• Logistics Vacancy at The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • Posted on: 22 September, 2016 Deadline: 30 September, 2016
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    Location BIU Office (Southern part of Borno)

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Provides support in the areas of Supply Chain, Purchasing, Transport, Warehousing, Stock management and
    • Fleet to the Biu Office
    • Handles logistical files independently
    • Ensures Logistics files are organized and in order with the concerned staff within the department
    • Negotiates contractual matters with external interlocutors
    • Ensures that all Requisition Order (RO) and Purchase Order (PO) have proper accounting information and
    • necessary authorizations
    • Ensures that RFQ are appropriate to the client needs, clear and accurate and that the suppliers included in
    • the tender represent a fair and valid sample of the market
    • Coordinates with Logistics in the Country and the suppliers to ensures smooth planning of deliveries,
    • offloading of commodities as well as careful inspection of supplier deliveries in terms of quality and quantity in
    • line with the Purchase Order

    Required Qualifications:

    • University degree in administration or a relevant field
    • 2 years work experience in a similar field
    • Good command of written and spoken English
    • Excellent computer skills
    • Excellent computer skills (Word and Excel), including ICRC standard computer systems
    • Confirmed capacity to implement general ICRC procedures

    Personal Attributes:

    • Capacity to deal with people, to lead and to develop contact
    • Good knowledge of ICRC rules and procedures
    • Is rigorous, analytical, methodical and accurate
    • Displays high organizational skills
    • Is able to cope with stressful situations
    • Strong sense of responsibility and adaptability
    • Flexibility, availability to work overtime when needed
    • Willingness to learn

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send application letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to


    Please clearly indicate “Logistician BIU" as the subject of your application

    (Applications intended for this role without this subject will not be treated)

    The deadline for the submission of applications will be 30.09.2016. Late application will not be considered

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation whose exclusively

    humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to

    provide them with assistance.

    For more information about the ICRC, please visit our website www.icrc.org

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