Vehicle & Generator Mechanic at Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland

On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland Kenya Mission: MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

Location: Coordination Office, Nairobi (with often trips to the field, 50%    of the time)

Start date: ASAP
Length of contract: 6 months with possibility if extension
Employment type: Full time

The selected candidate will be reporting to the Logistics Support Activity Manager and he/she will provide logistical support to the project.

Main tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Perform maintenance and repair of MSF vehicles to ensure they are in perfect condition for their use, in particular:
  • Perform maintenance according to the instructions in the logbook.
  • Hands on experience on 4×4 and light vehicles
  • Fully conversant with the gear box transfer, differential and engine repair/maintenance
  • Strong knowledge of drive train
  • Good knowledge in maintenance of power generators, water pumps and all motor machines
  • Good diagnostic skills in auto-electrical system
  • High skills in diagnostic
  • Capacity to use diagnostic tools
  • Well organized and able to prioritize his/her work
  • Good workshop tools management
  • Perform maintenance and repair of Generator to ensure they are in perfect condition for their use.
  • Essential Grade 1 (government test or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of vehicle computer-controlled systems, engine fuel and ignition, ABS braking and transmission functions
  • Valid driving licence preferably class B, C and E
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • At least 3 year experience demonstrated mechanical experience in vehicles and generators. Previous MSF experience is an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative, able to handle complex assignments with proactive attitude
  • Organized, autonomous and attentive to details
  • Punctual, reliable and flexible to work long hours when required
If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates/diplomas and registration documents, mentioning on the envelope ” Vehicle & Generator Mechanic” 
to [email protected]: or to

Logistic Support Activities Manager
MSF-Switzerland, Kenya Mission
P.O. Box 25091 – 00603
Lavington, Nairobi

Applications must be received on or before 14th November, 2014. 

Please not that due to the high volumes of applications that are received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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