COSACA Logistics Manager

COSACA Logistics Manager
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Role Purpose:
The Consortium Logistics Manager will support consortium members, where needed and relevant, on ensuring efficient logistics tasks throughout the program (procurement, transport, etc.), and is directly responsible in case of joint logistics activities (joint procurement for instance). S/he will work closely with the Consortium TAs to ensure coherent technical guidance in the case of joint procurement in particular
The Logistics Manager will ensure timely delivery, effective and accountable logistics support to the consortium member agencies, working closely with the COSACA Operations Manager on the effectively planning and delivering procurement, stock and fleet management; and overseeing the movement of goods and personnel.
Contract Duration: Fixed Term – 1 year
Location: Maputo, with travel to field sites
Qualifications and Experience
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar logistics management role
  • Experience in management of logistics operations in rapid emergency response.
  • Experience on stock management
  • Experience working on a consortium of INGOS previously is a bonus.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience of procurement management, warehousing and stock control, goods distribution, and transportation and vehicle fleet management in large international non-governmental organization or other international relief/development body;
  • University degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Portuguese (verbal and writing skills)
  • Ability to assess and manage security situations and to develop personal security and evacuation procedures;
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
  • Track record of training, managing and developing staff in logistics;
  • Sound knowledge of budgeting and financial management;
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of logistics within the programme and ensuring the most effective support to line management;
  • Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to understand and apply the values, objectives and principles of Save the Children
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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
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