Procurement and Logistics Delegate

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Job Description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 191 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Procurement and Logistics Delegate

Vacancy No: IFRC02665
Location: Abuja
Duration: 5 Months
Category of Staff: Delegate

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Operations Manager the Procurement and Logistics Delegate will have a strong focus in supporting all the NS in the Cluster:

  • Supervising and conducting all country level procurement activities for and on behalf of IFRC,
  • Supporting the NS’ on the procurement and logistic capacity building and support the delivery of operational and Country level logistics services:
  • Conducting the procurement project related activities of the IFRC
  • Supporting the National Societies on their processes, ensuring compliance with IFRC standards.
  • Supporting the delivery of operational and Country level logistics services in-line with Logistics Procurement and Supply Chain Management strategy and procedures, ensuring a high quality service provision that meets the needs of services users.
  • Planning, implementing, monitoring and report the logistical aspects of all programmes relating to the Nigeria response operations and ensuring that all logistics tasks are complying with the IFRC standards and procedures
  • Working closely with programmes and will carry responsibility for specific area of logistics activity e.g.customs/ warehouse/ transport processing.
  • Playing an active role in training and supporting other IFRC staffs in relevant logistics procedures and to ensure alignment in cross-function activity.
  • Assist the Operations Manager and Head of CCST in creating basic logistics management system and provide rapid and professional support/assistance to the various components of the mission, conducting logistics assessment missions, create and maintain logistics regulations/emergency procedures, coordinating, if needed, warehouse and Hub.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Procurement and Logistics Delegate is responsible for:

  • Ensuring appropriate document handling, stock management (including office stock) and financial recording systems are established and maintained
  • Undertaking a rapid and thorough assessment of the operational needs of all cluster operation response to design and propose a more effective and transparent logistics system that ensures effective, timely and efficient delivery of logistics support to the operation.
  • Working with the Regional Procurement Team to prepare required documentation for international and regional tendering in compliance with the Federation standard procurement procedures and processes.
  • Preparing and presenting procurement files to Committee of Contracts (local or Geneva).
  • Ensuring that all purchased goods are of the required Federation standards, fit for the purpose and follow the required documentary trail.
  • In consultations with the operations Manager and the NS RC counterparts involved in operations, design systems and work out Logistics Action Plans and take actions to address bottle necks of logistics to meet the urgent requirement from the field, such as leased vehicles, fuel … etc., in order to set up and manage the logistics for all Operations, including establishment of a logistics structure and logistics systems.
  • Put in place an effective logistics mechanism to help speed up the requirements for procurement, warehousing and field delivery
  • Implement and maintain International Federation standard practices in logistics procedures and supervise and direct of the operation’s procurement services to IFRC standards as required for any operation.
  • Provide timely advice and technical support on logistics issues to other departments
  • Contracts, with the support of regional office, the required by the operation for goods and services in order to procure goods and services on behalf of all operations following Federation standard practices and ensuring documentation complies with full audit trail standards.
  • Plan organize and maintain, in compliance with Federation standards and Logistics norms to minimize losses, any stores and/or warehouses containing Federation stocks; provide timely stock reports to the to the head of Cluster and Logistics Dubai.
  • Provide supervision and direction to the operations transportation and fleet needs according to the operational needs establishing in advance contracts with 3PL.
  • Liaise with relevant field level operational partners and governmental structures and keep up to date a comprehensive data of all goods and services procured with local market conditions to enable delivery of most efficient procurement service locally or by Logistics Procurement and Supply Chain Management Unit in Nairobi directly.
  • Plan and organize the operations transportation requirements, implement and maintain use of transportation management system for all Federation-owned vehicles and assist the operations management in planning the best use of vehicles.
  • Undertake field trips into the operational areas to assess the progress of logistics component of operations.
  • Produce regular, timely and accurate narrative and financial reports for the International Federation and for donors related to Logistics
  • Make recommendations for improvement of the National Society’s logistics capacities and develop a plan of action (with timeline) and budget to implement the recommendations.
  • Train and develop Delegates, Local Staff, National Society Staff and Volunteers capacities in Logistics management in providing management guidance and maintenance of logistics fixed assets, including vehicle registration and insurance.
  • Strengthen collaboration and coordination with ICRC logistics team


Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements


  • Relevant university degree in Supply Chain (including procurement)
  • Professional qualification in SupplyChain (Logistic and Procurement) or equivalent
  • relevant experience
  • IMPACT, Basic Delegates Training Course


  • A of Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing Logistics of RC field operations in a security sensitive area and in complex emergencies or similar contexts
  • A very good track record of managing people, networking, influencing and negotiating and building relationships effectively.
  • Relevant professional experience in general logistics, including warehousing,transportation, customs clearance and procurement and staff training.
  • Experience in reporting and proposal writing, budget and financial management to ensure compliance
  • Experience of working with National Societies
  • Experience working for a humanitarian aid organization in a developing country

Knowledge, skills and languages:

  • Self-supporting in computers
  • Coordination and partner relationship building/ Excellent skills in networking with other agencies and organisations - Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and travel extensively to support field operations or training
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills as well as logistics technical expertise with good knowledge of Logistics tools and guidelines for programming
  • Valid international driving license for light vehicles (manual gears)
  • Skills to analyse and draw conclusions for a rapid and well-argued decision
  • Good Knowledge of the region and capacity to practice political and cultural sensitivity
  • Knowledge of Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and Sharing the RC/RC principles and values
  • Skills in training and developing staff capacity

Competencies and values

  • National Society relations - Strategic orientation - Communication - Teamwork
  • Professionalism - Integrity - Diversity; Judgement-Decision-making
  • Results focus and accountability - Managing performance

Application Closing Date 
4th December, 2018.

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About The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network that reaches 150 million people in 190 National Societies through the work of over 13,7 million volunteers.Together, we act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. We do so without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.Guided by Strategy 2020 – our co...
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Job Summary
November 21, 2018
Offer Type
Minimum of 5years
Abuja Federal Capital Territory
December 4, 2018
Transportation / Logistics / Supply /Procurement/ Purchasing
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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