Michael White

For Michael White, the experience of working with MSF on his first mission in Pieri, South Sudan was “fascinating and heartbreaking.” He has since worked with the organization in Ethiopia and Nigeria, and returned for fourth time to work in South Sudan

Michael WhiteLogistician, Project coordinator

(Mechanical technician, Construction supervisor, Architect, Supply chain manager, Logistic supervisor, IT technician)


As a logistician working with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders(MSF), you can help ensure access to lifesaving healthcare for people in need. MSF logisticians:

  • provide daily support to MSFmedical teams
  • maintain basic medical facilities aswell as offices and team lodgings
  • manage the supply of medical andnon-medical goods
  • supervise and train staff

Logisticians are masters of all trades.You will hire and supervise the local staff responsible for many key tasks, including the management of water and sanitation facilities, the vehicle fleet, and information and communications technology. You will also contribute to security policy development and transportation planning. You will have frequent contact with local authorities and agencies, and other non governmental organizations.



Essential requirements:

  • minimum two years relevant work experience
  • technical skills in three or more of the following:
  • vehicle mechanics
  • energy and electricity
  • information technology
  • supply management
  • construction
  • available to work six to 12 months
  • experience supervising, training and managing others
  • strong command of English
  • relevant travel or work experience in a developing country or remote parts of Canada


Desirable experience:

  • bookkeeping, finance and budget management
  • proficiency with Microsoft Office software
  • knowledge of other languages, especially French and Arabic