VACANCY: Logistics Manager

Cordaid , Central African Republic , Bangui

Vacancy Summary

  • Organisation Type: Government / non profit
  • Sector: NGOs / Government
  • Field of Expertise: Specialist, General Management, Operations
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Benefits included: International insurance, Pension, Bonus
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Oct 28, 2016
  • Vacancy closing date: Dec 12, 2016

Job Description

In the Central African Republic, Cordaid currently runs programmes in Bangui, Bozoum, Bangassou, Bossangoa and Bouar where Cordaid has offices. The Country office is based in Bangui. Cordaid CAR counts with about 60 staff in the Country.

Position and responsibility
The Logistics Manager is responsible for the mission’s security management. He/she is also responsible for the logistics of the Country Office, its sub Offices and its programs in a cost effective and accountable manner.
He/she will be supervised by the Director Country Office in CAR and reports directly to him/her. He/she supervises the local staff engaged in the field of his/her responsibilities.

Specific objectives
Operational Security Management
• As a member of the Security Management Team, regularly reviews the ongoing operation against safety standards and reports incidents. Takes the lead in preventing future incidents, reporting on incidents and lessons learned/detecting trends, and may have a supporting role in crisis management as part of the Local Response Team.
• He/she will analyse the external context in Cordaid operational areas, monitor the major risks (detect any changes to the risk matrix) and define preventive measures (Standard Operational Procedures).
• Responsible for yearly updating of the Country Security Plan.
• He/she will train and instruct Cordaid staff (including support staff such as drivers and guards) and third-party travellers and ensures compliance with procedures.
• Strives for a culture of security within Cordaid’s programmes in CAR which enables Cordaid to reach populations in need in tight security contexts.
• He/she is involved in program conceptualisation by providing clear recommendations for future orientation, scenario’s, and ensure budgeting for adequate security management in programs takes place. Maintains a relevant security network and attends INGO, UN security fora on behalf of the Country Director. Is able to apply coaching skills to support local partner organizations in their security management.

Supply Chain
Establishes contacts with suppliers, transporters, relevant government authorities and other Cordaid partners. Sets up and maintains a structured supply chain of high quality materials needed for the offices and the programs.

Transport and Warehousing
Arranges transport and warehousing of materials, guarding as well cost effective use as safety of the goods.

Contract Management/ Suppliers Agreements
Negotiates and maintains service level agreements with suppliers to ensure cost-effective deliverance of high quality goods or services in the right time and the right place. Anticipates deviations from standards and manages suppliers.

Logistics Administration and Reports
Makes sure all agreements and other relevant logistics administration are up-to-date, complete and reliable, as to easy provide accurate reporting information.
Collects logistics information and reports about the results, specifics and possible deviations following required reporting standards, providing solutions to minimize impact of deviations.

Personnel Management
Leads personnel in accordance with the management style and social policy of Cordaid, focused on productivity, employee development and satisfaction. Ensures efficient use of resources and controls quality of work.

• Experience, understanding and skills in security management in conflict areas;
• Knowledge of logistics, business or public administration or other relevant subject on an academic level;
• Knowledge of project management, international cooperation with local partners;
• At least 5 years working with INGO’s on level of coordination of security management and logistics in project countries;
• Strong analytical, writing, coaching, and problem-solving skills;
• Knowledge of the mission and goals of the Cordaid programs, security policy and regulations would be an asset;
• Social skills to foster a culture of security among staff and visitors, negotiate prices and realize cooperation benefits;
• Writing skills to unambiguously formulate updates to the Country Security Plan, Standard Operational Procedures and logistic contracts/agreements;
• Fluent in both languages French and English.

Specifics of duty station
He/she will be based in Bangui, in the Cordaid CAR main office. He/she will travel as necessary to the sub offices in CAR for security & logistics management reinforcement, training and monitoring.
This is a non-accompanied posting.

Contract information
The contract period is for 6 months starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance (if applicable).

Further information & how to apply
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded before 13 November 2016.