Country Logistics Manager

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


Contract length: 12 months

The role

Save the Children has been working in Yemen since 1963. As the first international aid group in Yemen, Save the Children works nationally and locally to promote and protect children's rights, with programs in education, protection, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, food assistance and support to rebuilding livelihoods.

The Country Logistics Manager is responsible to the Senior Logistic Adviser, with the overall supervision of the Director of Programme Operations for supporting improvements and providing management in all logistics and procurement functions including the supply chain, fleet, assets and communications in coordination with the logistic and procurement together staff. The Country Logistics Manager will provide technical support and strategic planning to future initiatives to increase the in-country logistic and procurement capacity and support to the programs. This requires a highly motivated and detail solution oriented individual who will be able to resolve operational critical challenges as they arise.

The Country Logistic Manager will work closely with the Senior Logistic Adviser, during the first 6 months of the year, with the aim of taking over the strategic and planning responsibilities and provide full guidance to all logistic staff but also to the Country Office.

The Country Logistics Manager contributes to ensuring that Save the Children's commitment to improving quality and accountability in humanitarian work is upheld, through reference to the Sphere Charter, Save the Children Minimum Standards and the NGO Code of Conduct, and endeavours to implement sustainable systems and transfer knowledge and skills to existing staff.

Qualifications and experience


  • Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • International experience in supply chain management in an emergency environment including procurement, transport and distribution, warehouse and stock management
  • Willingness to travel to field locations.
  • Must have 3-5 years of experience and managing large scale NGO logistical and procurement functions.
  • High computer literacy level with expected proficiency in Word, Excel, PDF, Photoshop and Internet.
  • Experience in vehicle and fleet management
  • Experience in the set up and use of high frequency (HF) & very high frequency (VHF) radio systems, satellite phones and development of communications procedures
  • Experience in Distributions of non-food items (NFI's( and food
  • Experience of building and developing the capacity of logistics staff through the use of training, performance management frameworks and development plans
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles


  • Experience with construction and site project management
  • Experience and/or an interest in working in nutrition, WASH or health programmes, in displacement camps or centres.
  • Experience or knowledge of basic construction techniques used in disaster response.
  • Experience with auto mechanics or electrical installations.
  • Experience with air operations coordination or boat handling, and related safety regulations and standards.
  • Ability to speak Arabic
  • Relevant qualifications or training courses.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.


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Location: Yemen, Yemen

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Tuesday 17 January 2017

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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