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Logistics Delegate


Position title:             Logistics Delegate
Project Title:              Relief and Recovery Program
Status:                      Netherlands Red Cross
of assignment: Haiti:  port-au-Prince/ Non accompanied
Time period:              6 months with a possibility for extension

The earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January with a magnitude of 7 had a catastrophic effect on the country, its residents and resources. The epicenter was located some 25 km southwest of Port of Spain, which was therefore one of the most affected areas, with its 2 million residents, many of whom already lived in extremely vulnerable conditions. Other severely affected areas are Sud-Est, Sud Ouest, Nippes and Ouest. While at first, the demands for shelter, sanitation and hygiene, childcare, food and healthcare were the most pressing, now needs on the mid to long term are also becoming clear, especially when looking at livelihoods, agriculture, sources of income, but also shelter and water and sanitation.

People affected have multiple needs: Many people have lost their homes and at the same time they have insufficient access to safe water and sanitation and are inadequately equipped to practice safe hygiene. Addressing these multiple and diverse needs of people requires us to adopt a comprehensive approach that includes activities related to shelter alongside improving people’s water, sanitation and hygiene situation. The planned intervention as well as any potential action in the recovery stage will ensure this comprehensive approach, meanwhile ensuring that we can adapt to changing needs.

Maximizing Movement opportunities to assist the most vulnerable is of particular concern in this instance, in light of the spontaneous and massive mobilization of the general public generated by Red Cross/Red Crescent organizations worldwide from within their own constituencies. In the Netherlands, a public fundraising event was organized on Television and Radio, which raised at least 90 million Euros. A part of this money will go to the NLRC and this money will be allocated towards a recovery plan. The other part has gone to the relief phase of the operation as launched by the International Federation. 

Purpose of the position
The Logistics Delegate is responsible for the procurement of goods and services, whilst adhering to International Federation and SPHERE standards. The Delegate is also responsible for the custom clearance and the storage of goods, and for providing technical advice to NLRC, local staff and volunteers.

Position in the organisation
– Reporting to: NLRC Country Coordinator in Haiti

Specific duties and accountabilities

Specific duties and responsibilities:
 Implement and maintain NLRC standard practices in logistics
 Provide advice and negotiate contracts required by the NLRC delegation
    for goods and services
 Procure goods and services on behalf of the NLRC delegation, when
    required in close cooperation with the HNRC and IFRC), following NLRC
    and Federation standard practices and ensuring documentation
    complies with full audit train standards.
 Organise the transportation, custom clearance and other formalities for
    incoming goods to ensure the timely receipt into delegation
 Plan, organise and maintain any stores/warehouses containing NLRC
    stock, to NLRC/Federation standards, providing timely stock reports to
    the NLRC Country Representative and security to stores to keep losses
    to a minimum.
 Provide timely advice and technical support on logistics issues to other
    functions within the delegation.
 Support, train and develop national staff and volunteers.
 Prepare regular, accurate and timely narrative and financial reports.
 Manage direct line reports and assigned resources (financial,
    equipment, etc) soundly.
 Work closely with the National Society at all levels.
 Liaise with and encourage the NS to engage effectively with ICRC,
    Government bodies at all levels, UN and international humanitarian
    organisations, NGOs, CBOs, community groups, beneficiaries where

 Basic Delegates Training Course or equivalent knowledge
 Profession qualification in logistcs or equivalent experience
 Relevant advanced university degree (Master’s equivalent) or
    equivalent qualification
 Minimum 3 years working Logistics  experience in a less developed
    country and/or minimum 5 years working Logistic experience in a
    developed country
 Experience in working for a humanitarian organisation and/or the Red
    Cross/Red Crescent Movement
 Experience in working in both emergency and developmental contexts
 Experience in project planning & budgeting, supervision and
    management to include monitoring and evaluation
 Familiarity with current standards and guidelines for humanitarian
    emergency response – in particular SPHERE
 Acquainted with International Federation/NLRC policies, procedures and
 Experience in producing narrative & financial reports
 Fluent in French and English
 Valid international driving licence (manual gears)
 Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing)
 In good mental & physical health

Character Qualities
 Excellent communication skills
 Good analytical skills and solution focused person
 Demonstrable accountability
 Ability to work well in a multicultural team
 Excellent stress management skills

Due to the urgent nature of this recruitment, candidate reviews will commence immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their application without delay.

Please send your English CV + short letter of motivation before 17 august 2010 to the following address to the following address : to the attention of Ms. Marga Euser under number 81.

For more information about the position you can contact Mr George Rots: 070 4455666

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. We kindly ask not to send in duplicate copies of your resume

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