Desired start date: septembre 2020 Duration of the mission: 9 to 12 months Location: based in Erbil with frequent field trip to the NESApply Now
ABOUT THE JOBThe LEARN Consortium is a partnership between four (4) International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs). A two-year program funded by the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), it leverages the respective expertise from the four partners to deliver Health, Shelter and WASH services to Internally Displaced Persons in North East Syria (NES). The main activities being implemented are related to the rehabilitation and running of Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Emergency WASH (water distribution and rehabilitation of water infrastructure) and distribution of essential kits (new arrivals, hygiene, shelter repairs). The program incorporates a Rapid Response Mechanism. The four implementing partners implement throughout NES. The Consortium Management Unit (CMU) is the oversight structure for the program that aims to facilitate smooth Coordination, oversee program delivery, lead donor communications, ensure compliance and manage risk. The CMU is led by the Chief of Party (Jordan) and Deputy Chief of Party, together with a team of Specialists.
ABOUT THE MISSIONSI is looking for a Logistics Specialist to be embedded within the LEARN Consortium. The position will be based in Erbil or Dohuk. Placed under the supervision of the LEARN Chief of Party within the Consortium Management Unit (CMU), this position will have strong functional links with the other LEARN Specialists, notably in Health, Finance and Compliance. General objectives: The Consortium Logistics Specialist monitors and supports all partners’ procurement and logistics activities under the LEARN. This includes: – ensuring compliance with donor requirements and partners’ internal processes; – Supporting the operational delivery of the LEARN program, including advising on changes in strategy and approach as the program evolves; – Providing a point of contact between SI HQ and the CMU as required on whole project issues. Specific stakes and challenges: – Extremely fluid context in NES currently, leading the LEARN partners to adapt constantly their programming with limited visibility. Increased resort to Remote Management strategies, obviously impacting logistics deadlines. – Inter-partner coordination is a major part of this role. The Logistics Specialist will need to be good at forging relationships, negotiating, communicating and applying tactful pressure where necessary to achieve objectives. Synergies with other INGOs and consortium partners need to continue to develop in order to ensure efficiency of the Humanitarian Response. Priorities for the first 2/3 months: – Track and support LEARN health partners’ supply of expected large shipments of pharmaceuticals and medical consumables for the remainder of the project. – Assess the restructuring and evolving capacity of logistics functions within one of the LEARN partners and provide tailored Capacity Building as required. – Contribute to the LEARN program adaptations exercise during Q1 2020 with a view of ensuring major supply and logistics changes are captured according to donor compliance requirements.
- University degree or professional certification in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Public Administration or related field.
- At least 5 years international experience managing large multi-site operations, supply chain and logistics, preferably within an INGO setting.
- Knowledge of main donor regulations and compliance, especially USAID/OFDA. A basic understanding of, or experience working with USAID Cooperative Agreements is a strong advantage.
- Experience working in an inter-agency capacity (consortium, coordination forum) is a strong advantage as is experience in working in a matrix environment.
- Ability to take a tactful approach to interagency coordination.
- Shows flexibility to work in an ever-evolving context, team dynamic and even changing scope of work.
- Works proactively and autonomously.
- Very good eye for detail, organized, and able to manage competing urgent requests and priorities.
- Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment.
- Is able to operate in a matrix environment, with many interlocutors.
- Excellent (native level) English written and oral communication skills.