Solidarites International

Logistics Coordinator

Solidarites International

Job Description


  • Job number: SRH05131

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


    Desired start date: January 2023
    Duration of the mission: 5 months, Extension possible, depending on funding.
    Location: Caracas, with frequent travel in the field

    SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is a French humanitarian organization that provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 39 years, our organization has worked towards meeting the three Basic Needs - water, food and shelter – of vulnerable and crisis-affected populations and has been more specifically committed to fight against waterborne diseases, leading cause of death in the world. SI’s interventions are carried out based on its expertise in the field of access to safe Drinking Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential ones of food security and livelihoods. SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL is currently present in about 20 countries where SI staff – a total of 2,000 people comprising expatriates, local staff, HQ employees and some volunteers – implements programs with professionalism and commitment whilst being mindful of respecting other cultures.

    SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has started its activities in Venezuela relatively recently. After several exploratory missions were carried out in 2019, missions were opened and progressively increased their scopes of intervention. They now include activities such as WASH in health facilities, schools and targeted rural or urban communities through the improvement of Water Services and hygiene practices. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL operated in Venezuela within Consortiums with other French NGOs and some of its activities are implemented through local partners.


    Initially, a position of Coordinator" id="link" class="link">Support Coordinator was created (Finance, HR, Logistics) but due to the complexity of the situation in the country, some logistics gaps at field level, the necessity to train people newly recruited, a Logistics Coordinator is needed in CCS with frequent travels to the bases. S/he will be under the line management of the Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director.

    General objective:

    The logistics coordinator steers a mission’s logistical activities in order to ensure that Solidarités International in-Country Programs run smoothly. He implements Solidarités International mission procedures and logistical tools and ensures that they are properly used.

    He is the point of reference for the mission and serves as the link between headquarters and the mission for all matters relating to logistics.

    Specific requirements

  • Management of logistics teams: advices, controls, support
Capacity Building of the logistics teams Supply strategy in all areas of intervention / Transport strategy etc… Deployment for base opening when necessary Support to audits and to put procedures in place Reinforcement of basic process (implementation of software, full process at base level) and support the increase of mission’s volume Implementation and definition of framework (fiscal, HR….) defined by the Logistics visit from HQ

Priorities of the first 2 to 3 months

Deployment for base support in logistics reinforcement and training for all (Log & Program) Management of logistics teams: advices, controls, support Consolidate framework agreement and market Analysis in Caracas


Education: education background in logistics, transport, warehousing, IT, supply chain,

Experience: at least three years of experience in humanitarian logistics at management level positions. An experience in emergency context, in base or mission opening is an asset.

Team and project management in Latin America is appreciated.

Experience working with local partners is appreciated.

Excellent communication skills required. Team spirit essential.

Technical skills and knowledge:

Supply chain management Fleet management Stock management Understanding and experience in IT (experience in LINK is appreciated) and Security management are assets Logistics procedures – knowledge of major institutional donor rules (OFDA/UNICEF/ ECHO…) is an asset Very strong organizational skills are necessary Managerial skills are mandatory – team management, capacity building are highly appreciated Perfect command of Microsoft Office

Languages: Spanish and English are mandatory.

Other desirable qualities: leadership and management / planning and prioritization / flexibility / capacity to work under stress / solution making oriented/ remote team management


A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2400 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly i.e. 2640 euros gross per month)

and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD

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

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités). To these break periods, one additional rest day per month worked is granted.

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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