Logistics Support Officer - Humanitarian Emergency Relief

The Palladium Group
Sydney, Australia
Apply by 13 September 2018
Mid-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 16 August 2018

Job Description

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.

Role
Through the Humanitarian Emergency Logistics Support contract (HER) Palladium provides high quality, multifaceted, flexible and responsive humanitarian supply chain solutions in support of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Humanitarian Emergency Relief activities.

The HER programme comprises of three core components; daily contract management, warehousing of DFAT, United Nations and Humanitarian Partner stockpiles of relief supplies, and in-country support for the Australian Government’s emergency humanitarian responses. In addition to the four warehouses, we maintain a roster of 100 + internal and external logistical, administrative and technical personal, for deployment in times of crisis, as part of responses to natural and man-made disasters in the Pacific and worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for the role of Logistics Support Officer on a fixed term basis commencing early October for up to five years.

Responsibilities
* Be responsible for support to the LSM in the management, coordination and delivery of the services described in the Scope of Services;
* Maintain close relationships and contact with DFAT nominated operational partners, including the ADF;
* Draft and execute contracts, letter of agreements, process and procedures for the smooth operation of warehouse in support of DFAT and DFAT’s partner organisations;
* Ensure accurate and up-to-date information is made available to DFAT on all aspects of services including the status of warehouse stocks, procurement, delivery of supplies and equipment;
* Be responsible for supporting the production and submission of timely and accurate reporting;
* Ensure Risk Management principles and processes are used when recommending solutions to meet DFAT. This can include time, cost and quality considerations;
* Maintain quality and compliance aspects relevant to the DFAT HER requirements;
* Provide technical advice on HER related warehouse and logistics operations;
* Day to day management of warehouse staff and labour teams;
* Support DFAT simulation and training exercises, participate in Whole of Government ‘lessons learnt / post response reviews;
* Provide ad hoc reporting as required and ensure the Emergency Response Information Portal is maintained with relevant and accurate data, information and reports; and
* Ensure vendors are managed in accordance with contracted terms and conditions.

Requirements
* Ability to provide informed technical and / or policy advice on program activities, including Supply Chain management, program budgeting, general administration, contracting, Tender and Procurement Services with a strong thematic/regional knowledge of logistics in Asia Pacific;
* Prior experience in logistics, supply chain management, planning and operations in post conflict, post disaster and/or commercial environments, or combination of relevant education and experience;
* Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues and counterparts from varied professional backgrounds;
* Be prepared to be based in the Sydney office;
* Experience with Palladium’s internal processes and procedures an advantage.

Location: Australia - New South Wales - Sydney

About the Organization

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.

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