Globaldev careers: The transport manager

Isabell Maina, regional transport manager at the International Committee of the Red Cross. Photo by: Isabell Maina

BARCELONA — With the need to move lifesaving supplies, often amid very difficult circumstances and under time pressure, managing transport logistics for humanitarian and development operations is a complex business.

Isabell Maina is a regional transport manager at the International Committee of the Red Cross and oversees the organization’s second-largest logistics hub in Nairobi. From there, her team supports ICRC delegations in the region, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Rwanda.

About the author

  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.