Construction Managers

As a construction manager working for Médecins Sans Frontières you will coordinate and monitor construction and rehabilitation projects to meet the needs of the mission. Your skills in cross cultural human resource management and communication will be important, as the role involves providing technical support, on-site construction supervision, and coaching to staff and /or sub-contractors under your responsibility.

In the field, construction managers establish and review construction activities, ensuring compliance with Médecins Sans Frontières protocols and standards. You will work across project design and development, project budgeting, and HR associated processes, such as recruitment, training, and evaluation. They plan and review budgets for the construction activities in order to identify and give a response to the needs of the mission and the targeted population.


  • Compliance with essential criteria
  • A diploma in construction, construction engineering, construction site supervision or architecture
  • Significant site management experience and building construction experience
  • Experience with contract writing, budgeting, reporting and tendering


  • Project management and knowledge of medical facilities 
  • Experience in carpentry, plumbing or construction
  • Supervisory or training experience
  • Drawing skills (CAD) or site planning experience
  • Experience with procurement of or negotiation for building supplies


All construction managers are hired as logisticians. Médecins Sans Frontières logisticians come from a range skill sets and backgrounds: they are engineers, fleet managers, electricians, architects, farm managers, water and sanitation experts, project managers, and more. 

All Australian and New Zealand field worker applications are processed through our Sydney office.


Please apply if your skills and experience match essential criteria for working overseas, and the requirements for the role you're interested in.

Allow approximately 1 hour to complete to application.

Before starting the application, please prepare the following:

  1. CV 
  2. Motivation letter 

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Meet some of our construction field workers