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  • Posted: Sep 16, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 22, 2021
  • 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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    Supply Activity Supervisor

    Duty Station: MSF OCA, Benue Project
    Employment Type: Indefinite

    Main Objective and Responsibility

    • Planning and supervising the execution of supply activities in the project for one or more areas of the supply programme (Warehouse, Procurement, Transport and Customs, etc.) according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure the optimal functioning of the mission.


    • Ensuring an effective running of the supply activities in the project on a day to day basis as specified by the line manager, ensuring compliance to MSF standards, protocols and procedures. The activities can include one or more of the following areas:
      • Warehouse: Planning and supervising the execution of the Warehouse and Stock Management activities in the project ensuring sufficient stock for the effective functioning of the supply activity to avoid stock ruptures, losses and excess stocks in the mission, controlling and monitoring the medical and non-medical stocks and assets and ensures that storage is carried out under optimum conditions.
      • Procurement: Planning and supervising the procurement activities in the project or capital ensuring an efficient and on-time purchasing.
      • Transport and Customs: Planning and Supervising the execution of all activities related to an efficient clearance and shipment of goods in the mission ensuring the clearing and the transport of medical and non-medical goods of the mission
      • Other supply activities.
    • Communicating with customers, keeping them up to date concerning their order status and prioritizing procurement and transport according to their needs.
    • Supervising, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required.
    • Ensuring smooth running of administration and procedures related to his/her supply activity(ies)
    • Performing delegated tasks according to his/her speciality and as specified in his/her job description

    MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities:

    • Lead the implementation of market assessment in the project at intervals indicated by Logistics Manager, to ensure our suppliers meet the minimum requirements for compliance.
    • Communicate status of internal requests to stakeholders on a regular basis, by sending outstanding order overviews with explanatory comments every month.
    • Back-up for Purchaser when needed.
    • Supervise and monitor performance of supervisees (Purchaser, Storekeeper). Ensure that they comply with MSF policies and ethical practices.
    • Takes a proactive approach to safety and security of stocks, assesses potential loopholes in hardware measures and systems, and communicates immediately to the Logistics Manager any concern in this regards

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


    • Essential Technical Diploma in Supply Chain


    • 1 - 2 years working in MSF Logistics Department,
    • Previous working experience in supply chain roles preferably at supervisory level.


    • Computer literacy; excellent knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel.


    • Essential, mission working language and local language(s)


    • Results and Quality Orientation L2
    • Teamwork and Cooperation L2
    • Behavioural Flexibility L2
    • Commitment to MSF Principles L2
    • Stress Management L3

    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 to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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