Job description 


Logistics Officer


Main Duties/Responsibilities :


  1. Participate in field-level planning formulation in the area of logistics. Participate in programme planning and advising on logistics considerations.


  1. Provide technical and operational support to the field office, as well as advice on application of logistics management best practice, systems and procedures. Take initiative in management improvement for the logistic function.


  1. Assess existing logistics operations systems and advise on corrective measures to be undertaken.


  1. Ensure the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of new initiatives and procedures related to logistics.


  1. Design, implement and manage contracts in forwarding, transport and warehousing, where necessary.


  1. Represent ORGANISATION interests within inter-agency logistics activities.


  1. Manage a local emergency stockpile and goods consolidation point in order to permit the rapid movement of humanitarian supplies. Design and implement warehouse management and commodity tracking system.


  1. Review the logistics component of field office budget proposals for consideration during budget review.


  1. Conduct special management reviews and/or follow-up on audit observations to assist in the improvement of office procedures and practices related to logistics.


  1.         Develop key performance indicators by which localized logistics contracts can be managed.


  1.         Ensure timely transmission of logistics monitoring information, stock levels and distribution status to the logistics focal point at the national level.




Education :

University degree in Business Administration, Management, Transport or related field.



Work Experience :

Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international level in logistics. Varied supply/logistics functional background an asset, from procurement to warehousing, transport management and distribution to beneficiaries. 




Competencies :

  1. Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas and systems.


  1. Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form.


  1. Proven ability to plan, manage and monitor the effective use and safekeeping of fixed assets and financial resources.


  1. Good analytical and negotiating skills.


  1. Ability to organize and implement training.


  1. Good knowledge of computer management and applications.


  1. Ability to establish harmonious working relations in an international and multicultural environment.



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Approved by: ________________________________ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ________ Date:  ______________

          Approving Officer