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Job opportunity: Logistician at AFENET

Job opportunity: Logistician at AFENET
Job opportunity: Logistician at AFENET

Job Title: Logistician
Number of vacancies: 1 (one)
Grade: Duty Station: AU P2/1 equivalency
Department: Africa CDC Headquarters
Supervisor: Head of Division of Administration and Management
Duty Station:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Purpose

Under the overall supervision of the Administration and Management Division Head, the
incumbent will provide a variety of logistics support to the Divisions, Regional Collaborating
Centres and other partners as appropriate. Organize the delivery of supplies to AU member states

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Major Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for the following:
  • Maintain and develop positive business relationships with a customer's key personnel involved in, or directly relevant to, a logistics activity.
  • Develop an understanding of Africa CDC’s staff needs and take actions to ensure that such needs are met.
  • Manage subcontractor activities, reviewing proposals, developing performance specifications, and serving as liaisons between subcontractors and organizations.
  • Organize the delivery of supplies to AU member states
  • Receive and process warehouse stock products (pick up, off load, label, store)
  • Prepare and complete orders for delivery or pickup according to schedule (Load, pack, wrap, label) and deliver based on countries’ request and Africa CDC’s approval Liaise and coordinate Custom Clearing for import / export of items from various suppliers to Africa CDC
  • Review logistics performance with customers against targets, benchmarks, and service agreements.
  • Direct availability and allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products.
  • Redesign the movement of goods to maximize value and minimize costs.
  • Explain proposed solutions to customers, management, or other interested parties through written proposals and oral presentations.
  • Direct team activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability of resources.
  • Perform managerial duties such as hiring and training employees and overseeing facility needs or requirements.
  • Collaborate with other departments as necessary to meet customer requirements, to take advantage of sales opportunities or, in the case of shortages, to minimize negative impacts on a business.
  • Report project plans, progress, and results.
  • Protect and control proprietary materials.
  • Stay informed of logistics technology advances and apply appropriate technology to improve logistics processes.
  • Develop and implement technical project management tools, such as plans, schedules, and responsibility and compliance matrices.
  • Provide project management services, including the provision and analysis of technical data.
  • Manage the logistical aspects of product life cycles, including coordination or provisioning of samples, and the minimization of obsolescence.
  • Perform system lifecycle cost analysis and develop component studies.
  • Plan, organize, and execute logistics support activities, such as maintenance planning, repair analysis, and test equipment recommendations.
  • Participate in the assessment and review of design alternatives and design change proposal impacts.
  • Direct and support the compilation and analysis of technical source data necessary for product development.
  • Support the development of training materials and technical manuals.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Academic Qualifications
  • Candidates must have a minimum University Degree in Supply Chain Management/ Materials Management/ Business Administration from a recognized institution.
  • Specialized training in security and safety equipment will be preferable and university degree (BA/BSc) in Economics, Management and advanced logistics training at Military academy/college/school polytechnic colleges will add value.
Required Professional Work Experience
  • Candidates must possess a minimum of five (5) years progressive professional experience in logistics and logistical support in a major Government, International Organization, Public or Private Sector Organization.
  • Familiarity in modern security and safety equipment's such as metal and chemical detectors, biometric systems, CCTV systems, access and ant, intrusion applications (specifications, calibrations and operational procedures) is an advantage.

Required Skills and Competences

A. Functional Skills

  • Excellent materials management skills and must be able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrable experience in routine and emergency procurement processing and reporting, shipping and receiving, and inventory control in medium to large organizations.
  • Excellent experience, interpersonal skills and ability to organize and motivate others to work in a multi culture environment.
  • Good planning, organizational and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to use clear, concise language in correspondence as well as including content fitting for the purpose and audiences when preparing written briefs and reports.
  • Good narrative reporting skills.
  • Computer literacy and demonstrable skills application, particularly on Microsoft Office Applications and familiarity with electronic data processing systems and ERP such as SAP.
B. Personal Abilities
  • Ability to deliver under tight deadlines and works well under pressure.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proven ability to plan, delegate and direct subordinates.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Able to operate in a multicultural environment.
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team-spirit.
  • Adaptive, Patient, resilient and flexible.
  • Pro-active and solutions oriented.
Language Requirement:
Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French and
Portuguese) is required. Knowledge of one or more of the other AU working languages would be
an added advantage.

How to apply:

Submit your resume, application letter, and relevant documentation to:

The Administration and HR Office email;

*ONLY successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview.
Please note that all applications should be sent online by close of business 5:30 pm (EAT)
Thursday October 22, 2020

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