Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 14 Nov 2017
The unfolding crisis in Iraq is one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in the world today, with millions of uprooted Iraqis, and hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. For the past several years, millions of people have been displaced from and within Iraq as a result of military operations. At the end of 2015, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) began a military operation to enter and retake control of parts of the country under the control of armed opposition groups, especially in the Anbar governorate. Civilians have been caught in the crossfire.
NRC has been present in Iraq since 2010, with offices located in Baghdad, Erbil, Dohuk, Kirkuk and Mosul. We have scaled up our response across Iraq to meet the large-scale crisis facing the country, reaching Iraqis with emergency assistance and supporting Syrian refugees as they live in exile. Our goal is to always be prepared to work in new settings, so we are establishing more local partnerships in Iraq. Additionally, NRC is part of the UNICEF and WFP-led Rapid response mechanism (RRM), which enables us to reach newly displaced populations with the most urgent life-saving assistance.
Today, NRC is one of the biggest cash providers in Iraq. Our emergency assistance also includes distributing food rations, hygiene kits, water and basic non-food items (NFIs). In the winter months, we also provide blankets and heaters. We pay particular attention to gender equality and ending gender-based violence (GBV).
More recently NRC in Iraq has been responding to the ongoing Mosul crisis, where it is estimated that 1.2 million people are in grave danger.
The Logistic Manager is responsible for the logistic unit as well as ensures all related activities comply with NRC standards and actively support programmes/projects implementations.
Role Specific Information
The Logistics Manager will strengthen and consolidate the Area Logistics Department with special emphasis on supply chain management, transportation and fleet management, warehousing, and asset management.
Ensure that adequate logistic management routines and systems are in place and institutionalized, and that NRC’s Logistic Guidelines are adhered to in the whole Iraq – Baghdad program
Contribute to the assessment of the need for NRC’s presence in the country and the identification of appropriate strategies to address these needs in a rapid and cost effective manner.
Ensure timely and high-quality procurement of goods and services, develop and supervise distribution plans for procured materials;
Further develop the Logistics Unit in line with NRC’s policies on Finance, Transport, Logistics and Human Resources/Administration
Supervise, train and manage logistics staff in Baghdad operation
Participate in recruitment, training and capacity building of relevant NRC support staff.
Ensure the best use of NRC’s human resources and ensure optimal teamwork and team spirit.
Ensure that reporting deadlines are met.
Actively participate in coordination mechanisms involving UN agencies, other NGOs, government authorities, and local organizations and report back on the discussions and outcomes.
Any other relevant tasks assigned by the Area Support Manager
Our Ideal Candidate:
A university graduate in a relevant field, with minimum 3 to 5 years operational experience from working as a senior logistics manager in humanitarian/recovery settings and especially in complex and volatile environments. A strong and professional leader who will ensure accountability and implementation of compliance recommendations, particularly related to logistics and procurement activities. Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal. Previous work experience in the Middle-East and Iraq will be a distinct advantage.
Contract period: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Baghdad (with 20% in-country travels)
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
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