, drivers, hospital logisticians, external hygienists, technicians, etc.

  • Providing logistical support to medical teams,

  • Working with the medical teams and project coordinator to define the operational strategies and logistical objectives of the project.

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