Logistician français

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.

Skills and competence

  • EDUCATION: 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, procurement specialists, electricians and biomedical technicians.
  • EXPERIENCE: 2 years working experience; supervisory and/or training expertise is a definite plus.
  • AVAILABILITY: 6 months minimum.
  • LANGUAGES: working knowledge of English.

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.Responsibilities

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

Specialist logisticians at MSF

The mechanic participates in managing the project's motorised equipment (vehicles, generators, etc.). This includes establishing procedures, ensuring that all equipment is in line with operational requirements, used safely and properly maintained, ordering spare parts, managing stock control, training and supervising locally employed personnel.
Mechanics must be fully qualified in either mechanics or engineering and have previous practical experience.

The architect and the construction-logistician are responsible for refurbishing and building health facilities and any other constructions MSF may need for its programmes, such as accommodation, offices, pharmacies and warehouses, etc.
The architect defines and formulates projects in compliance with the operational objectives of the programme, which requires taking into account medical and technical constraints in order to draw up a preliminary and then a detailed project proposal. The architect is authorised to sign off on plans.
The architect and the construction-logistician draft specifications for tenders, follow-up on offers, oversee and sign off on completion of construction projects or themselves recruit, train and supervise workmen and oversee and sign off on completion of construction projects. They draw up plans and file requests for building permits to the relevant authorities and are also responsible for tracking the financial and budgetary aspects of the works.
Architects must be fully qualified architects. Previous experience in monitoring building projects is essential and experience as a project manager is a plus.
The construction-logistician must hold a diploma in construction, construction engineering or construction site supervision.
Both posts require substantial prior experience while knowledge of medical facilities is a plus.

The water, hygiene and sanitation (watsan) manager is responsible for ensuring the supply of good quality water to health facilities and/or people deprived of water because of conflict or natural disaster, etc. Liaising with the medical team, the WATSAN manager is responsible for hospital hygiene, setting up vector disease control, building showers and latrines, etc., and the infrastructure required to dispose of sewage and clinical waste. The WATSAN manager must be a water engineer, specialist in water treatment, geologist, hydrogeologist, repair technician or have other technical qualifications related to this sector of activity.

The procurement specialist is responsible for the programme's logistics supply chain in its entirety: analysing prices, quality control, placing orders with local and international suppliers, monitoring deliveries of supplies and equipment, managing relations with freight forwarders and customs clearance procedures, stock management, organising procurement for the project and tracking consumption.
A diploma in logistics, transport and or procurement and or experience in procurement are required.

The biomedical technician is responsible for maintaining biomedical equipment used in MSF's medical facilities. This includes verifying the installation and start-up of medical equipment, maintaining, monitoring and repairing biomedical equipment, supervising, training and supporting users, updating maintenance records and technical documentation and ensuring computerized maintenance management software is effective.
A diploma and experience in maintaining automated/electromechanical/electronic systems are mandatory.

The electrician carries out the necessary assessments of electrical installations in MSF's programmes—compounds, warehouses, hospitals, health centres, accommodation, etc. Duties include drawing up the documentation to ensure full and definitive compliance of the installations (diagrams, lists of supplies) in the project, supervising and coordinating any works that are carried out and installing equipment. The electrician improves use of equipment, helps to make users more responsible and manages the technical departments in charge of electrical installations and equipment.
Electricians must be fully qualified and have expertise and experience in designing electricity projects as well as organising and managing set up of electrical installations.

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De trop nombreuses candidatures au regard des possibilités de départ (occasionnant un délai d'attente d'environ un an) nous conduisent à inviter les infirmiers généralistes à postuler dans quelques mois. Ce message ne concerne pas les infirmiers ayant une expérience significative en néonatologie, très recherchés pour nos programmes.

Il en est de même pour les logisticiens généralistes (délai d'attente environ 10 mois). Nous vous conseillons donc de postuler dans quelques mois. Ce message ne s'adresse pas aux logisticiens spécialisés (EHA, construction, mécanicien…) NB : logisticiens EHA expérimentés MSF ou autre ONG très recherchés en ce moment.

Enfin, nos besoins concernant les postes de chargés de communication sont satisfaits pour l'année 2018. Pour ces postes, il est donc demandé aux candidats de ne postuler qu'à compter d'octobre/novembre 2018.