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Project Manager, Humanitarian Logistics Capability

Sydney (Australia)

  • Organization: Palladium
  • Location: Sydney (Australia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-23

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Project Manager, Humanitarian Logistics Capability

Company Overview:
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview:
Palladium is the Managing Contractor for the Australian Government’s Humanitarian Logistics Capability (HLC). The objective of the Humanitarian Logistics Capability is to facilitate the timely, effective and flexible delivery of the Australian Government’s humanitarian assistance and emergency relief program around the world.

Through the HLC program, Palladium delivers six domains of capability:
* Procurement of humanitarian and emergency relief supplies and equipment.
* Storage and handling of pre-positioned supplies and equipment.
* Specialised logistics personnel and expertise.
* Specialised logistics and transport capabilities with a global reach.
* Offshore deployment support services.
* Consular crisis management capabilities.

About the role
The Project Manager is a critical role in the program. The role is responsible for leading and managing complex projects within a team environment to deliver services across these six key domains. The Project Manager, under the leadership of the Project Director, is responsible for overseeing teams to deliver these outcomes in a fast-paced and fluid environment, while ensuring technical project delivery in accordance with contractual obligations and company policies.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Manage project delivery and implementation with a strong focus on capability planning, contract management and financial management requirements.
* Ensure high quality accurate reporting is made available on the status of warehouse stocks, procurement, and delivery of services for humanitarian relief efforts.
* Coordinate national and international logistics operations as required, including procurement, warehousing, freight movements as well as emergency response coordination.
* Develop and maintain strong client and stakeholder relationships, particularly with industry partners.
* Prepare reports, strategy documents and presentations for clients.
* Assist in business development activities, including the preparation of project plans and task orders in consultation with the client, and conduct planning and research to facilitate operations.
* Develop solutions to complex client or project challenges in difficult environments around the globe.
* Flexibility to support urgent operational requirements during emergency responses, including the potential for national or international travel

About the person:
If you are a dedicated project management professional with excellent program management, leadership, and skills, with extensive experience related to the delivery of complex logistics programs in an operational environment, then this is the role for you! A bonus if you have Humanitarian Logistics experience or are super passionate about this area.

Core operations is based out of the Sydney office with a small team also based in Brisbane. The ideal applicant would be Sydney based; however, we would consider a Brisbane base for the right applicant as both teams are critical in supporting you and the project Director in the management and monitoring the of the implementation of sophisticated operational activity in support of global emergency humanitarian responses.

The successful individual will need to liaise with government clients, project team members, industry ser vice providers and suppliers, and other internal and external stakeholders as required and therefore needs to be a top-notch relationship builder and communicator.

If this sounds like you and the job requirements are a match for you, please submit a CV (no more than 2 pages) and a cover letter describing your fit to the position. Applications close on the 24th of January date and shortlisted applicants will be contacted on a rolling recruitment basis so early application is encouraged.

We strongly encourage First Nations peoples to apply to this position.

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