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Regional Logistics Specialist Job in Kenya

Regional Logistics Specialist 


Region of Eastern and Southern Africa

Based in any of the RESA countries with high level international travel up to 60%

Working in 50 developing countries around the world, Plan International is a global, child – focused development organization without religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Our vision aims to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized with high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits.

In the region, Plan International implements programs in 12 countries which are in Eastern and Southern Africa (RESA).

Reporting to the Regional Administrator, with working matrix with Regional Disaster Risk Management Manager, you will lead the Regional Logistics function by establishing and profiling a strong team across the 12 countries in our region and provide technical oversight to the performance of countries’ logistics.

You shall be responsible for regional logistics strategy development, implementation and planning, design capacity building strategy and profiling the logistics function in order to improve the standards across the Region.

In addition, you will be responsible for the provision of technical support in Disaster Risk management and Emergency Response actions, review emergency procurement policies and systems, and constantly ascertain their effectiveness in delivering country programs, strengthen logistical, procurement and distribution processes to ensure timely, transparent and accountable distribution of emergency supplies.

You will need to have a University degree in Administration, Logistics or Business Management, a professional qualification in Purchasingor Supply Chain Management and membership of a professional body preferably CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies ) with at least five years demonstrated relevant progressive experience in positions that have regional scope, served in a multi functional team and worked at a professional level in a child development organization.

You should have a clear exposure in Humanitarian and emergency field and demonstrate effective support in implementation of emergency response programs including rapid and short term humanitarian interventions

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and your curriculum vitae including two professional referees to quoting the position and relevant reference number.

Applications should be submitted on or before Friday 20th April 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Reference and background checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

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