Médecins Sans Frontières


As the primary focal point in his/her area of specialization, applying his expertise into field projects and providing 1st and 2nd line (remote and/or in person) technical and strategical support to coordination and field teams in the countries in his/her region according to MSF policies, guidelines and procedures in order to support the broader operational objectives of the mission


  • Conducting assessments in the countries of his/her region at the request of the coordination teams and based on the terms of reference established by its Logistics Coordinators. Proactively developing and proposing overall field visit schedules and suggesting any relevant changes based on operational needs.
  • Liaising with the Technical Advisor in HQ, contributing to define and improve the policies related to her/his area of specialization by providing feedback based on his/her experiences. Also to provide recommendations for program as well as broader operational objectives, its implementation or improvement, according to MSF policies, guidelines and procedures
  • S/he advises and supports logistics coordinators and field teams in their decision-making related to their technical specialty. Provides detailed analyses of recurring complex problems.
  • He / she contributes to the skills development of personnel linked to WHS (watsans & logs) in collaboration with the team leader. At the request contributing to the definition of training content generally related to his/her area of expertise and facilitating the sessions
  • Developing network and knowledge of local actors in his/her geographical area, related to his/her area of expertise (institutions, training centers, suppliers etc., as relevant)
  • Drafting visit reports and annual activity reports
  • When requested by TELOCO, covering gaps and/or participating in emergency operations in her/his geographic area.
  • When requested by LogCo or TELOCO he / she performs technical audits in the countries of his / her region.

MSF SECTION/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Definition and monitoring of annual planning and budgets and the Emergency Preparation Plan, defining strategies and advising the Logistics Coordinator/Dep LogCo/watsans mission in the translation of the identified needs into objectives, priorities and resources needed for interventions.
  • Monitoring the efficient implementation of the overall watsan activities including anticipation of demand planning, procurement, etc) and the use of tools to support the different watsan activities (regular and emergency), proposing adjustments when needed.
  • Propose, improve, and implement MSF protocols, tools and techniques related to watsan in collaboration with HQ tech ref. Performing regular assessment of the watsan strategy (including field visit), ensuring that permanent support to the direct and indirect stakeholders is available and defining adjustments when necessary.
  • Ensuring the proper flow of communication within the mission (watsans, logs, Op, Med and support dpts) and with external stakeholders
  • Support the log field team to solve technical problems affecting the optimal functionality of the equipment.
  • Help the field logistics team to collect and analyze the watsan indicators and develop realistic action plans (the “basics” always as a priority)
  • Ensure that field logistics teams implement preventive maintenance protocols, clear planning of human resources and equipment activity.
  • Training: In cooperation with the team leader, increase and standardize technical training for operational logs and specialists adapted to the reality of each mission. S/he will also conduct trainings on relevant topics to the staff of the mission.
  • Analyze and formulate recommendations for the ideal HR configuration.
  • Participate in the definition of job descriptions for watsan staff.
  • Participate in the recruitment of national technicians.
  • Local and regional assessment of the market for assets, tools and equipment related to its technical area. including after-sales services.
  • Validate the product-supplier pairing.
  • Define strategies for the supply and storage of equipment and spare parts in collaboration with Supply and Finance departments.
  • Regular reporting
  • Other tasks delegated by the Logistics Coordinator/Dep LogCo/TELOCO linked to the activities of his/her Area of intervention.



  • Degree in a relevant technical area like civil engineer, environmental sciences, environmental health / public health engineer or similar technical education related to the job profile.
  • At least two years of NGO Watsan experience in the field.
  • MSF experience is compulsory.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Fluent English and French compulsory


  • Position based RDC, CAR and Asia mission.
  • Contract duration: Till the end of the year (renewable)
  • Full time job
  • Annual Gross salary: L12 IRP2 + secondary benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward Policy.
  • Starting date: Immediately

MSF OCBA is a people-focused humanitarian organization that offers a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive work environment. We believe this approach enhances our work and we are committed to equity in employment. We embrace diverse backgrounds of people working together to exhibit their passion in action for the social mission of MSF.

How to apply


  • To apply, please follow the link below and submit your CV and cover letter.


  • Closing date: May 26th, 2024, 23:59 CET (Central European Time)

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