HQ Logistics Advisor – Middle East

Requires a Cover Letter?: 
yes
Application Submissions Guideline: 

Interested candidates should send their CV along with a cover letter to jobs-leb@medair.org , with the job title in the email subject. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Description: 

Key Activity Areas:

Program support

Advisor- Support the countries as Logistics advisor in their requests their daily queries
 Ensure procurement planning is in place for all countries. Oversee the implementation of and compliance with Medair logistics procedures, policies, and management tools; when necessary, propose improvements.
 Contribute to and validate the logistics component of proposals, budgets and project reports
 Follow developments and changes in donor procedures, requirements, and guidelines
 Develop, organize and give training to logistics staff in the field and in the yearly global logistics workshop
 Carry out field visits and assess adherence to logistics procedures, identify possible areas for improvement, develop and implement changed and new procedures where needed
 Contribute to improvements of Medair’s logistics processes and tools
 Cover for short term field positions when they are gaps
 Participate in new country logistics requirements (develop supply chain, open/close base, fraud prevention plan, market assessment)
 Support the countries during audit and review the large procurement documentation to make sure they are compliant with procedures
 Train & coach the LM in country and review the large procurement for the region

Business Process Expert

 Act as the BPE (Business Process Expert) for “stock process” within Medair;
 Ensuring policies and procedures are developed, improved and kept up-to-date, serve as a reference point for questions, information, and training.

 

Qualifications

 Professional qualification in logistics or training in Supply Chain Management, humanitarian logistics or a related field. Certification in procurement would be desirable.
 Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written) and Arabic (Spoken & written)
 At ease with supply chain software and management, ability to provide easy support in the tool

 

Experience / Competencies

 Strong knowledge of Medair procedures and operations
 Minimum 2-year relevant logistics and management experience in emergency and/or development context at a coordination level, procedure & operations.
 Supportive mindset with ability to coach & train in –country logisticians
 Strong procurement and E2E Supply Chain experience in humanitarian context
 Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols.
 Advanced planning, coordination, assessment, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to create procurement plan, action plan for improvement
 Processes and procedures understanding and implementations. (specifically procurement)
 Experience of logistics in a cross-cultural, challenging environment as well as training competency for logistics.
 Capacity to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and oversee multiple tasks
 Excellent project management skills and strong leadership to lead cross-functional projects
 Ability to oversee and contribute to the supply chain part of proposal and end of grant report
 Prepared to undertake extensive field travel to country programmes for deployments; and willing to work in remote, basic conditions and insecure locations.
 Demonstrable knowledge of rules, regulations and donor policies governing the compliance/regulatory management of procurement rules from US, EU, UN and other agencies
 Technical understanding of mechanical and communication equipment.

Behavioural skills, Adaptability

 Capacity to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
 Diplomatic, especially for working with authorities and suppliers
 Able to cope with basic living conditions in the field and during field trips
 Prepared to undertake extensive field travel to country programmes for deployments; and willing to work in remote and insecure locations

Management and leadership

 Strong leadership and leading project management skills
 Able to oversee multiple tasks, prioritizing and delegating as required
 Ability to communicate effectively with programme teams and be able to represent Medair with UN organizations, other international NGO’s and local authorities worldwide

Working Conditions

 IRS or NRS contract at advisor level
 This is an HQ role based in the Middle East Region with up to 30-40% travel

 

Last modified: 
09 Nov, 2018
Intervention Sector(s):
Refugees
Application Deadline:
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment
Minimum One Year
Governorate/District:
Job Location
N/A
Working Area
NRS/IRS based in the Middle East Region, with functional reporting line to HQ International Logistics Manager in Switzerland and direct supervision of the country director. Regular travels required to support Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen.
Salary
N/A
Salary Range:
2500 to 3000 (USD)
Education Degree:
Other
Education Degree Details:
Professional qualification in logistics or training in Supply Chain Management, humanitarian logistics or a related field. Certification in procurement would be desirable.
Experience Requirements:
3 to 5 years
Arabic Language:
Excellent
English Language:
Fluent
French Language:
None