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About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Doctors Without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters to populations in danger in more than 70 countries.

Job Summary

In this context, MSF is recruiting a Mobility Specialist for a post to reinforce the pool of recruitment.

Job Details

Date Posted: 09 Feb 2019 Reference: MSF-318
Closing Date: 20 Feb 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Mechanical Engineering Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 51200 to 0 AFG
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 1 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure the support and response of project inquiries and demands (1st line response) for the entire Afghanistan mission as defined by the Front Office Manager and Logistics Coordinator for all powered machines and motorized equipment/assets and related activities.
Regular visits to all MSF projects in the country: Helmand, Kandahar, Khost, Kunduz, Herat, and Kabul.
Assist and support in the management, servicing/repairing, follow up, installation works for all powered machines and motorized equipment and related activities according to MSF protocols. Must be able to do hands-on mechanic work in order to demonstrate certain interventions and coach the project mechanics on-the-job.
- Provide day to day support for all powered machines and motorized equipment/assets (service/maintenance schedule and follow up of diesel and petrol and/or other motorized or related powered machines, garage management) for the entire mission in collaboration with the Project Technicians.
- Ensure the projects’ support through field visits and gap filling for project management/site supervision (cost control, schedule management, quality control, and others) when applicable/required
- Participate in the development and update of the maintenance strategies and safety protocols for all related works in his field of expertise
- Ensure the diagnosis, troubleshooting, servicing/reparation and repatriation of all powered machines and motorized equipment/assets at local level and support in the periodical maintenance schedules as defined by the mission repair protocols for the entire mission; Performs technical assessment and provides recommendations and advice (generators installations, servicing/repairing, fuel management, fleet/garage and spare parts management, etc.)
- Participate in the development and implementation of the garage management and maintenance follow up tool in collaboration with the Front Office Manager and the Mobility Referent.
- Support improving the fuel management according to MSF protocols and safety and security standards in all project locations. Support the project staff in monitoring and evaluating the fuel consumption.
- Support improving the spare parts and consumables management, monitor the consumption and support the Mobility Referent in forecasting.
- Participate actively in the development and implementation of training activities for the mechanic technicians in the mission; support in the HR logbook completion for field technicians in collaboration with the Front Office Manager and the L&D department
- Ensure compliance with the mission policies, procedures, protocols related to his respective technical family for the entire mission
- Support the Mobility Referent, in the development of the mobility/mechanic budget for all projects and coordination (annual planning process and budget revision/forecast)
- Support and assist in the follow up of all mechanic related equipment and spare part stocks in the projects (define the level of stock turnover; inventories; follow up on stock cards, storage, and cleaning of equipment)
- Support in the market assessment strategies and evaluation of local suppliers for the quality and services available in his field of expertise
- Support and assist the projects in the completion of the monthly reporting on the fuel consumption, services done and parts stock for all the projects


- University degree in Mechanic engineering essential
- Work experience as mechanic essential
- Proficient user of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) essential
- Other experience in similar position essential
- MSF or other NGO experience desirable
- Dari/Pashtu: oral essential and written desirable
- English: oral and written essential
FULL TIME: 40 hours per week, Saturday to Wednesday
GROSS SALARY: 51,200 AFN (non-negotiable)

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, Mechanical Engineering

Submission Guideline

The interested candidates should submit their applications before the 20st of February 2019 at 4 pm with the CV, motivation letter, including references details and with supporting documents (certificates, diplomas etc.) to Médecins Sans Frontières, Administration department coordination office Project via:
- A sealed envelope at Médecins Sans Frontières / Administration department / Coordination Office / Qala-e-Fatullah, 3rd street, Kabul, Afghanistan.

The reference “Mobility Specialist” must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not clearly state the position for which you are applying & attach the required diploma & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
MSF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to MSF Administration through the recruitment contact.

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