Mechanic at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

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Mechanic at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)


Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is a private, not-for-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in distress, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

MSF has been active in Katsina since February 2021 after carrying an exploratory mission that ends up with an opening of the project under the Emergency-Cell. Currently, MSF is running 1 ITFC (Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centre) in Katsina in the Kofar Sauri PHCC and 5 ATFC (Ambulatory Therapeutic Feeding Centre) 4 in Jibia LGA (Magama, Daddara, Gubi Magaria and Riko) and 1 in Katsina (Kofar Marusa). There is an ongoing to implement additional ATFC in Mashi and Mani LGA.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Mechanic

Location: Katsina

Contract: 208 working hours per month with flexibility required

Main Purpose

  • Performing autonomously, complex / advanced servicing, maintenance and repair of MSF and other engines according to MSF standards and procedures, in order to vehicles are in perfect running conditions.

Job Description

  • Performing autonomously and ensuring, all necessary complex / advanced maintenance and repair of MSF vehicles and mechanical equipment to ensure they are in perfect condition for their use. This includes the following tasks :
    • Performing maintenance according to the instructions in the logbook, ensuring all type of to all vehicles are done on time (i.e. mini A, medium B and full C, and special services referred in logbook when possible).
    • Testing all vehicles after each service is concluded and before it is handed back to its driver
    • Keeping record of vehicle’s driver remarks, and carrying out repairs if needed (vehicles and other mechanical equipment) and filling in service, repair or vehicle log book. to the line manager any problem related to MSF vehicles
    • In the case of a breakdown, making a diagnosis, informing the line manager and after approval carrying out any complex / advanced repairs needed.
    • Following up the validity of all (annual inspections, insurance or any other required documents)
    • Assisting in the briefing or training of drivers regarding vehicle services and maintenance

  • Managing the stock of consumable , filling in the stock cards, carrying out physical stock inventories, executing orders necessary for renewing stock, avoiding any shortage
  • Keeping working area clean and tidy.
  • Ensuring that all record sheets and books related to maintenance are always completed and preparing needed reports before and after any repair or required maintenance.
  • Responsible for the equipment and tools, extinguishers, checking they are correctly and safely used, maintaining and renewing them when necessary and keeping the inventory updated.
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  • Essential – Diploma in Mechanics or related studies.


  • Preferable – Previous working experience working with MSF or other NGOs
  • Demonstrable mechanical experience. (Minimum 2 years experience).


  • Fluency in English (Read, Speak and Write), Hausa and Fulfulde (fluently speaking) required.


  • Essential driving license for vehicles.


  • and Quality L1
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L1
  • Behavioral Flexibility L1
  • Commitment to MSF Principles L1
  • Stress Management L2.


  • According to MSF France salary grid.



How to Apply

Interested and qualified should:

Click here to apply

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  • Only successful applicants will be called for next steps and are obligated to disclose any information about member(s) currently in the employ of MSF-France in any location.
  • 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 is an equal opportunity employer and encourages any citizen to apply irrespective of race, gender, religion, creed, political affiliation
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