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Supply chain manager

Supply chain positions can be based at coordination level (capital of the country) to facilitate the flow of goods from Europe to the projects OR at project level to manage the distribution to the beneficiaries.

Supply chain managers analyze contexts of country in order to design, plan and put in place relevant supply chain and ensure as such operational optimization.

They focus on processes and understand and coordinate all the supply chain activities . They are also  familiar with the relevant information systems technology (ERPs for instance).


  • Education of 3 years minimum in management, international business administration or a related discipline and/or a specialization in Logistics/Supply Chain; or equivalent through professional experience 
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in a Logistics/Supply Chain role with responsibilities in one or more of the following domains: procurement, warehousing, transport, customs (import/export), demand planning & inventory management, supply information systems, supply processes synchronization
  • A previous professional experience in supply in an NGO and/or in the humanitarian supply chain is an asset
  • Talent for networking and stakeholders’ management 
  • Good people management skills and leadership potential; Ability to train and coach individuals and teams; experience in a supervision or coaching role is an asset
  • Orientation towards customer satisfaction, quality, and solutions
  • Analytical skills (context, indicators, databases…)
  • IT skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, ERP)
  • 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. In addition, knowledge of one of the operational languages spoken in countries where MSF intervenes (Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic) is a strong asset.

Length of mission

  • 6 to 12 months

Meet our Supply chain managers

Gilles Sinnaeve, Project supply chain manager, wrote a blog about his first mission in Masisi, Congo. Read his blog



Johanna Linder, Supply chain manager at MSF since 2011, explains our supply chain in emergency and non-emergency projects in this podcast. 

On this page we gathered videos and stories from colleagues and other essential information about the humanitarian supply chain at MSF.