Christian Aid Bangladesh


Logistics & Supply Chain Manager

Salary (full time): T1,675,746 - T1,925,326
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 12 months
Location: Cox's Bazar Bangladesh
Closing date: 17 November 2018
Interview date: 25 November 2018

About us

More than half the world lives in poverty. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality. We are striving to bring lasting change to the lives of the poorest communities. We work wherever there is great need, helping people to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion, caste or creed. If you’re passionate about positive change across the world, then this job might be for you.

Christian Aid is working with its partners in Bangladesh to achieve its goal of ending poverty. We are committed to expose the scandal of poverty and to help in practical ways through our programme, partnerships, campaign and advocacy to root it out from the world. We work with our partners to challenge and change the system that favours the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalized. Christian Aid (CA) has been working in Bangladesh since 1972. We are recognized for our work on emergency response programme, climate change, disaster risk management, gender equality and human rights issues. Our emergency programmes promote access to just and equitable resources and support the creation of resilient and thriving livelihoods for disaster and crisis affected communities.

About the role

The purpose of this role is to be responsible for managing and leading the setup of all emergency response logistics functions and responsibilities and will manage the logistics staff. This role will report to the Sr. Finance & Operations Manager and will support the Emergency Response Manager and Programme Manager on the best use of Christian Aid’s resources. The role will include logistics support to the Bangladesh Country Programmes including the Rohingya response programme with a broad spread of programmes, staffing, thematic interventions, and complexity. As such, the role may include remote management, management of multiple field bases or direct management of logistics of various projects. The role will involve significant travel to Christian Aid programme sites. The post-holder will learn lessons from each assignment to help improve future practice.

Key major outcome and responsibilities are : Ensure effective supply chain and logistical systems for the procurement and management of goods and services; Management of all logistics in Christian Aid’s Rohingya response project areas –Jamtoli, Ukhiya etc; Implementing the organisational logistics policies and procedures for the management of the supply chain, including procurement, transport and distribution, warehousing and stock management, and for the management of vehicle fleets, communication systems, and assets; Establishing of minimum standards of logistics procedures in line with country policies and roll out of these standards, ensuring that the standards are adhered to by relevant staff as required; Managing and supporting logistics staff including security guards and drivers, ensuring appropriate team structures, clear division of responsibilities, clear objectives, and management of performance; Providing advice and support to the Bangladesh Programmes on logistics issues, and collaborating with staff on budgets, technical aspects of the programme, and implementation mechanisms as required; Where appropriate, be responsible for developing and implementing emergency preparedness strategies across the logistics aspects of the operation; Providing logistics training and capacity building as required across the programme.; Ensuring implementation of the security protocols by the drivers and guards, as well as through procurement procedures and any other areas of work.

About you

We are looking forward to a candidate with;

Batchelor degree or its equivalent; Substantial experience in all technical areas of logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution, warehousing and stock management, fleet management, asset management, communications, and security; Experience of developing / implementing a complex international supply chain to support different types of programmes, and coordinating resources to meet the programme objectives; Experience of working in remote field bases with limited infrastructure; Proven track-record in managing and supervising others in logistics, including training and capacity building; Experience of advising and supporting others at all levels with logistics aspects of a programme, including strategic thinking and planning; Extensive practical field experience in emergencies and development contexts, as well as administration implementation with demonstrable project management skills; Relevant supervisory and management experience (if applicable), proven good interpersonal skills, along with well-developed training experience; Well-developed computer/system experience as well as demonstrable security management experience (if applicable); Previous experience in managing logistics operations in complex and challenging humanitarian situations. Comprehensive knowledge of the different elements of the supply chain in a humanitarian context; Previous experience in freight and cargo movement, as well as international bulk purchasing of relief goods (food & non-food items), common pipelines, cross-border cargo/freight movement (Road, Rail, Water, and Air); Previous experience in areas affected by disasters / conflict with limited infrastructure; Capacity to develop work plans and budgets, negotiate contracts, and take quick and relevant decisions; Experience in a multi-donor funding environment will be useful; Team management (if applicable): Experience in managing a team as a strong team player with positive attitude. Core; Ability to build relationships quickly with a wide range of people, both internally and externally; Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities; Strong interpersonal skills; Excellent verbal and written fluency in English and Bangla.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We encourage applications from socially excluded communities, i.e SC, ST, religious minorities, people living with disabilities and especially women candidates to apply.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Due to limited resources and high volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by November 30, 2018, please assume your application was unsuccessful.

How to apply

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