Under the direction of the Operations Manager- Commodities and Non-Food Items (NFI), you will oversee the logistics of USAID Food for Peace (FFP) donated Title II food commodities and program NFIs in the supply chain unit for the Resilience and Food Security Program (RFSP) in Greater Jonglei. You will supervise all supply chain logistical operations and provide strategic and tactical leadership to the RFSP Logistics Unit to ensure efficiency, accountability and transparency of logistics management processes. Under the direction of the Operations Manager- Commodities and NFIs, you will plan, organize and supervise all activities relating to the program’s sourcing and logistics cycle, in compliance with CRS established standards, supply chain best practices, USAID donor requirements and local laws. Your commodity and NFI operations and inventory management skills and knowledge will ensure that the RFSP negotiates and contracts effectively and cost-efficiently for the provision of warehouse facilities, secondary transportation, fumigation and related logistics services. You will oversee the warehousing, management and distribution of food commodities by both RFSP consortium partners, including carrying out monitoring, assessment and capacity strengthening activities. You will lead and implement inventory management of program NFIs for CRS in RFSP, including preparation and validation of the monthly inventor reports for NFIs and ensuring implementation by county level RFSP teams with CRS policy on accountable inventory. You will coordinate closely with the program and finance teams on planning and implementing the allocation, pre-positioning, warehousing, transportation, distribution and reporting of food commodity and program NFIs. You will provide training and supervision to the warehouse and logistics teams in all the counties where RFSP is operation in Jonglei.
· Master’s degree in development, management, accounting or related field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
· Minimum of 2 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably with an international NGO.
· Preferably, a minimum of 3 years of experience in field-based, direct implementation of food commodity logistics operations management, warehousing and distribution management, and commodity accounting under USAID Title II.
Required Languages - English
Travel: Must be willing and able to travel up to 60% of the time.
· Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
· Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
- Continuous Improvement & Innovation
- Builds Relationships
- Develops Talent
- Strategic Mindset
- Accountability & Stewardship
Supervisory Responsibilities: RFSP warehouses and logistics teams
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Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.