Logistics Supervisor at Medecins Sans Frontieres

WATSAN Technician – Benue Project at Medecins Sans Frontieres

  • Contract
  • Nigeria

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality. A worldwide movement MSF was founded in Paris, France in 1971. Its principles are described in the organisation’s founding charter. It is a non-profit, self-governed organisation. Today, MSF is a worldwide movement of 24 associations, bound together as MSF International, based in Switzerland. Thousands of health professionals, logistical and administrative staff – most of whom are hired locally – work on programmes in some 70 countries worldwide. Humanitarian action MSF’s work is based on humanitarian principles. We are committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation. MSF operates independently. We conduct our own evaluations on the ground to determine people’s needs. More than 90 per cent of our overall funding comes from millions of private sources, not governments. MSF is neutral. We do not take sides in armed conflicts, we provide care on the basis of need, and we push for independent access to victims of conflict as required under international humanitarian law. Bearing witness and speaking out MSF medical teams often witness violence and neglect in the course of their work, largely in regions that receive scant international attention. At times, MSF may speak out publicly in an effort to bring a forgotten crisis to public attention, to alert the public to abuses occurring beyond the headlines, to criticise the inadequacies of the aid system, or to challenge the diversion of humanitarian aid for political interests. Quality medical care MSF rejects the idea that poor people deserve third-rate medical care and strives to provide high-quality care to patients. In 1999, when MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the organisation announced the money would go towards raising awareness of and fighting against neglected diseases. Through the Access Campaign, and in partnership with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, this work has helped lower the price of HIV/AIDS treatment and stimulated research and development for medicines to treat malaria and neglected diseases like sleeping sickness and kala azar.

Location: Makurdi, Benue
Duty Station: MSF OCA, Benue Project
Job Type: Indefinite

Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position

  • Supporting the Watsan Supervisor in the implementation, monitoring, maintaining, and trouble-shooting of Water, Hygiene and Sanitation activities and infrastructure in the project according to protocols, standards and procedures in order to improve health and living conditions of the target population.

Description of the Responsibilities / Activities

  • Carrying out tasks directly related to the Watsan activities such as construction and maintenance of infrastructures in the project according to MSF protocols and standards concerning the operation of water supply, waste management and excreta disposal, hygiene and infection control.
  • Ensuring the cleaning and maintenance of the Watsan structures and when applicable, of the medical facilities;
  • Identifying, recruiting, training and supervising daily labourers or hygiene agents for Watsan activities.
  • Informing the Watsan Supervisor of any difficulties, anomalies and problems that may affect the normal functioning of activities and tasks in his/her area of responsibility;
  • Assisting the Watsan Supervisor in Watsan data collection and reporting, as well as maintaining updated files and records of assigned project activities
  • Being responsible for equipment, tools, and consumables, verifying that they are safely used and maintained. Reporting to the supervisor any need of renewal and the weekly/monthly consumption.

MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Ensure daily safe/treated water supply and distribution in all MSF supported locations.
  • Ensure daily ground water monitoring and accurate/timely data entry of results.
  • Together with the WatSan Supervisor and HPs, ensure effective IPC measures in all MSF supported facilities.
  • Ensure Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) data collection as directed by supervisor per MSF protocol.
  • Assist WatSan Supervisor in monitoring and supervision of WatSan construction activities.
  • Together with WatSan Supervisor and HPs, monitor the vector control in the camp, including proper use of mosquito net by beneficiaries etc.
  • Together with WatSan Supervisor, ensure timely IRS in all MSF facilities.
  • Support WatSan Supervisor in supervising the daily activities of Hygiene Agents in Clinics to ensure all task is appropriately done and completed.
  • Ensure proper waste management of the waste generated in clinics and other MSF facilities (warehouse, expat house and office)
  • Ensure submission of WatSan HIS data collected on weekly and monthly to the WatSan Supervisor in order for timely entering in HIS.
  • Carry out WatSan technical activities that may be required in other IDP camps and MSF supported health facilities.
  • Carry out any other task assigned by the Supervisor.

Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)
To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:


  • Technical Certification or proven background, desirable specialization in water and sanitation


  • Essential Previous experience in technical works (WATSAN)Desirable experience in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries.


  • English language essential. Local language desirable. Tive is essential, Idoma is desireable.


  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel, powerpoint).


  • Results and Quality Orientation L1
  • Team work and Cooperation L1
  • Behavioural Flexibility L1
  • Commitment to MSF Principles L1
  • Stress Management L2

Method of Application


  • Usage of Google Chrome Browser is recommended.
  • Only applications submitted Online will be accepted.
  • Lastly, only one online application form should be submitted as multiple submissions will not be considered.
  • Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
  • MSF is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity within the organization

Interested and qualified? Go to Medecins Sans Frontieres on docs.google.com to apply

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