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Mechanical Assistant

Date Posted: Jan 06, 2020

Job Description

Médecins sans Frontières-France is an international, medical, non-governmental humanitarian organisation that assists populations in distress in more than 60 countries around the world. In Malawi, MSF works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the local community in integrated HIV/AIDS in Chirazulu District and Cervical Cancer projects Blantyre districts.

 (1 Position) – based in Limbe

Job Summary

Carrying out assessments and ensuring the implementation, maintenance and monitoring of the mission's geographical information systems and producing in real time, a spatial analysis of the situation in the field, according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure an optimal running of the project.


  • Performing tasks as per the mechanic's instructions, testing vehicles after each service is concluded and before it is handed back to the driver This includes but are not limited to the following:
  • Carrying out A services on vehicles and basic services on motorized engines (generators, pumps, etc.), according to the instructions listed in the log book or MSF documents, and if possible assisted by the drivers. Carrying out B services in big workshops and assisting with B and C services for vehicles, and major services for motorized engines, under the mechanic's supervision
  • Performing maintenance activities of all motorized machinery (water pumps, generators, etc.), as well as other mechanical installations
  • Filling in logbook regarding services, spare parts, repairs and maintenance carried out in each vehicle and motorized machinery and mechanical installations. Filling in stock cards of spare parts and carrying out physical stock inventory on a regular basis
  • Supervising vehicle documentation completeness (registration papers, insurance, radio licenses, etc.) and informing line manager if something is missing or soon expiring
  • Ensuring cleanliness of common working areas
  • Ensuring proper use, storage and maintenance of the equipment and tools provided. Assisting in identifying spare parts, consumables and tools required for all vehicles and reporting material needs and informing line manager about levels of stock and quality of different spare parts and consumables
  • Informing superiors of any any mechanical or other problems related to the vehicles and when repairs are required as a result of inappropriate driving or use of vehicles and equipment.
  • If requested by the line manager, assisting in briefing and training of all drivers regarding services and maintenance of vehicles and training MSF staff about correct use and basic maintenance of all types of engines.


Education • Desirable diploma on mechanics or related technical training. Driving license for vehicles
Experience • At least one year in a related job
Languages • Essential, local language. Desirable mission language


  • Commitment to MSF Principles L1
  • Behavioural Flexibility L1
  • Stress Management L1
  • Results and Quality Orientation L1
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L1
  • Service Orientation L1


How to apply

Applications for the vacant post with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic, vocational certificates, should be submitted to the following address no later than midnight, Thursday, January 16th, 2020. Attn to:


Coordinator Human Resources

Médecinssans FrontièresFrance

Plot LE 388 Newlands,


Email address: 

With the following in the subject
: 202002 Mechanic Assist

MSF appreciates all applicants but please note only short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.

(6 Months: Mid-February – Mid-August 2020) With possible extension of another 6 months

Skills Required

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