Bangladesh - Logistics Coordinator in Cox's Bazar District

from Première Urgence Internationale
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organisation. 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 200 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 7 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

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Humanitarian situation and needs:

Crisis context Bangladesh has been the second theatre of the Rohingya crisis for more than 30 years. The Muslim minority has faced decades of repression and discrimination in its home country Myanmar/Burma, precisely in the north of Rakhine State, resulting in many of its members seeking refuge in neighboring Bangladesh, in the southern region of Cox’s Bazar. Since the events of the 25th of August 2017, over half a million Rohingyas crossed the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh, making this the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency. As of mid-October, there are more than 837 000 cumulative refugees in the country, as 300 000 Rohingyas were already in Bangladesh following previous waves of displacement. The sudden surge in the number of Rohingyas arrivals has stretched the capacities of humanitarian organizations/agencies operating in Bangladesh. These new arrivals are being hosted in camps for registered refugees, but also overcrowded makeshift settlements, including schools, community centers, religious buildings, and with local families. New clusters of settlements have also been set up and continue to expand.

Humanitarian consequences:

The Rohingya crisis is creating immediate needs for cross-sectorial assistance. Concerns for the newly displaced persons include lack of access to food security and nutrition, need for WASH facilities, shelter, health, psychosocial support (PSS), gender and protection issues and Restoring Family Links (RFL) services . Première Urgence Internationale positioning

Our actions in the Field:

In reaction to the intensification of the crisis in the targeted area, PUI has decided to launch as soon as possible an exploratory mission to assess the needs that should be addressed, in order to provide a rapid improvement of people’s living conditions, as well as to find ways to reduce the refugees’ vulnerability. Therefore, the exploratory mission will not only be composed of a field assessment of pre-identified sites led by an assessment officer, but also of a set-up, which includes the presence of a country representative during several weeks in the region. A WASH PM is being recruited as well to launch WASH activities in partnership with Handicap International and Aquassistance. A Health program manager will also join the team in order to develop and launch (if duration of the mission extended) Health activities in Cox’s Bazar District. The coordination of the activities/program will be operated thanks to the Field Coordinator, with the assistance of an Administrative and Financial Coordinator and a Logistics Coordinator.

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As part of our actions in Bangladesh, we are looking for a Logistics Coordinator.

The logistics coordinator is responsible for setting up PUI bases in Dhaka and field locations. He/She makes sure the resources which are necessary for carrying out the programmes are available and actively participates in the mission’s safety management.

Tasks and Responsabilities:

Safety: He/She assists the Head of Mission with safety management. He/She is directly responsible of the daily, concrete aspects of the mission’s safety management.

Supplies: He/She coordinates supplies and deliveries for projects and for the bases. He/She guarantees that PUI’s procedures and logistical tools are in place and are respected.

Equipment: He/She is responsible of the management of IT equipment, tele/radiocommunication equipment and for the mission’s energy supply.

Fleet management: He/She is responsible of the fleet management (availability of vehicle, safety, maintenance etc), for the smooth 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 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 safety of the mission.

Coordination: He/She consolidates and communicates logistics information at the heart of the mission to headquarters, and also coordinates internal and external logistics reports.

Training and Experience:

Training: Bac + 2 to + 5 / Dregree in logistics (purchases, transport etc)

Humanitarian & Technical Experience: Min. 2 year

Software: Pack office very strong proficiency

Personal Required Characteristics:

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 mandatory

French desirable

Proposed Term:

Fixed-Term Contrat – 3 months

Starting Date: March 2018

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 Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

To know more about our job offer, look at the complete job description on our website!

How to apply:

Please send your applciation (Resume and Cover Letter) to Romain Gautier, Recruitment & Careers Manager, at