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Fondation Terre des Hommes is looking for logistic coordinator – various locations

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VilleVarious locations
Experience3 à 5 ans
FonctionsAutre, Services et Logistique
Secteurs d’activitéDroits humains, Autre
PaysMoyen Orient, Afrique, Asie, Irak, Soudan du Sud, Bangladesh

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Position Start Date : 1st of May 2019

Duration : 12 months

Location : Various locations

Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled

Tdh :

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief organization, based in Lausanne (Switzerland). Every year our projects support more than 2 million children (3 million in 2016) and their families in over 35 countries. We are part of the Terre des hommes International Federation (TDHIF), with 9 other sister organizations in Switzerland, Europe and Canada.

Context :

The Logistics Coordinator reports to the Country representative, and is in charge of all of the logistics for the delegation, the residence of the Country representative and the projects:

  • Management of the fleet of vehicles / IT equipment ;
  • Procurement – supply ;
  • Stock management;
  • Various maintenance .

Contribute to drawing up intervention strategies and their implementation by project teams, along with the Country Representative, coordinator and project leaders.

Participate in drawing up strategic guidelines for the delegation with the Country Representative, the coordinator or project leaders: collect the data and analyse the opportunities and the risks. Initiate discussions on improvements to be made in his/her field. Participate in the development of new tools in his/her field of activity.

The incumbent will conduct his or her duties in accordance with the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy.

Terre des hommes expects its personnel to behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and upholds in all circumstances the interests of the organization.

Tdh intervenes without any affiliation to politics, religion or financial profit. The incumbent will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.


Responsibilities :

Administration / logistics program :

  • Manage the logistics of the programmes and intervention zone and material resources ;
  • Make sure equipment is supplied according to predetermined planning ;
  • Guarantee the management of Tdh property (securing of the human and material resources) ;
  • Manage the logistics and the maintenance of the base and its equipment ;
  • Monitor the maintenance /restoration of the living quarters. Ensure that the Operations Manual is properly applied.

Maintenance and use of technical equipment:

  • Organise the allocation and provision of the equipment ;
  • Identify the requirements and choose the suppliers ;
  • Provide training in the handling of equipment and develop operating procedures ;
  • Implement the monitoring tools. Monitor the additional equipment required and advise on the purchase.

Park vehicle :

Provide preventive and curative maintenance for the fleet of vehicles. Recruit technical staff.

IT park :

  • Provide preventive maintenance, including as regards data backup ;
  • Identify the base’s IT equipment requirements. Diagnose breakdowns and organise the repairs.

Telecommunications :

Install the equipment and maintain it.

Energy :

Implementing power installations or have them built.


Supply Management base and logistics operation :

  • Handle orders and service contracts according to the established rules ;
  • « Organise the different stages in purchasing goods and services: orders, tracking, taking delivery, any customs clearance, conformity checks and budget check » ;
  • Ensure purchasing logistics procedures are followed ;
  • Provide the (logistical) management for expatriated HR or other people passing through (welcome, lodgings, travel, etc.) ;
  • Organise travel logistics in the framework of the projects (planning, vehicles, tracking movements, etc.) ;
  • « Provide team members with the information necessary for the successful implementation of the projects ; train and supervise the national logistics team.

Transportation Management :

Choose the methods of transporting and packaging the merchandise. Schedule shipments and track them up to their final destination. Organise the local transport.

Management of distributions :

  • Organise, plan and supervise the implementation of the identified activities in coordination with the other services ;
  • Analyse the relevance and appropriateness of the distribution in relation to changes in context and needs Train and supervise the distribution team. Define a distribution process. Monitor and evaluate the distributions.

Stocks :

  • Choose the storage site and its layout plan. Organise the flow of merchandise ;
  • Take delivery of the merchandise and check the quality & quantity ;
  • See to the physical management of the stock and in particular, attend to phytosanitary measures and expiry dates. Monitor the stock list.

Security Management :

Conduct security briefings. Comply fully with Tdh security rules and those of the country. Ensure that safety equipment is present, up-to-date and in compliance.

Reporting :

Write the monthly reports with analysis of the results. Write the logistics section of the sponsors reports and the Tdh annual report. Create and monitor the tools for obtaining the verification sources necessary to the project.

Participate in specific projects :

  • Define the needs. Draw up the budgets. Identify the players.  ;
  • Identify the human resources requirements. Monitor the supply of consumables. Maintain and service the equipment. Compose the invitations to tender. Examine and compare the quotes. Establish the terms of the contracts. Provide the security for the project.

Profile :

  • Professional diploma or university degree is a Logistics field (supply, IT, mechanic…) ;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position ;
  • Advance IT knowledge (hardware and software, Microsoft Office, Internet) ;
  • Previous experience with an NGO is mandatory ;
  • Previous experience in emergency response is appreciated ;
  • Required qualities: organized, sense of human relations, diplomacy, communication skills ;
  • Desirable: proactive, autonomous, rigorous, analytical, willingness and motivation to work in an international and intercultural context ;
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) ;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Knowledge of the Iraq/Syrian context would be a distinct advantage.Please be advised that living conditions in the field (volatile security context, basic living conditions, shared showers/toilets, curfew, restriction of movements, etc.) can be challenging and although Tdh does the necessary to ensure security and wellbeing of the staff, people used to a certain level of comfort might not feel at ease in the field.

Salary :

Expatriate contract under Swiss labour code 3’400 CHF (~2’950 €) < > 4’750 CHF (~4’100 €) net /month according to experience x 13 times, Vacancy: 25 days annual leaves local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.

Duration : 12 months

Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies :

  • Fully complies with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure: raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff ;
  • Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including: Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies ;
  • Commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene in.

We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.

Are you interested?

Do you want to face this challenge?

Procedure :

  • Please applying directly online: here ;
  • Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage ;
  • We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates only in the selection process – with the large number of applications received, we unfortunately cannot provide personal follow-up to the larger candidate pool. Thanks for your understanding ;
  • For any questions you can consult the FAQ below the job advertisements ;
  • To know more about Terre des hommes: here.


Comment postuler :

Please applying directly online: here

Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter).

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