Save the Children International Careers – Senior Roving Logistics Officer

Organisation: Save the
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Us:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world. Save the
Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival,
protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire
breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate
and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by
delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting
as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 200
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2013, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Senior
Roving Logistics Officer will support the Fleet and Logistics Manager to
develop the overall capacity and performance of the logistics function. The
position holder travels extensively and is responsible for providing technical
support to head office and field teams in areas of procurement, fleet
management and warehousing on a need basis. The Senior Officer may be called
upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a
    bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain/ Logistics or related field.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    logistics management in the NGO sector, within a complex/large scale
    country programme.
  • Past exposure and experience in all
    technical areas of logistics operations including procurement,
    transport/distribution, warehousing and stock management, fleet
    management, asset management, communications, and security
  • Significant experience in technical
    program support in areas of construction, distribution, medical supply
    chain, water and sanitation
  • Membership of Professional body in
  • Possess the ability to establish and
    maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member
    of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy skills and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should submit their applications with cover
letters and a detailed CVs indicating three professional referees, two of whom
should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to: The Director of
Human Resources & Administration Save the Children Plot 68/70, Kiira Road P
O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda Or via email:
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with
disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are
submitted online. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest
Deadline: Friday, 30th May 2014

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