Nov 1, 2016

Logistics and Security Manager , Africa

Employer: Finn Church Aid
Location: based in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR)
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

The Logistic and Security Manager´s responsibility is to be in charge of building the capacity of the local logistics support team. He/she will be responsible for organizing demanding logistical operations in humanitarian context, as well as assuring that FCA’s procedures related to logistics and procurement will be adhered to. He/she will also monitor and analyze the security situation and will provide advice and recommendations to the Country Manager on improving safety and security systems in FCA CAR.

Areas of Responsibility:

Manage the proper set up / rehabilitation / running of the main FCA office in CAR, its base(s), and guest houses,
Ensures the proper functioning of supply chain including procurement planning, purchasing of goods and services, their transport and storage,
Supervises the organization, planning, and maintenance of the fleet,
Evaluates/reports the logistics needs and ensures the proper use and documentation of FCA equipment, assesses and ensures the functioning of means of communication appropriate for smooth running of FCA projects,

Manage logistics team (logistics, procurement, warehousing staff, drivers and guards)
Coordinates work closely with the Programme Managers and the Fin/Admin Manager,
Reports and advises the Country Manager regularly on security threats and mitigation measures,
Provides training on safety and security to all FCA staff in CAR,
Liaises with partners and other actors (UN, INGO, Government) in CAR relevant for logistics and security,
Be responsible for updating existing as well as developing standard operating procedures, contingency plans, evacuation plans including up to date security risk assessments,
Provide risk briefings to senior FCA staff on the country, regional and HQ levels on any security concerns for official travel or daily activities.
Develop security briefings for visitors from abroad coming to CAR

Competence and Personal Requirements:

At least 5 years’ experience working with NGOs and/or other international agencies in the domain of logistics.
High level computer literacy and knowledge of spreadsheet applications.
Knowledge and expertise of standard logistics procedures and practices required.
Some knowledge of financial and HR procedures expected.
Good level of technical skills in mechanics / IT / communications or other desired.
Good communication and representative skills.
Ability to multitask and deal with stressful situations.
Ability to adapt within the working environment.
Understanding of security management, risk management and disaster management.
Strong analytical as well as administrative and conceptual skills.
Experience working in the designated area of operations.
High level of integrity.
Management and/or supervisory experience.
Fluent in written and spoken English and French.
Emergency First Aid qualification.
Training in safety, fire and evacuation procedures.
The contract duration is preferably until November 2018 but subject for to negotiation, with four months probation time. The deployment will begin with an orientation period in FCA HQ, Helsinki, Finland. The compensation is based on FCA Compensation System and depends on prior work experience. Monthly salary includes adverse working conditions allowance. The position is a no-family post, and accommodation might be co-housing. .

For more information please contact Ms Marjo Mäenpää, + 236 7221 3965, marjo.maenpaa (at) Please apply by using this link no later than on 13 November 2016. Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview on a progressive basis