MSF is an independent international medical relief organisation, with 28 offices worldwide. When large-scale epidemics occur, when areas in crisis are too dangerous for many other organisations, then our medical teams are there to assist the affected population. We organise basic medical care, treat the injured, carry out vaccination campaigns, train local staff and build up medical infrastructure. In long-term aid projects our teams fight diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, sleeping sickness, and HIV/AIDS.

Supply Logistician

tasks and responsibilities

Sometimes things don’t turn out the way they were planned – that’s when we depend on your skills the most.

As a supply chain manager with our projects, you will ensure the stability of the supply chain so that the required materials are consistently available in exactly the quantities needed. Procurement is remarkably diverse and covers a wide range of products and materials such as medicines, construction materials, fuel, hygiene products and other consumables, furnishings and food. You and your team are not only responsible for procurement on site, in cooperation with your colleagues in the capital, you will also coordinate the transportation and storage of the materials procured there as well as international deliveries from MSF’s large logistics centers. Deliveries across impassable terrain or through unsafe regions are also not uncommon.

Part of your work may also include ensuring customs clearance for international orders. In consultation with the various work areas of the project, you will also ensure forward-looking and adequate warehousing. You will be supported by an experienced team of employees, whose training and guidance will also be part of your duties.

Our Requirements

  • Completed vocational training and at least two years of relevant professional experience in the field of supply chain management
  • Versatile professional experience is preferable (purchasing, import/export, forwarding/freight, warehouse management etc.)
  • Experience as a team leader and/or in personnel management and further training
  • At least nine to twelve months availability
  • Very good knowledge of English and ideally further language skills in French, Spanish, Arabic or Russian. Good knowledge of French can have a significant influence on the overall assessment and final selection decision
  • Travel or work experience in African, Asian or Latin American countries
  • Ability to work in a team, cultural sensitivity, organizational and improvisational skills, and a high level of mental and physical resilience
  • Willingness to work in accordance with humanitarian principles and the MSF charter and mission statement

What do we offer

  • Salary sufficient to cover costs at home while you are in the field
  • A per diem during assignment to cover food expenses and other local purchases in local currency
  • Round-trip transportation to and from assignment
  • Room and board during assignment
  • A comprehensive insurance package, including health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Holiday leave (depending on project)

We strongly recommend that you attend a webinar or HR info event about working with MSF to learn more about responsibilities and requirements before you apply.

As an international organization, we support diversity, openness and mutual respect. In line with our values, incoming applications are only evaluated for their professional qualifications and are considered regardless of ethnic and social origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.

We look forward to your application.

Human Resources
Schwedenstr. 9, 13359 Berlin, Germany

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