BIOMED AND COLD CHAIN REFERENT (BASED IN ANY MSF OCBA HUB) – Jordan – ReliefWeb

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GENERAL CONTEXT
Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.
MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such MSF is by choice an association. Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF.
The MSF movement is built around six operational directorates supported by MSF’s 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens and decentralised in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations.
GENERAL OBJECTIVE AND JOB ENVIRONMENT
The Logistics Technical Unit (LogTech) is part of the Logistics and Supply Chain department and consists of supporting the missions of MSF OCBA regarding their logistics’ needs. The unit comprises a diverse expertise, to ensure that it can support all different aspects of MSF´s logistics for both regular missions and emergency interventions related to: construction, shelter, fleet, energy, HVAC, facility and cold chain management, general and biomedical equipment management and WHS (water, hygiene, sanitation and vector control). The focus of the unit is to ensure appropriate support and guidance to MSF OCBA’s missions regarding their logistics, in collaboration with other relevant departments/units (operations, medical, financial, HR, projects & IT…).
The Biomed and Cold Chain Referent is based at OCBA hub, as part of the LogTech Unit and is accountable to the Head of LogTech Unit. The main objective of the position is to ensure full integration and consecution of OCBA ambitions related medical equipment and cold chain support, s/he will lead the BM & CC support group related to both the regular and emergency missions. On behalf of LogOps or LogTech, s/he is functionally responsible for the Mobile Support Technicians, Mobile Implementation Officers, Project Managers and/or Officers; sets priorities for the team and ensures that needs of operations are met. S/he ensure that quality and consistent execution of field support and procedures.
Additionally, s/he leads the team’s efforts to support the development of our human resources in the field and HQ. S/he maintains dialogue with other departments/units or entities within MSF to ensure alignment of priorities.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
1. Expert reactive support to field questions:
2. Expert and proactive support to logistic activities and projects:
3. R&D:
4. Base of knowledge:
5. Staff management:
6. Transversal, intersectional and external duties:
SELECTION CRITERIA
COMPETENCIES
CONDITIONS
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter: https://careers.msf-applications.org/job-invite/7003/
Closing date: August 21st, 2022, 23:59 CET (Central European Time)
MSF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, race, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to achieving a balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. MSF provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.
Médecins Sans Frontières, as a responsible employer, under article 38 of “Ley de Integración Social del Minusválido de 1982 (LISMI)” invite those persons with a recognized disability and with an interest in the humanitarian area to apply for the above-mentioned position.
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