Logistics Coordinator Job at Solidarités International

Solidarités International (SI) has not been
active in Nigeria in the past and therefore has a limited experience in
the country. SI sent a first exploratory team in Nigeria (North-Eastern
States) for three weeks in April. A continued presence of senior
managers has been maintained since mid-May in
Borno state and Abuja.
Additionally, SI registration in Nigeria is ongoing with the help of a
local lawyer.

SI three-legged emergency strategy :

  • A multisectoral intervention in the most vulnerable
    wards/neighbourhoods of Maiduguri town and outskirts: focused on IDPs in
    host communities and inspired from the “neighbourhood approach”, this
    axis would allow the implementation of non-blanket,
    vulnerability-oriented and area-tailored assistance. On later stage,
    this approach could also shift to an early-recovery support.
  • An emergency multisectoral assessment capacity in remote Local
    Governmental Areas (LGAs): RRM-inspired, and taking into consideration
    Borno State-related security and access situation, this axis would allow
    the provision of concrete, response-sizing oriented data to the
    humanitarian community, in strong coordination with mapping and
    coordination actors (OCHA, IOM database, Intersos interactive mapping
  • Rapid response mechanism in IDPs camp-like settings outside
    Maiduguri: subsequently to the assessment axis, SI is aiming at covering
    the basic needs of displaced and non-displaced populations pockets in
    Borno most affected LGAs, in completion of ICRC’s current one-shot

Organization of the mission
The mission has one coordination based in Abuja, composed of one Head
of Mission, one administrative coordinator and one program coordinator.
The project will be based in Maiduguri and implemented by an expatriate
project manager, with a field coordinator, as well as a one month
support from a MEAL coordinator. The support team will be composed in
Maiduguri of one administrator and one logistic coordinator.

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Job Title:   Logistics Coordinator
About the job

  • The logistics coordinator pilot logistics activities of the mission to ensure the smooth running of SI programs in the country.
  • He supports the head of mission in the operational safety.
  • He is the referent on the mission and the link between headquarters and the mission for any issue related to logistics.
  • He ensures the implementation of SI procedures and logistics tools on
    the mission and ensure their compliance and their proper use.
  • He helps define the mission strategy, drafting and design projects necessary means and activities SI.

Specific context of the post:
SI three folded operational strategy is divided has been thought to
adapt to changing context and access. It will balance a direct
intervention in accessible areas (Maiduguri city) and remote operations
through a network of collaborators in non-covered outer LGAs, with
potential ad hoc movements from the expatriates on site, would security
conditions allow it.
This strategy takes into consideration access constraints, security
restrictions, logistics issues and sensitivity of the different
In this opening and operationalization phase, the Logistic
coordinator will be based in Maiduguri with frequent movements to Abuja,
and will aim at managing both the support to the ongoing in Maiduguri,
and the set up of a coordination base in Abuja.

This challenging mission
will focus on three priorities

  • In strong relation with PMs and with the field coordinator, manage and implement the purchase plan for Borno’s intervention
  • In strong relation with the Head of mission, design and implement
    the logistic and security setup of the mission, with a focus on the
    identification of national collaborators profiles.
  • Anticipate and prepare the logistic scale up of the mission for a
    second phase, with a prioritization put on the recruitment of national
    senior managers.
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The Logistic coordinator will have the direct support of the head of
mission, field coordinator and administrative coordinator, in the
conduction of the above-mentioned priorities in a limited timeframe.
Additional ad hoc support may be considered.

Your profile
Education and experience

  • Technical education or significant experience in the logistic sector
  • Previous experience as a Log coordinator (1 year) a prerequisite
  • Previous experience as a base log manager (1 year) a prerequisite
  • Experience in mission opening, preferably within SI, appreciated

Knowledge and technical skills

  • Expertise on local procurement
  • Good and proven writing and spoke English are required

Transferable skills

  • Transferable skills in program appreciated
  • Knowledge and experience of the Chad Lake basin area appreciated


  • Multi-project support experience
  • Anticipation and self-organization capacities
  • Great work capacity and stress management
  • Capacity to work in complex and volatile environments
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Skill transfer ability highly appreciated

We offer
SI will offer you:
A salaried post: according to experience from 2000 euros gross per
month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per
Diem of 750 USD.
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.

How to apply:

Application process
Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
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NB : The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

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