Logistics Coordinator Job in Kenya

Logistics Coordinator

Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium is looking to fill the position of a Logistical Coordinator, based in Nairobi County but with frequent travel outside Nairobi. The successful candidate will be under the direct supervision of the Head of Mission (HoM).

Objective of the Position:

Defining and implementing all supply and technical logistics strategies and support to the mission, ensuring the pertinence and coherence of logistics and supply programmes, adequacy of the means provided and the compliance to MSF standard, protocols and procedures in order to enable the development of the mission in perfect working conditions and optimise the impact of the medical projects.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Participating actively in the definition and update of annual project planning and budgets and the Emergency Preparation Plan, defining strategies and providing advice to the HoM in the translation of the identified logistical / technical needs into objectives, priorities and resources for the mission.
  • Responsible for monitoring the implementation of logistics/technical activities in the mission (construction and rehabilitation, stock and supply of medical and non-medical material, transport, communications, water and sanitation, vehicles and engines, equipment/installation and infrastructures, etc.) compliant with MSF standards, protocols and procedures, and reporting to the HoM on the development of the ongoing programmes and proposing reorientation strategies when needed.
  • Responsible for the proper application of HR policies and associated in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required for the activities he/she is accountable for.
  • Responsible for ensuring technical reference and support for all logistics/technical issues in the mission, providing coaching to logistics staff and representing MSF in meetings with Authorities and other NGOs for technical/logistics related issues.
  • Responsible for ensuring installation and maintenance of functional office space(s) and lodging facilities in an adequate living condition as well as all the equipment required.
  • Responsible for ensuring the proper use and maintenance of IT and communication tools as well as the communication means in the Mission; permanent communication between capital, projects, bases and HQ.
  • Responsible for defining and monitoring the technical aspects of the risk reduction policy, transport, communication, protection, identification and preparation of the technical aspects of the mission security policy and guidelines, evacuation plan and contingency plan, monitoring on a daily basis the security rules observation and reporting to the HoM any problem. The Logistics Coordinator will be the security back up in the absence of the HoM.

Qualifications & Requirements:


  • Degree and specialization in Logistics and MSF Logistics training.


  • Essential working experience of at least two years in a similar position/ other management positions and MSF/ INGO in developing country(ies). Previous experience in emergencies is a strong asset.


  • Strategic; Strong Leadership Skills; Proven People Management; Behavioural Flexibility; Commitment to MSF Principles; Result Oriented; Culturally Sensitive; Team player; Planning and Organization.


  • Computer literate (MS Office Suite); Unifield software knowledge is an added advantage.


  •  Proficiency in written and oral English & Kiswahili.

How to Apply

Applicants MUST be Kenyan nationals and have the necessary statutory documents (ID, NSSF, NHIF and a PIN certificate). Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to ONLY submit a motivation letter and an updated curriculum vitae as a single file (in pdfformat), mentioning on the subject email line “Logistics Coordinator”, to:

The HR Coordinator

Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium (Kenya)

Email: msfocb-kenya-recruitment@brussels.msf.org