Timbuktu referral hospital

A varied and challenging job – from buying supplies to setting up comms networks, fixing broken kit to managing building projects.

Logisticians keep MSF’s programmes running. You will be responsible for some or all of the following: restoring damaged hospitals; setting up feeding centres; organising the transport of vaccines; ensuring the project’s power supply is reliable or maintaining vehicles and communication systems.

Logisticians also have frequent interaction with local authorities and organisations and often oversee the implementation of security protocols. Management, supervision and training of local non-medical staff is a key responsibility.


Technical skills in three or more of the following:

  • Vehicle mechanics
  • Energy and electricity
  • IT
  • Supply management
  • Radio and communications equipment
  • Construction
  • Water and sanitation

Additional Requirements:

  • Significant experience in logistics related roles
  • Experience in supervising, managing and training others.
  • Available for a minimum of nine months
  • Minimum of three months work, volunteering or travel experience in developing countries
  • Willingness to work in unstable areas
  • Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team
  • Flexible and able to manage stress

MSF is currently looking for logisticians with good French skills. If you speak French to a level where you can be placed in a French speaking mission such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Chad or Central African Republic, you are much more likely to be accepted onto the MSF register. Arabic skills are also in demand.