Quality Assurance Medical Devices bij Artsen Zonder Grenzen

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent, medical, emergency relief organisation that provides assistance to people worldwide, regardless of their background, religion or political convictions. Above all, we aim to save lives and to offer medical care to victims of disasters, wars and epidemics. Working together with local staff, we give direct support to the population. MSF also appeals to those in power, including governments and international organisations, and speaks out about the abuses we encounter in the course of our work.

MSF coordinates operations through collaborations between global offices. ‘Artsen zonder Grenzen Nederland’ (MSF-Holland) has a partnership with offices in the UK and Germany. This partnership, known as ‘MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam’ (MSF-OCA), operates medical humanitarian interventions in about 25 countries. Annually, MSF-OCA deploys approximately 1,100 international staff and employs 7,000 national staff.

The office of MSF-Holland located in Amsterdam hosts more than 250 employees, offering direct support to MSF-OCA operations.

The Logistics Department (LogD) supports the overall purpose of MSF, providing logistics and technical support to the OCA field operations. The department is responsible for providing strategic direction, integrated advice and hands on support to logistics and technical issues in the field. The department is made up of the Field Support Unit (FSU) and the Amsterdam Procurement Unit (APU).

With immediate effect MSF Holland / Artsen zonder Grenzen has a vacancy for

PART-TIME (minimum of 60%)

based in Amsterdam


Under the responsibility of the Head of the Logistics Department and the international Quality Assurance Medical Device Coordinator (QAMD), identify and validate the sources of supply according to the quality standards required by MSF to meet the needs of the MSF Missions.

Main responsibilities

  • Validate sources of supply in compliance with the MSF European directives and standards, in collaboration with the technical referents of the operational centres and working groups and the international Quality Assurance Medical Device Coordinator (QAMD)
  • Guarantee the quality of the Medical Device database and the document flow/repositories
  • Provide technical expertise supporting procurement and importation
  • Ensure quality control of the products purchased in collaboration with the Supplier, theProduct Specialists and MSF OCA Operations, to ensure the continuity of the supply of the Missions

  Other responsibilities

  • Where needed, provide technical expertise and support for identification and validation of local sources for high risk medical devices in cooperation with Product Specialists and international Quality Assurance Medical Device Coordinator (QAMD).
  • Ideally, the candidate assumes next to his/her responsibility for QA Medical Devices also responsibility as QA referent for NFOS (specialized food).
  • Contribute to the definition and updating of the validation procedure, standards and files produced in collaboration with the technical referents of the Operational Centres, Working Groups and International Coordination.
  • Keeping up to date with the technical developments of assigned product families through participation in conferences and trade fairs, developing links with counterparts from non-governmental organizations (such as the ICRC, UNICEF …)


  • Level of study: Higher professional qualification (equivalent Dutch HBO) obtained through education or working experience as a nurse, pharmacist, assortment coordinator, or regulatory affairs officer
  • Experience: At least two years of professional experience in the field of medical devices and in a central purchasing environment, hospital pharmacy or supply chain in commercial sector
  • Linguistic skills: proficiency in oral and written English; Dutch is a plus
  • Functional skills: teamwork, cross-project management, process analysis
  • Technical skills: product technical knowledge, database management experience, technical data research and analysis, document management, Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Other skills: rigor and organization, spirit of analysis and initiative, strong communication and relational qualities, pragmatic and able to work in a consultative and supportive framework
  • Travel: might be required to attend MSF meetings in Europe and an occasional visit to the field

We offer

  • A challenging and exciting position in an international environment
  • A contract for 1 year with a renewal option
  • A gross monthly salary between € 3,167.- and € 4,522.- based on a fulltime appointment and relevant professional experience for this position
  • Other benefits include 30 holidays based on a fulltime appointment and a premium-free pension plan

More information?

For more information about this position, please contact Klasien Hoeve, Head of the Logistics Department on phone +31 (0)20-52089 73

**If you have applied for this vacancy before your CV has been assessed and there is no need to re-apply**

If you believe that you fit the profile, you can react directly via this apply link
Please upload a letter of motivation and Curriculum Vitae in English as one combined document

The closing date for application is 8 November 2017
The closing date for this post may be brought forward or extended depending on the volume and strength of the applications.