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PUI recruits 01 Logistic Coordinator

PUI recruits 01 Logistic Coordinator


Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or those hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapse by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects a year in the following sectors of intervention: Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Construction and Rehabilitation of infrastructures, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Economic Recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

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Humanitarian situation and needs:

Venezuela faces a major political, economic and social crisis, with hyperinflation, acute scarcity of food, medicine and other basic goods and one of the world’s highest murder rates. During widespread protests against Maduro’s government, dozens of opposition demonstrators have been killed. The July 2017 election of an all-powerful Constituent Assembly closed down almost all remaining democratic spaces, sparking widespread condemnation in the region and around the world. In recent years, almost 2.3 million people left Venezuela to live, mostly, in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, and Chile. In the short term, migration places significant pressures on the provision of services, institutions, labor markets and the social dynamics of the receiving areas, affecting most the vulnerable populations in both the migrant and local communities.

Colombia hosts the largest number of Venezuelan migrants (1.2 million), 750 000 on the first nine month of 2018. Amongst them, 24% are nationals who are returning to their home country. Between 70,000 and 80,000 Venezuelan citizens cross the border with Colombia every day. While most return to their country the same day, others stay in Colombia. On 2 August, 442,000 Venezuelans were granted a Special Stay Permit (PEP) providing them legal status for two years.

In absolute terms, Bogotá is the city with the largest number of migrants. However, in relative terms, the border areas (Norte de Santander, Arauca and Guajira) are the most affected, with the migrants representing between 2.5% and 5% of the population. These regions have development lags, which limits their ability to absorb migrants.

In early February, the Colombian government tightened entry restrictions and security along the border with Venezuela, deploying an additional 3,000 security personnel, and temporarily halted the processing of new border mobility cards. Increased traffic along illegal border crossing routes has been reported since entry restrictions changed. Armed groups control many illegal crossing points, which leads to protection concerns for people using these crossings.

New policies implemented by other Latin American countries will likely worsen the situation in Colombia. Since 18 August, Ecuadorian authorities demand that all Venezuelans must hold a valid passport to enter the country. The same measure was to be implemented from 25 August in Peru. Other countries, such as Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador, had already started to implement a special visa policy for Venezuelans. Colombian authorities are concerned that these new policies will lead to an increase in human trafficking, tensions with host communities, and general insecurity.

As part of our activities in the Venezuelan Crisis, we are looking for a Logistic Coordinator.

The Logistics Coordinator is responsible for the overall logistics strategy and its implementation (related to supply chain, “ logistics support” and “logistics operations”) at the mission level. He is also commited in the management, respect, compliance and efficient implementation of all related policies, procedures. He actively participates in the daily management of security issues related to communications, transport-movements and facilities at the mission level.

Tasks and activities: 

Safety & Security : He/She assists the Head of Mission with safety & security management. He/She is directly responsible of the daily aspects of the mission’s safety management

Supply Chain: Coordinates the national supply chain: purchase, clearance, transport /delivery and storage of goods, works and services for the projects and the bases. Guarantee that PUI’s related procedures, policies and tools are in place and are respected. Make sure that relevant links are woven with HQ so as to avoid delays, loss, gaps in the supply chain from a global perspective.

Logistics support management: Supervises all other logistics fields and responsibilities at capital and bases levels: i.e. Infrastructure, Fleet, Assets, ICT, etc.

Coordination: Consolidates and shares logistics related information, data at Coordination, bases and HQ levels.

Strategy: continually revise and lead on strategy for logistics main fields: supply chain, support and logistics operations together with HQ and the Coordination team.

Representation : He/She represents the organization amongst partners, authorities and different local actors involved in the logistics and the safety of the mission.

Team management: Responsible for the definition of the Logistic department staff set up, and draft of job description in collaboration with the HR department. Responsible for the line management of specified logistics staff in accordance with related HR policies and procedures, including recruitment and performance management.

Do not hesitate to look at the job description below for all the details you need.

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Expériences / Formation du candidat Training:Master degree– in logistics (purchases, transport etc).

Experience: Minimum 2 years Logistics Experience in Humanitarian Sector.

General Management Experience.

Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility.

Knowledge and skills: Strong knowledge of procurement and supply chain in Humanitarian Context

Proven management experience and organisational skills

Strong Report drafting and ICT skills

Languages: Spanish and English are mandatory. French in an asset.

Experience 3 à 5 ans
Fonctions Services et Logistique
Secteurs d’activité Gestion crise / post-crise
Pays Amérique latine
Salaire / Indemnité Fixed-Term Contract: 10 months

Starting date: As soon as Possible

Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

Cost covered:  Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…

Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation

Housing: in individual hotel rooms.

Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)

Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Comment postuler Please send your application (Cv and Cover Letter) to Pauline Gallay, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates, at
Date de fin de validité 30/09/2019

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