Logistician at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organisation operating for over 35 years who is committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs:  water, food and shelter.

SI has started activities in North-eastern Nigeria in August 2016 in the fields of Wash and is now intervening in 4 areas of the state for Wash and Shelter activities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Logistician

Location: Ngala, (Borno State) with movements inside the state
Probationary Period: 2 months
Delocalized Status & Benefits: Applicable
Contract Duration: 6 months, subject to renewal upon available donor funding.

Goal/Purpose

  • The Logistician will implement and supervise all logistics operations at his/her assigned base.
  • He/she will organize logistic support for programs, in keeping with Solidarités International procedures.
  • He/she will assist the Base Manager or the field coordinator in the implementation of safety rules.

List of Main Tasks
Supply Management:

  • Carry out a purchasing environment analysis at the local level
  • Supervise the update of price lists and supplier files
  • Manage the Solidarités International purchasing procedures and those from donors funding the programs.
  • Establish and update purchasing timelines, taking into consideration procurement tables, operation timelines and contextual and procedural logistical constraints
  • Receive, approve and process requests for quotes and internal order forms
  • Ensure that budgetary lines related to logistics are monitored and observed
  • Supervise the preparation of purchasing documents and draft the contracts
  • Participate in the drafting the call for tenders
  • Supervise purchasing, ensuring that approval rules and procedures are observed
  • Select suppliers and negotiate prices, deadlines and delivery methods
  • Ensure that purchasing documents are complete and archived in keeping with Solidarités International procedures
  • Ensure that dealings with suppliers are monitored
  • Vehicle Fleet Management
  • Negotiate vehicle rental contracts
  • Supervise the planning and execution of maintenance and repair work on mission vehicles
  • Establish vehicle movement schedules
  • Ensure that a complete breakdown kit is available on board all vehicles
  • Permanently ensure that all drivers have received general training and carry out regular testing
  • Ensure that drivers are aware of their obligation to adhere to Solidarités International safety rules and procedures
  • Check that vehicle log books are in place and are used correctly
  • Ensure that fuel consumption and vehicle mileage are monitored, consolidated, analyzed and recorded
  • Prevent the misappropriation of fuel and spare parts
  • Ensure that all vehicles have accompanying administrative documents and that these are correctly filed and monitored
  • Equipment/Telecommunications Management
  • Update inventory in real time
  • Optimize distribution of materials according to task needs
  • Organize the installation, safe-guarding and monitoring of materials
  • Install communication means and ensure that they are regularly maintained.
  • Train teams in the use of these communication means
  • Management and Monitoring of IT Equipment
  • Update antivirus software
  • Implement backup and data-protection procedures
  • Ensure the maintenance and correct use of IT equipment
  • Provide technical assistance to teams and organize training sessions

Supplies Management:

  • Select storage locations and create a plan for the development and security of these sites
  • Ensure material is stored under suitable conditions and monitor expiration dates
  • Ensure procedures are followed as stock is checked in and out
  • See that all documentation linked to stock is complete and correct
  • Supervise monthly physical stock inventory

Human Resource Management:

  • Analyse and quantify logistics personnel needs
  • Recruit, train and supervise the logistics team
  • Conduct performance reviews for members of the logistics team
  • Organize formal team meetings at regular intervals

Security:

  • Implement team safety measures as determined by the coordination team
  • Train teams in safety rules and procedures
  • Pass on any security-related information to his/her line manager

Reporting/Capitalization:

  • Ensure the compilation of price and supplier lists, as well as information in use (import-export, exemption, taxes)
  • Ensure that internal order forms are monitored and that the status of each order is given to the person waiting
  • Consolidate logistics packs monthly and pass on to the logistics coordinator
  • Provide the logistics coordinator with all information needed to draft intermediary and final reports
  • Pass on purchasing reports for closed programs to the coordinators at the established frequency.

Personal Abilities

  • Languages: English, (Hausa, Kanuri a plus)
  • Professional experience: 3 – 5 years of experience in similar position (NGO/Private or Public sector)
  • Personal qualities: reliable, honest, very good organization, good knowledge of the local market.

Technical Competences

  • Eduacation: Business Administration, Logistics or Social Sciences Degree.
  • Microsoft Office ( Excel and Word skills).

Application Closing Date
23rd November, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should apply by email with CV and suitability statement as a single attachment to: job.applications@solidarites-nigeria.org
Or
Send hardcopy to:
Solidarités International Office,
No 8 Manassa Street,
Behind Polo Ground,
Maiduguri,
Borno State.
Attention: Khairul Islam.

Note

  • Email Submission: The subject of the email should be the POSITION TITLE/LOCATION and the CV/Cover Letter should be saved in the applicant’s full name.
  • Hardcopy Submission: The title of the related position must be written on the envelope.
  • Solidarites International is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to achieving gender balance within the organization.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Shortlisting will start as soon as we start receiving applications and deadline might be changed without prior notice.

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