Department: Coordination / Logistic
Position: Country Logistic Manager Contract duration: 6 months Location: Islamabad, Pakistan Starting Date ASAP
I. Background on ACTED
ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.
ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 27 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 3000 national staff. In 2009, ACTED has a 62 million € budget for over 240 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. For more information, please visit our website at www.acted.org
II. Country Profile
Projects: 34 (2011) National staff: 827 (2011) International Staff: 16 (2011) Capital Office: Islamabad Total number of direct beneficiaries: 5,369,006 (2011) Budget: 29, 6 M Euros (2011)
ACTED has been present in Pakistan since 1993, when it registered its first office in Peshawar. Since, we have developed extensive experience in programmes focusing on emergency response, local governance and community mobilisation, on and off-farm livelihoods support, education and vocational training, community-based rehabilitation and construction, shelter, water and sanitation and health and hygiene. In addition, ACTED has been providing monitoring, evaluation, information management to a wide range of stakeholders in Pakistan to promote humanitarian coordination and effectiveness.
In recent years, ACTED has provided extensive emergency and early recovery assistance to disaster-affected families in Pakistan. This assistance has included shelter construction, food distributions, the provision of clean water and sanitation facilities, hygiene campaigns and support for the resumption of livelihoods activities through the distribution of seeds, livestock and farming tools, the promotion of home-based micro-businesses for women and cash for work schemes including the rehabilitation of community productive infrastructure.
In 2001-2002, the organisation provided assistance over 20,000 displaced Afghan refugee families in Pakistan. ACTED was a leading actor in responding to the massive 2005 earthquake, which took 75,000 lives and affected over 100,000 others in eastern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). In 2009, following the displacement of over three million people in KPK, ACTED provided support to IDP populations throughout Swat, Nowshera, Buner, Lower Dir and Upper Dir districts. ACTED’s mission in Pakistan expanded into Punjab and Northern Sindh provinces following the unprecedented monsoon floods that swept across Pakistan in July 2010, claiming 1,700 lives, destroying close to 1.8 million homes and affecting a total of over 20 million people across the country. In 2011, as floods in lower Sindh affected a further 9.2 million people, destroying over 315,000 homes and leaving 43% of local populations severely food insecure, ACTED was able to immediately provide emergency relief to flood-affected families drawing upon its strong presence and experience of the local context.
Today, ACTED’s experienced team of 700 national staff and 11 international staff continues to support the relief, recovery and development needs of conflict- and flood-affected communities in four districts of KPK (Swat, Upper Dir, Lower Dir and Kohat), six districts of Sindh (Kashmore, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Mirpur Khas, Sanghar and Umerkot), one district of Punjab (D.G. Khan) and two agencies of FATA (Orakzai and Bajaur), ensuring access to remote or complex areas and the relevance and effectiveness of our programmes.
III. Position Profile
The Country Logistic Manager is responsible for logistical management, maintenance and state of equipment, and the management of goods and assets of ACTED in-country. He/She ensures that national legislation is adhered to, and that the country specific standards and rules are applied in the aim of protecting ACTED interests and ensuring efficient use of resources. She/he will be responsible for the logistical oversight of large construction projects, entailing national and international procurement and supply.
Logistical management of Mission premises: Oversee the furnishings of premises (offices and guesthouses); Supervise maintenance and repairs of premises;
Provision and replenishing of office supplies: Identify needs in stationery and office supplies; Establish a follow-up procedure for the stationery store; Undertake purchases and storage of supplies;
Financial Management: Manage the expenses for the logistical department ; Provide documentary justification of expenses to the Country Finance Department;
Procurement, Stock Management and Suppliers
Database of Local Suppliers: Undertake a market study; Set up and maintain a database of local suppliers, detailing criteria of quality, price, service, ethics etc;
Follow up of Procurement Procedures, conforming to procurement guidelines Undertake quotations or launch Calls for Tender; Purchase goods, draft contracts; Receive merchandise and oversee the customs procedures for imported goods; Check the condition and nature of goods received as required by the contracts; Manage the presentation, circulation, filing and archiving of procurement documents, conforming to FLAT procedures;
Management of Stocks and Supplies: Identify warehouses for storages, ensure premises are furnished and made secure for use; Establish tools for stock management; Undertake periodic inventories; Manage stock movements and distributions of goods in the framework of project implementation;
Management of the Vehicle Pool and Transportation
Management of the Vehicle Pool: Organise the allocation and daily availability of vehicles; Establish tools for vehicles follow-up: log books, technical check-ups etc. Ensure the maintenance of and undertake a monthly inventory of the vehicle pool; Calculate and check the monthly cost of each vehicle (fuel consumption, repairs) in coordination with the CFO;
Transportation management: Identify companies for the transportation of stock; Elaborate and follow a timetable of stock delivery for projects; Complete and file waybills ; Organise and oversee loading and unloading of goods; Ensure administrative and custom requirements are adhered to;
Management of Technical Equipments
Management of the IT Network: Organise the installation of computing hardware and software (computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, Network systems); Identify suppliers of Internet access and negotiate service contracts; Ensure back-ups of information and files are kept on the server; Ensure the maintenance and undertake a regular inventory of IT equipment;
Management of Communication equipment: Organise the installation of communication equipment: telephones, HF and VHF radios; Train staff in the use of such equipments; Ensure the maintenance and undertake a monthly inventory of communication equipment; Calculate and check the monthly communication cost of each base (telephones, e-mail, Internet), in coordination with the CFO;
Management of Power supplies equipment: Organise the installation of equipment: generators, solar panels etc; Train staff in the operation of such equipments; Ensure regular maintenance and undertake a monthly inventory of equipment;
Team leadership: Update the organigramme and ToRs of the logistics department according to the mission development; Oversee the team and undertake appraisals of directly supervised colleagues; Ensure training and capacity building for logistics team members in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills within the department;
Internal Procedures and Information Flows; Develop relevant management procedures within the team; Improve information flows within the department and with other departments and projects;
• At least 2-3 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East; • Extensive experience in logistics and/or security management and procedures; • Experience of international tendering and procurement • Experience of international customs clearance • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills; • Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure; • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments; • Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions; • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office; Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English
Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
Additional monthly living allowance
Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
How to apply:
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to email@example.com Ref: CLM/PAK/SA