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Liaison Officer At Médecins Sans Frontières

Date Posted: 18/Mar/2017
Deadline: 22/Mar/2017

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

Main Purpose

  • Planning, and monitoring all logistic and administration in the base according to MSF protocols, standards and policies, in order to allow continuity to the mission’s activities during the Abuja airport Closure (estimated time 6 weeks)

Job Description

  • Establishing, planning and supervising in close collaboration with the Log Admin the logistics and admin activities related to MSF staff transiting through Kano, in terms of accommodation, transport, and related needs.
  • Ensures the timely sending, follow-up and retrieving of the passports sent to immigration for renewal. Monitoring the implementation of the following activities in accordance with MSF procedures and guidelines:
  • HR:
  • Planning and supervising administrative and logistic processes (, accommodation according to extension of mission, early return, etc.) of the national and international staff of the project in order to facilitate its reception, and movements
  • Acting as a facilitator/liaison officer among the sections to increase communication and ask the support of the Log Admin to coordinate in case of conflict
  • Processing of a large number of data and movements coming from different interlocutors Be surveillant on the security context
  • Share security information that could affect the movements with the relevant people
  • ensure that all MSF staff has applied and obtained on time any visa, stay, travel or working permits in the mission country according to needs, and keep information on legal, administrative procedures
  • Maintain HRCO’/E – Logistics / Admin Manager informed about ongoing trips, specific situations or changes etc…\ Follow up clearances of MSF cargos and informs about any possible planned or extraordinary needs.
    • Ensure movements are well organized in and out of Kano by flight or road.
    • Briefing new arrivals on general outline of Kano security during their stay including go and no go areas
    • Represent MSF to go to authorities such as immigration, airport and other practicalities related to movement of staff.
    • Flexibility to support movements in both Kano and Kaduna
  • Follow up all movements from Kano to the Projects or the Coordination in Abuja
  • Follow up the pick-up and drop of the staff travelling IN/OUT of the country
  • Prepare and deliver all HR documents (ID Card, Mission Order, Phone etc.) to the staff in transit in Kano
  • Recuperates the same materials and makes sure they go back to where they belong
  • Assist the MSF travellers in managing their transit in Kano

Required Skills and Conditions


  • Essential, Tertiary education or technical skills in three or more of the following fields: ICT, supply management, communication, transport, administration


  • Essential 2 years of previous working experience. Excellent communication skills, ability to liaise with different interlocutors, ability to prioritize, resistance to stress in lack of sufficient information. Previous MSF experience as admin/log/liaison officer is an asset


  • Essential, English language.


  • User level knowledge of Excel


  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Behavioral Flexibility
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

Work Location

  • Kano (Nigeria).


  • Fixed Term Contract, 208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.


  • Monthly gross salary of one hundred and forty one thousand two hundred and thirty one naira. (N141, 231)


Submit your CV, copies of qualifications and a cover letter with contact details to the MSF Admin’ Office (“Application Box” at the Watchmen Desk).

Applications can be submitted in person or by email to:

Deadline for the submission of applications: 22nd MARCH 2017.

Please make sure to submit your application on or before this date.

NB: only successful applicants will be called for interview.

Notice: No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process. MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring of a candidate having benefitted from such acts. All illicit demands of these types may be pursued through the judicial system.

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