Logistics Manager Job at Save the Children

On Friday, April 26th, 2013

Logistics Manager – Somalia

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

By mid-2013 most of our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

The role

The Logistics Manager has responsibility for the co-ordination and support of logistics activities for the South and Central Area operations of Somalia programme. 

The post holder is responsible for effectively managing the logistics functions, assets and stocks, supply chain management, ensuring effective, timely and accountable logistics support to all the field offices in the South Central Area of the country operations and ensuring compliance to organisational and donor procurement standards.To ensure that Save the Children’s commitment to improving quality and accountability in humanitarian work is upheld, through reference to the Sphere Charter, Save the Children Minimum Standards and the NGO Code of Conduct.

Qualifications and experience

  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience in an area of logistics, supply chain management or equivalent.
  • Recommended a minimum of 3 to 5 years management experience in an International context, preferably in a humanitarian or conflict situation
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Somali language an advantage
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.Please note that the closing date for applications is 7th May 2013

For further information on this role, please see our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

How to apply: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to the link provided

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