Danish Refugee Council Team Leader – Supply Chain Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council Team Leader – Supply Chain Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222855

Category: Development and Project Management, Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain

Location: Jijiga, Somali

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Salary: xxxx

Job Description

Title: Team Leader – Supply Chain (Re-Advertised)

Location: Jijiga

Reports to: Area Manager


Start of Contract & Duration: 6 months

Posting date: June 12, 2019


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.

DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.

With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

  • Oversee all DRC supply chain functions in Jijiga Area office to ensure that all processes are in compliance with DRC policies and procedures. Manage, supervise and build capacity of supply chain unit and plan all supply chain tasks in coordination with the team.
  • The supply chain team leader will contribute to the strengthening of systems, in addition to overseen procurement, compound operation, the team leader will support and strengthen the capacity on warehouse management. The supply chain leader will work closely with the Area Manager, program and support service units.

    Responsibilities and Tasks

    Overall supply chain and Warehouse and Inventory Management

  • Ensure all supply chain tasks in the Jiiga Area office, in compliance with DRC Operation Handbook and standards
    quality monthly and quarterly API report compilation and ensure timely submission to country officer.
  • As Warehouse manager oversee DRC Jijiga Warehouse Management and ensure compliance with DRC and donor requirements, including establishing/organizing warehouses, stock management
  • Quality check stock reports and stock control to ensure accurate inventory and asset records and use of DRC documentation forms, and proper filing of warehouse documentation.
  • Maintain an asset register of all items in DRC Jijiga / camp / project locations and implement disposal plan when goods are no longer of use.
  • Compile monthly and quarterly API reports and ensure timely submission to country office
    Ensuring accountability of all materials from supplier, to stock, to camp to use through monitoring of procedures for material handling and field visits.


  • Oversee procurement processes and documentation and ensuring adherence to policies and standards
  • develop suppliers list, plan procurement mission and optimize procurement activities
  • Support procurement officer on larger and complex procurement
  • maintaining a procurement tracker and ensure bi-weekly circulation

    DRC Compound Management

  • Supervise vehicle fleet management and all fleet management adhering to DRC policies and standards, hereunder ensure movement plans shared and approved when necessary, ensuring all vehicles are fit for purpose, safety compliant, drivers are adhering to driving rules
    and regulations and kept clean,
  • Supervise the fuel consumption and management for the DRC fleet as well as, generators, pumps etc. and ensuring compiling a weekly and monthly report.
  • Collaborate with the Admin department in the maintenance and repair of compound and offices
  • Manage water delivery, generators, electricity in office and staff compounds in coordination with administration department
  • Ensure that all communications and safety equipment are available in good working conditions in offices and staff compounds
  • Collaborate with the Area Manager, administration department to implement compound safety standards (MoSS).

    Staff Management

  • Supervise all supply chain staff and mentor and build capacity of staff.
  • Organize and plan work of the supply chain unit in coordination with team members to ensure effective and efficient coverage of all roles and responsibilities and execution of all supply chain tasks.

    All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

    Job Requirements


  • Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and personnel management skills, including diplomacy, communication and negotiating skills;
  • Experience in staff training and capacity building
  • Results-oriented and demonstrated ability to build partnerships
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment.
  • Excellent skills in the use of computers (MS Word, Excel, outlook Power Point).


  • BA degree in supplies chain management or other equivalent logistics fields.

  • Advanced English proficiency required.
  • Fluency in Amharic required.
    Somali Language a strong asset.

    How to Apply

    To Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

    Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than September 26, 2019.

    For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

    Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

    Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.

    We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

    We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

    Danish Refugee Council Team Leader – Supply Chain Jobs in Ethiopia

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