Our supply logisticians make sure our projects are equipped with everything that's needed to deal with an emergency.
From collecting supplies off an MSF plane on a makeshift runway, to working with the medical team to forecast medical supplies months in advance, the work of a supply logistician is far reaching and vital to the whole team.
As a supply logistician, you will analyse in-country contexts in order to design, plan and set up a relevant supply chain, build the capacity of local staff and work closely with all departments to ensure accurate forecasting and emergency preparedness.
The supply department is basically the backbone of every project.Anup Ravi, MSF logistician
This is an exciting and diverse role in support involving some or all of the following:
- Define or revise the supply chain strategy according to the context and the operational needs of the project
- Ensure the stability of supply activities within regular and emergency interventions
- Manage supply orders, procurement, transportation and delivery
- Provide ongoing technical support to the supply teams as well as other departments
- Ensure efficient supply administration and provide adapted tools to support the various supply activities
- Approve the use of supply-related third parties (suppliers, transport companies, freight forwarders)
- Manage, train and supervise the supply team
- At least two years’ relevant professional experience
Depending on our activities and needs, your responsibilities may be adapted according to the specific projects.
You will not be facing these challenges alone; other MSF team members (both international and locally hired staff) will provide technical support, including extensive guidelines and protocols.
- Versatile professional experience (e.g. procurement, import/export, transport/freight, stock management)
- IT skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- Fluency in English and/or French
- Available for a minimum of six months
- Commitment to MSF’s work and values
- Strong team player
- Willingness to work in all kinds of contexts worldwide, including unstable areas
- Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team
- Flexible and able to manage stress
- Self-driven with a solution-orientated approach
- Ability to train others
- Diploma in supply chain management
- Fluency in Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian
- Experience in consumable stock management (ideally pharmacy)
- Experience working in developing countries
- People management experience
Voices from the field
I would say that I specialise in looking for original, locally sustainable solutions, with local inputs, to solve a problem.Michael Githinji, MSF Logistician