Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – LOGISTICIAN (H/F) – MUEDA

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Closing date

Desired start date: ASAP

Duration of the mission: up to December 2021

Location: Mueda, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

ABOUT THE MISSION

Following the passage of Cyclone Idai, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL intervened in Mozambique in March 2019. After a few months and the end of the emergency phase, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL suspended its operations. Additional cyclones as well as the increased violence of armed groups claiming to be linked to IS have caused the displacement of nearly 700 000 people. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL have therefore decided in May 2021 to carry out an assessment in Cabo Delgado province and to reopen its mission.

For the opening phase, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is looking for a small team (a Field Coordinator, a Program Manager and initially a Support Manager that we intent to split into two positions – an administrator and a logistician) to open a base in Mueda district and to implement a first UNICEF’s WASH project and a Start Fund Multi-sectorial project of a total of 460 000 USD. The projects aim at supporting IDPs and host communities affected by the conflict. It is articulated with two main axes of intervention, providing both lifesaving activities and sustainable WASH activities, guaranteeing an immediate response to most critical needs while ensuring a sustainable impact. The area of intervention covers Mueda and Nangade districts, in the north of Cabo Delgado Province. Emergency water treatment and supply (SWAT), emergency latrines support, provision of hygiene kits and hygiene promotion will be provided in transit centers whereas in relocation camps, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL will support access to safe water, improve sanitation, distribute hygiene kits and promote hygiene basic practices. Complementary projects, as well as other project targeting other districts are under development.

ABOUT THE JOB

General objective:

The Logistics Manager implements and supervise all logistics operations at his/her assigned base. He/she will organize logistic support for programs, in keeping with Solidarités International procedures. He/she will assist the field coordinator in the implementation of safety rules. The Logistics Manager manages the Logistic teams.

Specific stakes and challenges:

  1. Supply Management
  2. Vehicle Fleet and transport Management
  3. Equipment/Telecommunications and IT Management
  4. Support to implementation of Security regulations
  5. Logistic Reporting/Communication
  6. Log Team management

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

The main priorities for this position are as it follows:

  1. support the Program teams in the implementation of the activities in the base
  2. support the scale up of the mission with the Start Funds
  3. train the team and implement basic processes
  4. contribute to the development of the mission and design of project budget.

The mission is opening in a complex security and administrative environment, where access will be a major issue. The national team will have to be trained, finding staff with emergency experience is not obvious in Mozambique.

YOUR PROFILE

Education: education background in logistics

Experience:

  • At least two years of experience as manager in humanitarian environments, including one year in a similar position
  • A significant experience of management is necessary
  • Experience in capacity buildings of teams
  • Experience in Solidarités International and Mozambique is an asset

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Very strong organizational skills are necessary
  • Managerial skills are mandatory – team management, capacity building are highly appreciated
  • IT knowledge as well skills in supply, market assessment and purchase procedures are some assets.
  • Perfect command of Excel

Languages: Portuguese or Spanish and English are mandatory.

Other desirable qualities: leadership and management / coordination with partners / planning and prioritization / flexibility / capacity to work under stress / solution making oriented / Team player

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 1800 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly i.e. 1980 euros gross per month) and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.

Social and medical cover:
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Covid19

Solidarités International recommends vaccination against Covid-19, using WHO approved vaccines. If possible, the vaccination should be done before departure in order to reduce the logistical constraints once on the ground.

LIVING CONDITIONS: Pemba was a touristic place. Living environment is quite nice, and the same comfort as in Europe can be enjoyed with the sea and the sun ! In the inland districts and rural areas, living conditions are however tougher. Frequent visits to Pemba (accessible in less than an hour by plane and 8 hours by car) will be required to ensure coordination with partners and links with the authorities.

How to apply

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English via this link: https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?id=PULFK026203F3VBQB6G8N8NX4&nPostingTargetID=64432. CV only applications will not be considered.

NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

For further information about SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/