Level   5

Reports to (Hierarchical)

Watsan Supervisor / WA Supervisor / Hospital Logistician / Project Logistician / Watsan Manager

Reports to (Functional)

Watsan Supervisor / WA Supervisor / Hospital Logistician / Project Logistician / Watsan Manager

Job Family


Main Purpose

Performing autonomously, specific complex / advanced installation, maintenance works and repairs depending on technician’s specialization (requiring special/qualifications/training), according to supervisor’s instructions and MSF standards and procedures, in order to ensure a proper functioning and maintenance of MSF equipment, installations and infrastructures.


  • Performing autonomously, all necessary complex / advanced installations, maintenance and repairs (i.e. requiring special qualifications/training), according to the supervisor’s instructions and executes any needed tests after any repair or maintenance. Including the following functions:

    • Qualified Electrician
    • Qualified Mechanic
    • Biomed Technician
    • Waste area technician
  • Making suggestions regarding any repair or maintenance work needed in MSF electrical installations, equipment and/or vehicles and assisting logistics department for any relative work needed.

  • Managing the stock of consumable items, filling in the stock cards, carrying out physical stock inventories, executing orders necessary for renewing stock, avoiding any shortage.

  • Responsible for the equipment and tools, including extinguishers, checking they are correctly and safely used, maintaining and renewing them when necessary and keeping the inventory updated.

  • Keeping working area clean and tidy.

  • Ensuring that all record sheets and books related to logistical maintenance are always completed. Preparing needed reports before and after any repair or required maintenance.

  • Immediately informing the line manager of any problems that arise in the course of the work, particularly with regard to damage, loss, theft or attempted break-ins

  • Working in collaboration with other specialised technicians and workers, if necessary, or managing a small team of workers.

  • Wear the PPE appropriate to the activities being carried out.

  • Ensure waste is received and handled in accordance with MSF protocols.

  • Carry out first-level repairs, and preventive and curative maintenance tasks.

  • Monitor activities and supplies.

  • Ensure the maintenance and safety of the infrastructure and equipment in the waste area.

  • Be responsible for the equipment, tools and consumables in the waste area.

  • Inform the Supervisor or Manager in charge of any difficulties, anomalies or problems that may affect the normal functioning of the activities and tasks under his/her responsibility.


High school or Technical certificate


Position with follow-up and application of procedures, experience in waste management is a plus.


Language of the mission essential, local language desirable


Computer skills desirable, repair skills desirable (manual skills, thoroughness, method)


  • Results and Quality Orientation L2

  • Teamwork and Cooperation L1

  • Behavioural Flexibility L1

  • Commitment to the MSF Principles L1

  • Sense of Service L1

  • Stress Management L2

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