Deputy Logistics Coordinator

Médecins Sans Frontières
Abuja, Nigeria
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Associate's Degree/Diploma


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Job description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created in 1971 that provides medical assistance to populations affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters or exclusion from healthcare. MSF France is present in 30 countries. We welcome candidates who bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to join us in working toward MSF’s common mission.

MSF is seeking a :

Deputy Logistics Coordinator in charge of Watsan - NIGERIA M/F

MSF OCP has been permanently present in Nigeria since 1996; today, we are running 5 projects with 1 reestablished country coordination team based in Abuja:

Jahun/Jigawa State: maternity and fistula surgery project (151 beds), opened in 2008

Port Harcourt/Rivers State: sexual violence project (2 clinics), opened in 2015

Maiduguri/Borno State: pediatric hospital (80 to 150 beds) with large intensive care unit, opened in 2017 (first operations of OCP in Borno started in 2014).

Bama/Borno State: pediatric hospital (30 to 45 beds), opened August 2018

Emergency Preparedness and Response team responding to multiple emergencies in the country, since 2006



Responsible for the correct implementation and monitoring of the overall Water Hygiene and Sanitation (Watsan) content of programmes in the country, according to universal health standards and MSF procedures, in order to ensure protection to the public health.

In addition, the Deputy LogCo in charge of WatSan may propose and implement some activities not related to medical programs. In this case, such a watsan activity becomes a program by itself.

The Deputy LogCo in charge of watsan will be based in Abuja with regular visit to the projects (Jahun, Port Harcourt, Borno projects, EPREP intervention locations) and others locations in order to orient and organize the activities, as well as follow the implementation of the essential requirements.



Ensure that the watsan action plan for 2019 is followed and set-up in coordination and at field levels

Provide qualified technical support to all the fields in all WatSan related matters

Ensure that all Watsan MSF standard essential requirements for hospital, clinics and guesthouses are in place in the fields and at coordination level

Continue the collaboration with University of Port Harcourt for the Innovative Latrine Project which includes intense technical guidance and monitoring of activities

Cooperate with dedicated construction managers on WatSan related points (e.g. Maiduguri construction of permanent structures)

In collaboration with the SupplyTeam, conduct market assessments of Watsan specific suppliers in Nigeria (Abuja, Kano etc.) and ensure the validation of WatSan materials

Monitor Watsan equipment/inventory in the mission and follow-up on international orders

Oversee the process for water sampling and, based on the analysis, make recommendations to the fields. In this regard, it’s the responsibility of the fields, in cooperation with a laboratory-experienced staff, to validate the water analysis from laboratories.

Ensure that WatSan maintenance plans are in place in each field and followed by the logistic/WatSan manager

Ensure a good collaboration with Logistics Coordinator, Head of Mission and HR/Finance Coordinators

Ensure a good communication with the watsan regional referent in Abidjan

Plan, propose, coach and supervise, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training, evaluation, development and communication) in order to ensure both the number and the skill of the Watsan team is appropriate

Ensure developpment of adequate skills for the EPREP WatSan supervisor and the other EPREP-Pool members, particularly regarding Cholera, Lassa Fever and Ebola, and organize training sessions as needed


Ensure that the Watsan strategy and budget for 2019 is followed and set-up in coordination and at field level

Develops the 2020 strategy in the country in collaboration with medical department linked to the operational plan of the country. Perform Watsan assessments in Nigeria and propose Watsan projects

Overall responsible for the maintanance and implementation of currently 2 “stand-alone” WatSan projects (innovative latrine project in Port Harcourt and punctual WatSan interventions in Maiduguri)

Make the link with the different Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WHS) actors (ICRC, UNICEF, ACF, Save the children etc.) at Abuja and field levels to increase our understanding of their operations and propose positioning of MSF in WatSan activities in our different fields of interventions, ensure a proper reporting of the different meetings held. Participate in wash cluster meeting in Abuja and in the fields

Work on the component WHS of the E-prep strategy and possible intervention scenarios. Work on the E-prep stock composition and stock management


Operational and strategical understanding

Strong technical understanding



Steadfast, dependable

Professional skills

Education: University diploma in water-, civil- or environmental engineering 

Experience: At least 2 years working experience in a WHS related field with an International NGO in a position of management is required. Previous MSF experience as a WatSan is an asset.

Language: Fluent in written and spoken English

Position's specificities

Contract Conditions : CDD 1-year contract, full-time, based in Abuja, Nigeria 

Salary : Salary according to the MSF salary grid and previous relevant experiences

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Only accepted candidates will be notified.
Contract type
Fixed-term contract
Contract duration
12 months
Position start date
Salary (€)
Salary according to the MSF salary grid and previous relevant experiences
Deadline for submission
19 April 2019