Medical logistician

Multiple locations

Your task

To provide logistics services and support to ICRC health programmes. Key responsibilities are the following:

  • Planning: participate in project designs, anticipate needs for supplies, carry out the procurement for projects, and keep abreast of changes in medical supplies in close cooperation with the Health Department
  • Supply chain management and purchasing, using local suppliers where possible
  • Inventory control: analyse demands, prepare regular forecasts, calculate replenishment orders and initiate procurement accordingly
  • Stores and stock management: manage medical stores ensuring security and maintenance, and making sure that medical stocks are kept in proper storage conditions
  • Distribution management: ensure accurate and complete documentation is prepared for all consignments
  • Customer service: act as a focal point for medical logistic and health staff
  • Quality control
  • Reporting
  • Staff management and training

Selection requirements

  • Ideal age: 28 to 35
  • Prepare to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each)
  • Excellent command of English; French an asset
  • Registered health professional with commercial training or higher education in logistics and supply chain management
  • Minimum two years field experience in humanitarian health assistance or medical logistics
  • Good knowledge of essential drugs, medical renewables, medical materials and equipment (commercial and/or humanitarian assistance) conversant with information systems
  • Driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Fully conversant with IT tools

Your profile

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Open-minded and adaptable
  • Able to cope with stress, at times in dangerous environments
  • Well organized and analytical
  • Able to work in a team

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • Generous social benefits

Please note that owing to the ICRC's working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.


Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medicine
  • Closing Date:

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