Head of transport

Multiple locations

Purpose of the post

To handle and supervise all aspects of transport services (area, road, rail, air and ocean processes) to ICRC operations in accordance with ICRC standards and policies.

The Head of transport Unit is responsible to manage his/her team, deliver efficient and effective transportation.

Main responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and coach his/her team in line with the ICRC values
  • Propose transportation solutions to Logistics Field operations
  • Plan transportation activities
  • Procure transport in line with Procurement rules and policies
  • Secure transportation market intelligence and report trends
  • Monitor, follow-up and report transportation logistics indicators
  • Design, propose, updated and improved standard working procedures
  • Execute on the transport unit strategy, priorities and objectives
  • Develop he's/her team's talents with adequate training/coaching plans
  • Monitor, follow-up and report team's performance indicators
  • Prepare, present and implement approved budget
  • Provide accurate data to management and other internal stakeholders as required
  • Comply with ICRC financial and administrative policies rules and regulations

Main tasks

  • Manage his/her team objectives and tasks
  • Secure the day-to-day running of the Unit and its activities
  • Negotiate and contract best conditions for transportation services
  • Process invoices in line with his/her responsibility
  • Manage and process transport litigations and claims
  • Participate to the delegation budget calculation as required
  • Participate to logistic tools development
  • Describe, optimise and report working procedures
  • Maintain networking activities to secure service continuity
  • Be available to undertake field missions as required
  • Others as assigned

Training and experience required

  • University/Master degree in logistics/freight forwarding/or equivalent
  • Minimum five years of experience in International transportation in freight forwarding
  • Three years of experience in people management

Skills and qualifications

  • Good market intelligence in International transportation (especially for Middle East)
  • Expert knowledge of International Sea Freight
  • Expert knowledge of road transport (for MEA)
  • Good knowledge of air freight
  • Good knowledge of customs documentation and procedures
  • Knowledge of freight rates
  • Key account procedure knowledge
  • Willingness to be multi modal
  • Negotiation skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Customer oriented, quality focus
  • Ability to assess and analyse
  • Strong communication/collaborative skills with internal/external stakeholders
  • Ability to build a network
  • Supervisory skills
  • Time management
  • Financial awareness
  • IT literate

Please note that owing to the ICRC's working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: NO-E, National Professional Officer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Trade and Transport
  • Closing Date:

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