Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Job Opportunity at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Deputy Coordinator


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These principles must apply to all MSF staff_._


Direct Reports: Logistics Coordinator

Position status: Full-time

Location: Dar Es Salaam

Number: 1

Job Summary

Supporting the Logistics Coordinator through delegated tasks and responsibilities, replacing him/her in his/her absence and participating and collaborating in the implementation of strategies and support to the field in accordance with MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to enable the development of the mission and optimize the impact of the medical projects.

Required Criteria

Minimum Educational Qualification: Essential degree in logistics & equivalent, master’s degree will be added value.
Experience: Essential working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs, experience with MSF or other NGOs in developing countries.
Languages: English (fluent, oral & written) Swahili is an asset
Knowledge: Computer literacy
Competences: Strategic vision, Leadership, People Management, Planning Results, Teamwork.

Main Responsibilities

Participating actively in the definition and monitoring of annual project planning and budgets and the Emergency Preparation Plan, defining strategies and advising the Logistics Coordinator in the translation of the identified needs into objectives, priorities and resources needed for intervention
Defining, monitoring, evaluating and ensuring the implementation of the strategies and activities in the mission of the following activities, as defined in the delegated tasks, according to MSF standards, protocols and procedures:
Construction and rehabilitation, transport, ICT, communications, vehicles and engines, equipment, installations and infrastructures, etc. Including the installation and maintenance of functional office space(s) and lodging facilities in an adequate living conditions and all the equipment required as well as the proper use and maintenance of IT computers, soft wares, backups, etc. and the communication tools and means in the mission
Stock and supply of medical and non-medical materials
Water, health and sanitation activities
Planning, supervising and implementing, in close coordination with the HR Coordinator, the associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing, performance evaluation, detection of potential, development and internal communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and amount of knowledge required
Ensuring technical support to his/her team as well as to all other teams in the mission
Defining and monitoring the technical aspects of the risk reduction policy, transport, communication, protection, identification and preparation of the technical aspects of the mission security policy and guidelines, evacuation plan and contingency plan, performing day-to day monitoring of the application of security rules and reporting to the HoM of any problem
Representing MSF in meetings with Authorities and other NGOs at the request of the Logistics Coordinator

Performing tasks delegated by the Logistics Coordinator, as specified in his/her job description

Please send your application letter and detailed CV to

before the 28th of August 2018

Indicate in the subject line of your email the position :


Only short-listed candidates will be invited for test and interview.