(Mechanical technician, Construction supervisor, Architect, Supply chain manager, Logistic supervisor, IT technician)

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Responsibilities:

Our logisticians:

  • provide daily support to medical teams
  • maintain basic medical facilities as well as offices and team lodgings
  • manage the supply of medical and non-medical good
  • supervise 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.

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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
  • relevant travel or work experience in Africa, Latin America, Asia, or remote parts of Canada

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Desirable experience and other skills:


  • bookkeeping, finance and budget management

  • proficiency with Microsoft Office software
  • knowledge of other languages, especially French and Arabic
  • strong teamwork skills
  • flexibility and openness to working in different countries

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before you apply:

SECURITY AND SAFETY

Because Doctors Without Borders' purpose is to bring medical assistance to people in distress, the work may occur in settings of active conflict, or in post-conflict environments, in which there are inherent risks, potential danger and ongoing threats to safety and security. Doctors Without Borders acknowledges that it is impossible to exclude all risks, but it does its utmost as an organization to mitigate and manage these risks through strict and comprehensive security protocols.

Please watch this video for information on how MSF manages security.

Field workers will be fully informed of the risk associated with a potential mission before accepting a particular posting. Working for Doctors Without Borders is a deeply personal choice; individuals must determine for themselves the level of risk and the circumstances in which they feel comfortable, based on a full and transparent understanding of the possibilities they may face. Once in the mission, all Doctors Without Borders staff must strictly observe security rules and regulations; failure to do so may result in dismissal.

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stories from the field

What is it like working with MSF? See our blog posts and videos for personal insights and stories from Canadian fieldworkers:

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terms of employment

Doctors Without Borders field workers are employees with a salary and benefits. See more information on the terms of employment here. Doctors Without Borders favours at least 2 years of active commitment during which time field workers complete 2 to 4 field assignments. There are many possibilities for professional growth within the organization, into the medical, non-medical and coordination streams. For more information on learning and development as well as career opportunities with Doctors Without Borders, see our FAQ.

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Final thoughts

As you consider applying to undertake a Doctors Without Borders field mission, is it essential that you have a well-informed and realistic personal reflection. Field assignments often mean long hours with a heavy workload, basic living conditions, and working and living in often chaotic and volatile environments.

Despite such challenges, thousands of people have worked with Doctors Without Borders over the years and found their experiences in the field to be deeply rewarding, even life-changing. More than anything else, being a Doctors Without Borders field worker means acting in solidarity with people facing unimaginable medical challenges. Your presence alongside people in times of need sends a profoundly meaningful and human message: "You are not forgotten.

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