Field Logistics Assistant

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Trocaire is an Irish charity organization established in 1973. Since its establishment, the organization has brought humanitarian relief and assistance to people caught in some of the worst conflicts or hit by natural disasters across the globe. Today Trocaire works in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Middle East.

Job Details
Employer: Trócaire
Job Title: Field Logistics Assistant
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other

Trócaire works in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change to communities .Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where; people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; people have control over their own lives; those in power act for the common good.

In Somalia. Trocaire has been providing humanitarian and development support since 1992, with a focus on the Gedo region. The programme provide basic support in healthcare, nutrition and education in five districts – Belet Xaawa, Dollow, Luuq, Garbahareey and Burdhubo.

Trocaire is responding to the need to build and strengthen the basic package of health services and emergency response activities which will maximise the impact of expansion of EPHS services in Garbaharey district. This will include leveraging on existing WASH interventions targeting schools, health facilities and IDP camps to reduce the risks of outbreaks.

In responding to this need, Trocaire is recruiting a Field Logistics Assistant to provide general logistics support in Garbaharey and maintain high level coordination of supply chain function with Nairobi and the field.

Technical Reporting to the Procurement and Logistics Officer in Nairobi with a dotted line to the Zonal Coordinator on administrative issues. This is a fixed term for one year and is based in Garbaharey district Gedo region of Somalia.

Safeguarding[1] Children Policy:

The successful applicant will be expected to sign up to and adhere to Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Procurement of goods and services

Receive procurement requests/purchase orders from the requester and process in collaboration with Nairobi office

Follow-up with Nairobi office on order processing to ensure timely deliveries are done

Facilitate weekly/monthly meetings with programme teams to review their needs/orders

Ensure adherence to Trocaire procurement procedures when processing orders

Do quality checks and control for all supplies ordered and delivered

Supervise proper management of all programme stocks in the field

Ensure good relationships are established with local suppliers

Facilitate proper paper trail and filing of all procurement documents at the field level

Focal contact person for Trocaire partners for In-kind donations in the field (UNICEF, WFP)

Facilitate proper tracking of all In-kind donations received directly in the field and ensure related documents (delivery notes, waybills) are properly filed and copies forwarded to the Logistics department in Nairobi.

Asset & Stock Management

Receive new equipment and ensure proper equipment files are updated with all relevant documents

Ensure all equipment are appropriately labelled with asset tags

Ensure proper installation, maintenance and repair of equipment at the field level

Do regular updates of both the Garbaharey and other field as requested equipment registry and inventories

Regularly conduct physical asset inventory checks at the field level and advise Nairobi office.

Provide programme teams with support in all technical equipment issues in terms of proper use and maintenance.


Ensure stocks cards are updated regularly and all supplies well documented

Dispatch goods or medical supplies as requested by the program team while ensuring good paper trail for reference

Prepare & send monthly stock reports to the Nairobi Logistics

Ensure stores are well maintained and cleaned

Coordinate well with Field Logistic Assistant based in Bula Hawa with regards to dispatch of stocks and transport

With the support/advice of other logs team members ensure physical stock count is done periodically/twice annually

Fleet Management

Act as the focal contact person for vehicle movement in the field offices.

Manage local vehicle contracts and follow-up on their implementation and renewal

Ensure proper control of vehicle use and fuel consumption

Follow-up on the safety and general maintenance of hired vehicles (tool kits, first aid kits)

Ensure the mileage, fuel and service logbooks for all vehicles are kept updated

[1] All offers of employment with Trócaire may be subject to Police clearance.

All new hires are required to complete a Self-Declaration Form and sign up to our Code of Behaviour contained in our Safeguarding Children Policy. For additional information please consult the Human Resources Department in Kenya.


  • Minimum, diploma in logistics or purchasing and supply management.
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a logistician with an INGO

  • Freight handling, mechanical, construction knowledge

  • Good knowledge of the Somalia context and fluency in the local language.

  • Computing/office technology, contract management and negotiating skills.
  • Good planning and organization capacity, rigor, team spirit, flexibility and good command of English language.
  • Leadership and good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen; negotiation skills at different levels; flexible and adaptable to work under unstable environments and under pressure with limited support
  • Strong writing and excellent communication skills in English and Somali.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical skills, ability to work under pressure and good communication skills.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Flexible and willing to work additional hours to ensure that the required results are delivered.
  • High level of reliability, objectivity and honesty
  • Willingness to work in Somalia environment in unsocial hours and harsh conditions

Find attached detailed Job Description, requirements and details of the positions, interested applicants should visit and apply through by 13th July 2018 . Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Publish date: 2018-07-06 00:18:18
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