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Logistician Specialist

Requisition ID:  15241
Region:  Global Deployment Option
Contract type:  Open-ended contract

What we do


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.


Role description


Main Responsabilities


The ICRC logistic specialist is the backbone of ICRC assistance activities in the field. He/she is responsible for the ICRC supply chain and logistics activities. As such, he/she is responsible of demand and supply planning, procurement, inventory management, transportation and custom formalities, and ensures proper warehousing operations. Being in charge of a team, he/she demonstrates strong management skills and is able to motvate, train and support his/her collaborators. The Logistics specialist is responsible for the performance of his/her operations and his/her budget. He/she ensures that ICRC supply chain and logistics operations comply with ICRC and international standards.


Desired profile and skills


  • Excellent command of English and French compulsory.
  • Recognized qualification in Logistics (Supply Chain, Purchasing, import/export, transport, warehouse management, etc ...).
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience in Logistics
  • Humanitarian field experience an asset
  • Fully conversant with IT tools
  • Strong background with ERP system
  • Commitment to the ICRC's humanitarian mandate
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Capable of leading a multicultural team
  • Responsible and well-organized
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment


Our operational & field constraints


  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months


What we offer


  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Generous social benefits
  • Length of assignment:  12 months
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere


The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.