Aug 11, 2018

Logistics and Administration Coordinator Job at Norwegian Refugee Council

  • Norwegian Refugee Council(NRC) - Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full time Administration/Clerical Jobs in Ethiopia Logistics/Supply Chain Jobs in Ethiopia NGO Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Logistics and Administration Coordinator (National Position)

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ethiopia the Logistics and Administration Coordinator is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct. 

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is present in five regions in Ethiopia, providing refugees and internally displaced people with emergency relief and help them to rebuild their lives. NRC works within the sectors of Education, Shelter, WASH, Livelihood and Food Security, ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), and Child Protection. 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

The Logistics and Admin Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and delivery of an efficient and effective logistics and admin service in Jigjiga area. This includes implementing, monitoring and following-up across all logistics and admin disciplines to ensure that NRC standard policies and best practices are adhered to. The role will provide leadership, technical support and capacity building to the area logistics and admin staff. S/He is expected to take initiatives and provide guidance, support and services on all matters relating to the organization’s logistics and admin in order to support the achievements of NRC objectives. 

Generic responsibilities: 

• Implement NRC’s logistical systems and procedures at area level 
• Ensure adherence to Logistics and Administration Handbook, other NRC policies and donor requirements 
• Provide anti-corruption, transparency and cost efficiency focus in all processes (e.g. in procurement, vehicle management, asset management) 
• Ensure safe and efficient transport of staff and materials/goods 
• Training and development of logistical team 
• Prepare and submit periodic reports and plans as required 
• Ensure proper filing of all logistics and Administration documents in the office 
• Train and support project staff in procurement matters 
• Supervision of works for payment satisfaction 
• Conduct periodic stock counts 
1.1 Effective Procurement Management 
• Ensure adherence to Logistics Handbook, other NRC policies and donor requirements 
• Maintain a high quality procurement system, which is accountable, transparent and compliant with NRC Procurement Policy and donor requirements 
• Coordinate the timely preparation of procurement plans for the office and projects, establishing deadlines and monitoring implementation 
• Coordinate the proper monitoring system and control of procurement processes including organization of Request for Quotation, Invitation to Bid, receipt and evaluation of quotations/bids, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with policies and procedures 
• Undertake supply and service provider pre-qualification, conduct market research, identify and recommend legitimate local suppliers or contractors through systematic evaluation and maintaining a database of potential and active suppliers/contractors.

Job description

1.2. Ensure a cost-effective fleet Management 
• Ensure safe and efficient transport of staff and materials/goods 
• Coordinate the overall management of the area transport fleet and ensure response to programme needs are in line with NRC policies and procedures 
• Ensure that the procedure for completing travel plans are in place and maintained on a weekly basis, coordinating and communicating the same in a timely fashion. 
• Ensure safe operation of the fleet through driver selection and training, quality maintenance to include preventive routine checks and regular service and establishing/enforcing fleet operating procedures. 
• Monitor and ensure daily checks/preventive maintenance checks and log books are carried out and ensure that drivers follow the system consistently 
• Ensure vehicle service schedules are respected and proper, timely and high quality maintenance is done by service providing garage 
• Manage fueling of fleet and fuel contracts ensuring regular fuel consumption test is carried out 
• Ensure that all vehicles are parked in a safe and secure location after working hours in all NRC work locations 
• Ensure security of fleet keys and ensure drivers and other authorized user follows key sign in and out procedures. 
• Review fleet management related issues regularly and advise support manager as appropriate 
• Prepare and submit regular reports including monthly fleet reports, break downs, accidents, fuel usage, fleet KPIs 
• Continually improve transport systems, policies and procedures, and identify existing problems, challenges and recommend improvement measures/plans. 

1.3. Ensure effective warehouses and stock Management practices 
• Implement and ensure full compliance with the NRC warehouse policies and procedures ensuring appropriate systems for the receipt and dispatch of all supplies. 
• Guide the logistics officers and store keepers in effective stores and stock management principles ensuring right records are in place 
• Carry out monthly physical stock counts and reconciliation including recommendations for management decisions. Support regular auditing of all inventory and inventory related documentation. 
• Build the capacity of store keepers in effective store management 
• Coordinate the preparation of monthly Stock Reconciliation Reports and disseminate relevant information to programme managers and users. 

1.4 Overseeing the provision of administrative support for the Field office 
• Developing and maintaining internal and external cleanliness standards of the office premises to ensure a good working environment 
• Continuous improvement of the organizational image through ensuring proper office lay out and outlook 
• Ensuring that reception services are provided in such a fashion that visitors are provided with a warm welcome and that their needs are swiftly attended to


Generic professional competencies for this position: 
• Experience from working as a Logistics Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context 
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts 
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities 
• Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile 
• Fluency in English, both written and verbal 

Formal Education: 
• BA/MA degree in Logistics and supply chain, Business and administration and other related fields 
• Minimum of three-year professional experience preferably in International NGOs 

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position): 
• Computer skills (Common Microsoft Windows and Office applications); 
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; 
• Ability to organize and prioritize work; 
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; 
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities; 
• Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile; 
• Fluency in both spoken and written English

Education field

  • Logistics
  • Administration / Organisation / Management

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

• Handling insecure environment; 
• Planning and delivering results; 
• Empowering and building trust; 
• Communicating with impact and respect; 
• Working with people; 
• Coping with change.


  • English

We offer

Commencement: ASAP, shortlisting and Interviews will continue as applications are received 
Contract period: two months with possibilities of extension 
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions 
Duty station: NRC Ethiopia, Jigjiga and with travel to the camps 

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