Position Title: Logistics Manager
Activation Date: 13 February, 2024 Announced Date: 12 February, 2024 Expire Date: 24 February, 2024
CRS began working with local partners in Afghanistan in 1998 and launched its own direct operations in 2002. CRS carries out development and emergency relief efforts in Afghanistan with a focus on rural livelihoods through diverse programs that promote food security, natural resource management, and access to quality primary school education for marginalized communities and emergency response as needs arrive. CRS currently maintains 5 main provincial offices in Kabul, Bamiyan, Cheghcharan, Daikundi and Herat provinces, as well as sub-offices that support the direct implementation of program activities.
You will manage all activities related to the quantification, shipment, receipt, storage/warehousing, dispatch, and distribution of goods to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your knowledge and experience will allow you to anticipate and manage commodity and logistics needs and challenges, and identify solutions, as you apply the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with direct reports and programming leads to run pipeline analyses, synchronize the supply of goods with programming needs, and ensure quality and efficiency of processes in compliance with CRS and donor regulations and international and local inventory accountability standards and requirements.
- Manage the determination of logistics service requirements, desired specifications and delivery schedules, ensuring proper coordination and communication. Anticipate and identify potential or actual problems in the supply chain which may affect the short-term or long-term availability of individual goods and act to address those problems.
- Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports. Monitor and assess performance to ensure adequate capacity for successful support of high quality programming.
- Identify and assess transportation resources, storage facilities, leasing options, and any other logistics services. Maintain and oversee relationships with port operations, freight forwarders, customs clearing agents and key suppliers. Participate in coordination meetings to ensure planning and coordination of supply chain management activities.
- Plan and manage the distribution chain from port of arrival to beneficiary distribution sites or disposal. Proactively mitigate security risks. Oversee and ensure the proper execution of the dispatch plan; work with programs staff to verify the dispatch plan’s adherence to the distribution plan. Work with the Transport Officer and Warehouse Manager for efficient product movement.
- Ensure high-quality preparation of accurate and complete product movement reports.
- Create and maintain the proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for the sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to small deficiencies. Provide capacity strengthening guidance to staff and partners, which includes cross-departmental learning.
- Perform Insight inventory transactions and assist the PMs and Finance with reconciliation/
- Support the inventory focal points on cycle counts and actively participate in physical inventory counts (PIC).
- Assist the inventory focal points with reversal process under the guidance of Deputy of Head of Operations
- Ensure a sound and effective asset inventory management and make sure the system is up to date with movement.
Review employees exit checklist to ensure all CRS assets are returned to stock prior their departure.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or other relevant degree required. Master’s Degree in Supply Chain, other relevant Master’s strongly, or equivalent experience strongly preferred. Professional certification(s) in supply chain a plus.
- Minimum of 3 years work experience in supply chain/logistics management, with progressive responsibility, preferably with relief supply chain management.
- Knowledge and experience with transportation, inventory management and distribution.
- Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment, including experience with designing and facilitating trainings.
- Knowledge of national and international import/export legislation and common customs regulations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong planning, coordination, prioritization, and time management skills
- Strong analytical skills with ability to make independent judgment and decisions
- Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
- Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
- Ability to work collaboratively and promote a team environment
- Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio). Experience with commodity tracking systems is a plus.
Supervisory Responsibilities: (if none, state none)
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: HoOps, DHoOps, HoOs, Inventory Focal Points, Procurement Manager, Procurement Officers/Focal Points, Finance and Administrative Manager
External: Vendors and relevant stakeholders
Required Languages – List languages required to perform the job
Travel – include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 25%.
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
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
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