Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Logistics Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


NRC is looking for a Logistics Coordinator to join the Aleppo area office to enhance NRC’s capacity to effectively respond to the affected population because of the earthquake Emergency response. The coordinator will be responsible for managing the team, ensuring compliance on both NRC and donor regulations with regards to procurement, Warehousing, Fleet Management, Asset Management as well as handling large scale procurements 

**This position is Open to internal NRC Staff only** 

 What You Will Do

Work closely with ASM to ensure the procurement plans for all projects are in place and ensure daily follow up on the implementation of the procurement plans. Take the lead on handling close tenders (<50,000 USD) and effectively involve in developing Area related framework agreements as per the needs. Responsible for ensuring the procurement activities are in accordance with budget lines and annual plans and serve the best interests of NRC and its operations.  Ensure that all procurements are finalized in timely and quality manner, comply with NRC Logistics Handbook/SOPs and donor guidelines.  Support suppliers’ prequalification processes in NRC Area Office, and establishment of Vendor database. Ensure all framework lease agreements in accordance with NRC procedures including renewals. Ensure that procurement reports are in place and updated regularly, not limited to procurement tracking sheet, contract follow-up, procurement plans, vendor database, vendor evaluations, and price list. Responsible for ensuring that warehousing practices are in accordance to the NRC Logistics handbook. Work closely with Assets’ Focal Points in the Country Office to ensure all NRC assets are registered and management in accordance with NRC regulation and procedures. 

What You Will Bring

Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain management, Logistics or equivalent. Minimum of 3 years of experience from working as senior Logistician/Logistics Coordinator  Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile  Fluency in English, Arabic both written and verbal  Knowledge of the humanitarian context in Syria Knowledge of sanction regime and market challenges in Syria Willing to travel to remote areas and to field offices, ability to work flexibly including weekends and willingness to travel and work in rural locations and live in basic conditions. Experience with start-up, exit or similar context

What Makes This Position Attractive?

Entering the twelfth year of the conflict in 2022, more than half of the Syrian population remains displaced from their homes with 5.7 million refugees living abroad and another 6.9 million internally displaced persons inside Syria. Conflict and protracted mass population displacement, combined with severe economic downturn (fuelled by the impact of the Covid-19 crisis as well as the start of the Ukraine war in February 2022), depreciation of the Syrian pound, inflation with soaring food and fuel prices, loss of livelihoods, water crisis and drought and reduced food production have led to widespread poverty, Food Insecurity and increased deterioration of the humanitarian situation across Syria. Millions of children are still out of school and access to civil documentation has been severely curtailed, leaving an entire generation undocumented or under-documented and unable to effectively enjoy their right to legal identity and other basic rights. In 2022, 14.6 million people need Humanitarian Assistance inside the country, representing an increase of 1.2 million from 2021. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture which empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.

 What We Offer

Aleppo, Syria duty station. 6-month contract duration 20% travel, approximately to areas of Operation Grade  7 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability. We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the full Job Description here. Learn more about NRC’s operation in Syria here. To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site. Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your employment history, experience, responsibilities, and education in your application. Ensure to attach your latest CV. Submit your application and CV in English. When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to give detailed feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted. For any queries, please email us at with “Logistics Coordinator” as the subject line. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and Security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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