Johanniter Global Logistics Manager – Global Support Unit Jobs in Uganda

Johanniter Global Logistics Manager – Global Support Unit Jobs in Uganda

Organisation Description

  • Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. ( is a German Christian non-governmental organisation, dedicated to excellence in the field of first aid, ambulance service, social service programmes and other projects in the medical and social field.

  • The Federal Headquarters are based in Berlin, Germany.

  • Johanniter International Assistance is the operational unit for humanitarian aid, development co-operation and emergency relief, implementing and supporting projects in Health, Nutrition, WaSH as well as Food Security & Income Generation worldwide.

    Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    Overall Job Purpose

  • The Global Logistics Manager - Global Support Unit will be responsible for leading and controlling strategic and operational logistics topics across all Johanniter Project Countries.

  • S/He will be accountable to ensure that the organizational logistics strategy is delivered through a new global support operating model which complies with Johanniter Logistics Environments guidance and organizational overall objectives.

  • S/He will provide guidance and support to the country offices’ logistics teams and Johanniter partner organisations, through training in order to empower them to perform and comply in a more accountable manner toward beneficiaries and donors.


    Logistical Management & Reporting

  • Implementation of new Global Logistics Management and Reporting Structures, with full involvement of all key stakeholders

  • Work closely with HQ logistics desk and Country Offices to improve logistical systems and processes in project countries

  • Assist in introducing change and effective standardisation, where requested, as part of the global improvement to provide timely and appropriate logistical information to HQ and Country Offices

  • Provide technical support and guidance to Country Offices and partner organisations

  • Provide feedback to Country Offices and HQ regarding procurement processes and quality of documentation

  • Responsible for review of documentation for procurements, inventory, insurance and asset management of goods and services (second level control)

  • Responsible to ensure that procurement reviews are performed on a global scale in close cooperation with the finance department of the Global Support Unit

  • Assist Country Offices with the review of all logistics documents with main emphasis on procurement documentation and donor requirements (e.g. Note concerning procurement)

  • Assist Country Offices with the process of the pre-qualification of suppliers and with the establishment of framework contracts in Country Offices

  • Develop standards for country and donor audits i.e. templates, TORs, lessons learned and ensure implementation of auditors’ procurement recommendations

  • Support Country Offices in logistical partner assessments and review partner and project contracts regarding procurement issues

    Capacity Building

  • Actively lead, develop and supervise a fit for purpose logistics team in the Global Support Unit

  • Visits to respective countries to help ensure quality is maintained in all aspects of logistical management

  • Arrange and perform trainings and coaching for logistics staff in Country Offices and for partner organisations to make sure common standards are maintained

  • Enable logistics staff in Country Offices to provide capacity development to partners and non-logistical staff to increase their competence related to logistical issues

  • Enable logistics staff to prepare all logistical reports and donor reports in line with various reporting requirements

  • Participate in the recruitment
    process & selection of logistics staff in assigned countries

    Person Specification

    Professional Qualification and Experience:


  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university (preferably in Logistics/Procurement or minimum 3-5 years logistical/ procurement experience, with at least one year in a managerial position at a NGO)

  • Knowledge of NGO donors and their procurement documentation requirements (e.g. AA, BMZ)

  • Experience of conforming with external donor and statutory compliance requirement

  • Fluency in English , orally and in writing

  • Solid understanding of logistics processes

  • Proven experience in delivering trainings for logistics and non-logistics staff

  • High degree of computer literacy


  • Experience in working with partner organisations (Capacity development)

  • Understanding of humanitarian programming

  • Knowledge of French and Spanish is an asset


  • Ability to lead, manage and supervise multi-cultural staff in multiple and remote locations

  • Excellent communication skills, orally and in writing, with the ability to present logistical matters to all stakeholders including non-logistical managers.

  • Knowledge and experience of modern approaches regarding didactics and methodology for performing trainings

  • Self-motivated and ability to adapt to new situations and needs.

  • Ability to work in a team and motivate colleagues and staff of partner organisations

  • Analytical skills, attention to detail and organisational skills

  • Confident appearance, assertiveness and ability to deal with conflict combined with pragmatic approach

  • Willingness to travel

    Terms and Conditions

  • Start date: Wednesday, July 01, 2020. The starting date may be delayed due to restrictions related to the Corona crisis

  • Contract duration: Definite contract for 12 months (with possible extension)

    Remuneration: Between 48,332€ - 50,876€ annual gross salary (in line with Johanniter AVR DWBO Annex Johanniter internal tariff and depending on relevant previous working experience.

    Benefits: Annual special payment (prorated depending on length of service within the year);

  • Social security provisions (lump sum 375€ per month) (for expats not falling under social security)

  • International insurance package

  • 29 days annual paid leave

  • Yearly home flight (for contracts > 1 year)

  • Cost of Living Allowance (currently 1020€ per month.

  • Please note that this position is unaccompanied.

    How to Apply

  • Contact and application process

  • Applications for this position (including a cover letter, CV, reference contacts of three former supervisors as well as job certificates if available) should be sent to:

  • Please indicate “Global Logistics Manager - GSU” in the subject line of your e-mail and mention your earliest date of availability.

  • Only complete applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

  • Please note that during the process of recruitment, selection and appointment, Johanniter requires background checks (incl. criminal record and reference checks) to protect the vulnerable and prevent abuse.

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