Job ID

Job Title
Logistics Assistant

To work for
NRC | Norwegian Refugee Council



Field of Work
Warehousing/Supply - Procurement/Logistics/Delivery

Job Type
Full time

Military service
Not Specified

Minimum Education Level
Bachelor/ License Degree

• Conduct spot checks, periodic stock counts, market surveys etc.
• Support NRC in Damascus in setting up and establishing sound logistic procedures in line with relevant legal provisions.
• Contribute to shape and build NRC team in Damascus through active participation in ongoing activities related to:
o Procurement - supplier identification, vendor database, quotations, bid analysis, tendering, purchase orders, works and supply contract management and delivery
• Support NRC team in Damascus from a logistic point of view (premises, accommodation, travel arrangements relevant to the position and in coordination with administrative department etc.)
• Ready to engage into NRC logistic sector at 360 degrees as per requirements of the mission.

• Experience from working as a Support Function Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
• Some knowledge of English

Specific Vacancy Requirements
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
• Experience in working in Logistic positions both in the private sector as well as in humanitarian/recovery contexts.
• Previous experience in managing supply chain in complex and volatile contexts.
• Documented results in establishing and/or consolidating effective logistic systems.
• Proven experience in supervisory roles.
• Conversant with INGO and NGO programming (i.e. shelter, education etc.).
• Proven experience in procurements of goods, contracting services, stock management, and asset management
• Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
• Strong working knowledge of MS Office package.
• Fluency in Arabic and English, both written and verbal.
• University degree relevant for the position or extensive experience in the logistic sector.
2. Behavioral competencies
• Managing resources to optimize results.
• Managing performance and development.
• Analyzing.
• Handling insecure environments.
• Empowering and building trust.

Salary and Benefits
In addition to the salary and allowances NRC will cover phone related costs. capacity
building opportunities and the possibility to grow professionally within the organization

About us
NRC is a non-governmental, non-profit, humanitarian, independent organisation. It provides assistance to people affected by crises i.e. refugees, internally displaced people, host communities etc. - to meet their immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement and contribute to durable solutions.
NRC was established in 1946 under the name Aid to Europe, to assist refugees in Europe after World War II. After almost 70 years of interventions all over the world, today NRC is organised as an independent and private foundation that cooperates closely with the UN and other humanitarian organisations, around the world as well as in Norway. NRCs funding base is not only diverse but also flexible, counting a number of different donors including the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations. In 2014 NRC assisted more than four million displaced and conflict-affected people around the world, and raised more than USD 250 million for our humanitarian programming. Currently NRC operates in 25 countries worldwide with over 5,000 staff members, the majority of which are national employees. All NRC projects are supervised by the Head Office of the organization in Oslo while in the Middle East, NRC country offices report to a regional office based in Amman. All the programs are implemented in close coordination with governments and local authorities.
The type of activities implemented in each context varies from country to country depending on the needs on the ground and priorities laid out in strategic response plans of Governments and the UN. However NRC mainly specialises in five programme areas: Education, Shelter, WASH, Food Security as well as supporting displacement affected population to access further services. Moreover, extensive expertise has been gained by the organization over the years also on Collective Shelters Coordination and Management.
In addition, NRC provides expertise as a strategic partner to the UN as well as to national and international actors including governments and line ministries- through its stand-by rosters. Only in 2014 almost 600 humanitarian experts were deployed to 49 countries, making NRCs rosters the most used expert deployment capacity in the humanitarian world.
Finally, NRC promotes and sustains efforts at different levels to keep high the attention on the condition and situation of displaced and vulnerable people affected by ongoing crisis.

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Posted On
Jan 16, 2018

Expiry Date
Feb 15, 2018


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Additional questions for applicants
Q1: If you are selected for this position, would you be willing to travel outside Damascus?
Q2: If you are selected for this position, in how much time can you join NRC?

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