Job: Logistics Manager - Kibondo, Tanzania

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 25 Aug 2016

Logistics Manager-Kibondo - Tanzania
Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

In mid-April 2016, NRC conducted a Pre-Assessment mission in the refugee camps of Mtendeli/Karago, Nduta and Nyarugusu of Tanzania to gain an understanding of the humanitarian situation, identify gaps and needs for the Burundian refugees in the Country. The assessment revealed that the humanitarian situation for the refugees requires urgent intervention as the needs in almost all the sectors relevant to NRC are high. As of May 2016, Tanzania was hosting over 140,007 Burundian refugees and number was project by UNHCR to reach 170,000 people by the end of 2016. In view of this, NRC has decided to establish an operational office in Kibondo area in north western Tanzania to respond. The initial focus of the operation will be in Mtendeli/Karago and Nduta refugee camps. NRC will start with interventions focusing on two sectors, shelter (transitional, including a WASH component; family latrines) and education (initially construction of permanent classrooms).
The purpose of the Logistics Manager position is to establish and set up of logistics functions and office at the start up stage, including logistics procedures.

Job description
  • Ensure that country set up comply with Logistical Handbook, NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Implement NRC’s logistics systems and procedures
  • Training and support of line managers and staff with logistical responsibilities
  • Management of the logistics team
  • Ensure anti corruption focus in procedures and training
  • Establish filing systems/archives according to NRC standards in all offices
  • Initiate and maintain necessary leases, licenses and contracts with relevant authorities and suppliers
  • Provide regular analysis and reports
  • Promote the rights of refugees in line with the advocacy strategy
Specific Tasks are:
  • Setting up an office in the Camp
  • Develop Country logistics Procedures
  • Initiate and maintain necessary leases, licenses and contracts with relevant authorities and suppliers
  • maintain robust process and system that ensure international staff entry permit, visa, alien registration and wok permits are processed and obtained in time
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Logistics Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience in Administration management
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal, Kiswahili will be an added advantage
  • Valid international driver’s license
Education field
  • Administration / Organisation / Management
  • Logistics
  • Education level
  • College / University, Bachelor's degree
Personal qualities
  • A proactive approach and ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to work and live under difficult circumstances, including remote field travel
  • Ability to combine theoretical skills and analyses with operational solutions
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable
We offer
  • Commencement: ASAP, shortlisting and Interviews will continue as applications are received
  • Contract period: 6 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
  • Duty station: Kibondo, Tanzania with frequent travels to remote field locations
  • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
Miscellaneous info
  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
How to apply:
Please, apply through, then vanancies