Medical Positions:
 

Anaesthesiologist

Photo credit: Liu Chen Kun

© Liu Chen Kun

Organize and carry out anesthetic medical activities, according to MSF policies, protocols and universal hygiene standards and in close collaboration with the surgeon and other medical staff, and increase the knowledge and practical skills of the anesthetic staff through on the job training and knowledge transfer in order to ensure the quality of care provided to patients.

Role of the anesthesiologist :

  • Carry out pre-operative consultations evaluating the risks of operating in collaboration with the surgeon, providing the patient with appropriate information and deciding the type of anesthetics to be used, in order to ensure the best conditions prior to the surgery.

  • Carry-out all anesthesia related activities during surgery to ensure safe, adequate anesthesia:
    1. Preparing beforehand the drugs, material, and equipment required.
    2. Administering and maintaining anesthetics following the rules of hygiene and asepsis in force.
    3. Monitoring patients throughout the intervention.

Requirements :

  • Valid degree and current license

  • At least 2 years of post-residency clinical experience in anaesthesia

  • Training and people management experience highly preferred 

  • Experience in paediatrics, obstetrics, and trauma anaesthesia; as well as spinal and dissociation anaesthesia (e.g. Ketamine)

  • Willingness to work in unstable environments

  • Ability to work with limited technical resources e.g. ventilation equipment

  • Availability of 8 - 12 weeks

  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter

Please refer to this website for details: http://www.anesthesiologist.msf.org

 


Epidemiologist

© Pierre-Yves Bernard/MSF
© Pierre-Yves Bernard/MSF

Assessing, implementing and maintaining the epidemiological surveillance systems/monitoring (if needed) according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to contribute to appropriate evidence-based decision making using well managed health data in outbreak and emergency MSF programmes.

Defining, coordinating and monitoring the epidemiological activities, ensuring the development of appropriate methodology and the quality of studies according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to identify risk factors for diseases and to determine the optimal treatment approaches to clinical practice and the preventive medicine to be used in the missions.

Role of the Epidemiologist :

As an epidemiologist you can be employed in the field of program monitoring, program evaluation and/ or field epidemiology.

In the field of monitoring you will assure that relevant and validated program data are available. You will assure that indicators are debated within the medical team and inform operational decision. In addition, you'll assure that data collection and analysis adapt when project activities are re-oriented.

In the field of evaluation you will assess the performance of projects. You will provide recommendations for operational research (mostly using program data, less frequent are prospective studies) to evaluate new tools (drugs, lab tests, …) or new operational strategies.

In the field of field epidemiology you will be responsible for initial assessments when outbreaks are suspected, and you will assure epidemiological surveillance /monitoring systems are in place to inform operational decision making during outbreaks and other emergency programs. When indicated, you will be involved in surveys to orient operational decisions.

Requirements
 :

  • Master in Public Health with relevant professional experience in epidemiology or an MSC in epidemiology
  • Relevant professional experiences of at least 2 years is mandatory
  • Proven practical skills in design, implementation and evaluation of surveys, and in quantitative/ qualitative research methods.
  • Experience with relevant software packages
  • Outbreak investigation /  management experience (e.g. cholera) is an asset. 
  • Experience with tropical medicine and infectious diseases is desirable.
  • Availability of 6 - 12 months for each assignment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter
     


Health Promoter

Responsible for the coordination and implementation of awareness-raising and educational campaigns to support the medical activities. The Health Promoter is therefore part of the medical team.  The campaign can address different themes in emergency projects (vaccination campaigns, awareness-raising on malnutrition or cholera) or in projects that focus on one medical issue (AIDS, MDRTB, malaria, etc).

Role of Health Promoter :

  • Assessing knowledge of the target gorup on a health risk and analyzing the context (local culture, traditions, habits, health perception) to adapt health activities and support the social mapping (villages, populations, actors).
  • Assessing, developing and adapting HP materials according to the needs of the project. Ensuring content and format have been pre-tested with target groups in order to ensure the adequency, relevance, full understanding of the messages.
  • Liaising with other relevant actors (national and INGO, authorities), also involved in prevention activities, analyzing interventions and building cooperative relationships and advocacy, in order to enhance the influence of the campaigns and messages and to improve awareness among the targeted population.

Requirements :

  • Master in Social Science, Master in Public Health orientation Health Promotion, Master in Community Health (Nursing Diploma in Community Health)
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience (working in health promotion/ education, prevention, community mobilitzation, etc)
  • IT knowledge, basic windows environment is a must
  • Team management and people management experiences is a must; good communication skills, constructive mindset, creativity, autonomous, able to work under pressure, strong analytical, strategical, supervision and monitoring skills
  • Previous work with and NGO is an added value
  • Availability of 6 - 12 months for each assignment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter

 

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Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Specialist

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Specialist is responsible for the Infection Prevention and Control activities and leads the development and maintenance of an IPC program in the project, in order to strive for patient safety, caretakers and staff and to enhance the quality of care.

Role of IPC Specialist includes :

  • MSF IPC Policy will focus on 3 priority pillars: 1/ Hand hygiene, 2/ Environmental cleaning and disinfection, re-processing of medical equipment, 3/ Transmission-based precaution.
    Therefore some of the roles of IPC Specialist :
    - Ensuring the implementation of the standard and transmission-based precautions in the health structures in all departments in collaboration with each service activity manager using existing tools (guidelins, checklist, audit forms, trainings).
    - Providing technical supervision and guidance to the staff in all departments including sterilization, laundy and kitchen.
    - Develop multimodal strategies to improve IPC in the facilities, for example : initiate system change (availability of the appropriate infrastructure and supplies); organize training; perform monitoring and give feedback.
    - Promoting a stepwise IPC improvement approach, tailored to the local context.

Requirements :

  • IPC diploma is essential
  • Medical or paramedical background: Nursing degree / Medical Doctor / Epidemiologist /Pharmacist degree / Microbiologist
  • Desirable: Diploma in tropical medicine or at least 1 year of relevant working experience in a tropical context
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience in IPC in hospital settings
  • Minimum availability is 6 month per each assignment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter

 

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Medical Doctor


©️ Sri Harjanti Wahyuningsi/MSF

©️ Sri Harjanti Wahyuningsi/MSF

MSF needs Medical Doctor with specialization in Internal Medicine or Infectious Diseases. There are several different types of MSF project in where there are needs for MD with TB and HIV/AIDS specialization for example.

Role of the Medical Doctor :

The responsibilities will vary according to the type of the project:
- Clinical and organizational support for medical activities, e.g. in hospital setting and refugee camps.
- In addition, the setup, coordination, training and supervision of health personnel represent a significant part of a general physician's work.

Requirements :

  • Licensed Medical Doctor 
  • Experience in tropical and infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS , TB/MDRTB, emergency room, mass casualty, Sexual and Reproductive health, ICU, hepatitis, drug usage or victims of torture is an asset. 
  • Diploma in tropical medicine is an asset 
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience. 
  • Team work and people management experience, and able to coach and train other team members. 
  • Availability 6 - 12 months for each assignment. 
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter
     

 

Midwife

© Vivienne Chan

© Vivienne Chan

 

MSF needs Midwife to provide obstetrical care to pregnant women and their babies, doing follow up before, during and after delivery, according to MSF obstetrical and reproductive health protocols, universal hygienic and newborn caring standards, in order to ensure their health conditions and avoid post-delivery complications.

Some of the responsibilities as midwife include : 

  • the reinforcement of the implementation of standardized protocols for pregnancy and delivery care, sexual violence victim care, family planning, prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS, prevention of sexually transmitted disease, abortion care, etc. 
  • organisational aspects (human resource management, pharmacy management, gathering of statistical data, etc), as well as training supervision, evaluation and guidance of team members. 

Requirements :

  • Bachelor's Degree in midwifery
  • 2 years experience as midwife (extensive experience in managing prenatal and post-natal check up, normal delivery, complicated delivery and delivery such as breech, twins and shoulder dystocia, will be a big asset), and at least 1 year of working experience in a tropical context is an asset 
  • Management experience is an asset
  • Availability for 6 - 12 months for each assignment. 
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter

 

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Mental Health Specialist/ Psychologist

© Juan-Carlos Tomasi
 

Mental health services play a vital role in many of MSF’s projects around the world. MSF provides mental health and psychosocial support activities in a large variety of contexts, for example:

  • emergencies (natural and manmade disasters)
  • protracted/chronic-ongoing crisis
  • excluded and marginalized populations (survivors of sexual and gender based violence, victims of urban violence, minorities, migrants, etc.)
  • integration with medical care (HIV/AIDS, TB, haemorrhagic fever, etc.)

Most of the programs consists of both clinical (individual and groups) and community-based component and require an integrated medical-psychological-social approach.

Role of Mental Health Specialist / Psychologist:

  • Managing overal mental health programme.
  • Leading the program for people being treated for HIV/AIDS and/or Tuberculosis, plan support activities for people affected by emergencies (such as armed confict or natural disasters), implement a support program for victims of sexual violence or coordinate a program for migrant population. Most of the programs consists of both clinical (indivicual and groups) and community-based components and require an integrated medical - psychological - social approach.
  • Coordinating and supervising the different mental health and psychosocial support activities.
  • Recruiting, train and supervise local professionals who carry out the mental health and psychosocial support interventions in health facilities and in the community.


Requirements :

  • Masters in Clinical Psychology or equivalent
  • Having 2 years of clinical experience to adults/ children
  • Registered in a recognized professional body
  • Desirable experience in training/ supervision and clinical practice in post-traumatic stress, sexual violence, HIV/ AIDS or any other chronic disease
  • Experience in either post-traumatic stress disorder or trauma and related areas
  • Preferably experiences in international working area with various populations and cultures
  • Availability for 6 - 12 months for each assignment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter

 

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© Penny Bradfield© Penny Bradfield

MSF works with teams of qualified, specialised, motivated  gynecologists/obstetricians who provide high-quality care for patients.

Our maternity units and surgical projects deliver high-quality standardised care (protocols, hygiene, technical platform and medicinal products) and, despite the unstable or remote settings in which we work, MSF provides the appropriate expatriate and local human resources to ensure the provision of high-quality care for patients.

Our need for gynecologists/obstetricians is increasing and crucial for our projects because:
- They contribute their expertise to the overall care of patients.
- They also play a role in training and in sharing expertise with local doctors.

Role of the gynecologist/obstetrician :

  • Training the midwives, nurses and local doctors.
  • Managing the obstetric procedures in close cooperation with the paramedical and medical team.
  • Managing the labour and delivery rooms with the midwives.
  • Managing post-partum complications.
  • Carrying out patient rounds every day.

Requirements :

  • Licensed Obstetrician/Gynaecologist with minimum 2 years of working experience in your field of expertise
  • Current or recent practical experience
  • Extensive experience in managing prenatal and post-natal check ups
  • Knowledge on normal (including the use of partograph) and complicated pregnancy and delivery 
  • Willingness to work in unstable environments
  • Availability of at least 8 - 12 weeks per each assignment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter

Please refer to this website for details: www.obstetrician-gyneco.msf.org

 

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Registered Nurse

 
© Robin Meldrum© Robin Meldrum

Nurses save lives in a variety of conflic zones; Organizing a mass vaccination intiative for measles or triaging an influx of displaced people fleeing conflict, nurses save lives in a variety of conflict zones. Also work alot with paediatrics, infectious disease, Emergency room, ICU, obstetrics, nutrition or operating theatre department. 

 

Some of the responsibilities can be : 

  • Planning and organizing all nursing related activities (IPD, OPD, maternity, nutrition, etc.) When needed, being responsible for scheduling duty rosters, shifts and on call of nursing staff.
  • Coordinating and supervising the implementation of the legal therapeutic protocols, procedures and standards, depending on project objectives (PPTCT, PEP, VCT, IEC, SGBV, MH services, etc.) and providing technical support when needed.
  • Supervising the nutritional activities in order to ensure that therapeutic food is provided regularly and that it complies with quality and quantity standards
  • Ensuring all administrative procedures and documents (individual patient's card and registration book, discharge paper, transfer paper, etc.) and existing data management tools are used correctly
  • Collaborate with the Pharmacist and Medco, supervising the distribution (according to medical prescriptions) and pharmacy activity, preparing new orders when required, supervising expiration terms and consumption patterns, in order to ensure that pharmacy stock levels are permanently updated and above minimum safety point.
     

Requirements :

  • Licensed, registered nurse (RN) with 2 years of working experience
  • Current experience with direct patient care
  • Prior training and people management experience is essential 
  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Diploma and experience is desirable 
  • Available for at least 6 -12 months per each assignment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter

*Priority will be given to multi-lingual (English AND French) applicants

 

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Pharmacist

© Kazuma Momoi
© Kazuma Momoi


Responsible for the management of medicines, medical supplies and medical equipment, processing orders, inventory, consumption follow-up, and distribution of quality-assured medicine to clinics and hospitals supported by MSF. Monitoring usage of pharmaceutical supplies and promotes its optimal use.

Framed in the Medical Department, will work with a multidisciplinary approach to ensure quality of care to the beneficiaries.

Close collaboration with the Supply Chain and Logistic Teams.
 

Some of the responsibiities can be : 

  • Ensuring storage, stock management and supply processes, as well as hygiene and security procedures, tools, and protocols (controlling pests and rodents), implementing appropriate quality controls and records, in order to ensure good storage conditions (temperatures, humidity and light exposure) and availability of drugs and medical material, according to MSF protocols, national regulations and in cooperation with the logistics department.
  • Coordinating the delivery, reception and recording of international and local orders, in close coordination with the logistics department, updating stock files and informing line managers on their status (shortfalls, over-stocking, expiry dates), in order to permanently ensure security stock levels and ensure efficient management of stock.
  • Supervising orders of medical and drug material in order to ensure an efficient and appropriate consumption pattern under budget constraints.
  • Supervising the supply of drugs to patients, according to medical prescriptions, informing them on consumption patterns and keeping conditions in order to ensure their therapeutic progression
  • Ensuring efficient supply to other pharmacies managed/supported by MSF according to orders and stocks, and using cold chain when needed. Monitoring and analysing orders of depending pharmacies in order to avoid ruptures of stock or having expired drugs.
  • Supervising, with the HR department, the associated processes (sizing, staff shifts, recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development and internal/external communication) of the pharmaceutical team and the nursing staff, in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required and to improve their dispensing capabilities.
  • Recording all items received and issued in computer (Isystock) and reporting on drug consumptions and medical equipment dispensed according to protocols, informing on unusual patterns as well as forecasting future needs, in order to rationalise the budget and to ensure availability.
  • Assisting in training of nursing staff regarding dispensing of drugs and their side effects

Requirements :

  • Degree in Pharmacy
  • Registered in a recognized professional body
  • Minimum 2 years dispensing and stock managing experience, preferably in hospital setting
  • Good knowledge of software (Microsoft excel, Microsoft word)
  • Availability of at least 6 – 12 months per each assignment. 
  • Knowledge on TB, HIV/AIDS is added value 
  • Prior training and people management experience is essential
  • Prior experience in clinical trials desirable
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter

 

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Surgeon / Orthopaedic Surgeon
 


© Analee Sabadao/MSF

© Analee Sabadao/MSF


MSF works with qualified, specialist, motivated surgical teams who provide high-quality care for patients.

Our surgical projects deliver high-quality standardised care (protocols, hygiene, technical platform and medicinal products) and, despite the unstable or remote settings in which we work, MSF provides the appropriate expatriate and local human resources to ensure the provision of high-quality care for patients.

Our need for surgeon and orthopaedic surgeons is increasing and critical for our projects because: 

  • They contribute their expertise to the overall care of patients.
  • They also play a role in training and in sharing expertise with local doctors.
     

Responsibilities :

  • Undertake pre-operative consultations, evaluating the surgical risks with the anaesthetist, and obtaining the patient’s signed consent to operate
  • Carry out emergency and scheduled surgical interventions
  • Provide post-operative clinical care and carry out ward rounds (in collaboration with the anaesthetist, operating theatre nurse and ward staff)
  • Coordinate the implementation of MSF clinical policies, tools, guidelines and protocols
  • Organise the hospital emergency disaster response plan and run practice drills
  • Manage, train and supervise the surgical team

Requirements :

  • Certified Surgeon, who has attained Fellowship
  • Ability to perform general surgery including Caesarean sections.
  • Some experience in A&E and orthopedics is desirable (for Orthopaedic Surgeon)
  • Valid degree and current license
  • Ability to work with limited resources
  • Availability of 8 – 12 weeks (minimum) per each assignment
  • Willingness to work in unstable environments
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter

 
Please refer to this website for details: www.orthosurgeon.msf.org

 

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Non Medical Positions:

 

General Logistician

© Vincent van der Windt/MSF
© Vincent van der Windt/MSF


Our 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.
 

Responsibilities : 

  • Monitoring the implementation of logistics/technical/supply activities ensuring compliance to MSF standards, protocols and procedures.
  • In close collaboration with the HR department, participating in the recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing and performance evaluation of the logistics staff in the mission in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required. Implementing all these related activities to the logistics staff under his/her direct responsibility.
  • Ensuring technical reference for all logistics/technical issues in the mission and provides coaching to logistics staff.
  • Ensuring installation and maintenance of functional office space(s) and lodging facilities in an adequate living condition as well as all the equipment required.
  • Monitoring and implementing the technical aspects of the risk reduction rules: transport, communication, protection, identification and preparation of the technical aspects of the mission security plan, evacuation plan and other contingency plans.
  • Ensuring communication means in the mission (including numbers frequencies), allowing permanent communication between capital, projects, bases and HQ. Ensures all staff in the mission benefits from proper training on how to use communications equipment available in the Mission (e.g. satellite phones, HF/VHF radios, computers, etc.)
     

Requirements : 

  • Two years of relevant experience showing a capacity to organize and maintain a multidisciplinary activity
  • Any type of training, diploma / academic level will be considered
  • Solution oriented
  • Agile, responsive and adaptation capacity
  • NGO experience is an asset (in developing countries)
  • Willingness to work in unstable environments
  • Availability of at least 6 - 12 months per assignment 
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter

 

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© Florian Lems/MSF
© Florian Lems/MSF


As a specialist in Water and Sanitation you support the medical team in identifying possible factors (practices, habits, sources, routes, etc.) related water, sanitation, hygiene and environment that affect human health.

Coordinating Water and Sanitation activities in collaboration with the medical and logistical teams. 

Providing technical support to the teams and ensure the planning and implementation of the Water and Sanitation projects and their integrated activities.


Some responsibilities can be : 

  • Leading the design, technical implementation, acceptance and management of all assigned Watsan interventions (water supply, excreta disposal, waste management, vector control and dead bodies management) and teams in the project. 
  • Leading the development of project proposals and/or work plans, when Watsan activities are integrated in medical interventions. 
  • Conducting Watsan assessments in collaboration with project medical teams to identify Watsan needs at the project level, and summarizing findings to the direct line manager and recommending appropriate responses. In emergency response situations at the project level, leading the development and planning of Watsan emergency strategies and resources planning, in collaboration with the medical and logistical teams
  • Coordinating the execution of the Watsan activities and teams at the project level in order to meet quality indicators, time schedule and budget, preventing deviations and proposing immediate technical adjustments when necessary. Leading regular project meetings with the project’s Watsan Managers to facilitate the discussion and prompt resolution of problems, promoting regular exchange of information, and planning individual and joint activities
  • Guiding processes of Watsan technical support to the project's medical team in identifying possible “risk factors” (e.g. behavioural practices, environmental sources of infection, and transmission routes) and controlling measures to address modes of transmission of infection and corresponding ways of controlling spread. 
     

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of experience in designing and managing of water and sanitation construction projects, or other relevant professional experience. 
  • Water treatment, waste management and emergency sanitation system
  • Diploma in hydraulic engineering. Other diplomas will be considered if relevant experience can be proved
  • Availability 6 - 12 months per each assignment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments and MSF Charter

 

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Human Resources and Finance Manager

MSF always looking for experienced HR and Finance professionals who are passionate about humanitarian work and want to use their skills and expertise in our interventions. 

Responsiblities:

 
  • As the HR and Finance Manager, your main purpose is to plan, organize and implement, within the project, HR, administrative and financial policies and activities in accordance with legal requirements and MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to provide the organization with quality, reliable and transparent information on the use and allocation of resources to achieve the project's objectives.
  • For the HR part, you are responsible for the good planning of the project’s human resources. You are responsible for the follow-up of staff, from recruitment to end of contract. You oversee compliance with internal regulations and social legislation in effect in the country. You work with the support of the Human Resources Coordinator in charge of HR in the country.
  • For the Finance part, you are in charge of the financial management of the project, which includes the setting up and monitoring of the budget and forecasts, supervision of the accounting, cash management of the treasury, effectiveness of the internal control system as well as management of budgets from donors. You will work with the support of the Financial Coordinator in charge of Finance in the country.    
  • With staff under your supervision, you are also responsible for the organization and training of staff involved in these various tasks.
 

Requirements:

  • Degree in Finance, Human Resources, Economics, Management or Human Sciences or relevant experience in Human Resources and/or Finance
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in HR and/or Finance and an interest in both areas
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities in HR and Finance
  • Experience working in an NGO and/or in a developing country is an asset
  • Be available to work anywhere, including politically unstable contexts and conflict zones
  • Availability 6 - 12 months for each assignment. 
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitment and MSF Charter

 

 

 


 

Supply Chain Manager

Supply chain positions can be based at coordination level (capital of the country) to facilitate the flow of goods from Europe to the projects OR at project level to manage the distribution to the beneficiaries.Supply chain managers analyze contexts of country in order to design, plan and put in place relevant supply chain and ensure as such operational optimization.They focus on processes and understand and coordinate all the supply chain activities . They are also  familiar with the relevant information systems technology (ERPs for instance).
 

Some of the responsibilities can be:

  • Managing the supply sections at coordination/ project level: Order Processing, Procurement, Warehouse (log and med), and Transport and Customs departments
  • Planning, coordinating and supervising the daily activities of the supply department. 
  • Coordinating communication lines and functional links between the Supply departments and other departments (Finance, Medical and Logistics departments)
  • Ensuring a smooth running supply administration and the respect of the implemented supply procedures.

 

Requirements:

  • Post graduate in in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field
  • Two years of relevant work experience
  • Management experience is mandatory
  • Any other graduate with relevant experience in Supply chain.
  • Strong skills in excel (reporting, statistics…)
  • Availability of at least 6 - 12 months per assignment 
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitment and MSF Charter
 

 

 
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