General logisticians

Médecins Sans Frontières logisticians have generalist skills across a number of technical areas, including mechanics, energy and electricity, procurement and supply chain management (including cold chain), construction, water and sanitation, IT 'trouble shooting', radio and communications equipment, warehousing and stock management. 

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.

Note: all Australian and New Zealand field worker applications are processed through our Sydney office.

PROFILE REQUIREMENTS

  • Practical skills and experience in at least 2 of the following: mechanics, energy and electricity, procurement and supply chain management (including cold chain), construction, water and sanitation, IT systems management/radio and communications equipment, warehousing and stock management
  • People management experience

DESIRABLE

  • Administration experience in finance, human resources, project or event management
  • Experience with pump and generator maintenance

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

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 working in remote, low resource and low tech settings

Clinical/working experience in environments with limited human resources, materials and equipment.  Access to electricity can be unreliable, running water may not be available, medical and other equipment may be in short supply and computer systems may be basic.

Management experience

Most assignments will involve supervision or management of teams and will require experience in: capacity building, training, planning and administration and performance management.

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

Committment 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

Many MSF projects are located in or near conflict areas. The environment is often chaotic and you will face various challenges. International staff must be able to cope with stress in a difficult and unpredictable environment.                   

Flexibilty and adaptability

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

Work independently and use initiative

MSF assignments are demanding and every staff member must be able to manage their responsibilities and workload in a professional manner, with minimum direction.     

DESIRABLE

Language skills

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

MORE INFORMATION 

  • Watch the logisticians webinar to find out more about the role of a logistician from three experienced panelists.
  • To learn about living allowances for project workers, visit salary, benefits and opportunities
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SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION 

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. Logisticians CV (below)
  2. Motivation letter 

Meet some of our general logisticians