Solidarites International

Deputy Logistics Coordinator

Solidarites International

Job Description


  • Job number: SRH05160

  • Domaine de competence: Logistics
  • Statut: Salarié
  • Type de poste: Overseas missions
  • Country: Sudan
  • Contract Type: Short term contract


    Posted on: 05/01/2023
    Desired start date: ASAP
    Duration of the mission: 3 months
    Location: Khartoum - Sudan

    Type and content of program:

    Following fighting between the Tigrayan Forces (TPLF) and the Ethiopian Armed Forces (EAF), many Ethiopians fled the hostilities and sought refuge in eastern Sudan. Today there are more than 50,000 refugees, most of whom are in different locations: Tunaydbah, Um Rakuba, Village 8, Hamdayet and Babikri. All along 2021 SI was working mainly in Tunaydbah and launched wash activities in the new camp of Babikri in October – November. SI will phase out from Babikri end of December 2022.

    In Gedaref, SI is as well in consortium with PUI is implementing a project funded by CIAA aiming at supporting in FSL sectors vulnerable population impacted by under nutrition. Activities are covering distribution of agricultural inputs, animals, items to start IGA and CASH. PUI is focusing on the treatment of malnutrition.

    In Geneina, 2 projects are ongoing complementing each other and offering wash services in Geneina Gathering camps hosting approximately 100 000 individuals. Activities are mainly latrines rehabilitation and construction, distribution of hygiene kits, water trucking, desludging, waste management.

    6 proposals are under development:

  • in Geneina: 1 ECHO, 2 CDCS
in Gedaref: 1 ECHO, 1 CIAA, 1 IOM

Mission: size, bases, budget, number of expatriates and national staffs:

The Sudan mission opened end of 2020, further to the influx of Tigrayan refugees fleeing conflict in Ethiopia. The operational base dedicated to this Emergency answer is in Gedaref. further to the lack of funding from HCR, SI is reorienting activities in FSL sector and WASH targeting host communities further to anticipated phasing out from Babikri camp end of December 2022. Total budget in Gedaref for 2022 is approximately 1,5 M EUR. There is only one expat for the time being in Gedaref at the position of log-admin base and around 15 nationals.

In Geneina, SI budget is 1,5 M EUR for 2022 as well, with 4 international and approx 30 nationals.

In Khartoum, the support coo will be seconded on the logistic by a deputy log coo.


General objectives

The Deputy Logistics Coordinator backs up the Logistics Coordinator in guiding the mission logistics activities. In particular, he/she supports the completion of urgent tasks, aids the bases, and sets up Solidarités International procedures and logistics tools. The primary activities under the responsibility of the deputy Logistic Coordinator are the Supply Management, the storage management, the reporting and compilation.

He/she takes on the functions of the Logistics Coordinator in case of absence.

For additional details please refer to the Job Description.

Specific stakes and challenges

Although Sudan has been opening up more widely to International NGOs for the past two years, it is still governed by strict rules and INGOs’s access depends on Public Institutions (visa, authorization to work, to travel, to recruit national staff etc…). The HAC (Humanitarian Aid Commission) is an essential partner, the only entry point for INGOs to work in Sudan.

The recent coup of 2021 October 25th lead to a high level of uncertainty in terms of Governance as well as donor’s strategy (especially for long terms project). Military power remains contested by an important part of the population and regular demonstrations are organized, mainly in Khartoum. Due to the configuration of the city, confluence of the blue and White Nile, the existence of bridges linking the different parts of the city, and the lock down of these bridges by the Authorities, most of civil servant NGO employees cannot reach their office, leading to a re-organization of the work and potential delay in visa processing, bureaucratic follow up.

Part of that, the security situation in Khartoum remains calm in areas not concerned by the demonstration. Internet / phone network can be cut during demonstration but alternative system of internet connection allow to keep a correct connection.

In Gedaref, the current specific situation at the border with Ethiopia needs to be carefully monitored. The Sudanese army has taken back its agricultural land from the area of al-Fashaga used by the Ethiopians (a disputed area for 20 years). On both sides, the militaries have strengthened their presence. Transportation to Gedaref is by the road, for a 7 hours journey.

In west Darfour, pic of intercommunal violence end of 2020 and end of 2021 had lead to massive displacement of population in Geneina and surrounding localities. The follow up of the security dynamic in this complex and volatile context is utmost important in terms of access, communication with local authorties (HAC) and partners. Transportation to Geneina, main city of West Darfour, is organized by UNHAS flight or commercial air lines, Badr airlines.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

Support the Gedaref log – admin manager, only expat on the base Support the coo Support in all reporting to HQ and follow up of logistic task of the bases and of the Coordination office Maintain the coordination with the base logistic managers for all tasks



Educational background in related field Technical background in logistics and/or supply chain is needed Technical specialization (IT, transport, procurement, mechanics, energy, etc.) would be an asset. Minimum three years of previous professional experience in logistics and supply chain management Demonstrated ability to build good relationships with suppliers. A first experience with an international NGO in logistics departments is considered as an asset. Fluent English (written, spoken and read) is mandatory. Excellent skills in software, especially Excel and Microsoft Office 365 Ability to work under pressure and support multiple projects Rigor, adaptation, organizational skills, ability to manage priorities

Languages: English is mandatory. Speaking Arabic is an asset.

Other desirable qualities: leadership and management / coordination with partners / planning and prioritization / flexibility / capacity to work under stress / solution making oriented / Team player


A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2200 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 600 USD

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.

Social and medical cover:
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.


Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

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