Logistics Coordinator at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organisation operating for over 35 years who is committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: water, food and shelter.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Logistics CoordinatorLocation: Maiduguri, NigeriaStarting date: 15/07/18 Duration of the mission: 12 months renewable About the MissionSolidarites International opened the Nigeria mission over the 2016 summer. Starting with a single project, this mission has quickly expanded and SI is now a major WASH and shelter actor in the Borno State. After fast growth it is not the time for the mission to settle and be structured in depth.The current political and military crisis has affected millions of lives in the area and SI is answering the targeted needs of displaced populations and host communities in Maiduguri suburbs, but also is IDPs camps and host communities in Borno State. The targeted areas of intervention are WASH (wide range of activities), shelter and logistics with food security and livelihood added to our portfolio more recently.Here are the key numbers and information about the mission:5 bases (Maiduguri, Abuja, Dikwa, Ngala and Monguno) plus Coordination Office in Maiduguri.The number of expatriates is variable between 18 and 21The national staff at May 2018 was composed by 169 members.The total budget of the mission is Euro 7,697,062.74 (2018)Type and content of program currently running:High impact multi-sectorial WASH and FSL project funded by EuropeAid (3 Three years) in consortium (leaded by with ALIMA) - SI is lead - started in January 2018 in Monguno, Ngala, Askira and HawulLogistic Platform funded by WFP - in partnership with ACF, DRC, NRC and Oxfam - MongunoEmergency WASH et Shelter response funded by OFDA - Maiduguri, Monguno, Dikwa, NgalaEmergency WASH inand Health funded by ECHO- in partnership with ALIMA (leaded by SI) in -Maiduguri and MongunoEmergency WASH funded by ECHO - Maiduguri, Monguno and DikwaNew additional projects are being validated by donors for 2018:Multi-sectorial Health-Nutrition-WASH-Shelter-FSL-Protection project funded by ECHO (1 year) in partnership with PUI, ACTED, INTERSOS and TDH (leaded by ACTED) in Monguno/Kukawa and MaiduguriEmergency WASH in Health project funded by ECHO in partnership with ALIMA (leaded by SI) in Maiduguri and Monguno/KukawaKey PointsThis mission if young but rather strong and has potential to continue developing relevant and mandate-based interventions to cover the humanitarian needs in the area and to ensure a real humanitarian impact.The teams are well staffed with very diverse profiles (half former SI, large part of former national staffs from several SI missions, various backgrounds and technicalities). Only one position remains to be filled at the moment (Deputy Country Director in charge of programs Ngala).Overall the atmosphere is very good, people get along and there should be no hidden conflict to deal with.About the JobUnder the supervision of his Country Director and with the support of headquarters teams, the Deputy Country Director for Programs is responsible for:General Objectives:The logistics coordinator pilots logistics activities of the mission to ensure the smooth running of SI programs in the country.He/She ensures the implementation of SI procedures and logistics tools on the mission and ensure their compliance and their proper use.He/she helps define the mission strategy, drafting and designing projects necessary means and activities SI.He/She supports the head of mission in the operational safety. He is the referent on the mission and the link between headquarters and the mission for any issue related to logisticsHe/She supports the Field coordinator and base staffs in all necessary mattersPriorities for the 2/3 first months:Kick off of new projects purchasesFollow up of bases procurement processTraining of new national base logistics managersSpecific stakes and challenges:Management: The team in coordination office is composed by:Deputy Log Coordinator (expatriate)IT ResponsibleStock ManagerProcurement Manager, who is the manager of 2 purchase officersMoreover, the Log Coordinator has a functional link with the Log Managers in the bases.Partners: the main partners are the NGOs of the consortium projects and WFP in Monguno. The cluster meeting participation is a very important part of the log Coordinator partContext: The specificity and difficulty of the context implies challenges in the carry on of the daily logistics activitiesContractors: SI’s activities are sometimes requiring strong technical skills and heavy machinery (borehole drillings…). Thus, SI has to rely on contractors to conduct those works which should be very closely monitored.Note: A key management point is that in Maiduguri are located both an operational base and most of the coordination team. It will be important to ensure that communication schemes are in place and that there is no confusion between base and coordination (decision making, roles and responsibilities).

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