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Assistant Logistician Job in Hargeisa

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Vacancy Announcement No:FAO/28/2012
Issued on: 28th June 2012
Deadline for Application: 12th July 2012
Position Title: Assistant Logistician    
Grade Level: SC-5
Contract Type: Service Contract
Duty Station: Hargeisa
Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia
Duration: 6 Months with possible extension
Eligible Candidates: Somali Nationals Only
Anticipated Start Date: August 2012
Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Head of Office, Hargeisa, the incumbent will act as focal point for all Hargeisa Office Logistics matters and be responsible for the day-to-day logistics of the Hargeisa field operations.
He/she will, in particular:  
Project materials management:
·         Assist in the development and implementation of logistics planning and operations through coordination with other responsible officers;
·         In consultation with Logistics officer Nairobi and the Head of Office (and Admin staff in Hargeisa) , ensure on time clearing in of the goods and supplies coming to Hargeisa through the airport or ports and transportation of the same into either the warehouse or to the project sites.
·         Ensure the timely delivery of project inputs to intended beneficiaries and safe receipt at various stages of distribution, either personally or through FAO partners.
·         In coordination with other responsible officers, ensure communication of material movement details to relevant parties.
·         Ensure the proper packing, documentation and identification of goods in Hargeisa  before any supplies dispatch is done for onward transportation to the partners..
·         Follow-up on export/import and customs documents and ensure timely return to supplier.
·         Maintain an updated record of all the project materials received and dispatched to the FAO partners in the field including ensuring updated file of the property transfer forms
Hargeisa Office and Guest House Management
·         In close Coordination/collaboration with the support of the Head of Office and Administration  Assistant in the management of the Hargeisa office  ensuring the office is running smoothly, including ensuring office repairs are done timely, office space allocation, office cleaning.
·         Ensure office electricity and water bills are computed and paid on time,
·         Ensure proper servicing of the office generator and proper accounting of the generator spares and fuel
·         Ensure Hargeisa guesthouse is well managed at all times, including visitors booking and accommodation allocation.
·         Assist in proper availability and accounting of the guesthouse supplies and inventory at all times.
·         Liaise with the finance staff to ensure proper cost recovery mechanism for the guesthouse users.
·         Ensure guesthouse cleanliness at all times
Hargeisa Assets management:
·         Support the operations officer, Hargeisa in the overall management of the office inventory and assets
·         Ensure the office assets records are up to date
·         Ensure the assets are tagged and asset numbers updated on the records
·         Carry out an adhoc and annual asset and inventory physical verification and update the same on the asset and inventory register.
·         Advise the Operations officer Hargeisa and the Logistics officer Nairobi on the assets that require disposal.
Office Vehicle Management:
·         Assist the operations officer and administration Staff in the management of the office vehicles
·         Keep a log of the vehicle usage and allocations. Review the vehicle usage logs and monitor fuel consumptions
·         Ensure Hargeisa vehicles are well serviced at all time.
·         Reports regularly on logistics matters;
·         Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials.
·         Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum requirements:
Education and Experience: A diploma in Logistics and supply chain management with 5 years of work experience or a degree in Business administration with three years of Logistics experience.
Knowledge and skills: Good knowledge of general administration, initiative, good judgment and ability to organize office work and prepare correspondence on own initiative. Willingness to work as a team member, Ability to plan and execute work with minimal supervision and attention to detail. Good ability to use PC, word processors and other technology equipment. Good Numerical skills, negotiation skills and representation skills. Understanding of the Clearing and forwarding procedures in Somaliland. Willingness to travel to the field security permitting. Good knowledge of the UN work system and ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Languages: Good working knowledge (level C) of English and knowledge of local languages. Somalia language is a strong asset.
To apply send your application to:    
Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/028/2012 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal History (PH) form (available at  E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to
The subject line of the e-mail message should read CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/028/2012. If making a hard copy submission, the envelope should be clearly marked CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/028/2012 and sent to the following address:
FAO Field Office in Hargeisa located at Red Sea area of Koodbur district, between WHO and Guleed Hotel park and adjacent to DAI (USAID funded project) and Action Aid Office HQs. The FAO office in Hargeisa can be reached through landline phone number: 002522-528642 or Mobile number 002522- 4421932
Applications may also be faxed, again clearly indicating CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/028/2012 in the subject line, to +254-20-4000333.
Applications must be received by the deadline.  Late applications will not be considered.
Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.

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