Logistics Manager Non-profit Careers – Food for the Hungry (FH)

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Organisation: Food for the Hungry (FH)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Finance & Operations Director (FOD)

About US:

Food for the Hungry (FH) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989. FH’s primary goal is to respond to development needs and complex humanitarian emergencies. FH is currently operating programs in more than 26 countries and has national offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Korea, United States of America and Japan. In Uganda, FH is operational in the communities of Pader, Kitgum, Lamwo, Agago, Kole, Kween, Mbale, and Mukono Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located it Kampala.

Job Summary:  The Logistics Manager is mainly responsible for overseeing procurement and logistics services from a management perspective to ensure required supplies of commodities, facilities and service needs for program activities are mobilized efficiently and in a timely manner. He/she will liaise closely with the Program Director, Regional Program Managers and Area Program Managers to Field to ensure smooth implementation of activities in the field in adherence to the laid down Log policies and procedures

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Development, implementation and oversight of procurement and logistics systems and practices (30%).
  • Team Management and Staff Development (20%).
  • Planning and Management (20%).
  • Security (15%) culture.
  • Overseeing Fleet management, Inventories and Stores (15%).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Logistics, Business Administration, or Supply Chain Management.
  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, or related field is preferred
  • CIPS certification highly desirable
  • At least five to seven years of  project procurement and logistics management experience within an INGO environment is required
  • Thorough knowledge of donor requirements (DFID, USAID etc.) contractual, procurement and reporting requirements required.
  • Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage multiple activities with attention to detail, meeting tight deadlines under pressure.
  • Excellent problem-solving capacity, with demonstrated ability for considerable analysis and sound judgment to find solutions in a complex environment with shifting and competing priorities.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, stakeholders, clients and consultants.
  • Advanced Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Excel Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Power Point, and Electronic Mail).
  • Vibrant personal relationship with Christ and studies, understands and applies FH Foundational Principles and Vision and Mission

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting only electronic copies of not more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to:

The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda

Email to: recruitment-fhuganda@fh.org

Deadline: 20th April 2019


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