Thursday, May 21, 2015

Logistics specialist

Your task

The ICRC logistic specialist is the backbone of ICRC assistance activities. He/she is responsible for procurement, ensures warehouse maintenance, deals with customs formalities, monitor stock levels, draws up budgets with the delegation administrator, analyses costs, trains and supervises local personnel.

Selection requirements

  • minimum age 25
  • prepared to accept unaccompanied postings for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each)
  • excellent command of English and French compulsary
  • recognized education in logistic (Supply Chain, Purchasing, import/export, transport, warehouse management, etc …)
  • minimum 3 years professional experience in Logistics
  • humanitarian field experience an asset
  • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • fully conversant with IT tools

Your profile

  • strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • capable of leading a multicultural team
  • responsible and well-organized
  • able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment

What we offer

  • an opportunity to practise your profession in a setting of humanitarian endeavour
  • a multicultural working environment


Function / raison d'être
The purchaser oversees the entire purchasing process in an ICRC's delegation. In his/her capacity, he/she ensures that purchasing is carried out in line with standard institutional policies and procedures.
Principal responsibilities
  • Process specific purchase orders and establish contracts with suppliers, ensures all related information is available in the local database or filing system
  • Negotiate purchase conditions and purchase all specific goods and services as specified in the requests
  • Implement and follow-up ICRC purchase strategy for each family of product with the Geneva responsible purchaser.
Main tasks
  • Anticipate the needs together with the Logistics co-ordinator
  • Assist Procurement Officer to clarify problematic Requisition Orders
  • Supervise and train national staff dealing with purchase
  • Participate to procurement planning with SCA, Warehouse, Transport and Medical Logistics
  • Participate to the choice of the supply source
  • Negotiate and purchase: spot purchase, quotation, tender
  • Follow-up the procurement process until goods are delivered by the supplier
  • Sort out the quality claims and to validate suppliers invoices
  • Visit and prospect suppliers, select and evaluate them
  • Ensure maintaining of suppliers' and items' databases and filing
  • Keep and update the purchase procedures
  • Keep and update "tableau de bord": with activities and anomalies indicators (e.g. : Purchase orders, purchase values and consolidated volumes of suppliers/families/ sites, anomalies etc)
  • Maintain good filing system for PO files, Suppliers files, Products files
  • Assist in Tenders for Transport and Clearing.
Selection requirements
  • Prepared to accept unaccompanied postings during the first 24 months of collaboration
  • Diploma in related field and purchase knowledge, negotiation and competitive bidding skills, management of product portfolio
  • Minimum 2 years purchasing of operational and strategic purchasing experience in commerce, industry and/or humanitarian field
  • Written and verbal English mandatory, French an asset
  • Good understanding of the supply chain processes
  • Additional competency : Engineering degree in Mechanic, Civil Engineering, Agronomy, or equivalent
  • Driving license (must cover manual transmission – a license for automatic-transmission vehicles only is not sufficient)
General skills
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Open-minded and adaptable, empathic and diplomatic
  • Able to work in a team, under pressure in sometimes a dangerous environment
  • Ability to take relevant decisions within a given framework
  • Good management, administrative and communication skills
  • Professionalism, integrity, interpersonal skills, goal focus

Vehicle fleet manager

Your task

The ICRC vehicle fleet manager supervises the road transport movements in the infrastructure of delegations, sub-delegations and local offices. In addition to maintenance and planning of the vehicles (both trucks, heavy-duty 4x4 and light cars), he/she should also be the guardian of good usage and knowledge of the vehicles by the users.
Management and maintenance of generators is also part of his/her duties. He/she is the responsible to technically recruit, manage and train technicians (mechanics), assistants and drivers. Dealing with local authorities for vehicles registrations, insurances and accidents, he/she is the focal point of delegations road movements.

Selection requirements

  • ideal age: 30 to 50
  • prepared to accept unaccompanied postings for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each)
  • excellent command of English and French
  • post-secondary qualification or recognized certificate in light and heavy vehicles technology
  • sound theoretical and practical knowledge of 3 phases current
  • developed administrative knowledge in vehicle management
  • logistic skills for transport setup
  • driving licence (category C-E would be an asset)
  • fully conversant with IT tools (and fleet management software)

Your profile

  • strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • responsible and possessing sound judgement
  • capable of working in a team
  • able to and interested in training and supervising others
  • able to work under pressure in a dangerous environment
  • strong technical and management interest in vehicle industry

What we offer

  • an opportunity to practise your profession in a setting of humanitarian endeavour
  • a multicultural working environment
  • a very broad and motivating working environment
  • opportunities for in-house, in-service training
  • generous social benefits

HR Partner

Contract: Permanent
Ref: HRP /HROD/0215
Salary: £32,640 per annum
Location: Birmingham, UK
Islamic Relief Worldwide are currently recruiting for the position of Human Resources Partner to act as an experienced HR generalist and business partner, supporting internal customer needs autonomously with limited supervision being required. The post holder will strengthen the employee relations functions by actively managing employee concerns and implementing relevant policies and processes. S/he will lead on the development and implementation of key aspects of the team work plans and systems, including policy development. The post holder will contribute significantly to the department in order to ensure that it is capable of fully achieving its agreed targets and departmental objectives.
The HR Partner will manage the resolution of specific disciplinary or grievance cases, including acting as an arbiter between employees. The post holder will prepare staff handbooks and ensure that the workforce is aware of company policies and procedures.
S/he should also have proven experience in managing complex HR projects ranging from performance management, employee relations, policy development, change management and employment law. The post holder will be CIPD qualified or equivalent (extensive HR experience may also suffice in place). The successful candidate is expected to be a strong problem solver who is able to analyse data to reach sound conclusions through experience, research and assessment techniques. The job holder will have extensive experience of generalist services or business partnering in HR. The HRP role will work with the central HR department which oversees HR services nationally and internally. Some knowledge of Arabic will be an advantage though not essential. Knowledge of French or one of the Indian subcontinent national languages will also be positively considered.
Closing date: 3rd June 2015
If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application pack from our forward the completed form to on or before the closing date.
Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.
Please note, for UK based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.
Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.
Only applications from those who already have the right to live and work within the UK will be considered.

If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application pack from our website forward the completed form on or before the closing date.

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