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Regional Logistics Centre Director Job in Kenya

Action Against Hunger (ACF-USA) is an international humanitarian NGO. For over twenty years it has been implementing Food security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Regional Logistics Centre Director

ACF is looking for a Regional Logistics Centre Director based in Nairobi, Kenya (with possible frequent travel to neighbouring countries).

The person will be under the direct supervision of the Director of Operations of ACF-USA.


  • Set strategic goals for the Logistics Centre
  • Manage the day to day operations of the Regional Logistics Centre
  • Manage all procurement and freight for ACF-USA missions worldwide
  • Develop framework contracts with suppliers at global level
  • Develop an online supplier catalogue for ACF-USA
  • Provide technical support to Logistics Coordinators in the region and ensure compliance to ACF regulations
  • Participate in security meetings in conjunction with ACF Kenya mission
  • Develop logistics training modules in conjunction with ACF’s Regional Training Centre and provide pre-departure trainings to new ACF staff,
Academic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, chain supply or logistics
  • An MBA or Masters in Chain Supply would be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years of meaningful professional experience as Logistics Coordinator for an international NGO, preferably with ACF.
  • 1 year experience in the freight and forwarding industry would be an added advantage
  • Proven staff and financial management experience
  • Experience in developing logistics training modules.
  • Experience in procurement management and particularly developing framework contracts, catalogues…
Specific skills
  • Ability to work independently when necessary, set realistic strategic goals, and work within agreed timelines.
  • Ability to articulate complex ideas and concepts verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to support, motivate, and train field staff.
  • Professional computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, internet, and email.
Personal skills
  • Ability to communicate and perform within an international and multicultural team.
  • Fluency in English and French is mandatory.
  • Familiarity with humanitarian principles
  • Knowledge of different donor mandates and their reporting procedures is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of financial software (i.e. SAGA).
To be considered for this recruitment, please submit your application:

• by hand to the Human Resources Officer in Nairobi mentioning on the envelope: Regional Logistics Centre Director

• or by email (files not larger than 3 MB) to: mentioning Regional Logistics Centre Director in the subject line

Deadline: Monday, February 28th, 2012

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Written tests will be conducted in Nairobi and interviews will take place in Nairobi shortly after the deadline. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

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