Procurement Jobs – Logistics Manager at Save the Children

Job Title: Logistics Manager (01 position) Re advertised
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Save the Children in Uganda:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world.
Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.
In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health and Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts.
Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of 170 people. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights.
We help them fulfill their potential. In 2010, we reached more than 100 million children around the world. Save the Children seeks to fill the following vacant positions and applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Persons.
Job Purpose:
  • The Logistics Manager is responsible and accountable for effective delivery of all logistics services for Save the Children, develop long term logistics strategies to support programmes and provide strategic leadership to the Officers and Staff of the Logistics, Procurement, fleet, Warehouse / Asset Management and construction.
  • He/she is responsible for ensuring effective coordination of service delivery and implementation of the sections activities.
  • The persons is also responsible for increasing the professional capacity of the section by providing constant on the job training and providing technical assistance and appropriate monitoring and evaluation in emergency responses.
 Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Professional Qualifications in Fleet/ Logistics and Security Management is of added advantage.
  • At least 5 years working experience in a similar position in a reputable organization.
  • Good practical experience in logistics emergency response preparation and management
  • Basic knowledge of project management
  • A management style which emphasizes support, strategic thinking general guidance and delegation of authority.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Interpersonal skills, customer care skills, contributing to synergies and effective liaison between senior management, the unit staff and program staff.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
How to Apply:
Application letters with detailed CVs indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to:
The Director of Human Resources & Administration,
Save the Children
Plot 68/70, Kira Road
P.O. Box 12018, Kampala
 Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online.
 The closing date for receiving applications is 31st December 2012. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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