Action Against Hunger USA Logistics Manager- Capacity Building Jobs in Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger USA Logistics Manager- Capacity Building Jobs in Ethiopia


Closing date: 17 Jul 2019

About the position.

We are looking for a dynamic and results oriented Logistics Manager, to work under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director for Support and provide logistics technical support to the base logistics teams.

About us.

Action Against Hunger-USA is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger.

We save the lives of malnourished children and we enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 8,000 staff in over 45 countries, our programs reached 21 million people in 2018.

About the Program.

Action Against Hunger has been operational in Ethiopia since 1984 responding to both chronic and acute needs through a multi-sectoral strategy where Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Mental Health and Care Practices activities are integrated to have a meaningful impact on people’s resilience.

Action Against Hunger currently operates in 5 different regions (Oromia, Somali, Amhara, Benesangul Gumuz and Gambella) with a portfolio of 20m USD/ year of emergency and resilience programs.

We have a country team of around 650 staff and 6 Regional Sub Offices and head office in the capital Addis Ababa. At this point in time, our main donors in Ethiopia are: ECHO, Europaid, UNHCR, BPRM, SIDA, EHF, WFP and others.

How you will contribute You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by …

providing Action Against Hunger’s field teams with technical support on supply chain, warehouse, fleet, equipment and report management for successful program implementation.

Key activities in your role will include:

  • Conduct Mission Market Assessment in Addis Ababa and at all bases, and produce Catalogue (+price list) for the Mission
  • Lead Mission Framework Agreement Processes.
  • Establish Framework Agreements for defined markets in Addis Ababa and at all bases through application of necessary procedures as per Action Against Hunger KitLog 3.7
  • Renew/revise existing Framework Agreements on need basis and produce final assessment reports.

    Requirements

    About you……

  • You’ve broad experience in humanitarian logistics

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or a related field.
  • You have at least 5 years’ extensive experience in logistics management and coordination, preferably in Humanitarian or development work.Experience working with AAH is a plus.
  • You are experienced in conducting market assessments and /or in establishing framework agreements.
  • You are committed to gender equity and equality.
  • You are fluent in English (business level), both verbal and written with excellent writing and editing skills in English.
  • You are passionate about finding effective solutions

  • You are highly organized & pay attention to small details. You take pride in planning not just the best case scenario but also for multiple contingencies.
  • You are extremely capable sharing your technical knowledge, as well as the organization's policies & procedures; both verbally & in writing. Your reports are timely, comprehensive & well-written.
  • You ensure your teams remain aware of challenges faced by the program implementers' & any new contextual developments.
  • You maintain a mature and problem solving attitude when confronted with difficult situations.
  • You are able to motivate and encourage others to deliver high standards of work
  • You’re genuinely enthusiastic about helping the logistics teams achieve their objectives. You like to pass on to others what you’ve learnt & thrive on the variety of logistics activities that fall within this role’s scope of responsibility.
  • You have experience working with colleagues who do not speak your language, speaking tactfully & listening carefully to others.
  • You are used to explaining your work in non-technical terms & are comfortable explaining & reinforcing policies & procedures to a team.
  • You have a high degree of emotional intelligence demonstrating strong self-awareness and the ability
    to take responsibility for your actions.
  • You monitor the impact that demanding activities and stressful working conditions may have on your team and actively work with other departments to ensure staff are appropriately supported.
  • You like to find & implement straight-forward solutions to tricky questions. You balance finding quick answers to immediate problems with planning projects that take a longer time to execute.
  • Your experience allows you to remain are calm & articulate under pressure. You are a strong advocate for improving the humanitarian assistance to those most in need, able to represent Action Against Hunger appropriately with a range of counterparts.
  • You understand that the logistics function plays an invaluable role in keeping Action Against Hunger's core activities operational.
  • You take pride meeting deadlines & following procedures correctly & keeping logistical documentation up-to-date.
  • Your work style builds confidence within your team

  • You maintain a mature and problem solving attitude when confronted with difficult situations.
  • You are able to motivate and encourage others to deliver high standards of work
  • You’re genuinely enthusiastic about helping the logistics teams achieve their objectives.
  • You like to pass on to others what you’ve learnt & thrive on the variety of logistics activities that fall within this role’s scope of responsibility.
  • You have experience working with colleagues who do not speak your language, speaking tactfully & listening carefully to others.
  • You are used to explaining your work in non-technical terms & are comfortable explaining & reinforcing policies & procedures to a team.
  • You have a high degree of emotional intelligence demonstrating strong self-awareness and the ability to take responsibility for your actions.
  • You monitor the impact that demanding activities and stressful working conditions may have on your team and actively work with other departments to ensure staff are appropriately supported.

    Our Core values.

    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

  • Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

  • Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

  • Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

  • Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

  • Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

    Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.

    Benefits

    What we offer.

    Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: -

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities
  • Child allowance

    For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger Website.

    How to Apply:
    Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.

    All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. Closing date for applications is 17 July 2019.

    For further information about Action Against Hunger, please visit our website www.actionagainsthunger.org

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