Globaldev careers: The warehouse manager

Warehouse managers at work. Photo by: Gerald Chimkaka / GHSC-PSM

When Afchatou Sylla first applied to work in Médecins Sans Frontières Côte d'Ivoire warehouse, she was the only female applicant among more than 60 candidates. Four years on and having learned a lot on the job, she now manages the warehouse.

Sylla’s day-to-day involves receiving and checking stock deliveries; coordinating with the logistics supervisors; directing medical equipment and other materials to the appropriate department; updating stock inventory on the internal system, and archiving purchase documents for audit purposes.

About the author

  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.