14 Oct 21 01 Nov 21

Current International Job opportunities - Logisticians (Bilingual)

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff are the lifeforce of our humanitarian action worldwide.

When you think about who works for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the first professionals to come to mind are usually doctors and nurses. But how do vaccines get delivered – and kept cold – during a massive measles outbreak? Or Ebola treatment centers set up so that patients can be treated while keeping staff safe from infection? Or surgical kits assembled and delivered to war and disaster zones? MSF logisticians play a key role in supporting our medical teams and ensuring the smooth operations of our facilities and equipment.

Currently, MSF is urgently looking for logisticians available to work for 6-12 months in our projects, prioritizing bilingual (French/English candidates).


You will be responsible for:

  • providing daily support to medical teams
  • maintaining basic medical facilities as well as offices and team lodgings
  • managing the supply of medical and non-medical good
  • supervising and train staff

Logisticians are masters of all trades. You will hire and supervise the local staff responsible for many key tasks, including the management of water and sanitation facilities, the vehicle fleet, and information and communications technology. You will also contribute to security policy development and transportation planning. You will have frequent contact with local authorities and agencies, and other non-governmental organizations.

Role Requirements

  • Minimum two years relevant work experience
  • Technical skills in three or more of the following:
    • vehicle mechanics
    • energy and electricity
    • information technology
    • supply management
    • construction
  • Available to work six to 12 months
  • Experience supervising, training and managing others
  • Strong command of English and French

Before you Apply

As you consider applying to undertake an MSF assignment, it is essential that you have a well-informed and realistic personal reflection. Assignments often mean long hours with a heavy workload, basic living conditions, and working and living in often chaotic and volatile environments.

Terms of Employment

Doctors Without Borders staff are employees with a salary and benefits. See more information on the terms of employment.

How to apply

Do you meet the criteria? Are you available in the next 3-6 months? 


If you are not based in Canada, go to the website below to find the MSF section where you can apply.


Hear from MSF logisticians

MSF logisticians can come from a variety of backgrounds, such as engineers, construction supervisors, remote camp managers, and many more.

“I was in charge of coaching, managing, construction, fleet management and security. The most challenging part was organization – over there, anything that you plan can change in two seconds, so you have to be very good at risk analysis.”

[JEFF][a mechanical engineer from Montreal who worked in the Central African Republic]

“In Central African Republic, I started a mass vaccination campaign. I had 30 people to lodge, a 16-car fleet, all the electricity, communication, cold chain to put in place, plus all the procurement.”

[SIMON][a construction professional from Quebec who worked in various countries, including the Central African Republic]

“The similarities between the forestry industry and Doctors Without Borders are enormous. My past experience helped me because of all the transferable skills – working with limited resources, being flexible, and working toward results.”

[Salameh][a tree planter and crew boss from Ontario who worked in various countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo]

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