As an electrician working for Médecins Sans Frontières you will carry out or supervise all electrical maintenance of logistics equipment for cold chain, energy, IT and radio communications, according to Médecins Sans Frontières standards and protocols.

You will also be responsible for the installation and safety compliance of electrical supply for project facilities and structures such as medical clinics and fieldworker accommodation. Your skills in cross cultural human resource management and communication will be important, as the role involves providing technical support and coaching to staff under your responsibility.

All electrical staff are hired as logisticians. Médecins Sans Frontières logisticians come from a range skill sets and backgrounds: they are engineers, fleet managers, construction managers, 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.


  • Qualification and licence as electrician or degree in electrical engineering
  • Experience coordinating the design and implementation of electrical projects
  • Available to work infield for  3+ months


  • Experience with pump and generator maintenance
  • Experience with the installation and maintenance of medical equipment
  • Experience with solar panels installations and maintenance
  • Available to work in-field for 6+ months


The essential criteria is an overview of the minimum requirements for international staff. Please note, these can change without prior notice in response to organisational needs. To work overseas with MSF, every applicant must meet the following requirements:

Work in a diverse team

The ability to work and live in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams in contexts that are often complex, unstable and isolated, requiring strict respect for the local culture, teams and security rules in force.

Experience with limited resources

Working experience in environments with limited human resources and materials, such as isolated islands, remote areas, or developing countries.

Work in a low tech environment
Management experience

Hold management / supervision experience and have experience teaching / mentoring teams.

Commitment to the goals and values of MSF

Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment.

Commitment to a career with MSF

Commitment for 2+ assignments. We are looking for people that want to commit to multiple assignments and a long-term career in humanitarian aid. Hiring and training an employee is a major investment for MSF and we want to hire international staff who want to grow within the organisation. 

Ability to cope with stress
Flexibility and adaptability

Contexts, environments, team composition can change quickly. Flexibility and adaptability are critical for a successful MSF assignment.

Work independently and use initiative

Ability to work independently, organise and prioritise work, and use your initiative.


Language skills

Knowledge of French or Spanish, or willing to learn. 
Other languages including Portuguese, Russian or Arabic are an asset.


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Please apply if your skills and experience match the requirements above and the essential criteria for working overseas. Allow approximately 1 hour to complete to application.

Before starting the application, please prepare the following:

1. CV 
2. Motivation letter