Head of Logistics Department (Somalia Mission)

Job Details
Employer: Action Against Hunger USA
Job Title: Head of Logistics Department (Somalia Mission)
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other
Description:

Organisational background:

Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia since May 1992. Currently, AAH is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security, livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Somalia.

The Positions and responsibilities:

AAH Somalia is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Head of Logistics Department (Somalia),based in 50% Nairobi and 50% Somalia. The role reports hierarchically to the Country Director or Deputy Country Director Support & technically to the Logistics Advisor in HQ.

Goal:

The Head of Logistics Department is responsible for securing sound logistical performance and coordination at Somalia mission level in order to provide programs with optimum support.

The Head of Logistics Department’s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

Mission 1: Contribute to the definition of mission strategy

  • Developing a logistics strategy for the mission
  • Making logistics data available to other departments to facilitate the establishment of the country strategy
  • Producing high quality and timely logistics contributions to "proposals" and reports for funding bodies
  • Contributing a logistics perspective to coordination discussions
  • Advising other departments on their logistics requirements
  • Ensuring that logistical needs and constraints are taken into account in the preparation of projects
  • Collecting data and preparing the logistics sections of "proposals" and reports to funding bodies, contributing to the financing plan
  • Checking that his/her contribution to "proposals" and reports is consistent with the rest of these documents
  • Representing the mission to outside bodies in logistical matters and developing a network for the exchange of information and good practice

Mission 2: Coordinate logistics at national level

  • Implementing AAH logistics regulations throughout the mission and ensuring compliance with them
  • The quality of the logistics service provided throughout the mission
  • Leading and optimising logistical activities at mission level
  • Ensuring that logistical commitments made to funding agencies are respected
  • Producing timely and high quality logistics reporting for the mission
  • Anticipating and flagging up logistics-related risks
  • Laying down logistical standards across the mission, in accordance with AAH guidelines
  • Providing leadership and optimising the organisation of logistics at mission level
  • Devising a technical and geographical strategy for supplies (local/international purchases, stock and transport)
  • Supervising the implementation of a supplies strategy and sanctioning its stages according to AAH procedures (validating procurement requests, including rental contracts)
  • Supervising the management of equipment : allocation, transfer between bases, amortisation
  • Controlling the mission logistics budget
  • Consolidating, monitoring and analysing logistical data submitted by bases
  • Ensuring the sound conduct of audits and pre-audits
  • Ensuring the implementation of an archiving system conforming to AAH logistics guidelines
  • Maintaining a network with local input, exchanging good practice
  • Representing AAH at the logistics Cluster, coordinating AAH activity with that of other parties involved in concerted initiatives

Mission 3: Collaborate with headquarters in the management of international procurement and transport

  • Working with headquarters on the definition of incoterms
  • Reception of merchandise and customs clearance
  • Coordinate and follows procedures required for international (outside kenya and somalia) sourcing
  • Negotiation of terms and conditions with the freight agent
  • Supervising the forwarding of customs clearance information to the freight agent
  • Checking the speed and the quality of deliveries

Mission 4: Contribute in preparing and implementing security policy for the country operations

  • Local security plans and to keep them up to date
  • Designing the national security plan with the security coordinator and the country director
  • Informing the teams about security and the related resources
  • Support the security coordinator and the country director to implement security guidelines on the mission

Mission 5: Promote and ensure collaboration and coordination in logistics with the mission's partners

  • Participating in the process of selecting partners and validating the risk analysis in logistical matters submitted by the bases
  • Defining with partners the modes of logistics management in the framework of joint projects
  • Validating the logistical aspects of partnership conventions and agreements
  • Taking full advantage at mission level of all innovative logistics management practices in the framework of partnerships

Mission 6: Prevent and manage fraud and corruption

  • Identifying the risks of fraud and corruption in his/her field of competence and putting in place preventative and monitoring mechanisms
  • Making his/her team aware of the risks of fraud and corruption
  • Alerting the country director to cases of fraud and corruption and undertaking corrective action
  • Putting in place and monitoring recommendations arising from the day-to-day control and audits

Mission 7: Manage the Logistics team in capital and be support/technical Manager for Logistics Manager in the bases

  • The day-to-day management of his/her team (guidance, follow-up, motivation)
  • Evaluating the performance and developing the skills of his/her team members
  • Management of the teams for which s/he is support/technical manager
  • Definition of the human resources needs of his/her area of activity and production of an organisation chart of the team
  • Taking part in the recruitment of his/her teams
  • Organising and leading team meetings
  • Developing and monitoring individual action plans for team members
  • Managing planning activities, the sharing and coordination of tasks
  • Carrying out individual evaluation interviews with his/her team members
  • Providing technical support to the teams
  • Identifying the training needs of team members
  • Devising, organising and leading training sessions
  • Managing difficulties in the team

Mission 8: Manage the Logistics team in capital and be support/technical Manager for Logistics Manager in the bases

  • Definition of the Human Resources needs of his/her area of activity and production of an organisation chart of the team
  • Taking part in the recruitment of his/her teams
  • Organising and leading team meetings
  • Developing and monitoring individual action plans for team members
  • Managing planning activities, the sharing and coordination of tasks
  • Carrying out individual evaluation interviews with his/her team members
  • Providing technical support to the teams
  • Identifying the training needs of team members
  • Devising, organising and leading training sessions
  • Managing difficulties in the team

Skills and experience

  • A Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or a related field.
  • 5 years of experience in humanitarian Logistics management, out of which at least 3 years in a senior management / coordination role
  • Demonstrate excellent logistics capacity assessment skills and articulate clear and comprehensive security analysis.
  • Excellent Team manager and strong team worker with outstanding motivation/training skills.
  • Organized, structured and diplomatic with excellent influencing, mediation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills & networking skills
  • Good reporting skills
  • Readiness to make frequent travel to Somalia
  • Coping with high workload, irregular working hours and sometimes challenging working environments.
  • Able to set own deadlines and meet them consistently.
  • Able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance
  • Knowledge and adherence to Humanitarian Code of Conduct

Desirable

  • Master’s Degree
  • Handling Logistics across various countries-International experience
  • Experience in supporting a mission in Somalia
HOW TO APPLY:

Applications, should include a CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to:

hr-recruitment@so-actionagainsthunger.org not later than 05 June 2018 clearly mentioning the position on the subject line. Head of Logistics Department-Nairobi. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

This is an open position hence all nationalities can apply.

Publish date: 2018-05-22 16:12:38
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