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Logistics Coordinator (National Position) - Palestine

Jerusalem (Israel)


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Rights Respected, People Protected

Background:

“A seven-year-old child in Gaza has already witnessed three wars in their lifetime. This is unacceptable.”

Jan Egeland, NRC’s Secretary General

Large-scale displacement took place during the wars of 1948 and 1967, when Israel occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Many of those displaced have never been able to return. There are currently over 5 million Palestinian refugees spread across Palestine, as well as in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Internal displacement within Palestine remains a concern. Communities come under increasing risk of forcible transfer and other Intentional Humanitarian Law violations, stemming from Israeli policies and practices.

NRC has been active in Palestine since 2009, working across Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, to reach Palestinians who are displaced or who face imminent threats of displacement. Our offices in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron and Gaza, provide legal counselling to promote access to human rights, shelter, water and sanitation, and quality education. Nationally and globally, we advocate for the rights of displaced Palestinians and together with local authorities and community-based organisations, we establish mechanisms for monitoring the needs of displaced Palestinians, and promoting community-owned solutions.

Overview:

The purpose of the Logistic Coordinator is to be responsible that the logistic set up is according to NRC standard and to support programme/project implementation both in the field offices and in the NRC country Office.

 

Role and responsibilities

Generic Responsibilities

  1. Ensure that country set up comply with Logistical Handbook, NRC policies and donor requirements.

  2. Implement NRC’s logistics systems and procedures.

  3. Training and support of line managers and staff with logistical responsibilities.

  4. Technical line to Area Logistics Staff.

  5. Ensure anti-corruption focus in procedures and trainings.

  6. Establish filing systems/archives according to NRC standards in all offices.

  7. Initiate and maintain necessary leases, licenses and contracts with relevant authorities and suppliers.

  8. Provide regular analysis and reports including but not limited to marker surveys, price list etc.

  9. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

  10. Establish NRC Procurement plan both for Field offices and the country office and oversee its implementations.

Specific Responsibilities

  • The Logistics Coordinator will strengthen and consolidate the Country Logistics Department with special emphasis on supply chain management, transportation and fleet management, warehousing, and asset management.

  • Ensure that adequate logistic management routines and systems are in place and institutionalized, and that NRC’s Logistic Guidelines are adhered to in the whole Palestine programme

  • Contribute to the assessment of the need for NRC’s presence in the country and the identification of appropriate strategies to address these needs in a rapid and cost effective manner.

  • Ensure timely and high-quality procurement of goods and services, develop and supervise distribution plans for procured materials;

  • Further develop the Procedures in line with NRC’s policies on Finance, Transport, Logistics and Human Resources/Administration

  • Supervise, Train and technical manager logistics staff in Palestine

  • Participate in recruitment, training and capacity building of relevant NRC support staff.

  • Ensure the best use of NRC’s human resources and ensure optimal team work and team spirit.

  • Ensure that reporting deadlines are met.

  • Actively participate in coordination mechanisms involving UN agencies, other NGOs, government authorities, and local organizations and report back on the discussions and outcomes.

  • Any other relevant tasks assigned by the HoS

  • Overview of NRC Asset Registry including spot checks and physical checks.

 

Our Ideal Candidate:

3-5 years of operational experience from working in a senior Logistics role in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience with other NGO’s and different donors from the INGO sector. 

Interest in and knowledge with IT and creating smart systems. Innovative person who is willing to create different solutions and systems for work effectiveness.

The person in this position will focus at ensuring compliance with the Logistics regulations and procedures in Palestine country office, and ensure proper implementation for them.

Ability to work in teams and collaborate with different people.

Must have strong communication skills, written and oral, be able to communicate effectively, produce reports, and present solutions. 

Advanced computer skills, Hebrew language is an asset.

 

Additional Information:

Contract period: 12 months

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Jerusalem, 30% travel to Gaza.

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.
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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Jerusalem (Israel)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-10-02

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