Logistics Supervisor at Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins sans frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization (NGO) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.

Start date: 01st August 2020
Length of contract: 5 months renewable

MSF in Homa Bay is looking to fill the position of a Logistics Supervisor. The successful candidate will report to the Logistics Manager and will supervise the storekeeper, drivers, watchmen, head driver, head watchmen, specialised technician and mechanic.

Objective of the Position:

To supervise the daily logistics activities and provide maintenance to the MSF equipment, facilities and infrastructures, according to MSF standards and protocols in order to maintain the facilities in perfect conditions and collaborate in the development of the mission.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Include but not limited to

  • Fleet Management Supervision – Ensures that all vehicles are maintained in good and safe condition and that they follow the vehicle service schedule
  • Facility management and asset inventory– routinely inspects the premises and confirms that the base/office/medical facilities are in good working order
  • Warehousing and storekeeping – Ensures that all logistics stocks are stored under appropriate storage conditions, arranged in a well-organized and accessible manner
  • Security and safety – Daily supervision of office/clinic guards, both subcontracted (security company) and MSF staff
  • Human Resource Management – team management, individual reviews, training his/her team
  • Logistics administration and reporting – Assists the Logistics Manager with the follow up of logistics budgets, expenses/realization and the preparation of the monthly cash request
  • Project (acting) IT/Radio Focal Person
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor like participating in emergency response as needed

Qualifications & Requirements:


Technical Diploma/Degree in Logistics ,Procurement, Supply management or Humanitarian logistics and any other related course.


  • At least two years of relevant experience technical logistics or related fields, of which at least two in supervisory/managerial positions
  • Desirable previous experience in MSF or other NGO in developing countries.
  • Experience collaborating with local (MoH and private) is an asset
  • Demonstrable experience in supervising and training others in a team setting


  •  Fluent in English and Swahili, written and spoken
  • Results and quality oriented,team work and cooperation, behavioural flexibility
  • People and stress management skills

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