Special Scholarships

Job Detail


Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other actors in Blantyre and environs on a cervical cancer project. 

MSF-FRANCE is recruiting suitable candidates for the position of: 


General duties: 

  • Surveying the MSF premise's access and guides people to reception within authorized hours. Contacts administration team for authorizing people access. 
  • Watching MSF premises and property's perimeter fence through regular patrols. Remaining on duty until other watchman comes to do a handover, never leaving the post unattended. 
  • Organizing traffic of vehicles within the premises and directs them in and out. 
  • Checking that the doors and windows are locked and lights are off when people leave premises. Checking that security lights are working properly and informing line manager of any possible problems. 
  • Keeping area within MSF premises clean and tidy (ex. empty dustbins, sweep paths, etc.) and performs general maintenance activities of the garden (ex. cut grass, maintain flower beds, prune trees if necessary, etc.). 
  • Maintaining watchmen's torch and other lighting tools, returning used batteries and keeping the necessary supply of spare batteries. Maintaining communication equipment (radio) in working conditions and providing battery availability. 
  • Ensuring the correct functioning of generator and water pumps (starting, switching off, record sheet of operating hours and maintenance) as well as the correct use of extinguishers (being aware of their location). 
  • Informing line manager of arrival of any materials before unloading and helping MSF staff carry heavy items, if necessary 

Contract details : 

Fixed-term contract Intended starting date : Immediately 

Skills & Qualifications 

  • One of the main tasks for the person working in this position will be directing patients and caretakers to appropriate services within MSF facility and regulating the flow of people in and out of the department. It will include: 
  • Direct contact with patients – maintaining positive image of organisation through polite and respectful communication with all internal and external clients. 
  • Sharing the information about the avaiable services and directing patients to the right service 
  • Monitoring and, in case needed, restricting or allowing acces to the department to authorised personel and patients 
  • Cooperating with medical team to ensure smooth work in a department 
  • Monitoring waiting areas for the number of patients and general cleaniness 

How to apply  

Interested applicants should send their written application letter (letter of motivation) with a detailed CV indicating postal address, day phone contacts, photocopies of ID, and relevant certificates of diplomas and work experience to the following addresses: 

By Mail:                                                                  By Email: msff-blantyre-recruitment@paris.msf.org

Médecins Sans Frontières – France
P.O. Box 2736,

Subject Line: Watchman    or WRITE « Watchman» ON ENVELOPE 

Letters, CVs and any documentation included in application package will not be returned. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. MSFF does not reimburse the possible costs for transportation for tests and interviews that may take place during the recruitment process. MSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees. : if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration at 099 700 3712 or email: msff-blantyre-admin@paris.msf.org   as soon as possible.” 

Deadline to apply for this position: October 20, 2019 at 5:00PM 

Skills Required

Related Jobs

Job Detail

  • Location
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
  • Apply Before
    21 Oct, 2019

Google Map