Fresher Logistics Officer NGO Job Opportunities – World Vision International

Job Title:        Logistics
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Support Services Manager
About US:
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty
and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision
is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose
background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary:  The Logistics Officer will be responsible and
accountable for Procurement and Logistics activities for the region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry out procurement and logistics tasks within the region,
    including stores management.
  • Analyze procurement requests, identify service providers and
    evaluate information regarding vendors’ performance in the areas of
    quality, prices and delivery of goods in view of the Organization’s best
    interests; maintain and update databases of preferred suppliers.
  • Solicit bids, quotations and tender documents; oversee the bidding
    process and provide support for procurement transactions, analyzing them
    for conformity to specified requirements; conduct appraisals, select
    suppliers and confirm terms of payment; prepare purchase orders and ensure
    authorization is received from the ROM
  • Follow up on purchase order (PO) statuses and keep the head(s) of
    unit(s) and respective Project Managers abreast of the estimated time of
    delivery or any changes that may affect or modify the pre-determined
    delivery conditions; ensure all expected merchandise is received in
    accordance with PO specifications, and that all goods are in good
  • Ensure that appropriate funds are available for purchases; ensure
    receipts are received when payment is conducted in cash; and request
    authorization from the head of unit regarding bank transfer payments.
  • Assist in the adherence of the Organization to stockroom management
    practices in order to ensure there is no undue overstocking or loss, and
    control supply stock and monitor consumable materials in order to provide
    staff with ready access to commonly used items.
  • Monitor maintenance and repair of office facilities, including
    preventive maintenance, and establish maintenance agreements with
    competent service providers when it is feasible and determined to be
  • Undertake frequent field travel to programme sites to perform
    procurement and logistics evaluations and supervise and train field staff,
    upon the request of the ROM.
  • Represent the organization in inter-agency fora, including the
    procurement working group, security and the logistics cluster.
  • Assist with the Oversight management of all programs logistical
    support services.
Safety and
  • Boost and coordinate drivers’ defensive driving training and riders’
    motorcycle skills development for all World Vision to ensure
    drivers/riders safety on the road.
  • Work with safety and compliance manager in ensuring that WV security
    is in compliance with the Core Security Requirements (CSR).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Logistics Officer job
    opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business
    Administration/Purchasing & Supply or Social Sciences together with
    Professional/Graduate Diploma in Purchasing & Supplies Management –
    C.I.P.S or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience leading a procurement team in a
    demanding work environment, preferably with an International NGO.
  • A strategic thinker with strategy and procurement experience.
  • Sound public and negotiation skills along with business acumen
    essential, coupled with attention to details, maturity in decision making
    and time management skills
  • A proactive person with initiative and drive, honest with a high
    level of integrity; a team-player with good planning skills
  • Computer literate in MS Office
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 20th July 2018
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