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Logistics and Security Manager Job in Marsabit

Job Title: Logistics and Security Manager

Reports To: Country Director (CD)

Closing date for applications: 25th September, 2013

Contract Length: 3 Years

Position Location: Marsabit, with frequent travel


This position is a senior role in the organization, reporting to the Country Director.

The Logistics Manager will not only oversee his/her main functions and the Logistics staff in Marsabit, but will also be responsible for the position’s functions in other FH’s offices across the country.

The Logistics Manager will be responsible to set up and maintain an efficient/effective logistics system for the organization that covers the following key result areas;-

Key Result #1 – Security and Communication

This position will ensure that FH staff are working in a safe environment.

This will include attending relevant security meetings at County and National levels, as well as developing good relationships with police and other security personnel in our areas of operation.

The Logistics Manager is responsible to oversee the radio system, FH Satelite phones ensuring that they are functioning well.

Key Result #2 – Fleet Management

The Logistics Manager will oversee all FH Kenya staff transportation, including ground and air transportation.

He/she will also be responsible for ensuring safe and affordable transportation of staff with vehicles that do not belong to FH, managing contracts and external relationships where appropriate.

He/she will oversee vehicle maintenance, timely service as well as being responsible to train, set standards for, and oversee all the drivers in the country program, even those not located in Marsabit.

Key Result #3 – Procurement and Distribution

The position is responsible to ensure that appropriate systems are in place for timely procurement and distribution of program and support materials.

This includes ensuring that any systems have safeguards, checks and balances that guard against fraud
or corruption.

Key Result #4 – Asset Management and compliance monitoring

Responsible, in coordination with the finance team, for ensuring that FH Kenya has an appropriate asset tracking system in place.

The system should include quarterly inventory tracking reports and should have an excellent asset movement tracking system.

Responsible for ensuring Logistics polices & procedures are in compliance with applicable FH Kenya, funding source & government policies, procedures and requirements.


Educational level: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business management, Supply Chain, Logistics Systems or
  • related field
  • Five year’s experience in a similar sized organization
  • Proven experience managing logistics systems in infrastructure limited environments and direct experience in creating logistics (flow) systems
  • Solid understanding of vehicle mechanics, specifically Land Cruisers and Land Rovers
  • Demonstrable experience with HF radio and security protocols

Other Competencies:
  • Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong computer skills and Reporting experience very helpful
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts and with limited resources.
  • Willingness to travel to other field offices.
  • Able to manage human resources for optimum effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Swahili and English

Interested and qualified candidates should email their applications indicating the expected salary, updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to - email address latest by 25th September, 2013, noting that

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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