Administrative / Logistics Officer US Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Program
About US:
Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements the
commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and
vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and
operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all
faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to
serving those in need.
Job Summary:  The Administrative/Logistics Officer will
coordinate the provision of responsive, effective, and efficient administrative
and logistics services in support of the Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS)
mission to serve the poor and vulnerable. You will coordinate the
implementation of all day-to-day logistics activities for Kiryandongo and
Kyangwali teams to ensure all programs and operations have the goods and
services needed when they need them. Your knowledge and experience will allow
you to coordinate commodity and logistics needs and challenges and the
implementation of solutions, as you apply the principles of stewardship,
integrity, transparency, and accountability. You will help coordinate
activities related to warehouse maintenance and goods receipt, storage
handling, monitoring, as well as assist with procurement and dispatch in
support of the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Help ensure administrative systems, processes, and policies are in
    line with agency standards and donor and local law regulations.
  • Engage with relevant external stakeholders (government officials,
    landlords, service providers, etc.) on assigned administrative matters and
    help ensure required authorizations and documents are up-to-date.
  • Coordinate the efficient use of CP assets and rented facilities.
    Help ensure fully compliant procurement of office materials and asset
    management systems and report on activities and required resources to
    ensure cost efficient and quality service delivery from administrative
    support functions.
  • Coordinate the provision of travel and logistics support and
    services to staff and visitors. Coordinate event planning activities,
    including delegation visits, trainings and workshops and help identify
    safety issues and ensuring a safe and sound work environment.
  • Support the implementation of delivery operations from arrival of
    goods in-country (or local purchase point) to the warehouses/storage and
    on to the final distribution centers in accordance with CRS and donor
    regulations and international and local supply chain standards and
  • Coordinate activities to ensure warehousing/storage facilities and all
    necessary equipment and supplies are secured and maintained in excellent
    physical condition and quantities for proper storage and safeguarding of
    goods. Conduct routine daily inspections and take immediate action to
    eliminate damages and deficiencies.
  • Help coordinate receipt (offloading, checking and verifying
    quantities/weight and quality), transportation, distribution and dispatch
    (packing, labeling, loading); and ensure verification, preparation, and
    maintenance of accurate, complete, and up-to-date documentation on all
    goods received and shipped.
  • Oversee and assist storage and inspection of goods to ensure they
    are in excellent condition. Provide support in damage and/or loss handling
    and replenishment of goods to ensure adequate stock levels are maintained
    in accordance with program needs and maintenance of an up-to-date stock
  • Maintain updated files with all required logistics documents and
    ensure all logistics management activities and movements are fully and
    accurately documented. Prepare and/or review all reports prior to
    submission per distribution requirements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
    Administrative/Logistics Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Supply Chain or other relevant degree preferred. Professional
    certifications(s) in supply chain or equivalent field strongly preferred.
  • At least three years of work experience in administrative support
    functions, supply chain, logistics, procurement management, preferably
    with an international organization.
  • Knowledge of political dynamics along the chain, infrastructure,
    market knowledge, as well as related laws and regulations.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.
  • Experience and proficient skills in MS Office package (Excel, Word,
    PowerPoint) and information management systems.
  • Good planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Strong customer service orientation with very good communication and
    interpersonal skills
  • Ethical conduct and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
  • Good planning, coordination, prioritization, and time management
Competencies (for all CRS staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used
by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the
desired results.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs
  • Language: Good
    oral and written skills in English
How to Apply:
All candidates
should Email a cover letter and CV only to Large
files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in
the subject line of the email, copy and paste – ADMIN/LOGISTICSOFFICER only
Deadline: 17th May 2019
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