Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Energy Manager.

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Energy Manager

 Work Location : Nairobi

Duration : Six Months (With Possible extension)

Start Date : 1st July 2022

Application Deadline: 10th June 2022

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian action-driven organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. 26 associations, 23 sections, and 16 branch offices make-up the international movement and work in partnership around 6 operational entities.

The selected candidate will be reporting to Logistics Coordinator

Main Purpose

Planning, coordinating, and monitoring all logistics activities in the mission related to electricity according to MSF protocols and standards to ensure an optimal running of the projects.The main objective of the position is to study the existing electrical system and power generation, develop a detailed proposal and recommendations aimed at reducing carbon footprint in line with OCG planetary health policy.


  1. In collaboration with the Logistics Coordinator, planning, establishing, and reviewing the electrical activities in the mission/project, including its annual budget, to identify and give a response to the needs of the mission and the targeted population.
  2. Monitoring and ensuring the implementation of the electrical activity in the project ensuring compliance to MSF standards, protocols, and procedures, and reporting to the Logistics Coordinator on the development of the ongoing programmes. This entails the following:
  • Ensuring that the electrical installations in the project are up to the level of the Technical Department, prioritizing personnel and equipment security and optimization of energy consumption based on real filed needs
  • Providing a technical proposal to improve the installations and bring them up to the level recommended by the Technical Department
  • Guaranteeing the setup of the recommendations and establishing the electrical records for the mission in order to ensure the compliance of the installations to said recommendations e.g. power demand analysis and working principle of the installation
  1. In collaboration with the Project Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator and the HR Coordinator, participates in the planning and implementation of HR associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, detection of potential, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required to correctly perform all logistics activities pertaining to his area
  2. Ensuring technical support for his area of activity and providing coaching to logistics staff under his/her responsibility.
  3. Participating in monthly reports according to guidelines
  4. Performing delegated tasks according to his her speciality and as specified in his/her job description
  5. Identifying, defining and implementing solutions and strategies that reduce the environmental footprint of the electrical installations (and HVAC if relevant) in the mission/projects. These strategies englobe not only technical solutions but also how the electrical installations are used, maintained and managed. The main objectiveof reducing the environ-mental footprint entails energy efficiency, reducing the carbon dioxide emissions, a proper waste management and the use of sustainable and adapted solutions according to the context

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Analyse the mission power needs, calculate the CO2 emission, and propose the practical solution to reduce carbon footprint.
  • Together with HQ planetary health technical team develop a portable an environmentally friendly energy kit of 2-5KVA easy to transport and deploy in emergency interventions
  • Support the supply team (OCG and/or Intersections) in validation and quality control of Energy equipment, materials, consumables spare parts and tools
  • Support the Log base / facilities officers and specialized technicians on safety measures related to fire prevention and gas networking set-ups
  • Participate actively in the prepartion of POA for his/her activties and propose needed budget for the planetary health proposed recommendations implementations
  • Organize and plan properly the visits to the field: it includes ToR prior to visit and following visit report with clear recommendations to be followed. Then, progress on recommendations are counter-checked with logistics managers and or team leader on monthly basis
  • Establish a monthly Sitrep on the activities in the country, mentioning the objectives of the following month



  • Essential :Degree/Diploma in Electrical Engineering


  • Essential :At least two years of working experience in Energy and Logistics related activities.
  • Desirable: previous experience with MSF or other NGOs, and working experience in developing countries


  • English & Kiswahili


  • International electrical standards, systems, design and layout
  • Alternative power generation such as solar or hybrid solar systems highly advantageous.
  • Calculation and sizing of backup systems including UPS Systems, and solar/wind power.
  • Computer literacy
  • knowledge on how to keep records as well as design installations.


  • People Management and Development
  • Commitment to MSF Participles
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Good communication skills with people from diverse backgrounds

If you meet the above requirements, Please submit your application by 10th June 2022

We apologize that due to the volume of application we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered

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




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