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Supply Chain Planner

Multiple locations

  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date:

Role: Supply Chain Planner


Are you ready for the next chapter in your professional career? Have you always wanted to join the oldest humanitarian organization and see a real impact in your line of duty? If yes, here is an opportunity to join our Supply Chain team!

What we do 


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Role description


To provide logistics services and support to ICRC health programmes.


Key responsibilities are the following:

  • Planning: participate in project designs, anticipate needs for supplies, carry out the procurement for projects, and keep abreast of changes in medical supplies in close cooperation with the Health Department
  • Supply chain management and purchasing, using local suppliers where possible.
  • Inventory control: analyse demands, prepare regular forecasts, calculate replenishment orders and initiate procurement accordingly.
  • Stores and stock management: manage medical stores ensuring security and maintenance, and making sure that medical stocks are kept in proper storage conditions.
  • Distribution management: ensure accurate and complete documentation is prepared for all consignments.
  • Customer service: act as a focal point for medical logistic and health staff.
  • Quality control.
  • Reporting.
  • Staff management and training.

Desired profile and skills


  •  Master's degree in logistics and supply chain management.
  •  Proficiency in English and French languages (minimum C1 level for both).
  •  Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in supply chain management.
  •  Having a good command of one of the following: Arabic, Russian, Portuguese or Spanish (minimum B2 level) is an asset.
  •  Good knowledge of an ERP (SAP, ORACLE, SAGE) and Business Analytics tools.
  •  Proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel.
  •  Strongly motivated by humanitarian work.
  •  Open-minded and adaptable.
  •  Well organized and analytical and able cope with stress, at times in dangerous environments.
  •  Talent for general management.

Our operational & field constraints


  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals.
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field.
  • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles).
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months.

What we offer


  •    Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment. 
  •    A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training. 
  •    Generous social benefits. 
  •    Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere.
  •    Possibility to develop your skills within ICRC as a Supply Coordinator.

Length of assignment: 12 months 

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We encourage applications from all qualified people. 

Deadline for applications: 10th February  2023

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.