Senior Logistics Officer

  • Red Cross Kenya
  • Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Jan 03, 2018 - Jan 05, 2018
Full time Logistics

Job Description

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Managing Director, E-plus this role will be responsible for the management and coordination of the logistics and warehouse functions for KRCS and E-plus.

Duties and Responsibilities;-

Logistics & Warehouse Management:

  • Oversee the overall logistics and warehousing function and provide leadership on optimization of in & out bound logistics, warehousing and product demand fulfilment
  • Coordinate the issuing of materials, goods and supplies and maintain accurate stock records
  • Participate in contract negotiations with suppliers and contractors and ensure that all contractual obligations are fulfilled and are cost-effective
  • Coordinate risk assessment and ensure that the Society’s goods and assets are properly insured for damage and loss, lodge insurance claims and follow up compensation where necessary
  • Ensure efficient stock management

Fleet Management:

  • Coordinate effective maintenance and repair of the Society’s fleet of motor vehicles and related machinery and ensure all documentation is up to date including insurance and inspection documents
  • Review, verify and authorize motor-vehicle work tickets
  • Develop, implement and evaluate strategic plan and budget for the acquisition, repair and maintenance of the Society’s fleet of motor-vehicles and related equipment
  • Coordinate the implementation of a computerized transport fleet management information system
  • Coordinate the investigation of motor-vehicle accidents, provide estimates for repair and maintenance costs and following up with garages and insurance companies

People Management:

  • Ensure performance evaluation for drivers and warehouse staff against defined targets and objectives
  • Assess training needs as well as implement on-the-job training programmes and support the training and develop national staff and volunteers

Minimum Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Operations, Business or any other related discipline
  • Conversant with KRCS Logistical & Reporting Format
  • 5 years professional experience in an operational capacity in a humanitarian aid organization, in field logistics, warehousing, transportation, customs clearance and procurement.

Skills and Competence

  • Resilient and able to work in a challenging environment in which flexibility and responsiveness is essential
  • Able to lead and motivate staff teams through example, communication and a supportive approach
  • Able to interact with senior managers and partners comfortably and effectively
  • Ability to adapt positively to different social and cultural settings
  • Significant experience in fleet management and knowledge of vehicle maintenance
  • Inter-personal skills and ability to be a team-player
  • Valid driving and clean license