Role & Responsibilities
Oversee the provision of the logistical support for the programme. The Logistics Manager is responsible for ensuring an effective supply chain is in place at all times, and that standard logistics and related administrative systems are established and implemented within Medair country programmes. The role provides strategic direction, management and evaluation of all aspects of logistics, ensuring information, reporting and accountability requirements are met. The Logistics Manager also plays an important role in external representation, legal compliance, team leadership and capacity building of logistics staff.
Key Activity Areas
Logistics Management – Supply chain
Provide the technical oversight and ensure proper supply chain management practices and procedures are in place and maintained according to Medair standards – to include sourcing and procurement, warehousing, transportation and management of logistics resources in fleet, equipment and facilities – to provide optimum support to country programmes.
Work in close cooperation with other team members, sharing information on the assessments and proposed interventions, providing overviews of logistics requirements for the development of project proposals and subsequent projects.
Manage the procurement process in accordance with Medair policies and procedures, in a transparent, accountable, efficient and cost-effective manner. Provide planning support and advice to project managers and others making procurement requests, identify optimum supply routes, and maintain continuous overview of supply needs by providing updated procurement and fulfilment plans in alignment with project activity plans and timelines.
Locate and negotiate contracting for storage/warehousing that is secure, well-maintained, and meets health and safe working practice requirements. Oversee warehouse operations ensuring proper record keeping for the receipt, storage and issuing of items, physical inventory checks, storage conditions, security and facility maintenance.
Ensure international and national transportation of freight by land, sea and air is in line with programme budgets and needs; ensuring the most cost effective and reliable means of transport is used for the delivery of supplies to projects.
Maintain accurate filing systems, with documented and supported records of logistics transactions for audit purposes, and submit logistics reports to the in-country management team, and GSO logistics pursuant with procedures.
Minimum one-year relevant logistics and management experience in emergency and/or development context.
Experience of the management of budgets and the ability to prepare timely, complete and accurate reports.
Experience working in a cross-cultural setting, preferable in the logistics sector.
Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management, in Medical Logistics or Security training desirable.
Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols. Advanced planning, coordination, assessment, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Professional qualification in logistics or training in Supply Chain Management, or Business Management.
Good English (spoken and written). Ability to speak, or learn, local language (Arabic)