Save the Children recruitment for a Logistics Assistant

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Logistics Assistant
Location: Borno
Role Purpose

The Logistics Assistant is responsible for managing logistics staff, vehicle fleet, assets, communications, procurement, security and properties to ensure effective, transparent and accountable logistic support to the programme team.

Key Areas of Accountability
Transport & Fleet:

Managing and tracking of all vehicles on the fleet, including movement planning and day-to-day allocation
Manage, maintain and repair vehicles in safe and efficient working order
Manage service agreements related to vehicle maintenance and fuelling. Monitor fuel consumption and submit monthly reports
Receive travel requests, and maintain trip schedules and Staff Movement Board.
Liaise with airlines for flight travel ensuring value for money. Coordinate with incoming and outgoing travelers on pick up an drop times ensuring drivers are briefed of movement plans
Ensure accommodation is arranged for travelers. Ensure best value for money and that travelers are clearly informed well in advance
Ensure that vehicles are checked on a daily basis, and that regular service and maintenance is carried out as per agreed schedule
Responsible for administering litigations and traffic offenses.
Ensure vehicles have current and lawful documentation.

Asset & Facility Management:

Maintaining up-to-date control of all assets including tracking donor, value, and location, managing staff issue, and recording all asset movements and disposals
Establish and maintain a list of contact details for preferred service providers including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, generator servicers and builders and make this list available to staff.
Ensure the telephone system is operational and cost effective (PABX and CUG). Report any defective equipment or service. Check on running costs with Finance to ensure no misuse occurs
Ensure the data network (internet) is operational and cost. Report any defective IT or office equipment to the Log Assistant or Logistic Officer.
Oversee the issuance and return of assets to/from staff
Ensure good condition of assets, and maintain asset condition reports.
Ensure leased properties are in good habitable conditions. Overseeing repairs on these houses, liaising with the caretaker and landlord where necessary.

Procurement and Supply:

Oversee procurement requirements of the Field Office; implement procurement as per approved guidelines, procedures and forms (Purchase Requests, Purchase Orders, Goods Received Notes, etc.)
Check the availability and prices of requested items in the local market; liaise with capital office if procurement must be conducted there
Monitor procurement and logistics support costs in liaison with the Field Accountant to ensure that expenditures remain within approved budgets
Ensure the office is well stocked with necessary supplies stationeries and other consumables
Oversee all arrangements for meetings and conferences as required ensuring these are delivered to a high quality and cost effectively
Prepare a weekly summary of all outstanding purchase requisitions, showing the current status of the items and the date which they are expected to be supplied to the projects Prepare monthly summary reports on the procurement and logistics support functions, identifying problems in operations and solutions proposed

Communication and Security:

Ensure adherence to communication protocol at field level.
Ensure that all communication systems in Field Office are maintained and staff trained in their proper and effective use
Report all security incidents in writing in a timely manner
Ensure that all equipment and supplies in Field Office are maintained in a safe and secure manner


Maintain and regularly update current contact database of other INGO organizations, donors and embassies.
Manage the diaries of the Base Managers where required.
Ensure the regular collection and dissemination of the mail and courier.
Maintain and where necessary develop shared electronic & manual files to ensure easy access to information.
Co-ordinate and maintain the SCUK resource centre documentation system: receiving and filing official documents, publications, manuals, text and other materials in an easily retrievable manner and ensuring the security of all materials, text and documents in the centre.

Administration & Reports:

Maintain all logistic files in an organized, accurate and up to date manner
Update the vehicle cost schedule and produce regular vehicle performance and cost reports and send to capital office once per month.
Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, fraud, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
Work in close collaboration with the finance and administration departments to ensure effective operations and strong team spirit
Line manage, coordinate, monitor and guide the work of the drivers, cleaners and guards and any other logistics support by managing performance on an on-going basis
Produce weekly procurement tracker and send to programmes and capital office
Produce logistics site report, vehicle and generator cost performance report.
Update Asset Register and send to capital office every month
Carry out any other tasks required by the line manager

Requirements, Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

Level of Education – Degree
Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level – Excellent
Language Requirements – English – Excellent
Level of IT Expertise Required – Good

Experience Expectations:

Desired number of years prior experience in a similar role – 2
Experience in procurement and logistics with INGO
Experience in a relatively insecure field based environment

Working Conditions
Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Kindly note CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis due to the urgency of this position.

Application Deadline 8th December, 2017.

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