18 Nov 2020

Storekeeper Assistant (Nairobi) at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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Médecins sans frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization (NGO) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases. It was founded in France in response to the Biafran War. The organization is known in most of the world by its localized name or simply as MSF; in Canada and the United States the name Doctors Without Borders is commonly used. In 2015 over 30,000, mostly local, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, logistical experts, water and sanitation engineers and administrators provided medical aid in over 70 countries. These doctors and nurses decided to volunteer their time to solve issues of world health. Private donors provide about 90% of the organization’s funding, while corporate donations provide the rest, giving MSF an annual budget of approximately US$750 million.

Start date: Immediately
Length of contract: Fixed term (1 year) 100% with 3 to 6 months’ probation period

Main Purpose:

Carrying out tasks of checking, recording and storing as well as preparing goods to be sent, according MSF standards and procedures and the storekeeper’s instructions, in order to ensure proper orders’ reception and dispatch.

Other tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Receiving goods arriving to the warehouse, checking its status/condition and amounts against the waybill(s).
  • Preparing outgoing items in a clean and optimized way by appropriately packing, sealing and labeling goods, assisting with recording the exits on stock cards and project form, and ensuring good quality of cold chain when needed.
  • Ensuring that goods are well organized and stored in a clean area to be visible and traceable i.e. assisting in stock inventory, storing items according to nature and use, and ensuring that warehouse temperature is appropriate and items that require cold chain are correctly stored.
  • Carrying out basic maintenance of the warehuse, ensuring security conditions (keeping unauthorized staff out, locking, etc….).
  • Ensuring cleanliness of common working areas and proper use, storage and maintenance of equipment and tools provided.
  • Informing superiors of any incident that may occur in the course of his/her work.
  • Work closely with the Store Keeper under the guidance of the Warehouse supervisor during stock requests, stock counts and dispatch preparations.
  • Ensure Unifield software has correct information of project stocks at all times.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • Essential: Certificate/Diploma in warehousing/stock management/Logistics/Supply Chain


  • Essential: 1 year previous experience as a storekeeper assistant.


  • Essential: Fluency in English & Swahili.


  • Essential: Knowledge of mathematics
  • Desirable: Ability to do basic repairs & Unifield Software application.


  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Behavioral Flexibility
  • Stress Management
  • Teamwork & Co-operation
  • Results and Quality Orientation Service Orientation

Method of Application

If you meet the above requirements, please email your CV & motivation letter as a single file under the subject “STOREKEPER ASSISTANT” to:

[email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)

Closing Date : 30th November, 2020


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