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Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Country: Spain
City: Barcelona
Office: MSF Barcelona

Do your skills and experience not precisely match the requirements? MSF-OCBA is an organisation committed to promoting diversity and equity by providing equal access to professional opportunities. We understand that women, people of colour, indigenous individuals, members of the LGTB+ community, and other underrepresented groups often hesitate to apply for employment if they don’t meet all the requirements. At MSF-OCBA, we strive to create a diverse, inclusive, and genuine workplace. Therefore, if you’re interested in this position but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the selection criteria, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might be the ideal candidate for this or other positions.


Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such MSF is by choice an association. Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF.


The MST will provide 1st and 2nd line (remote or in person) technical support to MSF missions on Biomedical and Cold Chain and to contribute to capacity building of field staff through the application and transfer of technical know-how according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to enable the development of the missions in perfect working conditions and optimize the impact of the medical projects.


In collaboration with the Logistics Coordinator and under the supervision of the HQ technical advisor or referent work with mission staff to promote relevant technical awareness and to improve technical delivery in Biomedical and Cold Chain, providing support and advice area in accordance with Terms of Reference agreed with the mission, the MST will be responsible for the following tasks:

 Carrying out a functional evaluation of the set-up in the specific technical area, assessing the applicable technical installations, systems, structures, equipment and HR set-up, the compliance with procedures, policies and guidelines, within the framework of MSF standards in order to identify the main areas for improvement.
 Assessing and validating local suppliers and local (sub-) contractors for quality of materials, systems, installations, parts, etc. to ensure compliance with MSF quality standards.
 Developing and initiating the implementation of the improvement plan based on the recommendations arising from the functional evaluation.
 Assisting the logistics team with the design and installation of new (complex) systems and/or with the implementation of (new) protocols, tools etc.
 Monitoring and supervising established and on-going work, systems and installations in the field of expertise and provide technical advice and solutions when necessary.
 Assisting the logistics team in their HR tasks such as recruitment & selection of technical staff, briefing and debriefing of focal persons and logisticians.
 Identifying training needs and contributing to the definition of training content for the area of expertise. Facilitating team training and provide on-the-job training on technical basics related to area of specialisation according to MSF standards to enable effective implementation of relevant methodologies, systems and tools and ensure best practice is delivered.
 Upon request of the hierarchical manager and in coordination with the relevant technical referents in HQ, develop new policies, tools, protocols and SOPs related to Biomed and Cold Chain (with a local, regional or even global approach).
Contributing to the continuous learning and development of the department

 Drafting reports and action plans following field visits to capture experiences and lessons learnt”.
 Contributing to the research and development of field tools, practices, guidelines and policies based on insights gained in the job.
 Developing and maintaining knowledge of practices and approaches within the area of Biomed and Cold Chain, and to share this knowledge with others to enhance operational effectiveness.
 Upon request, participate in emergency operations.
 Analyse on how strategical changes regarding medical activities impacts on medical equipment needs and constraints (Infrastructure, Energy and Watsan Needs, HR, Supply…) 
 Advice and collaborate with medical team to define comprehensive and adaptive biomedical service.
 Participate to International Working Group upon request from the Functional line.


 Relevant technical degree or diploma in Electronics or Biomedical disciplines.
 2 years’ experience in relevant field or HQ positions in MSF or in a low resource setting.
 Experience providing training to adult learners.
 Essential English and Spanish. French and Arabic are an asset.
 IT proficient at user level – MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft 365 Suite (Outlook, Teams, OneDrive, One Note…).


 Homebased with frequent field visits (up to 60% of the time).
 Contract duration: 6 months (with high possibilities of renewal).
 Full-time work.
 Annual gross salary: IRP2 level 5 (divided in monthly payments) + secondary benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward policy. Subjected to local conditions.
 Practical working conditions are as per the MSF-OCBA guideline.
 Starting date: ASAP.


 To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter.
 Closing date: March 31st, 2024, 23:59 CET (Central European Time)
MSF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, race, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to achieving a balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. MSF provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.

Médecins Sans Frontières, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above-mentioned position.

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