Save The Children (UK): Logistics Manager Needed

Save the Children (UK) has been working in Nigeria since 2001. save the Children is working in several states: Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna and others – focusing on child survival, nutrition, education and protecting children. As the world’s leading independent children’s charity, Save the Children inspires dramatic change for children around the globe. And Nigeria is one of five priority countries for the Alliance popular campaign in child survival. We are looking for experienced staff to support the implementation of the organization’s programme across the country.

Job Title: Logistics Manager
Ref 6533
Region Africa – West and Central
Job Location: Abuja
Position Type: Fixed Term
Budget Responsibility less than £1 million
Line Management Responsibility 1 – 5
Annual Salary and Benefits Competetive package with benefits
Contract Duration 18 months (renewable)
Introduction
The Logistics Manager will be based in Abuja, but will travel frequently to field sites (up to 40% of time). By providing technical support to programme logistics offices on all aspects of logistics and operational programme delivery, the logistics manager will help programmes offices to:
– Minimise operational running costs through the effective utilization and allocation of resources and helping programme develop effective recharge mechanisms
– Improve accountability to donors and beneficiaries through implementation of regular reporting and strong control mechanisms
– Improve the quality and timeliness of projects
 The Logistics Manager has overall responsibility for the co-ordination and management of all logistics activities within the country and will provide support, capacity building and oversight to logistics staff in field locations. The post holder will report regularly to the Country Director in Nigeria and the Regional Logistics to ensure effective and accountable logistics operations in accordance with Save the Children’s best practice and NGO Code of Conduct.
Additional Information
Please be aware that applications may be viewed and applicants contacted prior to the close date.
If you want further information on the benefit packages click here
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself.  We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
If you want further information on the application process click here
Closing date for applications 31st July 2011
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