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Job opportunity: Logistics Officer at AFENET

Job opportunity:  Logistics Officer at AFENET

Job Title: Logistics Officer
Number of vacancies: 2 (two)
Grade: Public Health Fellow
Department: RCC Eastern/RCC Southern
Supervisor: Head of Division of Administration and Management
Duty Station:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Purpose

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Administration and Management Division Head, the
incumbent will provide a variety of logistics support to the Regional Collaborating Centres and
other partners as appropriate. Work involves logistics support as needed to advance agency
strategic objectives, particularly in support of response actions to public health emergencies.
Factors in terms of the Africa CDC social and environmental will be relevant – including
demographic, hardship, travel and other local conditions.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the following:
  • Prepare and complete orders for delivery or pickup to schedule (Load, pack, wrap, label) and deliver based on countries’ request
  •  Organize delivery of supplies to AU member states
  • Organize and provide oversight to all required logistics issues in the RCC
  • Assess, plans, and organizes all logistical requirements of Africa CDC activities, programs, with special emphasis on those related to emergency preparedness and response.
  • Supports development of the Africa CDC procurement program plan and determines appropriate specifications of required items and services for the Division in accordance to established guidelines.
  • Ensures logistical support to ensure pre-positioning and/or delivery of equipment, including communications and information technology requirements, supplies and other materials to Africa CDC facilities and/or AU supported depots and warehouses; ensure proper inventory control and reporting; transportation arrangements, including customs clearance and delivery to site, and other logistics support requirements as necessary and appropriate.
  • With the guidance of Africa CDC Senior Procurement Officer, ensure administration of agency logistical requirements to function efficiently by:
  • Handling daily equipment's and logistical related issues of the Division;
  • Ensuring appropriate transport services for the operational members of the Division;
  • Planning and designing logistics, storage and distribution and providing information.
  • Maintenance, control and life cycle replacement of all equipment issued for public health emergency response purposes.
  • Timely requisition, collection and issuance of office equipment and other items for the staff.
  • Ensuring the provision of repairs and maintenance of all equipment in the agency in cooperation with the technicians in the Commission.
  •  Prepare reports on activities.
  • Design and supervise the logistical architecture of the agency during public health emergency response actions, and when the agency hosts large-scale events and meetings, summits and conferences.
  • Advise the Head, Division of Management and Administration on maintaining efficient Logistical Concepts to operations.
  • Under the direction of the designated Africa CDC Incident Commander, and in working closely with AU Procurement, Travel and Stores Division, supports the delivery of end-to-end procurement services in support of Africa CDC Emergency Response activities in accordance with the AU Guidelines for Emergency Procurement: Procuring Goods and Services in Emergency Situations.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities 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.

Competitive based on qualification and experience.

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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