Head of logistics department (F/M)

Kabul, Afghanistan

Travailler avec Médecins du Monde

For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. 

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.  

MdM currently works in 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment. 

MdM is currently operating in Kabul, with a program aimed at increasing access to an integrated primary healthcare services – including nutrition, MHPSS and reproductive, maternal, neonate and adolescent health (RMNACH) – for IDPs and host communities, supporting one district hospital and 2 CHC’s. MdM is also supporting harm reduction project (for drug users) in Kabul through implementing partners. Recently, MdM expanded the program activities in Wardak province through direct implementation in 2 districts and through implementing partners for kochi nomads as well.

MdM long-term strategy consist of expanding the activities in Kabul and to additional provinces in Afghanistan, especially focusing on primary healthcare services.

Description du poste

Under the supervision of the general coordinator, you define, plan and implement all supply and logistics activities, while ensuring budget compliance and respect of MdM’s protocols and procedures. You lead and manage the logistics team.

More specifically, your main responsibilities are: 

  • Define, plan and budget logistical needs for the mission and monitor logistical activities  
  • Define, implement and adapt procurement plan and procedures  
  • Manage contracts related to logistics and supply activities 
  • Recruit and manage the logistics team, set objectives, define training needs, ensure skills management   
  • Ensure monitoring and reporting on logistical activities, adapt indicators when needed  
  • Supervise and manage the transportation of goods and people  
  • Supervise the installation and maintenance of office and accommodation areas 
  • Define and monitor IT and communication resources  
  • Ensure that the archiving system for logistics documents is respected  
  • Participate in the definition, implementation and monitoring of the safety and security standards 
  • Provide logistics guidance, training, advising and technical support to all field teams 
  • Participate in meetings with authorities and other NGOs on logistics and security issues

Vos conditions d'emploi

Fixed-term contract

6 months


Starting date: as soon as possible
Gross monthly salary: 3 119 euros
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments – minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 recovery days per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
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Votre profil

Two-years’ higher education qualification in logistics management/purchasing
Five years’ professional experience (including at least one year in a logistical coordination position in a humanitarian setting or two years’ logistician experience)
Experience in fleet management, safety/security, supply chain and stock
Experience in working in a volatile security environment
Previous experience in importing medical equipment to Afghanistan is a strong asset.
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work quickly, under pressure and with short deadlines
Ability to make effective decisions
Good writing and communication skills
Flexibility, reactivity, anticipation and adaptability
Excellent Microsoft Office skills
Knowledge of radio systems, satellite connections and GPS trackers
Languages: Fluent English (written and spoken) mandatory, knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto languages (or other country languages) are an asset
You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

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