Bridge International Academies Jobs – Officer, Logistics

Job Title:   Logistics Officer
Organisation:  Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job ID: 3864
About Bridge:
International Academies is transforming education by attacking one of the
emerging world’s biggest problems: inadequate access to and quality of
education for the children of poor families and it provides 
high-quality education for just $5 a month (on average). Bridge
is a for-profit company that deeply believes that financially sustainable solutions
are the long-term answer to development in emerging countries. The company is
backed by top-tier, global venture capital firms.
Job Summary: The Bridge
International Academies Logistics Officer will be responsible for providing
efficient and cost effective Logistics and Supply Chain support services to
support the business at Headquarter and Schools.  The jobholder will deliver high quality
professional logistics and administration services and lead the development and
implementation of tools, processes, policies and practices covering all aspects
of Logistics and Supply Chain.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the guidance of the Logistics Manager,
Introduce a formalized and highly organized approach in the region to guide all
distribution activities between headquarters and schools in given region.
Compilation of delivery schedules, route mappings,
delivery tracking and reporting systems to ensure on time and complete
Develop and maintain strong working relationships
with procurement, operations, construction, training, finance, research,
administration and HR departments, taxi operators, motorcycle service providers
and other partners within the Logistics services chain to create a partnership
that adds value to Bridge International Academies
Responsible for negotiation of prices, lead times
and other contractual terms with distribution and transport contractors in the
areas the region assigned.
Reviewing and embedding with user departments the
specifications for various logistics services required for school operations
and other departments
Creating and fostering relationships with diverse
logistics and supply chain professional associations to ensure gainful
experience and knowledge sharing
Seek, evaluate and recommend reliable vendors or
suppliers to provide quality logistics services at reasonable prices in the
Determining distribution schedules and timing of
deliveries to and from schools and keeping track of delivery times throughout
the delivery process
Working with department managers and other staff to
forecast demand for logistics services and to ascertain that deliveries are
dispatched recorded and signed for by recipients.
Offer technical oversight over the material handling
staff assigned to the region.
Deal with and resolve any logistical challenges
including failure by internal and external stakeholders to meet expected
performance benchmarks
Responsible for budgeting, reporting and analysis of
Logistics costs to ensure high visibility and control of related expenses and
proper allocation to user departments
Periodic reporting of Logistics activities and
projects in assigned region
Working internally and with external legal support
to ensure suitable agreements that would ensure appropriate terms of engagement
with suppliers of high transport and delivery services
Support School Operations, Technology, Training and
Construction departments and other functions in legal and contractual processes
for Logistics needs.
Serve as the Deputy Logistics Manager when called upon.
Guide management on required areas of improvement to
enhance Logistics and transportation processes
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Procurement & Logistics Management, Business, Economics or other
Social Science or related discipline or the equivalent
Professional qualifications in Logistics/Supply
Chain will be an advantage
At least four to six years’ experience in management
of Logistics and or Supply Chain services preferably for a large fast growing
service or trading organization with multiple locations and diverse
Prior experience with Logistics management of
construction materials in a large scale environment where both formal and
informal vendors operate will be a definite advantage.
Possess expert level of knowledge in Logistics
including, but not limited to Coordination of large fleets of third party
service providers, contract and relationship management and due diligence on
Logistics contractors
Strong belief in the Bridge International Mission of
creating high quality education services for the low income communities
Ability to deal with hands on issues , create
effective liaison with heads of department and other key staff and management
of various aspects of the logistics chain as well as participating in strategic
thinking will be key to success in this position.
Ability to handle administrative issues with
multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams
Ability to manage competing demands, accept
criticism and constructive feedback, while being extremely adaptable and
Excellent writing and oral communication skills are
Ability to present Logistics services feedback,
policies and procedures to senior managers.
Proven ability to organize large volumes of
Logistics requirements for a broad range of office and operational needs.
Possess the ability to quickly learn and improve
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential
information appropriately
Strong initiative and solid judgment skills and abilities
High level of integrity and ethical behavior
Computer literacy skills i.e. Good hands on
knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications
Willingness to travel to remote locations across the
How to Apply:
If you so
desire to join Bridge International Academies in the aforementioned capacity,
please Apply Online by Clicking on the link below
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