Apr 212017

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

Supply Intern

As an intern to the supply unit of the operational centre of MSF in Geneva, the incumbent will assist to the data management of the supply unit, the definition and writing of SOPs, the HQ contract management, the Request For Quotation process, basic planning and administrative tasks and any punctual tasks assigned by the Head of Supply Unit.


The Operational Centre Geneva (OCG), with an annual average growth of more than 10% for the last years foresees continuing growth in the coming five years.

To scale up to meet these operational, human resource and financial challenges, the OCG has set up a Supply Unit, with a view to optimise the management of flows (goods, information and financial) and supply processes (internal and external). The final aim is to ensure a sustainable and efficient Supply Chain to meet the OCG strategic ambitions.

Your tasks

  • pursue the data management objectives of the supply unit
  • update and/or write SOPs as defined by the supply unit
  • upload and update contracts into the contracts management system
  • prepare some RFQ for relevant stakeholders within the HQ.

Expected results

  • data management framework is consolidated
  • major SOPs are written
  • contract management system is updated and contracts are properly filed
  • selection of suppliers is done according to the HQ procurement policy

Your profile

  • To be currently studying (internship agreement requested)
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian principles of MSF
  • Degree and specialisation in Logistics / Supply Chain Management in the process of obtaining
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Proficiency in the management of data (Proficient with Excel mandatory and BI knowledge an asset)
  • Proven understanding of MSF Field Logistics an asset

Terms of employment

  • Fixed-term internship contract (12 months), full-time position (100%)
  • Based in Geneva
  • Ideal starting date: mid-May 2017
  • Salary according to level of studies

How to apply:

How to apply

Interested candidates should forward their complete application (CV, letter of motivation, French or English, 5MB max) to , stating “Supply Intern 2017.04” in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is 30th April 2017.

The applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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