Find out more about MSF's operations, mission, and it's principles.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or manmade disasters and to victims of armed conflicts, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. The French section of MSF implements programs in thirty-three countries.
In the context of a replacement, MSF is currently looking for a Technical & Logistics Manager for the operational cell located in Dubai : Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Yemen.
The main objective of the Operations department in OCP is to improve the quality of the operational response of MSF by formulating, supervising and insuring the efficient implementation of its medical humanitarian activities. The department is organized in 8 operational cells, transversal units and project units.
General context of the cell:
The Dubai Cell is one of the 4 decentralized cells of OCP Operation department.
Since several years, the Dubai cell oversees most of Middle East portfolio with Iraq, Jordan, Yemen (transit base in Djibouti) missions and recently added, Syria (base in Turkey).
The cell manages a dynamic and diverse medical portfolio that consists of Surgery, Physiotherapy, Pediatrics, Gynecology-Obstetrics, Microbiology, Mental Health, and outbreak responses.
The portfolio includes varied operational contexts ranging from remote-control in active conflict zones, the following of changing frontlines, responding to natural disasters and outbreak including preparedness, preparation and pre-positioning for emergencies in coordination with the Emergency cell in Paris, negotiation with local and regional authorities for access and international patient movement, and stabilizing health systems after conflict. The portfolio includes several insecure contexts.
In addition to this, the cell is monitoring the region for response to emergencies in coordination with the Emergency Cell based in Paris.
The MSF UAE office located in Dubai hosts the Operational cell as well as different regional activities, including Epidemiology, HR, Communication and IT.
The logistics and technical challenges cover different fields of expertise. While in Iraq, the priorities are focused on stock management and post emergency set up, a strong support is needed in Yemen that host a diversity of activities like waste management in hospital settings, fleet management, biomedical equipment maintenance, and extremely difficult international supply. Jordan hospital is a state-of-the-art facility that requires specific coordination between technical families with most of the procurement done locally, and Syria is mostly remotely managed with a difficulty in maintaining significant capacity to mobilize resources. In all contexts, applied security and passive security measures are important aspects of the safety of our staff.
Under the hierarchical management of the Cell manager and the functional management of the Head of Operational Logistics, the Logistics Manager is responsible of the follow-up and support to all logistics and technical activities and policies of the missions (importation, procurement, assets management, mechanics, electricity, plumbing, water and sanitation, biomedical, information technology, construction, etc).
S/he defines and organizes the implementation of the logistics and technical programs in line with the country operational priorities.
As a cell team member:
To be responsible for application of technical policies and processes with the fields:
To be in charge of the technical capacities and supply for the countries followed by the cell:
To participate to the security management and the reduction of the risks on the field:
To be responsible for the follow-up and the synthesis of the activity:
Functional management of the field teams (log coordinators):
Management of the regional technical referents (biomed, energy, watsan):
To share the skills and to capitalize on experiences:
Field visits of 1-4 weeks are required a few times a year, sometimes on short notice. Specific terms of reference will be generated for each visit.
Languages: Fluent (C1) English written and spoken, B1 French and/or Arabic is an asset
Status: Permanent contract. Executive level. Full time basis based in Dubai. Frequent trips to the field is expected.
Relocation Details: temporary housing: 1 month hotel accommodation (in hotels with MSF corporate deal): 1 bedroom (alone) ; 2 bedroom accommodation (when accompanied by family).
Travel Expenses: Flight Ticket To and From home.
Lump Sum Relocation Allowance (for non UAE residents): 12000 AED (if single) or 18000 if with a family.
Conditions: monthly salary of AED 27,000.00; annual flight ticket to home country; comprehensive medical insurance; educational Subsidy for recognized dependents (children above 3 years who are resident in the UAE).
Expected starting date: January 2023.