Church World Service Senior Travel Logistics - Jobs in South Africa

Church World Service Senior Travel Logistics - Jobs in South Africa

Position Title: Senior Travel & Logistics Officer

Reports To: Finance and Admin Manager

Division: Immigration & Refugee Program+ (IRP+)

Department: Administration, Travel and Logistics

Job Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Grade Level: Grade 6, Senior Officer, National

Church World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable solutions to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.

Primary Purpose:
This position is primarily responsible for day-to-day management of travel and Logistics project related activities within the unit in accordance with CWS policies and procedures. This position will uphold best travel practices while identifying cost-saving strategies, train and prepare work plans for Travel & Logistics Officer in Pretoria.

Essential Duties:

Travel and Logistics
  • Plans and coordinates the unit work schedules in collaboration with Logistics Officers;
  • Manages Logistics projects in collaboration with Programs Supervisors and workflows within
  • Procurement and Finance for all Logistics transactions;
  • Coordinates receipt of all IOM budgets and invoices from Cultural Orientation department.
  • Acts as the backup to the Logistics and Procurement Officers in their absence;
  • Participate in onboarding of new staff to the unit and within the region;
  • Reviews and manages the issue log for all logistics issues raised after travel from the field;
  • Oversees and manages the Logistics mailbox and ensure.
  • Monitors supplier payments to ensure that all suppliers are paid on a timely basis

    Travel Budget Preparation and Management
  • Participates in the review of budget projections for accuracy and costing;
  • Manages an updated cost platform for all required travel items within all processing locations in Southern Africa;
  • Participates in quarterly and monthly travel budget projections and ensures they are received by
  • Finance within the stipulated time period;
  • Collaborates with Program Managers/Supervisors to capture and track changes in the travel projections and communicates the same to the Finance and Administration Manager.

    Vendor Management
  • Coordinates receipt of all IOM budgets and invoices from Cultural Orientation department;
  • Manages tracking, reconciliations and payments of all received expenses from IOM across the regional offices;
  • Takes lead in vendor reconciliations for all logistics vendors in consultation with Procurement and Finance;
  • Oversees vendor engagements including negotiating for better prices and favorable terms of payment.
  • Participates in reviewing and updating vendor management procedures and service level agreements for all vendors within Southern Africa;
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned to ensure the logistical support of operations related to official travel
    and other program objectives.
  • Participates in assessments for Hotels, Worksites and ground transport to ensure staff get good service when they travel in Southern Africa.


  • Five (5) year’s work experience is required;
  • Supervisory experience preferred;
  • Experience in managing administrative roles is preferred;
  • Experience managing travel budgets is preferred;
  • Project management experience is preferred;
  • Knowledge in Amadeus or other booking tool is an added advantage;

  • Demonstrated written and verbal English skills;
  • Demonstrated computer skills, especially Microsoft Excel;
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal relations;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage heavy workload

    Education & Certifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, or other related field, or four (4) years additional work experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Knowledge in International relations is preferred


    The Senior Travel & Logistics Officer must have the ability to:
  • Maintain the integrity of confidential financial and personnel information;
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;
  • Deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, applicants and members of the general public;
  • Conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS/IRP;
  • Maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
  • Carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;
    take initiative;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa administrative and operational information;
  • Manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;
  • Work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;
    effectively manage RSC Africa’s resources;
  • Actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Government Operational Refugee Processing Program in Africa;

    Important Requirements:
  • Strong English communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required;
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and willingness to support CWS’ Platform on Racial Justice as a CWS employee required.

    How to apply
    For more information and job application details, see; Church World Service Senior Travel Logistics Jobs in South Africa

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