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Logistics Adviser at Concern Worldwide

Company
Concern Worldwide
Position
Logistics Adviser
City
Dublin
Country
Ireland
Expiry Date
31 May 2024
Posted on
08 May 2024

Our vision, our mission and our work are all defined by one goal – ending extreme poverty, whatever it takes. We believe that no-one should have to live in fear that they won't have a home to sleep in or enough food to feed their children. For over 50 years we have been working with the world's poorest people towards this goal.

Today we are a team of over 4,400 highly skilled and dedicated professionals from 50 countries who share an exceptional depth and diversity of experience. We want committed, values driven staff to join our Dublin team and are currently looking for a Logistics Adviser to be part of our Supply and Logistics unit.

We are committed to providing our staff with the skills needed to excel in their jobs. Concern offers in-house management and leadership courses and tailored organisation-wide learning opportunities both in-person and online. All employees are required to undertake training in equality, diversity and inclusion; the Code of Conduct; and safeguarding, along with any other training required for the role.

Our culture is values driven and friendly. A global engagement survey conducted in 2022, responded to by 3,577 of our staff, showed that 89% of our staff would happily recommend Concern as a great place to work and 94% are proud to tell people that they work for Concern.

Location: Our office is in Dublin 2 and we are currently working a hybrid model (50% remote working) and offer flexi time.

This role includes 30% travel.

The nature of the Logistics Adviser role may allow for almost fully remote working based in Ireland.

The job: Logistics Adviser

If you join us, this is what you will be doing:

Job Purpose:

The job will focus on two areas –

  • Provide technical support, both remotely and directly, in all aspects of humanitarian logistics to Concern country programmes including supporting the areas of procurement, warehousing, transportation, asset management and distribution.
  • Ensure the organisation's logistics systems allow for effective emergency response, that the systems effectively support all programme activities, that standards of best practice in both emergencies and on-going programming are adhered to and to build logistics capacity and expertise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for providing logistics support to Concern country programmes.
  • Spend time deployed to countries to provide direct technical support, carrying out system audits, capacity building programme based personnel and carrying out other support visits that may be required.
  • Be a member of the Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU), requiring availability to deploy on short notice with emergency teams to new emergencies.
  • In exceptional circumstances, deploy to programme countries to provide short term gap filling duties.
  • Be flexible and willing to change roles at short notice particularly in times of emergencies or when it is necessary to provide cover for other colleagues in the unit.
  • While in Head Office Dublin, work closely with relevant Regional Directors, Systems Directors, Desk Officers, suppliers, service providers and logistics personnel based in programme offices.
  • While on deployment to programme countries work closely with the System Director and country management team.
  • On emergency deployments, the job holder will often be required to take on a managerial role ensuring logistics activities provide the required level of programme support as efficiently and timely as possible. This will be done in environments which will often be both challenging and insecure.
  • Advise on organisational policy and procedure as they relate to procurement and logistics as well as auditing field practice to ensure adherence to such.
  • Engage in inter agency collaboration and cooperation between NGO's, UN organisations and relevant institutions.
  • Support country programmes in interpreting and following donor procurement and logistics related guidelines and help to ensure donor procedural compliance.
  • Assist fields with the implementation and support of automated logistics systems.
  • Develop and ensure monthly reporting of key performance indicators for country programme activities.
  • Provide oversight and feedback on monthly logistics reports generated at programme country level, such as transport, warehousing and SR tracking reporting.
  • Review logistics related documentation submitted for approval to the Regional Director for compliance and accuracy.
  • Assist with the recruitment and on-boarding of new international logistics staff by participating on interview panels and providing induction support.
  • Upholding and promoting Concern's values, including our workplace equality, diversity and inclusion values.
  • The Logistics Adviser may be deployed on various assignments throughout any year for a combined period of up to six months.

 

Skills you will bring:

Essential:

  • Third level qualification
  • At least 3 years international experience working in the area of humanitarian logistics
  • Experience in the areas of procurement, warehousing, transportation, asset management and distributions
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Practical, adaptable and resourceful
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • Good organisational, planning and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Diplomacy
  • Numeracy
  • Computer skills

 

Desirable:

  • Third level qualification with logistics or supply chain management qualification
  • Fluent French speaker
  • Cash distribution experience
  • ERP systems experience
  • Familiarity with Concern systems
  • Knowledge of HF/VHF radio and satellite communication systems
  • Import/export experience
  • Full clean driver's license

You will report to the Supply and Logistics Manager and work with the Supply and Logistics unit as well as work closely with relevant Regional Directors, Systems Directors, Desk Officers, suppliers, service providers and logistics personnel based in programme offices and wider Concern team.

The salary is from €51,402 - €60, 472 (Band 5) and this is a permanent position.



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