Action Against Hunger Head of Logistics Department Jobs in Uganda

Action Against Hunger Head of Logistics Department Jobs in Uganda


  • Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has approximately 1,500 staff based in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.

    About the program

  • Action Against Hunger has been facilitating emergency relief and development programs in Uganda for the past 40 years. Currently, the country office manages multi-sectoral programs that assist refugees and host communities in Adjumani, Kikube, Kiryandongo and Yumbe districts to rebuild their livelihoods and achieve resilience.

    You will contribute to helping end World hunger by....

  • providing leadership and coordination to the mission logistic department both on a strategic and operational level.

    Key activities in your role will include:

  • Coordinate the contribution of logistics staff towards the development of the country office strategic plan

  • Lead the process of developing and executing annual logistics plans, which enable the country office to effectively execute and realize its core strategic priorities. These plans will include; procurement, fleet management, IT, facilities management and security plans.

  • Lead the process of developing (and/or) implementing Action Against Hunger standards which govern key logistics functions

  • Ensure that logistics plans are reviewed and updated regularly (monthly/quarterly)

  • Track procurement priorities (from planning – to procurement – to pay) and ensures that these processes are efficiently executed and projects receive timely and quality inputs.

  • Support the IT team to provide timely and quality IT infrastructure and support across the organization

  • Partner with HR to ensure that Action Against Hunger Uganda attracts and develops a highly productive team of logistics professionals

  • Partner with field coordinators to provide ongoing technical support, coaching/mentoring to logistics staff across the organization

  • Lead the development of country-level security plans (in alignment with the
    country office strategic plan)

  • Provide ongoing security advisory/updates to all visitors and ensures that all visitors adhere to our minimum security standards

  • Responsible for overall coordination and development for all Uganda field bases security operations and delegated country program Staff, asset and reputation safety operation accountability.


    Do you meet the Profile Criteria?

  • Advanced university degree in Logistics, business or other related fields (professional qualifications in logistics management is preferred)

  • Atleast 5 years of senior-level professional experience in a similar role, preferably international experience.

  • Extensive experience in developing and executing logistics and security strategies.

  • Solid experience managing complex logistics operations (including multiple projects, locations and diverse budgets and teams)

  • Extensive understanding of logistics standards used by key donors (i.e., SIDA, WFP, EUTF, USAID, GFFO, UNHCR)

  • Excellent analytical, team management and communication skills.

  • Fluent in English.

  • Extensive humanitarian/development industry experience.

  • Able to work effectively in a multi-sectoral organization requiring strong communication, planning & organization skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate good team understanding and people management

  • Significant experience in security response, including demonstrated experience working with diverse field teams and being able to move to field locations to realize the same

  • A strong ability to analyze strategic Safety and Security trends and develop appropriate plans and responses

  • Experience in developing, reviewing, piloting, and adapting Standard Operating Procedures in medium to complex humanitarian contexts

  • Willingness to deploy into bases for weeks affected by the large scale security situation

  • Good Negotiation skills

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Action Against Hunger Head of Logistics Department Jobs in Uganda

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