Myanmar – Logistic Manager - Sittwe


Posted on: 07/02/17
Desired start date: 15/04/2017
Duration of the mission: 12 months
Location: Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar; frequent travel to Pauktaw township and Rathedaung township

About the mission

SI has been in Myanmar since 2008, first in the Delta in response to the Cyclone Nargis. In 2011, SI expanded to three new regions (Dry Zone, Rakhine, and Chin State) focusing on Livelihoods, Food Security, Shelter, and WASH. In 2012, SI started emergency response to people displacements due to violence in Kachin and later in Rakhine (between armed forces in Kachin State and between communities in Rakhine). SI has a base in Sittwe which is responsible for managing programs in Sittwe and Pauktaw T/S (emergency programs for IDPs), and in Rathedaung T/S since October 2013.

SI currently has a coordination base in Yangon and 2 bases with one in Rakhine State, and one Kachin State.

In Sittwe, there is a Field Coordinator (FCO), a logistic Manager, Administration Manager and 3 PMs, one for Sittwe, one for Rathedaung and one for Pauktaw, plus 5 Activity Managers:

  • 2 in Pauktaw, one in charge of the activities implementation in Pauktaw, the other one will have the same position (HP + MEAL)

  • 3 in Sittwe, 1 Activity Manager in charge of the Food Security and Livelihood, 1 construction Manager for Sittwe in charge of the construction implementation and one for the HP and MEAL activities

About the job:

The Logistics Manager will implement and supervise all logistics operations at his/her assigned base.

He/she will organize logistic support for programs, in keeping with Solidarités International procedures.

He/she will assist the base manager or the field coordinator in the implementation of safety rules.

The Logistics Manager will work under the supervision of the Field Coordinator.

The main challenges of the position are:

The main point of the strategy for 2017 are as follow: organization of the logistics team/capacity building, overall improvement of the supply chain reactivity, improvement of archives’ organization,, improvement of durable equipment management and the communication with the other departments.

The main issues in logistics are:

  • Recurrent problems with local suppliers
  • Reactivity regarding the supply chain;
  • Transportation to the camps;
  • Management of the durable equipment;
  • Capacity building for her/his team.


The Logistic Manager will manage the Rakhine Logistics team of 16 ‘office’ staffs (7 persons for Sittwe base, 2 persons for Sittwe Camp, 7 persons for Pauktaw and Rathedaung) in charge of supply management, fleet (both boats and cars) management, equipment and IT, warehouse management, logistics HR and reporting and 9 drivers (boats+ cars) and 32 watchmen (14 persons for Sittwe Base and 16 persons for Sittwe Camp). The team is divided into 4 poles: 1 gathering supply/stock team and operational team for Sittwe base, 1 for Pauktaw, 1 for Rathedaung and 1 for Sittwe camp.

Meanwhile, she/he supports Field Coo to implement safety and security rule.

Your profile

Experience: Minimum of 2 years of international experience, preferably in emergency or humanitarian contexts; experience in complex ethnic and/or religious contexts preferred, sensitive environments (post-conflict, conflict), IDP/refugee camp experience is an added value.

  • Previous experience in similar position.
  • Previous experience of project management in NGO / humanitarian fields.
  • Proven Experience in team management and in training, capacity building.

Technical skills and knowledge: Knowledge in logistics, skills in supply chain, stocks and equipment management, fleet management, IT, human resources. Knowledge in speed boat engine maintenance is a plus. Software to manage: Microsoft Office.

Transferable skills: Diplomacy, tact and sensitivity in dealing with ethnic division in tensed environments, good social skills to work as part of a large team and live in shared accommodation (up to 8-10 people at times).

Languages: Good level of English essential

Other desirable qualities: Myanmar or at least South-east Asia experience preferred**.**

Living conditions :

Sittwe is the capital of the Rakhine State. The inter-communal violence that broke out in Rakhine State in 2012, pits two ethnic minorities: the Rohingyas Muslim people and some extremist Buddhist of the Rakhine population. Today, the inter-communal tensions are high between both. It is a kind of religious nationalism according to which Muslims cannot be considered to be Burmese citizens, and their presence can’t be tolerated on Burmese soil. The situation has been ongoing for several decades, but it’s also a result of the dissolution of the Junta in 2011, which led to the resurgence of religious tensions that had been suppressed for decades, revealing a latent Islamophobia.

From Yangon, it takes 1 hour by flight to get to Sittwe. There is constant flight all the week between Sittwe and Yangon.

The office and expat guesthouses are situated in Sittwe town.

The guesthouses are equipped with basic furniture (beds, tables, cupboards…) and mosquito nets, bed linen, towels and fans. A cook can prepare dinner upon request.

The guesthouses are very comfortable (hot water in the common bathroom, private bathroom in almost all the rooms, AC in rooms, etc…). There is a big kitchen for each Guesthouse and common area inside and outside with all basic material to cook.

The office is situated 10 minutes from the guesthouse by car. Expatriates can also move independently in bicycles or by foot.

The security situation in Sittwe is safe though still fragile, and no major issue with the communities has arisen since over 12 months.

No family posting in Sittwe.

We offer

SI will offer you:

A salaried post: according to experience from 1600 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly and a monthly Per Diem of 500 USD.
Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs)

For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website:

Contact : Anna FRANGI, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer

Application process

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

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: Solidarités International
  • Location: Yangon
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Environment
    • Logistics
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-31

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