Logistics Coordinator At Médecins du Monde


Logistics Coordinator At Médecins du Monde

For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MdM currently works in 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

MdM is active in North-East Nigeria since 2016. The program is implemented around the main following components:

  • Access to primary health care
  • Nutrition treatment (severe acute malnutrition)
  • Gender based violence survivors’ treatment
  • Mental health and psychological support

MdM has its coordination office in Maiduguri, a field office in Maiduguri City, a field office in Damboa, a sub office in Damboa and a liaison office in Abuja. The team is composed of around 6 expatriates and 250 national staffs.

For now, MdM is running directly 3 clinics in Maiduguri: Garba Buzu, Kawar Maila et El Meskin in informal IDP camps. In Damboa, a field team has been in place since June 2017 where MdM is running two fixed clinics in two IDP Camps. In addition, MdM Damboa medical team is semi-remotely supporting 2 health posts outside Damboa town in Azir and Gumzuri villages.

Untill recently MdM’s intervention was pretty much emergency oriented, with five MdM runned clinics plus an emergency response team (ERT) for rapid response to sudden population displacements and cholera outbreaks. Currently the mission is shifting its logic of intervention towards a Nexus approach: ERT team doesn’t exist anymore and we are slowly shifting from substitution programming (MdM clinics) to the support to State MoH health facilities in a bid to foster sustainability.

At the same time, a new crisis has arisen in North-West Nigeria in link with massive banditery acts and farmers/herders conflict dynamics. Two needs assessments have been conducted by MdM teams in Zamfara State in 2021 and even though we are not planning to be operational in this area in the coming months, we keep a close eye to the developmentrs in this region and start to work on our access strategy. This could lead to a scale-up in MdM’s humanitarian operations.

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Under the supervision of the general coordinator, you define, plan and implement all supply and logistics activities, while ensuring budget compliance and respect of MdM’s protocols and procedures. You lead and manage the logistics team.

More specifically, your main responsibilities are:

  • Define, plan and budget logistical needs for the mission and monitor logistical activities
  • Define, implement and adapt procurement plan and procedures
  • Manage contracts related to logistics and supply activities
  • Recruit and manage the logistics team, set objectives, define training needs, ensure skills management
  • Ensure monitoring and reporting on logistical activities, adapt indicators when needed
  • Supervise and manage the transportation of goods and people
  • Supervise the installation and maintenance of office and accommodation areas
  • Define and monitor IT and communication resources
  • Ensure that the archiving system for logistics documents is respected
  • Participate in the definition, implementation and monitoring of the safety and security standards
  • Provide logistics guidance, training, advising and technical support to all field teams
  • Participate in meetings with authorities and other NGOs on logistics and security issues.

Status : Employee

Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 6 months
Starting date: mid-december 2023
Gross monthly salary: 3119 euros
Position based in Maiduguri with regular field visits in the bases
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments – minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 recovery days per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
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Two-years’ higher education qualification in logistics management or purchasing
Five years’ professional experience (including at least one year in a logistics coordination position in a humanitarian setting or two years’ logistician experience)
Experience in fleet management, security, supply chain and stock
Experience in managing a large team and work in an international setting
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work under pressure and with short deadlines
Ability to make effective decisions according to the context
Good writing and communications skills
Ability to communicate effectively with informants and contacts from widely-varied organizations and agencies
Leadership / team player
Respectful and integrity
Ability to work and live in a volatile security context
Experience in management, ability to help the logistics team achieving its goals
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft 365 environment
Languages: Fluent English mandatory (oral and written)
Knowledge of Hausa or French is an asset.
You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.


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