Construction Specialist

Currently, the needs for these field positions are limited. Therefore, candidates who fulfil the essential requirements as well as some of the desirable criteria are more likely to match the profile sought at the present time.

As construction specialist, you define, manage and supervise the construction &/or rehabilitation work in order to support the medical activities.

You can also be asked to negotiate agreements and required permissions, you have regular contacts with the relevant authorities, and you ensure a correct design, implementation and hand-over of the work.

Other construction professionals such as carpenters, masons, plumbers and welders may be required to cover the field needs considering the lack of this expertise in certain contexts during certain period of time mainly related with emergencies.

Prerequisites

  • Diploma in architecture or civil engineering or construction engineering OR certificated construction professionals (builders, carpenters, masons, plumbers and welders) with recognized experience
  • 2 years of relevant professional experience in construction work and projects
  • Experience in building site management and dealing with contractors is a strong asset
  • Flexible mindset and intercultural awareness
  • Excellent team player
  • Curious to go and work in challenging contexts
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt

    Your safety and security
    We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe. Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.
    Expected LENGTH OF MISSION: 6 to 12 months

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Finance Manager

Finance managers in MSF projects have an important role in supporting the medical staff, as well as ensuring that the activities keep running from a financial standpoint.

As finance manager with MSF you will get the opportunity to work with finance from many different perspectives in a fast-changing environment that will test your abilities in new ways.

Role description

As finance manager your duties are varied. You work with accounting, reporting, financial planning and budget follow-up for the project. You often have people management responsibilities for locally hired staff, which includes training and coaching. You support the human resource responsible with administration around salaries, contracts and development of administrative procedures. You are responsible for reporting to local authorities and ensuring adherence to internal procedures as well as the national laws and regulations of the country.

Finance managers usually work in one of our projects in the country. With increasing experience, you may however also work as a part of the management team in a major city.

Role requirements

In addition to the general requirements to work for MSF, you need:

  • Finance degree or equivalent
  • At least two years of professional experience from bookkeeping, budgeting, internal control, auditing or equivalent
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt

Desirable qualifications

  • Knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and/or Russian
  • Experience of people management and/or activity management
  • Experience of providing training and/or coaching others
  • Previous humanitarian work experience

    Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe. Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.


Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

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Human Resources Manager

The majority of our workforce is recruited and hired locally in the countries where we work. As a human resource manager in one of our projects you hold a key position to ensure we have adequate staffing to carry out our medical activities.

To work as a human resource manager with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a rewarding and fulfilling job. You will have the opportunity to work with human resources from many different perspectives in a fast-changing environment that will test your abilities in new ways.

Role description

As human resource manager you will manage everything from salaries and contracts to administrative and recruitment processes. You are usually the manager for local human resources and administrative staff as well as act as HR support for other managers in the project. The responsibilities also include identifying needs for capacity-building, planning and implementing courses and workshops. You are responsible for the daily practical administrative tasks needed to carry out our work.

The human resource manager ensures that we follow our internal procedures as well as the national laws and regulations of the country. You may also be the point of contact with some local authorities and represent MSF in various situations.

Your tasks and responsibilities may differ depending on the type of project you are assigned to. In one project the focus might be on recruiting a large number of staff in a short time to meet changing demands within our programme. In a more stable setting on the other hand, the focus may be on capacity-building and professional development of locally hired staff.

Human resource managers usually work in one of our projects in the country. With increasing experience, you may also work as a part of the management team in a major city.

Role requirements

In addition to the general requirements to work for MSF, you need:

  • Human resource degree or equivalent
  • At least two years of professional experience from human resource responsibilities in a dedicated human resource position
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt Desirable qualifications
  • Knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and/or Russian
  • Experience of people management and/or activity management
  • Experience of delivering training and/or coaching others
  • Previous humanitarian work experienceYour safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.


Expected length of mission

6 to 12 months

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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 analyse 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).

Prerequisites

  • Postgraduate in in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or another related field
  • Two years of relevant work experience
  • Management experience is mandatory
  • Any other graduate with relevant experience in supply
  • Strong skills in excel (reporting, statistics…)
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioural Commitments
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt

Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe. Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.

Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

Ready to apply?

Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life on assignment.

Logistics Manager

Currently, the number of positions in the field is limited for this profile. Therefore, applicants that fulfil the essential requirements and also some of the desirable criteria have a greater chance of being contacted at this time.

 As a general logistician, you will develop and implement projects and activities that enable medical activities to be carried out and you will be directly responsible for the beneficiaries’ environment.

The work of the general logistician is highly diverse and, through the use of resources (technical, human and financial), aims to meet the needs of the medical teams and beneficiaries as closely as possible.

Prerequisites

  • Two years of relevant experience showing a capacity to organize and maintain a multidisciplinary activity
  • Any type of training, diploma / academic level, or self-made woman or man will be considered
  • Solution oriented
  • Agile, responsive and adaptation capacity
  • Technical culture
  • Person oriented
  • Leadership potential
  • NGO experience is an asset
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt
    Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe. Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.

Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

Ready to apply?

Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life on assignment.

WATSAN Specialist

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

You coordinate the Environmental Health activities in collaboration with the medical and logistical teams.

You provide technical support to the teams and ensure the planning and implementation of the Environmental Health projects and their integrated activities.

Prerequisites

  • Diploma in hydraulic engineering. Other diplomas will be considered if relevant experience can be proved
  • 2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • Mandatory language:English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt
    Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.

Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

Ready to apply?

Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life on assignment.

Field Communication Officer

As Field Communication Officer, you ensure the visibility and improve acceptance of the project in the context in which MSF is working.

The number of positions in the field is limited for this profile. Therefore, applicants that exceed the essential requirements and fulfill some of the desirable criteria have a greater chance of being contacted.

Currently, we are actively looking for applications with senior experience and a high level of French (written & spoken)

 Responsibilities

  • Handle local media requests and contact local media proactively to promote MSF
  • Manage our in-country communications in local languages and local media outlets
  • Maintain close contact and organise events with key local media (e.g. press conferences, press briefings)
  • Monitor and report on local media, flag significant articles, trends, news or reports of importance for MSF
  • Produce strategic reports on the local media landscape (key media, audience members, political affiliation, ownership, freedom of speech, use of social media, )
  • Act as a spokesperson during emergencies to alleviate high media pressure
  • Supervise the production of and edit local communication tools and products (leaflets, brochures, posters, radio spots, articles, photos, videos)
  • Raise the awareness of the field team about how to communicate externally and maintain the reputation of MSF in dealings with patients, staff and other key stakeholders
    Prerequisites
  • Previous working experience of at least four years in communications or journalism
  • One year of experience in developing countries and/or unstable contexts
  • Previous working experience in producing communications content
  • Experience with MSF or other international NGOs in developing countries
  • Experience working in an international environment
  • Social media knowledge and skills (including community management)
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Self-driven with the ability to take initiative
  • People management skills
  • Commitment to MSF’s social mission and values
  • A flexible approach
  • Able to cope with high levels of stress/able to work in stressful environments
  • Strong team player
  • Negotiation skills and a diplomatic approach
  • Basic audiovisual skills (photo, video, editing)
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt Desirable
  • Degree in Journalism, Communications, Humanitarian Affairs, Political Sciences or related subject
  • Proficient audio-visual skills
    Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.

Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

Ready to apply?

Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life on assignment.

Operations – Field Coordinator

As a Field Coordinator you ensure the implementation and evaluation of a project by focusing as much on the medical level as well as on the ability of MSF to take into account the situation in which victims of a humanitarian crisis are living.

You are responsible for the implementation and daily management of a project. This is achieved in coordination with your MSF team composed of medical, logistics, finance and human resource coordinators. At the local level, you represent MSF and maintain relations with all others involved. You are responsible as well for the safety and security of your team. Your responsibilities

include overall supervision of international and local staff. You’re also responsible for keeping up to date various reports and plans, as well as the preparation and supervision of project proposals, budgets, and project evaluations.

Prerequisites

  • Mandatory: At least two years of INGO expatriate experience in humanitarian settings in a similar coordination position
  • Leadership and management of a team
  • Strong analytic and strategic vision ability
  • Flexibility and ability to work under stress
  • Diplomatic skills
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments
  • Mandatory language:English Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt
    Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.


Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 months

Ready to apply?

Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life on assignment.

Procurement manager

As Procurement Manager you define, coordinate and monitor all procurement activities related to local, regional and international purchases of goods for the mission according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to ensure a transparent and efficient procurement and supplier performance

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In collaboration with the line manager define and implement the mission’s yearly procurement strategy and within the procurement strategy framework, analyses the local portfolio and the mission’s needs (budget/forecast) in order to define an annual procurement actions plan.

  • Monitor the implementation of the procurement activities ensuring compliance with MSF standards, protocols and This includes the following:
  • Manage the supplier selection process according to the priorities set as part of the annual plan and in accordance with the MSF Quality Assurance policies. Liaise with the relevant technical referents to validate the quality of the sourcing by organizing market consultations and tenders, preparing and leading negotiations and formalizing
  • Manage supplier relationships to ensure quality of product and services by implementing KPIs to set expectations and monitor the suppliers’
  • Evaluate overall performance in liaison with the line manager and the Project Supply Responsible for supply issues, and med/log referents for technical issues, and solving dispute with suppliers, if any. Control and maintain the quality of data related to commercial agreements with suppliers.
  • Conduct market assessments and benchmark analysis) in order to define action plans, and report market evolution/change that could influence the procurement
  • Ensure technical support for his area of activity and provide coaching to staff under his/her scope in order to contribute to the development of procurement best practices on all the mission’s projects with the objective to improve the level of expertise of the
  • Maintain regular visits to the mission’s project to support the procurement team upon request.
  • Validating the procurement technicity of the projects in the mission, participating in the project procurement design and development and ensuring that technical aspects and the compliance with the local legislation and practices in the area of expertise (request of quotations, tender process, supplier validation, CBAs, validation table, method of payment and supplier’s registration) are met.
  • Participate in the recruitment process for the project/coordination procurement team upon
  • Follow up proactively on procurement related recommendations from supply management &
  • Implement and follow up on procurement performance indicators, with regular reporting to the line
  • Give regular feedback to the line manager and report directly any issue or
  • Participate in monthly reports according to guidelines

    Prerequisites
  • University degree in business management, economics, or other relevant degree related to procurement/supply
  • At least two years of professional experience in procurement or supply
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques
  • Talent in negotiations and networking
  • Aptitude for decision-making
  • Autonomous
  • Experience in collecting, organizing and analysing data
  • Proficient user of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) essential
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • Mandatory language: English. Desirable: Arabic. A plus: French, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Country of residency Lebanon and Egypt

Your safety and security

We take safety and security seriously. This video explains the risks our staff face and the lengths we go to keep them safe.

Please watch this before you decide whether or not to apply for this job.


Expected LENGTH OF MISSION

6 to 12 month

Ready to apply?

Working for MSF is a commitment, rather than just an adventure or a job opportunity. Make sure you have read and understood the information on Life on assignment.