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Maintenance Agent At Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) - Switzerland

Date Posted: 10/Jan/2020
Deadline: 17/Jan/2020

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Maintenance Agent

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Type of Contract: 6 months fixed term

Scope of Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Perform repair / maintenance / construction works, according to the supervisor’s instructions and MSF standards, in order to ensure proper operations and prevent faults / deterioration of MSF equipment / installations / infrastructures.
  • Carry out all minor works (construction, repairs, etc.) requested by the line manager, as well as any task identified by the employee and approved by the line manager.
  • Perform regular maintenance of MSF installations / equipment / infrastructures (base, house, store, warehouse, health centre, hospital, etc.), particularly in line with a preventive maintenance plan (procedures to follow, schedule, etc.).
  • In the event of faults / deterioration, diagnose the problem and propose possible solutions to the line manager and/or technical adviser.
  • Perform any necessary tests / checks to confirm the proper operation of the installation or equipment after repair.
  • Ensure effective management, protection and care of work tools (including site installations under the employee’s supervision) and keep the workshop tidy.
  • Ensure that there are adequate stocks of consumables and materials for minor repairs and manage those stocks; placing orders in time.
  • Keep all documents related to installations / equipment / infrastructures in order and update them regularly.
  • Immediately inform the line manager of any problems that arise in the course of the work, particularly with regard to damage, loss, theft or attempted break-ins.
  • Assist logistics department for any related work needed.
  • Implement maintenance with good follow up of vehicle/Generators, fridges, Freezers Air conditions, pumps and all electrical equipment, in order to ensure a great sustainability of equipment and ensure safety and smooth running cycle.
  • Ensure 24/7 power and water supply to base of his/her assignment
  • Ensure stock of chlorine is well maintained
  • Ensure stock of consuambles, such as spare parts, plumbing, constraction, electric and back up equipment are well followed, recorded and up to date information is avaible.
  • Manage well recoding of the fuel consumpiotn for vehicles and generators from his/her assigned fuels stock.
  • Preform sample constaction, carpentary, plumbing and electrc tasks by him/her self without asking external contractors
  • Keep a good follow up of maintenance requests from the requesters and proform the implementation according to the priorities.
  • Report any major problem to his/her direct line manager quickly.

Minimum Requirements

  • Essential diploma in related field and formal technical training.
  • Essential MSF working experience of at least two years in related position
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Commitment, Flexibility, Stress Management, Results, Teamwork, Service

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: [email protected] clearly indicating "Maintenance Agent" as subject of your mail.

Applications must be in English and include:

  • Complete CV and Copies of all certificates and diplomas mentioned in the CV.
  • Updated contact details and ID
  • Contact information of the previous employer/s for reference.


  • MSF is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.
  • 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
  • MSF thanks all the candidates for their interest in this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Method of Application

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