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About the Job
Based on an optimal knowledge and analysis of his/her area of responsibility(AoR), the Logistics Officer oversees all Logistics activities for ICRC Garowe region. He/she ensures that logistics systems are in place. Provides technical and operational support for purchasing, warehousing, fleet management, import-export activities and transport in accordance with the ICRC’s logistics standards.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides technical and operational logistics support focusing on purchasing, warehousing, fleet management, import-export activities and transport and Order management, in line with ICRC logistics standards
- Coordinates logistics activities, ensures proper planning within the site and clearly communicates constraints if any, in a timely manner to prevent delays
- Offers a conducive environment for both the clients and the team, ensuring that all logistics procedures are clearly communicated
- Ensures the Medical and Non-Medical warehouse are well managed and organized in line with ICRC and International standards
- Follows the stipulated guidelines for all shipments (via sea/air) and ensures that all necessary procedures are adhered to and shipments received in a timely manner and in good condition
- Ensures that all transactions pertaining to receiving and dispatching and distributing goods are accurately captured in the logistics system/database and all the documentation filed accordingly
- Ensures that deliveries, transportation of goods, supply requests are closely monitored, and the correct documentation is used in all these transactions
- Ensures clearance procedures for shipments arriving via air- and sea are monitored and finalized within the stipulated time
- Liaises with Nairobi office for efficient planning, dispatch and shipment of cargo and distribution
- Adheres to the tax exemption procedures and follows up on tax exemption for shipments arriving via air and sea
- Ensures that all the internal Administrative and financial procedures are strictly adhered to
- Interacts with suppliers and contractors, monitors their activities to ensure adherence to the terms stipulated in their contracts
- Maintains regular contacts with external interlocutors in the logistics field within the region
- Leads the Logistics team within the region, monitors their performance end ensures they are well equipped in terms of skills, knowledge and competencies
Minimum qualifications and required competencies
- University degree in logistics & procurement management or equivalent in a related field of study
- At least three (3) years’ work experience in a similar position within supply chain and logistics management field
- Experience in fleet management and air operation activities
- Fluent in written and spoken English and Somali
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent planning, analytical, administrative, organisational, and problem-solving skills with professional capacity to handle confidential information
- a strong degree of honesty and integrity, and a solid sense of responsibility, commitment and work ethics
- Established networks and contacts with communities and other relevant parties within the AoR
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively within a team environment
- Verifiable knowledge and thorough understanding of context
- Confirmed team leadership skills and strong numerical ability
- Proficiency in MS Office suite
- Valid manual driving licence
- A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organisation
- Training and development opportunities
- A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework
How to apply
Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address email@example.com. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is
16th January 2020. Clearly indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message .
NOTE THAT ONLY EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.