Provide the technical oversight, input and supervision to coordinate the staff support to, delivery of, and implementation of, all logistics support systems according to client Logistics policies and procedures.
Pro-actively engage in project planning and ensure that proposal documents and on-going projects are fitted with relevant and updated procurement plans. Coordinate development of procurement plans with project managers, select most appropriate/cost-effective procurement location, contractual arrangements and ensure respect of the internal and donor procurement regulations.
Provide support and advice to those making a procurement request, then process and manage the procurement process (either locally or internationally) in accordance with client policies and procedures, in a transparent, accountable, efficient and cost effective manner.
Ensure that local market surveys are regularly carried out, to ensure a full knowledge of the availability and price of local items. Ensure that all procurements are tracked and recorded to identify items that should be part of a pre-approved tender process, and ensure that open and free competition for procurements is adhered too.
Actively engage with freight forwarding agencies, freight handling/clearance agents, and local Customs, to ensure that cargo is managed at all points of the supply chain, and that all tracking and reporting deadlines are met.
Proactively coordinate and direct the management and tracking of all medical supplies, equipment, materiel and food in transit, through its receipt, storage, and onward distribution to include the locating and negotiating contracting for storage/warehousing that is secure, well-maintained, and meets health and safe working practice requirements.
Management of Assets List related to newly received, donated, disposed or transferred assets and making sure all HQ and donor approvals are obtained prior to any kind of disposition. To ensure that all assets’ assigned users have signed off the asset handover form and that the form is properly filed.
To ensure that all Gift in kinds (donations) received in country are timely reported to HQ, properly tracked and distribution evidences provided to HQ on regular monthly bases.
Capture pipeline information, and coordinate the management of the supply chain ensuring that Program staffs are well-informed and well-prepared for incoming goods and materiel. Ensure timely reporting on stock status, to help Program staff with planning of stock replenishment and that tracking through to end-user has occurred. And/or advise and support Program staff to verify that distribution has occurred according to the intentions and plans of the donors, client , and project partners
Supervise and coordinate all matters logistics relating to transport and fuel management, to ensure that vehicles are insured, asset managed correctly, being driven safely, maintained appropriately, damages are reported, and ensure that vehicles internal equipment (tools, comms etc) are complete and serviceable; and that usage of fuel is correctly supervised, and logged and recorded. Liaise with security personnel on security-related transport issues, such as booking in/out, satcomms, radios etc.
Capture, plan and regularly update preparedness reporting for the logistic systems in place at your mission to include a current Logistic Concept of Operations. Plan to ensure that logistic systems are robust and flexible enough to cope if a crisis occurs by making thorough assessments of airports, transport available, warehousing, access routes, fuel availability, field comms issues, staffing challenges, training required etc. Raising issues though senior management as required.
Maintain accurate filing systems, with documented and supported records of action for audit purposes, and submit weekly and monthly logistics reports to the in-country management team, and Global logistics pursuant with client policies and procedures.
Be flexible and manage your time accordingly, to be prepared to tackle other tasks commensurate with your role, and level of experience, at short notice.
Ensure compliance with client policies and procedures, donor regulations and local laws.
Ensure that the procurement and disposal of commodities, especially those subject to US Export Compliance regulations, are in line with applicable licenses and are properly documented.
Ensure that vendor eligibility screening is carried out in a timely fashion, updated regularly, and, recorded appropriately.
Manage all staff within the department with integrity and foresight, and in accordance with HR procedures and policies to ensure that they maintain the highest standards of accountability and professionalism.
Ensure that staff supervised by you are evaluated regularly, trained and/or mentored in a structured accountable manner, and written records of such are retained.
Oversee the recruitment, selection and performance of logistics staff, as required.
Training/ Capacity Building
Advocate and plan for professional development for expat and national staff
Determine training needs for staff supervised by you.
Coordinate the delivery of training for national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity, and ensure sustainability of programs