Emergency Cell Supply Referent At Médecins Sans Frontières en Suisse

Context & Mission

Médecins Sans Frontières is an independent, international medical and humanitarian organization that provides care to people in need, people affected by natural or man-made disasters, and victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and without regard to race, religion, creed or political affiliation (MSF Charter).

The concept of ‘medical impact’ remains central to any MSF OCG intervention and can range from saving lives to alleviating suffering, MSF OCG’s interventions aim to be flexible and agile, adapting its approach to changing needs and contexts. In this sense, the notion of ‘emergency response’ will remain at the core of MSF OCG’s appetite to intervene.

The Emergency Cell Supply Referent is responsible for the efficient coordination, support, and management of supply activities for the Emergency Cell and Emergency missions. She/he supports operations by providing key insights and recommendations in the planning, deployment and closing of activities. The Emergency Cell Supply Referent is also ensuring the link between the different departments, other Cells, MSF Log or other ESCs, the Supply chain Unit, E-Cell, the E-Unit, and the field for every Supply chain issue occurring in her/his missions.


  • First line of supply support to Ecell’s countries and the main point of contact to other OCs for the coordination of Supply Chain Emergency responses
  • Guarantee supply chain feasibility for emergency interventions including risks and potential delays to operations.
  • Define Supply Strategy for emergency interventions and adapt it according to the context/phase of the emergency.
  • Identify skillsets needed for the Supply emergency pool and participates in the recruitments.
  • Lead the Medical & Logistics stocks strategy definitions as per scenarios defined.
  • Manage OCG E-stocks related to Emergency Preparedness Strategy.
  • Is integrated into operation discussion and support towards PoA, MYRs, CoPros
  • Facilitate the ease of communication between the Missions, Cells, ESCs, and the Supply Chain Unit
  • Analyse and Synthesize data to provide reports on ongoing emergencies.

Your Profile


  • University degree in Supply Chain Management or supply area or equivalent professional qualification/ certification an advantage
  • Training qualification an advantage.


  • Proven strong and successful experiences in MSF Emergency Supply Chain.
  • 3 years of MSF experience with at least 1 year of emergency experience managing supply.
  • Operational position experience in a mission is a strong asset.

Skills/ Technical competencies

  • Supply Chain management in emergencies.
  • Strong supply strategy definition
  • Strong knowledge of Supply chain processes (Transport, Import/Export, Warehouse management, planning and procurement)
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong analysis and synthesis
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team management, coaching and mentoring
  • Security understanding and awareness.


  • Working knowledge of English and French is a must.

Personal Abilities

  • Team player
  • Autonomous
  • Detailed oriented
  • Ability to make propositions and take initiative
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Diplomatic and able to manage different stakeholders
  • Cross-functional oriented

Terms of Employment

  • Full-time position 100% (40h/week)
  • Mandated contract, 3 year-term, renewable once
  • Working place: Geneva
  • Ideal start date: December 1st, 2023
  • Gross annual salary (for 100%): from CHF 101’172.- to CHF 115’332.- (salary commensurate with equivalent experience and internal salary grid)
  • Paid vacation: 25 days per year, prorate temporis, plus any Swiss public holidays falling within the contract period.
  • Pension plan: pension contribution covered 3/4 by MSF, 1/4 by staff member
  • Relocation package if moving from a different country to Switzerland.

How to apply

Candidates submit their application following the requirements: CV 2 p. max. – letter of motivation 1p. max. – in French or English.

Deadline for application is October 8th, 2023.

We reserve the right to close the position early if we consider the number and quality of applications received to be sufficient.


The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Only applications submitted on our recruitment platforms will be considered.

Please note that we do not wish to use the services of recruitment or placement agencies.

At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our staff members. We strive to create workplaces where teams of people with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, perspectives, ideas and experiences work together for the social mission of MSF to create better outcomes for our patients and the communities we work with.

We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, ethnicities, background, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics.

MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.

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