The International Rescue Committee currently seeks a Logistics Coordinator for its Southern Sudan program, based in Juba with extensive travel to the field.

The Logistics Coordinator will head the IRC Southern Sudan logistics team, under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director Operations. S/He will provide strategic direction to the department's work in terms of ensuring quality and effective logistical support to programs. S/He also and has overall policy and management responsibility for various functions in the Logistic Department. The Logistics Coordinator is expected to provide the field teams with the tools necessary to provide effective and efficient logistical support to the programs being implemented in their field site. The position has linkages with the Program Technical Coordinators, Finance, Grants and IRC Technical Unit to support and strengthen IRC's programming in Southern Sudan. The Logistics Coordinator is expected to travel extensively to provide technical support to the field offices. S/He would supervise Logistics Manager in Juba and a Logistics Officer in Kenya. S/He is expected to spend 50% of the time in the field.


* Provide quality leadership and oversight of all IRC Southern Sudan Logistics functions, including procurement, asset and stock management, transport and communications.
* Establish, maintain and ensure that IRC Southern Sudan Logistics staff and systems are meeting the needs of end users in a timely and efficient manner.
* Ensure proper planning and expenditure of all Logistical funds, review of Budget vs. Actual expenditure reports and monthly Logistics reports and give feed back to all field sites and the DDO.
* Work closely with Finance, Admin and Program Departments and Field Offices to ensure a smooth flow of information on matters pertaining to Logistics, particularly with the Operating Budget, budget development, Grant Opening/Mid-term/Closing meetings, procurement planning and donor reporting.
* Liaise with IRC Kenya, Uganda and Sudan, as necessary, to ensure procurement done outside the country is done efficiently.
* Ensure that all IRC Southern Sudan Logistics policies and procedures are compliant with relevant IRC, donor (USG, EU and UN), and Government of Southern Sudan regulations and legislation.
* Ensure that IRC Southern Sudan Logistics Manual and Policies are up-to-date, and that all staff is trained in and conversant with the same.
* Within the first 4 months of assignment, design and begin implementation of a program of systematic training and support to all field-based staff to improve their awareness of and compliance with Logistics systems and procedures.
* Design and implement a program of capacity-building for all logistics staff designed to strengthen the capacity for autonomous action of the Juba and field-based Logistics departments.
* Maintain current knowledge of local government requirements related to logistical matters and ensures compliance with legal requirements
* Develop a long-term plan for continued quality leadership of the IRC Southern Sudan Logistics Department, including developing the senior logistics staff at each site.
* Participate in IRC Southern Sudan Security Management Planning, and assist the DCR / DDO with operational security matters.

* Qualification in Logistics or Supply Chain Management or similar experience.
* Minimum 3 years international experience in logistics management, preferably within an NGO setting.
* Demonstrated excellence in training and capacity-building of specialist and non-specialist staff in logistics management.
* Strong knowledge and practical experience of the logistics policies and regulations of IRC's key donors – particularly USG (USAID, PRM, DRL) and EU. (IRC-experience preferred).
* Strong team-player, excellent leadership, communication and inter-personal skills, ability to work independently.
* Ability to identify and communicate potential problems and propose solutions to the level of management and then effect change.
* Good verbal and written English language skills. Local languages an advantage.
* Must be able to function effectively in complex work environment, set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
* High level of familiarity with computer word-processing, spreadsheet and database packages essential.
* Willingness to travel to and work in remote and/or insecure environments - this position will spend up to 50% of time traveling to IRC Southern Sudan Field Offices.


* Deputy Director Operations as direct supervisor and other senior country office staff including Deputy Country Representative, Deputy Director Programs, Finance Controller and Program Coordinators.

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Location: Sudan (the) (Juba)
Closing date: 28 Oct 2008