Logistics&Procurement Manager in Afghanistan

Logistics&Procurement Manager in Afghanistan

Period: 12-24 months

Starting date: ASAP

Line Manager: Systems Director

Location: Kabul, with occasional travel to operational areas based on security clearance

PIN in Afghanistan

PIN has been active in Afghanistan since late 2001. Throughout 20 years PIN expanded its programming into number of sector such as education, rural development, agriculture or environment. This has, however, changed in August 2021 when PIN refocused its activities into emergency aid provision in the field of food security, livelihoods and education.

About the role:

Under the direct supervision of the Systems Director, the Logistics&Procurement Manager(LPM) will be responsible for providing technical support, guidance and supervision to the logistic, procurement and IT department. The LPM will ensure that procedures and processes are in place, unified and in line with PIN and donor guidelines. LPM also directly leads the process of career development and staff capacity building in the logistic, procurement and IT departments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that adequate support from logistics, procurement and IT is provided for the implementation of the country strategy and all PIN projects implemented in Afghanistan.
  • At the same time, the LPR ensures that the procedures and regulations are implemented in full transparency and in compliance with donor and PIN rules.
  • Ensure standardization of processes/procedures related to operations of logistics and procurement across field offices.
  • Oversee logistics budgets, improve needs planning for current as well as new projects with regards to logistics, IT and base management.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to staff in the relevant departments to ensure effective communication and coordination between the base management, fleet management, procurement, stock and assets management as well as with other operational departments (security, finance, HR) and programs.
  • Manages the local team and their continuous capacity building based on personal development and career plans.
  • Ensure that key policies in the area of logistics, procurement and IT are continuously updated as required and appropriated to the context
  • Ensure compliance with local legislation, rules and regulations in terms of visas and local taxes applicable to PIN suppliers.
  • Ensure adoption of adequate an anti-corruption measures.

Suitable candidates for this position should possess:

  • Previous experience with logistics or procurement in a humanitarian and/or development organization, preferably direct experience from the country program level (outside of the country of residence)
  • Proven experience with team management and supervision
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions and under pressure, willingness to abide by security protocols
  • Strong coordination, organizational, critical analysis and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluent spoken and written English
  • IT literacy and advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Previous experience working in Afghanistan is an advantage

PIN offers:

  • Flexible and challenging working environment with room for personal growth,
  • Robust and thorough online induction training (2 weeks),
  • HEAT training (unless the candidate participated in one recently),
  • Starting salary as per PIN salary scale (subsistence allowance of 1 200 EUR is already included): between 3 700 – 3 900 EUR gross depending on previous experience,
  • Reimbursement of flight ticket to the country of residence once every 6 months of work, 2 regional flights per year for R&R trips
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with visa application procedure,
  • Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online,
  • Comprehensive travel insurance,
  • 25 days of paid leave annually and 10 additional days of R&R leave,
  • Accommodation in PIN compound.

How to apply:

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV and short cover letter in English (no longer than 4 pages altogether) via this application form. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of Conduct and key policies (available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies).