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Logistics Manager, Erbil

Erbil (Iraq)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-27

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                                                                                                         Rights respected, People Protected

NRC in Iraq

Since the end of the war with Islamic State in 2017, Iraq has been recovering from the significant damage and destruction caused by the armed conflict. Of the more than six million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014 4,2 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1,6 million remain internally displaced people (June 2019 HRP monitoring report). Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges returnees face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property and civil documentation issues and lack of educational and health services.

The UN estimates that more than 6,7 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2019. With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace. Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahadeen and Anbar Governorates.  

We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach places. In 2019, NRC scaled-up programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities.

Duties and responsibilities

The purpose of the Logistic Manager is to ensure that the logistics department is run according to NRC standards and supports programme/project implementation. The following is a brief description of the role. 

Generic responsibilities

  • Ensure that country set up is compliant with the Logistics Handbook, NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Implement NRC’s logistics systems and procedures
  • Training and support of line managers and staff with logistical responsibilities
  • Management of the logistics team
  • Ensure anti-corruption focus in procedures and trainings
  • Establish filing systems/archives according to NRC standards in all offices
  • Initiate and maintain necessary leases, licenses and contracts with relevant authorities and suppliers
  • Provide regular analysis and reports
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

    Specific responsibilities
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, through working across programme and support teams and the development of relevant guidance and SOPs.
  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities to implement cash-based interventions and market based programmes by participating in assessments and response analysis discussions.
  • Assist in logistics budget preparation and follow up and manage allocated budget lines
  • Development of formalized in country logistics policy documentation in line with NRC Global procedures
  • Support on and develop relevant logs training including coaching of newly recruited senior Logistics staff in all Area Offices (AO)
  • Setup key performance measures for all aspects of logistics activities and regularly review them against actual performance.
  • Close and regular communication, coordination and planning with all logistics and program heads in all NRC AO
  • Directly assisting and contributing to program and project design, including budget development 
Knowledge, Experience & Skills that will help you succeed in this role
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working in a Logistics capacity in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge and skills in market assessments, analysis and cash-based interventions
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal 
Personal qualities
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Initiating action and change
  • Handling insecure environments
Additional Information
  • Contract period: 12 months.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
  • Duty station: Erbil, Iraq, with 40% travel within Iraq. The position holder will be expected to travel to all areas of Iraq where NRC is operational
  • Female candidates encouraged to apply

Please download Job Description of the position here.

We will review applications on an ongoing basis, interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.


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