South Sudan – A Logistics Coordinator
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
Humanitarian situation and needs:
In the Republic of South Sudan (SSD), more than 2 years of armed conflict have shattered the lives of millions of people. 2014 and 2015 have been years of continued instability due to unresolved border issues (between Sudan and South Sudan) and more importantly due to the civil war between SPLM/A forces loyal to President S. Kiir and SPLA-IO loyal to the rebel leader R. Machar, former vice-president. As of beginning of 2015; at least six out of 10 states are affected by armed violence, 1.66 million people have been displaced within the country, more than 640.000 refugees have fled out of the country, 3.9 million people are severely food insecure. Among IDPs, about 180.000 people have found refuge in UNMIS PoCs. All this needs to be considered in a very young country within which virtually the entire population has experienced forced displacement at least 1 time and hence where resilience is massively jeopardized.
Previous Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBeG) (where PUI is operating since Feb. 2015) has been and still is largely neglected by humanitarian assistance because of their peripheral situation with regards to the armed conflict. However, a deterioration of the humanitarian context is to be noted and new displacements are still an option for the coming months.
Our action in the field:
PUI has been operating in SSD since February 2015 and intends to extend the coverage of its current intervention. Addressing urgent needs of the most vulnerable in the targeted areas is planned through the following strategic objectives:
- Improvement of the access to health care services
- Reduction of the risks associated with food insecurity and undernutrition
Other strategic objectives will be considered in 2017 and will be used to define complementary multi-sectoral needs assessment in the area where PUI is already operational but might also cover new counties/states depending on the evolution of the political/security situation. The sectors PUI would like to investigate are the following: Shelter & NFIs, Water Sanitation & Hygiene, Rehabilitation & Construction and Economic Recovery.
In 2015 PUI has implemented the following projects in the county of Aweil North (previous NBeG State):
- Access to Primary Health Care services:
A Primary Health Care Centre has been fully operational in Malual Centre Payam and associated to outreach and community based activities in an area where host community is massively vulnerable and where movements are still recorded. The targeted area is virtually free from other type of humanitarian intervention. This project is funded by ECHO DG, and we anticipate continuing with the same donor in 2017
PUI provides nutrition services according to the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) protocol PHCC level and through outreach activities, which includes Out-patient Therapeutic Program (OTP) and Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TFSP) for children between 6 and 59 months as well as pregnant and lactating women (PLW) at four different nutrition sites, with the support of ECHO, UNICEF, WFP and GIZ. At Majak Kaar PHCC PUI runs a Stabilization Centre (SC) for children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) with complications, which also serves as a referral site for OTPs and TSFPs run by PUI and other partners. In 2017 PUI plans to extend its nutrition services to a total of 11 nutrition sites in Aweil North.
- Food Security:
Food distributions have targeted about 600 IDP households in Aweil North County as well as the families of patients discharged after having been treated for Acute Sever Undernutrition in the PHCC. This project has been supported by CIAA in 2015 and has also allowed distributing daily food parcels to patients and care-takers at the PHCC level.
Beginning 2017 the mission plans to do a multi sectoral in depth needs assessment with the aim to assess the needs and identify root causes of the continuous deteriorating nutritional status of the population in Aweil North.
The financial volume of operation in 2016 is superior to the volume of 2015.
As part of our activities in South Sudan, we are looking for a Logistics Coordinator.
The logistics coordinator is responsible for the smooth and effective functioning of logistics on the mission. He/She makes sure the resources and means which are necessary for carrying out the programs are available and actively participates in the mission’s security management.
- Security : He/She assists the Head of Mission with security management. He/She is directly responsible of the daily, concrete aspects of the mission’s security management.
- Supplies : He/She coordinates supplies and deliveries for projects and for the bases. He/She guarantees that PUI’s procedures and logistical tools and procedures are implemented and respected.
- Fixed equipment : He/She is responsible of the management of computer equipment, tele/radiocommunication equipment and for the mission’s energy supply.
- Car fleet : He/She is responsible of the management of the car fleet (availability, security, maintenance, etc), for the smooth and effective functioning of the mission and the realization of activities in accordance with the available budget.
- Functioning of the bases : He/She supports the teams in case of opening / redeployment / installation / rehabilitation/closing of bases.
- Representation : He/She represents the organization amongst partners, authorities and different local actors involved in the logistics and the security of the mission.
- Coordination: He/She consolidates and communicates logistics information at the different departments of themission to headquarters and also coordinates internal and external logistics reports.
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Training and Experience:
Bac + 2 to + 5 – in logistics
(purchases, transport etc)
Humanitarian experience: Minimum 1 year
International experience: A fortiori
Technical experience: Minimum 2 years
Knowledge and aptitudes:
Familiarity with stock procedure, car park management, telecommunications etc
Familiarity with the procedures of institutional backers (OFDA, ECHO, AAP, UN agencies etc)
Qualities of candidate:
- Independence, an ability to take the initiative and a sense of responsibility
- Good resistance to stress
- Sense of diplomacy and negotiation
- Good analysis and discernment capacities
- Organization and priority management
- Adaptability to changing priorities
- Pragmatism, objectivity and an ability to take a step back and analyze
- Ability to make suggestions
- Sense of involvement
- Trustworthiness and rigor
- Capacity to delegate and to supervise the work of a multidisciplinary team
English and French
Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 12 months
Starting date: 15 March 2017
Monthly gross income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in collective accommodation
Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leave Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
Please send your application (Resume and Cover Letter) to Emmanuelle Gracia, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject: « LogCo – South Sudan ».