Logistics/Administration Officer

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Medical Emergency Relief International (Merlin)

International Health NGO

Location: Sudan (Nyala 80%, field 20%)

Responsible To: Country Director, Logistics Coordinator and Finance & Administration Manager

Managed by: Logistics Coordinator

Location: Nyala 80%, field 20%

Start Date: Immediate

Duration: 6 months subject to funding

Salary & Benefits: £11,760 - £16,800 per annum dependent on relevant experience plus an annual cost of living allowance of £4649 (variable subject to exchange rate), insurance cover, accommodation and return flights.

Person Specification


  • Previous logistics experience and technical training
  • Good experience in: purchasing, warehousing, and vehicle management,
  • Problem solving ability with equipment ranging from computers, vehicles, generators, and radios
  • Sound knowledge and experience of logistical systems
  • Strong planning and organisational ability
  • Previous experience within a humanitarian aid organisation
  • Excellent communication skills, with good spoken and written English
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good computer skills including excel, word and access
  • Good database skills
  • Management experience and personnel skills
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local authorities
  • Ability to remain calm and to be diplomatic
  • Good team player but also able to work alone with only minor supervision.
  • Able to read and interpret a manual
  • Able to work under stress and meet deadlines
  • Strong time management ability and used to multiple tasking
  • Able to live as part of a team
  • Ability to live in insecure remote areas


  • Previous experience within the country or region
  • Experience of project administration/management, and the ability to work independently
  • IT & communication experience/knowledge
  • Ability to chair meetings and provide reports of those meetings would be beneficial
  • Strong initiative taker

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