2 Entry Level NGO Career Jobs – Logistics Officers at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the Children
Duty Station: Gulu, Kasese, Uganda
About US:
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 2014, we reached over 143 million
children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around
the world.
About Save the Children Uganda:
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, 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 over
200 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfill their potential.
Job Summary: The Save the Children Logistics Officer
supports the line Senior Officer in implementing logistics functions at the
district and regional office. The job holder is responsible for ensuring that
supply chain management policies and procedures are fully implemented during
the performance of duties. The position holder may also be called upon as and
when necessary to provide support in humanitarian responses.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Supply
    Chain/Logistics or equivalent.
  • At
    least two (2) years of experience working in Logistics department in an
    NGO.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in areas of logistics operations including
    procurement, transport/distribution, warehousing, stock, fleet, asset,
    construction, communications and security management is desirable.
  • Past
    experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in
    Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child
    Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Possess
    the ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and
    perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • 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.
  • Possess
    the ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as
    necessary.
  • Exceptional
    interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation
    and coaching.
  • Excellent
    time management and planning capacity.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
    conditions.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
    responses.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to
join the world’s largest Child-focused NGO, Save the Children International
should send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating three
professional referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors and send
them to: The Director of Human Resources & Administration, Save the
Children, Plot 68/70, Kira Road, P.O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda or via E-mail
to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB: Only online applications shall be
considered. Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications.
Deadline:  3rd April 2015

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