USAID/Philippines is expecting to release a five-year Logistics Services in Mindanao (LSM) Activity. The purpose of LSM is to advance USAID's high standards of program design and management by providing demand-driven logistics services in difficult, restricted or non-permissive environments in Mindanao. The activity will provide security risk management and transportation services for short-term visits to Mindanao of USAID and USG officials and staff and USG visitors to appraise status of USG programs, and design and/or launch new activities. The activity will also provide all necessary logistical and support services for effective workshops, meetings, and high-level events for USG personnel. The LSM Activity is expected to start in April 2020.
Summary of Position:
Macfadden/PAE is seeking qualified candidates to fill the role of Logistics Manager for the anticipated USAID/Philippines Logistics Support for Mindanao Activity. Under the oversight of the Deputy Chief of Party/Financial Manager, the Logistics Manager will have the primary responsibility of managing an effective and efficient systems for all the logistical needs for delivering a high-quality activity. The activity headquarters will be in Zamboanga City with sub-offices in Cagayan de Oro and Davao. The ideal candidate must be willing to live in Zamboanga City, Philippines and travel throughout the country or region as needed.
***This position is contingent upon award.***
Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for overseeing the budgeting, personnel and record keeping of the office.
Ensure timely delivery of supplies and materials needed for the provision of transport, security, and information services.
Establish and maintain a network of suppliers and service providers (such as hotels, transport, etc.) integral to the provision of efficient logistics support.
Direct the provision of professional transport and related logistical services to USAID staff on official travel, such as transport to and from points of residence/lodging/official business/project sites, or other locations deemed necessary in the performance of official duties. The provision of these services are to be based on pre-approved (or as may be modified/directed by Logistics & Security Supporting authorities) travel itineraries, in accordance with existing USAID policies and procedures.
Establish working relationship and coordination with JSOTF-P and RSO for VIP visits.
Assist USAID and USAID implementing partners in organizing visits to project sites, meetings, workshops, and conferences, as requested by the COR.
Bachelors’ degree in management, engineering with training in logistics, or related fields.
At least five years of progressive experience in managing logistics support services for international organizations or local organizations with international donor funding, preferably in conflict environments.
Experience in managing a fleet of vehicles is desirable.
Demonstrated knowledge in and use of office software (MS Word and/or MS Excel) necessary for budget preparation, office management, and correct formats for documentation.
Familiarity in working in high stress/high risk areas where there may be occasion for on-site visitor to encounter hostile fire, requiring split second evacuation to identified “safe havens.”
Ability to pass a security clearance: and
Demonstrated English communication skills (written and oral) are required. Command of languages/dialects used in locations of USAID assistance is desirable.
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