CTG Logistics Management & Operations Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

CTG Logistics Management & Operations Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Overview of the position:

Over the years, Ethiopia has faced numerous challenges with the inefficient management of goods moving through its supply chain.

Being a landlocked country with limited corridors for import & export of goods, including humanitarian relief, Ethiopia has been lacking adequate logistics management systems, good infrastructure & key skills in the logistic sector.

Faced with a need to sustain double-digit economic growth rates that have been seen over the past decade, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) recognizes the criticality of an improved logistics sector in order to become a Middle Income Country by 2025.

To sustain its development trajectory envisioned for 2025, the GoE has been working with several development partners to identify gaps, constraints & potential areas of development for an effective and efficient logistics system.

Following these assessments & through alignment with the GoE’s priorities as laid out in key strategic documents (the 2018 Ethiopia Humanitarian & Disaster Resilience Plan & the 2015 National Freight Logistics Strategy for Ethiopia), the following priorities for improvement in supply chain have been identified: congested entry ports, storage infrastructure, emergency preparedness, commodity management, tracking, food quality control & supply chain information management.

In this context, our client has developed targeted initiatives to help strengthen the GoE’s supply chain capacity in these priority areas over a five-year period, in conformity with their global & country strategic objectives.

Our client works closely with the Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority (EMAA), within the Ministry of Transport, to identify congestion issues at the Port of Djibouti, assess & compare alternate ports & corridors to alleviate congestion & lower costs.

They are looking to employ a Shipping & Logistics Expert who are tasked to carry out assessments of systems & processes causing inefficiencies & advice on strategic interventions.

Role objective:

  • The Expert shall implement all work in accordance with the requirements of client’s logistics/shipping manual & any other tasks that may be assigned from time to time.

    Other task to be carried out are mentioned below:

  • Meet regularly with Director General of EMAA & other EMAA officials.
  • Prioritize the implementation of the National Logistics Strategy.
  • Respond to requests for research & facilitation of logistics activities (i.e. recruitment, IT support, data gathering & analysis).
  • Support the Ethiopian Logistics Community of Practice (ELCoP), by acting as the Secretariat & managing the budget.
  • Support private sector representation in the logistics sector.
  • Regular visits to Djibouti to understand the port developments & changing context.
  • Monitor development at Modjo Dry Port & promote private sector integration.
  • Work with EMAA & ESLSE staff in Djibouti to improve data collection.
  • Promote usage of the new rail line across govt., humanitarian & private importers alike.
  • Facilitate port operations & logistics training's.
  • Promote & assist with the coordination of the Bulk Shippers’ forum.
  • Explore alternative corridors.

    Project reporting:

  • This role reports to the Capacity Strengthening Project Manager.

    Team management:
  • This role does not have team management responsibility.

    Geographical experience:
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in Africa (essential).

  • Fluency in English is essential.

  • Advanced University Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Maritime or other relevant fields.
  • Bachelor’s degree with relevant logistics qualifications & experience.

  • Management of complex operations, including coordination with internal & external stakeholders.
  • Leadership experience in administration of projects, operations to support emergency programs.
  • Experience in responding to challenging situations regarding port operations & logistics.
  • Comfortable using the MS Office suite, including Outlook, Word & Excel.
  • At least 10 to 15 years of experience in commercial or public logistics sectors.
  • Experience acting in an advisory capacity to govt., ports & the commercial sector (shipping lines, transporters, etc.).
  • Experience working on proposals & turning govt. strategy into action plans.
  • Experience working through govt. staff in order to accomplish objectives & action plans.
  • Work in hand-in-hand with clients Transport Economist, who will be working with the govt. regarding policy reform of the commercial freight transport sector.
  • Experience in managing teams of professional staff.

  • Fluency in English is a requirement.

  • Excellent communication & negotiations skills.
  • Effective action management to plan, coordinate & prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Excellent cognitive capacity & problem solving skills.
  • Teamwork, leadership & interpersonal skills with ability to work patiently & tactfully with people of different national & cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent partnership skills to build strategic relationships with a wide range of internal & external stakeholders.
  • Ability to gain the assistance & cooperation of others in a team endeavor through technical leadership in a broad range of operational areas.

    Other relevant information:
  • To be advised.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 14th January 2019
  • Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate and apply for this role
  • For more information and job application details, see; CTG Logistics Management & Operations Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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