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  • Posted: Jan 19, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 30, 2022
  • 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...
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    Specialized Technician - Mechanic

    Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation and have been working in Nigeria since February 1996.

    We are looking to fill the SPECIALIZED TECHNICIAN - MECHANIC position in our Benue Project. 

    Job Type:                             Indefinite

    Duty Station:                        MSF OCA, Benue Projec

    Salary:                                 NGN 269,000 (Monthly Gross)

    Main objective and responsibility of the position:

    Performing autonomously, complex / advanced servicing, maintenance and repair of MSF vehicles and other engines according to MSF standards and procedures, in order to ensure vehicles and energy equipment are in perfect running conditions.

    General Accountabilities:

    • Performing autonomously and ensuring, all necessary complex / advanced maintenance and repair of MSF vehicles and mechanical equipment to ensure they are in perfect condition for their use. This includes the following tasks: 
    • Performing maintenance according to the instructions in the logbook, ensuring all type of services to all vehicles are done on time (i.e. mini A, medium B and full C, and special services referred in logbook when possible).
    • Testing all vehicles after each service is concluded and before it is handed back to its driver
    • Keeping record of vehicle’s driver remarks, and carrying out repairs if needed (vehicles and other mechanical equipment) and filling in service, repair or vehicle log book. Reporting to the line manager any problem related to MSF vehicles
    • In the case of a breakdown, making a diagnosis, informing the line manager and after approval carrying out any complex / advanced repairs needed.
    • Following up the validity of all documents (annual inspections, insurance or any other required documents)
    • Assisting in the briefing or training of drivers regarding vehicle services and maintenance.
    • 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 maintenance are always completed and preparing needed reports before and after any repair or required maintenance.

    MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

    • Perform minor installation and minor maintenance of Electrical systems pertaining to Generators.
    • Insuring all work is done to MSF standard, and MSF standard electrical supplies are used.
    • Insuring all generator loads are balanced, preforming monthy checks and completing necessary repairs and maintenance with support from Electrician.
    • Insuring all saftey guidelines are followed, Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment by all staff working under his responsibility.
    • All work is to be done in collaboration with the Mission Technicians (i.e. Mission Mechanic and Mission Electrician) and the log team at project level.
    • Provide briefings to watchmen and drivers on preventive maintenance of Generators (daily cleaning and check) and vehicles (daily cleaning and check) respectively.
    • Perform maintenance and repairs task during emergency breakdown of vital equipment, with the support of technical team in the project or coordination.
    • Perform all service needed ( A, B and C Services) and ask for support when necessary.
    • Assist the logistics supervisor in coordinating and supervising the associated resources (drivers) and fleet management to ensure adequate service in terms of organizing availability of drivers, vehicles to drive and fuel control.
    • Tracking consumption of fuel, lubricants, used in different facilities (office, house, store, etc.)
    • Perform other tasks requested by his supervisor
    • Report on all activities to his line manager
    • Any other responsibilities assign by supervisor based on need.


    To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:


    Essential diploma in mechanics or related studies, desirable Engineering diploma


    Demonstrable mechanical experience. (Minimum 2 years experience).


    English language essential. Knowledge of Local Languages desirable.


    Essential driving license for vehicles.


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

    NOTE: This job description may be amended in line with the activities or evolution of the Mission.

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