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Humanitarian Logistic Advisor (f/m/d)

Dresden (Germany)

  • Organization: arche noVa
  • Location: Dresden (Germany)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Procurement
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-16

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arche noVa - Initiative for People in Need e.V. is an international aid organization with a focus on humanitarian and transitional assistance, as well as development cooperation in the WASH and disaster risk reduction sector.

The organization is located in Dresden, Germany, and is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Federal Foreign Office, VENRO, the German WASH network, the Saxony Development Policy Network (ENS) and the Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband of "Aktion Deutschland Hilft".

At our office in Dresden, Germany, we are currently looking for a:

Humanitarian Logistic Advisor (f/m/d)

The position is to be filled at the earliest possible time for a duration of 24 months,
an extension is possible.


Key Tasks:

·         Support and strengthening of logistics capacities in arche noVa's country offices and at partner organizations

·         Support the country offices in the development of procurement plans and compliance with procurement guidelines

·         Ensuring the use and further development of anti-corruption procedures

·         Support and further development of the emergency aid team in the area of logistics

·         Execution of needs assessment together with the emergency aid team

·         Training of employees with logistical responsibilities at home and abroad

·         Establishing and maintaining contacts and networks with key players at global and regional levels

·         Networking and participation in working groups for logistics in Germany

·         Administration of the warehouse in Dresden together with the emergency aid team

·         Support of logistical tasks - including procurement - in the main office in Dresden


·         Relevant degree in a specific field of study (e.g. logistics / procurement / purchasing / supply chain management, ...)

·         At least 5 years of practical experience in the field of logistics in international humanitarian and/or transitional assistance

·         Solid field experience, including in remote and/or high security locations

·         Fluent communication skills in English, good German language skills

·         Knowledge, experience and training in WASH, disaster preparedness and response, rural development and/or quality management advantageous

·         Motivated, proactive team member with high frustration tolerance

·         Willingness to travel to field locations


We offer:

·         Opportunity to implement your own ideas and to bring in experiences

·         Working with a highly motivated team dedicated to improving the lives of people in need

·         30 leave days per contract year

·         Possibilities for further personal and professional development

·         Possibility to balance work and life through flexible working hours and home office

·         Beautiful and city and surroundings


We pay a gross salary in accordance with an established salary system between 2.800 and 3.150€/month (depending on experience; net amount will be between 1.500 and 2.000€). Because of the German contract (no expat position), payment in the German social system is necessary. People with a migration background and severely handicapped people are given preferential treatment if they are of the same suitability and ability. arche noVa e.V. promotes equality and a non-discriminatory environment.

Please send your application documents (cover letter, CV, references) as well as your salary expectations by e-mail using the subject line "Logistic Advisor" (max size 5 MB) to:


Further information can be found at


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