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Head of Logistics (East Africa) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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Head of Logistics, East Africa
Location: Nairobi, Kenya.
Save the Children is a global child rights organisation with a dual mandate to deliver world-class, quality programming in health, education and child protection and to be the leading INGO for children in emergencies.
Save the Children:
  • reaches 50 million children every year
  • raises $1.4 billion for children every year
  • has 29 national organizations in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia
  • works in more than 90 countries and has over 15,000 employees
As a key member of the Program Operations team you will be supporting the development of Save the Children’s strategic approach to logistics in the East Africa and identify and build the capacity of regional logistics staff.
You will work with Country Offices to build their logistics and operational capacity to plan and manage their resources and assets efficiently and effectively, ensuring that programmes meet their commitments and are accountable to their beneficiaries and donors. 

You will be providing technical support to Country logistics managers and Focal points on all aspects of logistics and operational programme delivery, in order to reduce operational costs and improve the quality and timeliness of projects.
Qualifications and Experience
  • 5 years or more experience in logistics management including 3 years managing humanitarian logistics in conflict or disaster affect countries
  • Experience in supply chain management including procurement, transport, warehouse and stock management and distribution
  • Experience in setting up fleet management systems including planning, monitoring running costs, pooling, developing replacement strategies.
  • Experience in the set up communications networks and procedures including HF & VHF radio systems, and satellite phones
  • Knowledge or working with major institutional donors, and understanding to their rules and regulations.
  • Computer literate (including working knowledge of MS Word, Excel) and competency in development of spreadsheets and databases
  • Appropriate training experience in developing skills
  • Experience in planning and managing budgets and projects
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies
  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English (required) and an additional language preferred
  • Willingness to travel 50% of the time to attend Global meeting, carry out programme visits and assessments and assist as needed in emergency response
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
Application process
If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor to not later than 16th May 2012. 

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