British Red Cross
International Logistics Coordinator, UK Head Office
The Power of Kindness
UK Office, London
35 hours per week
Maternity cover contract - 13 months (Dec 2018 to Jan 2020)
The British Red Cross have an exciting new opening for a humanitarian logistician experienced in supporting international response, recovery and capacity building programmes. We are recruiting a Logistics Coordinator aligned to our West & Central Africa and Overseas Branches region within our international directorate. As part of this role, working in our London office with periodic field visits, you will support emergency responses as well as the implementation of an exciting and growing portfolio of logistics and procurement capacity building and support to cash-based programmes in the region through our Red Cross Movement partners.
As a Logistics Coordinator, you will ensure the provision of high quality technical and advisory services and the procurement and/or mobilisation of goods and services, ensuring all procurement and logistical components of BRC programming are compliant with relevant legislation, regulations, internal and external policies, standards and best practice. You will also support building the logistics and procurement capacity of partner national societies, contributing to their organisational development as leading national humanitarian organisations.
You will be part of the Logistics team and work collaboratively with the Head of Region and Country Managers in a matrix structure, to support the development of integrated approaches to the provision of technical and advisory services and the procurement and/or mobilisation of goods and services, working alongside and within the regional programmes and partnerships.
We're looking for someone with formal logistics and procurement qualifications (or equivalent) and demonstrable experience working in logistics and procurement in international emergency response, recovery and capacity building contexts.
The ideal candidate will preferably have experience of working in West & Central Africa and Caribbean regions, preferably have working French language skills (reading, writing and speaking) and must have experience of developing and implementing supply chain and procurement strategies. He/she will be willing to work out of office hours when necessary and be able to travel up to 90 days per year and work in situations of political insecurity.
Please note there is an opportunity for the successful candidate to join our International Logistics Emergency Response Unit (ERU). This will involve an intensive training programme and once trained the requirement to be on call for one month every year. ERU deployments last for 4-5 weeks in duration.
To view the full Staff Role Profile, click here.
Please apply online via our website www.redcross.org.uk/ /Jobs.
For further information about this role or if you are unable to apply online please contact: Sophia Novelli on SNovelli@redcross.org.uk
You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th October 2018 (23:59 GMT)
Technical Interviews will take place on 24th and 25th October 2018
HR & Head of Region Interviews will take place on 31st October 2018.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Childcare vouchers
Click here for further details on our staff benefits
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes criminal records checks on all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
In the British Red Cross, we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively
We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.