ABOUT THE MISSION Desired start date: ASAP

Duration of the mission: 3 months

Location: Afghanistan (Kabul)

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL was created in Afghanistan in 1980 at the time of Soviet Occupation and has been supporting Afghan people for 38 years. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL always maintains its presence in the country until 2018, without interruption covering a wide range of activities, (water, hygiene and sanitation / food security and livelihoods / shelter) for population affected by conflicts or natural disasters, from emergency response to development-oriented programs. The Organization has been working successively in almost all provinces of Afghanistan. In the past years activities were implemented in Wardak, Bamiyan, Khost, Paktika, Samangan, and Kunduz provinces. End of 2018 SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL had to leave the country due to lack of funding but continued to monitor the humanitarian situation in the country with the willingness to support vulnerable Afghan population. The evolution of the situation in the country, marked by a possible collapse of public services and a halt to certain development projects, as well as an aggravation of the impact of changing climatic conditions on rural populations, leads SI to reopen its mission in Kabul during the last quarter of 2021.

The programs are under development and are scheduled to begin in late 2021. A first axis aiming at bringing support to the population’s victims of the drought in already fragile zones like the province of Bamyan will be developed. The second axis should allow to support people living in precarious conditions (EG KIS or IDP settlements in Kabul or other provinces) and whose situation has been worsened by the recent events. This axis of intervention could be developed in Kabul, or in another province around Kabul. Finally, complementary assessments will be conducted at the end of 2021 in other provinces and the overall intervention strategy could be upgraded in the coming months

ABOUT THE JOB General objective:

The logistics coordinator pilot logistics activities of the mission to ensure the smooth running of SI programs in the country. He/ she ensures the implementation of SI procedures and logistics tools on the mission as well as their compliance and proper use, and compliance with donor requirments. He / she contribute to design the mission strategy, drafting and design projects necessary means and activities. He/she supports the head of mission by implementing security measures, providing logisitic means, and back up of the CD in case of absence. He/She is the referent on the mission and the link between headquarters and the mission for any issue related to logistics

Specific tasks and main challenges:

Fleet (Vehicles and Thermal equipment) management Premises Management Management of IT and communications systems and telecommunications Purchasing Management Inventory and stock Management Management and supervision of human resources Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

With the support of the Admin Co, ensure recruitment and training of the logistic team. Assess the best options to build up a Vehicle fleet, adapted to the needs of the activities, and available Means, subsequently identify supplier, drivers, and if needed maintenance plan, and fuel buffer stock Ensure Framework contract for car renting is timely set up With the support of the CD / dep Cd and Field Coordinator, identified adapted premises to host Offices and GH at Kabul and field level. With the support of the coordination team and FC, Launch the purchase processes necessary for the base setting up and starting of activities. Contribute to the mission development by participating to the strategy design and proposal development YOUR PROFILE Experience:

At least 2 years of experience in Logistic management for an international NGO Previous experience with SI and Knowledge of SI tools and processes would be likeable Previous experience in unstable environment (conflict / post conflict country) Experience in security Management Experience of team management Previous experience in Afghanistan would be an asset Technical skills and knowledge:

Knowledge of Solidarites rules, tools and procedures Understanding, knowledges of Afghan cultural / religious codes and habits and capacity to adapt to this environment Training and capacity building skills MS office. Good analytical skills, ability to adapt Good communication and diplomatic skill Good organization skills. Capacity to work under pressure in a tense security environment. Languages: English, knowledge of a local language would be an asset (Dari or Pashtu) .

SI WILL OFFER YOU A salaried post: According to experience, starting from 2400 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also covers accommodation costs in the Guest House and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months. To these break periods, one additional rest day per month worked are granted.

Social and medical cover:

Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Key information about living conditions

Living conditions are quite fair in Kabul, with possible access to all essential goods and services. It should be remembered that the consumption of alcohol is forbidden in Afghanistan. The security situation can be tense, and travel is sometimes restricted, but it is possible to have a social life.

Living conditions in the field are often harsher (limited access to electricity, harsher weather conditions, isolation, etc.) with paradoxically, depending on the area, less strict security conditions.


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