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Energy specialist

Currently, the needs for these field positions are limited. Therefore, candidates who are energy managers and designers who fulfill the essential requirements as well as some of the desirable criteria are more likely to match the profile currently sought.

As Energy specialist, you design, implement, manage and supervise the installation of new systems and/or rehabilitation work in order to ensure the level of quality required.

You have to ensure the continuity of service and the patients, staff and equipment protection. You manage and coach a local team. You can also be asked to negotiate agreements and required permissions, you have regular contacts with the relevant authorities and you ensure a correct design, implementation and hand-over of the work.


  • Diploma in electro-mechanics or electricity (engineer)
  • Expertise in HVAC (Heating, ventilation, Airconditioning) is needed
  • 2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge of renewable energies and energy-efficient techniques are an asset
  • Excellent team player
  • Curious to go and work in challenging contexts
  • Flexible mindset and intercultural awareness
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment

  • Good French and English language skills

length of mission

  • 6 to 12 months

Did you know?

  • MSF runs over 80 projects in 30 different countries around the world.
  • MSF deploys emergency project teams (e.g. Response to contagious disease) as well as long-term projects teams (e.g. Managing complex hospitals). These interventions can last from a few months up to several years.
  • About half of the projects are situated in conflict zones or zones with precarious security, and located in rural areas.
  • We always work together with local teams who we train to run the projects.
  • 40% of MSF personnel has a non-medical profile, just like the Energy Specialist.

Working in the field vs. working corporate

  • Your responsibilities are not just limited to the technical aspects of the project. You quickly take on additional responsibilities concerning technical aspects, the management of your team and the project’s overall goals.
  • The multicultural element will increase your ability to adapt.
  • You have the opportunity to train and develop your staff by helping them build their career paths.
  • The organization offers a wide variety of contexts, and a real career with positions that will evolve with your experience and potential.