Jacques Pinel Center

Since 2001, 10,000 m² of the 80,000-m² Médecins Sans Frontières Logistique site in Mérignac have been used to train logistics teams and test equipment. Their infrastructure is currently being renovated, and new buildings will be built to create the Jacques Pinel Centre.


Médecins Sans Frontières constantly strives to improve our practices and adapt to changes in the environments in which we work. Staff training and logistics innovation are two key contributors to the efficacy of our actions in the field.

Training as a key to professional development

Throughout their time at Médecins Sans Frontières, field staff in all professions take part in trainings to prepare for the variety of environments and missions they participate in: preparing for a first mission, leading a vaccination campaign, managing a cholera treatment centre, managing a hospital, training medical coordinators and humanitarian logistics coordinators, etc.

All field staff (medical, logistics, administrative) are trained at the same site, thus preparing for the teamwork that will be required of them during their missions.

The new training centre will be organised like a model mission that reproduces conditions in the field to train logistics and medical personnel..

Innovation in logistics

Adapting our modes of action, our equipment, and our procurement and transport practices is critical to ensuring that Médecins Sans Frontières reaches our objectives of providing quality treatment and assistance regardless of the terrain and the conditions, all while keeping costs down.

During the past few decades, major logistics innovations such as modular inflatable hospitals and medical kits have helped improve emergency humanitarian medical practices.

This innovation platform will allow us to develop and test new equipment, systems, or protocols related to humanitarian logistics.

The Jacques Pinel Centre’s proximity to the Médecins Sans Frontières Logistique Supply Centre is thus a major advantage, since equipment can be tested and approved before being sent to the field.

To learn more (Plaquette_Centre_Jacques_Pinel_2019 7,40 Mo)

Personal data

MSF Logistique strives to protect personal data. We undertake to ensure the best level of protection of your personal data in accordance with the applicable law and the "general data protection regulation".

Data processing organisation

The personal data collected on this Internet site are stored in a computer database by the data processing organisation:

MSF Logistique
3, rue du Domaine de la Fontaine  33700 Mérignac
+33 5 56 13 73 73

Purpose of data processing

Personal data are collected for:

  • sending e-mails in response to submitted contact forms,
  • processing responses to job offers and unsolicited applications,

Some data are collected automatically as a result of your actions on the site in order to measure numbers of visitors (number of pages looked at, number of visitors to the site, which products are consulted, etc.) or are necessary to prevent or resolve technical incidents.

Data collected

The personal data collected and processed include your surname, first name, title, e-mail address, telephone number, IP address, postal address, CV, cover letter, connection data.

We undertake to collect only the minimum quantity of data necessary for the correct operation of the service provided by this Internet site. Whether or not data are mandatory is indicated by the use of the word "Mandatory" (or an appropriate visual indication such as an asterisk or word in bold) or "Optional" beside relevant data-entry fields.

Length of time for which data are kept

Data are kept throughout the time that the service is being used and are then archived for an additional length of time related to the prescribed legal duration and to conservation for reasons strictly limited and authorized by law (payment, guarantee, disputes, etc.). When this period has expired, they are deleted.


The collected data are intended for our HR and IT departments.
They are also sent to the following third parties:

Location & hosting of the collected data

The collected data are hosted by the following service providers:

  • OVH, web host (location of data: France),
  • Google Analytics (analytics.google.com), audience measurement tool (location of data: Worldwide),

Right of access / Withdrawal of consent

You may withdraw consent at any time to the use of personal data that are not essential to correct use of the service provided by this Internet site by writing to [email protected], requesting the withdrawal of data that you have communicated via the forms included in the site.

In order to conserve the confidentiality of your personal data, any request involving the application of your rights must include a certified copy of valid proof of identity (identity card or passport). In the absence of such a document your request will not be processed due to the lack of an adequate guarantee confirming the identity of the holder of the rights concerned.