Médecins Sans Frontières MSF Doctors Without Borders
Base & Facilities Officer for COVID-19 Intervention
Auditing, Taxation, Financial accounting/Operations, Payroll officer
Jawahar Maharashtra

Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 09 2021


Vacancy: Base & Facilities Officer for COVID-19 Intervention
Doctors without Borders India

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters and exclusion from healthcare.

We have been present in India since 1999 providing free-of-charge essential healthcare to people in remote areas, and specialist care for people affected by HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, hepatitis C, antibiotic resistance, tuberculosis, kala azar and sexual and gender-based violence. MSF was awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development in 1996 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

COVID-19 emergency intervention

Today we are facing a new global challenge. Doctors Without Borders India teams are racing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in over 70 countries, including opening new projects in areas that are becoming pandemic hotspots. In India, Maharashtra has more COVID cases in the country. The rising number of confirmed cases especially in the outside Mumbai requires more focused approaches and interventions.


Doctors Without Borders India(DWBI) has initiated an assessment around mid-May in the State of Maharashtra for Covid-19 pandemic during the second wave as the State had highest number of infection in the country. An explo team made an assessment in several places including Palghar district, Maharashtra which is a newly founded district in 2014. Palghar district has tribal population and varali paintings are very popular showing tribal heritage. Based on the outcome from the assessment, Doctors Without Borders India proposed to support Jawahar and Dahanu Dedicated Covid Health Centre (DCHC) and 4 Primary Health Centres under Jawahar taluk for mild and moderate Covid patients in screening and triage among the beneficiaries of the regular health programs and strengthen community prevention/shielding through health promotion packages for high risk population.

This is an intervention under Emergency support for short term with the approval of the district administration and health authorities under Palghar district.

Main purpose of the role

Carrying out or supervising all maintenance logistics activities in the Jawahar base (vehicles, fuel consumption, and local infrastructure) according to DWBI standards and protocols in order to have the material, infrastructure and vehicles in optimal running conditions.

Main accountabilities

• Planning vehicles movements, tracking individual trips, and ensuring implementation of security measures.
• Tracking consumption of supplies, fuel, lubricants, used in different facilities (office, house, store, etc.).
• Checking the maintenance of the various open spaces (gardens, courtyards...) and ensuring that domestic waste is correctly discarded
• Checking and ensuring the maintenance of Doctors Without Borders India premises and facilities, as well as the general water supply, electrical, walls, ceilings etc.. and security conditions. In this sense, making inspection visits to assess the rehabilitation needs of facilities.
• Performing maintenance of logistics equipment for cold chain, energy, IT and radio communications, in particular:
• Inventories and the reallocation of equipment.
• Renewing the authorization to use radio material with local authorities.
• Checking the quality of the work carried out on generators and electrical installations.
• Preparing orders for his sector activity do the follow-up, and checking their proper reception and state.
• Carrying out local purchases and ensuring that the line manager is aware of any problems linked to the quality or availability of the items to be purchased.
• Participating in trainings at the request of the line manager.

Benefits (Non-negotiable)

Monthly Gross Salary: INR 28,263.00 and
Secondary Benefits (pro rata) as per policies:

• 13th Month Salary / Festival Bonus
• 18 Annual Leaves
• 12 Casual Leaves
• Other compassionate leaves
• Medical Reimbursement including dependents
• Personal Accidental Insurance including dependents

Qualifications: Essential Under-Graduate Degree or Diploma

Experience: Desirable experience with other NGOs.

As this recruitment is for a specific emergency response on COVID-19, it is important that staff only apply for this position if they do not have one of the major risk factors for COVID namely existing cardiac complications, diabetes, hypertension, pregnancy or age > 55 years.

Duration: Until 31st Aug 2021 (Renewable depending upon project needs)

Location: Jawahar

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Due to the current lockdown and the urgency of this position, it is important that applicants live in or around Palghar district.

To apply please email your CV and motivation letter with the subject Ref: Base & Facilities Officers.
To: msfocb-India-Epool-recruitment@brussels.msf.org

Job Email id: msfocb-India-Epool-recruitment@brussels.msf.org