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.



  • Compliance with the essential criteria for all potential candidates.
  • Different profiles are needed for the construction talent pool, depending on the construction stage or the task that needs to be accomplished. Education requirements include any of the following: 
    • Degree in architecture (project Lead, lead designer architect, architect)
    • Degree in civil and/or architectural engineering (project lead, structural engineer, construction lead)
    • Degree in mechanical engineering (building services engineer)
    • Certified construction professionals (builders, site managers, carpenters etc)
  • Minimum mandatory work experience:
    • For architects: four years' experience covering all construction project stages from Concept Design on, relevant site management experience mandatory
    • For civil/structural engineers: four years' experience covering all construction project stages from Technical Design on, relevant site management experience mandatory
    • For construction professionals: four years' experience including building construction and site management experience mandatory
  • AutoCAD proficient
  • Experience with contract writing, budgeting, reporting and tendering
  • Professional experience in people management, supervision and administration
  • Available for assignment for a minimum of nine months or longer


  • Project management and knowledge of medical facilities
  • Experience in carpentry, plumbing
  • Experience with procurement of, or negotiation for, building supplies


Please apply if your skills and experience match the requirements for this role and the essential criteria for all international staff, listed above. Allow approximately 1 hour to complete to application.

Before starting the application, please prepare the following:

  1.  CV 
  2. Motivation letter
  3. Construction skills assessment